CRAMBA: River Bends

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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby mr_opjones » July 31st, 2013, 8:46 am

So more boardwalk needed?
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » July 31st, 2013, 8:49 am

mr_opjones wrote:So more boardwalk needed?


I'd say about half a mile of boardwalk.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby mr_opjones » July 31st, 2013, 9:21 am

I was researching Chainsaw Mills for myself the other day. Maybe something the chapter could look into, it would help in creating TTF's and possibly pay for itself after a couple uses.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » August 5th, 2013, 7:58 pm

A change at River Bends has appeared. Bonus points to whoever mentions it first. (Also, what do you all think of it? I think it mitigates a very awkward area...)
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby MCSmith » August 5th, 2013, 8:01 pm

I know I know..very nice work, in a much needed area!
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » August 5th, 2013, 10:19 pm

MCSmith wrote:I know I know..very nice work, in a much needed area!


Thank you; it was nice seeing you out there. Nice new bike too, that'll be fun. I'm glad you (and some others) were out there so I could watch people roll through both the old and new lines. I think the new one -- while taking about the same amount of time -- rolls more smoothly and will be less jarring.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby dirt » August 9th, 2013, 9:24 am

Trail was in great shape last night. Some minor soft spots, but 99% solid.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby volleybrad » August 10th, 2013, 7:12 pm

Everything is great except for that last little bit of the yellow loop that takes you back to the beginning. It's like quicksand. Avoid it!
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » August 10th, 2013, 7:24 pm

volleybrad wrote:Everything is great except for that last little bit of the yellow loop that takes you back to the beginning. It's like quicksand. Avoid it!


We'll probably be changing the marking on this soon in order to steer people away from it.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby bh357 » August 14th, 2013, 2:46 pm

Has anyone been out there recently and can give an update on how River Bends handled Monday's rain?
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby jcrazyjj » August 14th, 2013, 9:03 pm

bh357 wrote:Has anyone been out there recently and can give an update on how River Bends handled Monday's rain?


I was out there last night and aside from a few slippery corners, everything was great. Minus the seasonal loops, they were a mess. We found that out after a wrong turn.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby bh357 » August 15th, 2013, 6:44 am

I ended up riding last night.

A few slippy corners and small mud patches, especially just before "Nessie". On my first lap, I went down the hill at the start of the seasonal loop and was greeted by a mud puddle. Ended up skipping out on the seasonal loop, along with the new last year finish.
The berm at the bottom of the drop looks like it needs help. The lower of the 2 parallel trails has a couple large mud puddles.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby madmike23 » August 15th, 2013, 5:48 pm

Riverbends was in pretty good condition. Just a few slippery spots and some mud that was hardening.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby ChrisW3st » August 15th, 2013, 10:50 pm

River Bends is in good shape. If you plan on riding the seasonal loop, the dirt before the stream has fallin in and there is a gap before the pipe. This made the gap grow significantly so be careful out there.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby buckeyefan58 » August 19th, 2013, 9:37 am

Is there any info/update on the connector from downtown Utica to River bends? The last I heard, the city was waiting on the railroad for some info on an underpass, but that was last year.
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