CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » December 13th, 2011, 9:51 am

Thanks for the report Roy. I will let Aaron know about the downed trees. He will have to take
care of them. Someone was kind enough to pass along the flu that is going around :( . I won't be
I won't be cutting out any deadfalls this week.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » December 23rd, 2011, 8:13 am

I wonder how the trail is.. thinking about a ride today, maybe just pavement if it's still flooded.. :wink:
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby jer091 » December 23rd, 2011, 9:53 am

I rode the paved trail on Tuesday and it was still wet in spots. I did not even contemplate the single track. I would imagine its still too wet in most sections until we get a good freeze.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby derobles » January 12th, 2012, 11:04 am

Does anyone know where I can find a DIY pressure wash around the Detroit area?

I am new to the area and all I've seen is Automatic Car washes and I need to wash the mud out of my drivetrain.

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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Weihs » January 12th, 2012, 12:20 pm

derobles,

Considering you posted on this thread, I assume you are in or near Sterling Heights? There's one on the west side of Utica road north of 15 Mile Road, one on the west side of Mound Road north of 17 Mile Rd., one on East side of Utica Road just north of Van Dyke, and I think there's one on the East side of Van Dyke south of Hall Road (M-59/"20 Mile Road")
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby c0nsumer » January 12th, 2012, 12:26 pm

There's also one off of Van Dyke between 25 and 26 Mile.

That said, if you are riding trails in muddy enough conditions to pack in your drivetrain you probably shouldn't be riding those trails. CRPT (the trail for which this thread exists) is one trail that gets muddy enough that it should be avoided. Please don't do damage to trails by riding them when they are muddy.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Weihs » January 12th, 2012, 12:45 pm

Good point, c0nsumer, agreed.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Roy » January 13th, 2012, 9:23 am

Go and use that high pressure for at least 5 minutes and we will not see your tracks on our muddy trails for long.
Be sure to get that spray into all the bearings. That is were the real mud is hidding.
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Go to Fraser, Utica Road, north of 14 mile, there is a spray car wash that has a low pressure wax rinse that might not harm your bike. The best thing about this car wash is that you only need to feed in 1 quarter at a time. It is possible to wash your car for $1.00

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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby c0nsumer » January 13th, 2012, 9:54 am

c0nsumer wrote:There's also one off of Van Dyke between 25 and 26 Mile.

That said, if you are riding trails in muddy enough conditions to pack in your drivetrain you probably shouldn't be riding those trails. CRPT (the trail for which this thread exists) is one trail that gets muddy enough that it should be avoided. Please don't do damage to trails by riding them when they are muddy.


A friend brought it to my attention that this probably sounded a bit harsh and I should amend things a bit.

I don't mean to say that all muddy riding which'll do your drivetrain in is trail-damaging conditions, but I feel that they usually are, particularly with weather like what we've had recently. It's rather nuanced, but if you are leaving any sort of rut in the mud (even 10mm or so) the trail conditions are too soft for riding.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby dirt » January 13th, 2012, 9:58 am

Jebus people, let's not pile on the new guy!

derobles: Welcome to the area, and the forum. As you can see, people are protective of the trails. Mud doesn't mean they shouldn't be ridden, but it is important to make sure that it's not more then some basic surface mud, and it's causing damage to the trail in the form of ruts or deep mud holes.

For the rest, mud <> unridable trails. And using a car wash <> using high pressure on the bike. A lot of people stop at car washes and use the low pressure to get mud off the bike, because they live in apartments, or don't have access to hoses in the winter.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby i69whitey » January 13th, 2012, 10:00 am

Roy wrote:Go to Fraser, Utica Road, north of 14 mile, there is a spray car wash that has a low pressure wax rinse that might not harm your bike. The best thing about this car wash is that you only need to feed in 1 quarter at a time. It is possible to wash your car for $1.00

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great just tell everybody about my spot, now I'm gonna be lined up behind all the mountain bikers to try and wash my bike
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » January 13th, 2012, 10:37 am

derobles welcome to the area and the forum. Anything you want to know about MTBing can be had here. As far
as riding CRPT when it is muddy please try not to at any time of year. Some people ride muddy trails because
they don't know better or they know and don't care. Now that you know please don't be one of the latter.
Hundreds of hours go into maintaining that trail alone and that is just one of many in this area that are maintained
by CRAMBA volunteers. Anyways welcome and I look forward to meeting on the trail.


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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby AngryMan99 » January 14th, 2012, 10:12 am

If you get out early, before it warms up, the mud'll be frozen and wont damage any trails or get on your bike. I'll be there Sunday morning
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby c0nsumer » January 14th, 2012, 11:00 am

AngryMan99 wrote:If you get out early, before it warms up, the mud'll be frozen and wont damage any trails or get on your bike. I'll be there Sunday morning


I'd figure that Saturday or Sunday this week will be good at all the local trails. Winter finally seems to be here.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby utabintarbo » January 15th, 2012, 3:52 pm

Tree down near the northern end of the southern-most contiguous section of the trail right after the "driveway" to the DPW (I think). Pretty chainsaw-worthy. There are also a fair amount of scary-looking "leaners" toward the northern end.

Also a *beep* of ruts out there. Barely noticeable on the fat bike. :wink:
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