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

Postby c0nsumer » July 17th, 2016, 6:53 pm

jreyst wrote:I've ridden it a few times now and it's very well done. Heading north you can hit the side of it pretty fast too.


It's so, so much better than what was there before. I always felt this bridge was kinda sketchy. Today the group I was with all used the boards as a berm and we were pedaling through/out of it. Really nice.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » July 18th, 2016, 7:55 am

c0nsumer wrote:
jreyst wrote:I've ridden it a few times now and it's very well done. Heading north you can hit the side of it pretty fast too.


It's so, so much better than what was there before. I always felt this bridge was kinda sketchy. Today the group I was with all used the boards as a berm and we were pedaling through/out of it. Really nice.


We all have Pete (PK) to thank for that design . Way better then it ever was. I agree Steve, especially coming out of the humps
with any speed.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Brenton » July 18th, 2016, 7:56 pm

Rode @ 1900 and the trail was perfect nice and tacky. I also love the bridge work as well nicely done.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » July 19th, 2016, 8:49 am

Brenton wrote:Rode @ 1900 and the trail was perfect nice and tacky. I also love the bridge work as well nicely done.


Glad you like it! Pete, Aaron, Mike, and Phil did an awesome job on it. I unfortunately was not able to help out
on this project, due to a work picnic planned over the July 4th weekend :evil: .
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby minnanation » July 20th, 2016, 12:24 pm

I rode yesterday at 8pm or so. The Pokemon GO people can get annoying........they were only in the park and by the crane so mostly avoided.

Trail is good and fast but the roots seem to be more exposed this summer than I remember from last year.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby jreyst » July 22nd, 2016, 6:26 pm

Small/medium size tree down near the south end of the trail, but north of the new banked bridge. I tried to move it but way too heavy and long to move (or maybe I'm too weak lol) It would be a quick saw job though.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Brenton » August 5th, 2016, 9:53 pm

Rode this afternoon. Trail is perfect get out and ride!
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby ihateplaindave » August 6th, 2016, 8:32 am

It's been really good all year.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby jhmotard » August 12th, 2016, 9:23 am

I like the new bridge! Not bad guys, not bad
https://vimeo.com/178610155



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

Postby Roy » August 17th, 2016, 5:49 pm

The paved path is closed from the South end (power lines) to almost the walking bridge that crosses into the park on Utica Road.
They are digging in the river at a point that is close to the long trail bridge. It looked like a scene from a gold mining show (machines digging water). It must be some sewer project.
Don't try and ride the closed portion of the paved trail to get to the Mt. Bike trail. The big machines have taken over.
From the East side of the river you can access the trail at the park that is just north of the DPW complex, or the at the baseball diamond - across from the high school.
The South section of the Mt. Bike trail was very ridable. I did not attempt the other wetter sections.




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

Postby Mack » August 18th, 2016, 9:16 am

jhmotard wrote:I like the new bridge! Not bad guys, not bad
https://vimeo.com/178610155

Thank you!! Glad you enjoyed it.

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

Postby Mack » August 18th, 2016, 9:19 am

Roy wrote:The paved path is closed from the South end (power lines) to almost the walking bridge that crosses into the park on Utica Road.
They are digging in the river at a point that is close to the long trail bridge. It looked like a scene from a gold mining show (machines digging water). It must be some sewer project.
Don't try and ride the closed portion of the paved trail to get to the Mt. Bike trail. The big machines have taken over.
From the East side of the river you can access the trail at the park that is just north of the DPW complex, or the at the baseball diamond - across from the high school.
The South section of the Mt. Bike trail was very ridable. I did not attempt the other wetter sections.




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Roy,
That is part of an ongoing Clinton River restoration project. They have been working since early spring
removing deadfalls from the river. Now it looks like they are on to the dredging phase.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby buckeyefan58 » August 18th, 2016, 4:37 pm

So the entire MTB trail is still open, right? Just the paved path from Edison Ct to Dodge park is closed?
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby sleepyguy1001 » August 18th, 2016, 5:22 pm

buckeyefan58 wrote:So the entire MTB trail is still open, right? Just the paved path from Edison Ct to Dodge park is closed?


It all appears to be open, I rode it from end to end this afternoon with no problems. Lots of water around the crane but I think it's gravel under the bigger puddles/ponds. I rode fat today and didn't seem to be sinking in anywhere. Sat on top of the hill and watched them work for a few minutes.
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