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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby FLIPMODES » October 13th, 2013, 6:30 pm

RB was in descent shape today. The last half of the trail has plenty of leaf coverage on the ground and is almost a challenge to follow the trail in the right direction. I have been avoiding the new section because one of the riders from Tuesdays said it was pretty nasty then.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby Roy » October 13th, 2013, 8:26 pm

Yes, all the trail was just about perfect.
Even the unsupported seasonal section was very rideable. The bridge that had been at the tube is in plane sight about 30 ft down stream. It looked to heavy for me to move, so I let it alone.


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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby 2slo2endo » October 15th, 2013, 9:25 am

Rode it Monday... great shape, the section of the yellow trail after the descent from the blue trail and the double track is where is gets hard to follow... unless you are as slow as me!!!
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » October 15th, 2013, 5:24 pm



mr_opjones riding the drop he built at RB.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby utabintarbo » October 15th, 2013, 7:33 pm

Many leaves and deers to be found out there tonight. Some funny smells as well. :P
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby lawn dart » October 15th, 2013, 7:46 pm

First time for us this year at RB. Smooth and fun. Mostly dry. Even the new section was passable.
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Lots of leaves on the ground, but that meant there were fewer in the trees, which allowed more light to get through as evening moved in.

Saw a Fat-Front Jones Spaceframe out there. Possible Utabintarbo sighting?
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby FLIPMODES » October 15th, 2013, 8:03 pm

utabintarbo wrote:Many leaves and deers to be found out there tonight. Some funny smells as well. :P

Sorry about the smell Bob. $5 pizza for dinner. :lol:
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby MambaRider728 » October 15th, 2013, 8:08 pm

First time out at RB tonight. Was a pretty fun trail (connected it with clinton river trail-dodge park). The new part(?) - at the top of the trail map - was a little spongey but easily passable. The rest of the trail has quite a bit of leaves so taking turns/certain sections are speed were a little shakey (could just be me not knowing/being used to the trail). Also saw a few people out there when taking a rest at the trail head with the guys I rode with. Was a great night for riding!
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby utabintarbo » October 15th, 2013, 8:50 pm

lawn dart wrote:Saw a Fat-Front Jones Spaceframe out there. Possible Utabintarbo sighting?


Yeah, that was me. :D

FLIPMODES wrote:Sorry about the smell Bob. $5 pizza for dinner. :lol:


You *beep*! You were trying to blame the deer! :evil:

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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby i69whitey » October 16th, 2013, 3:56 am

c0nsumer wrote:

mr_opjones riding the drop he built at RB.
was the siren we heard a factor in his speed?
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby mr_opjones » October 16th, 2013, 6:04 am

i69whitey wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:

mr_opjones riding the drop he built at RB.
was the siren we heard a factor in his speed?


Purely coincidental :wink:
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby dirt » October 16th, 2013, 9:42 am

mr_opjones wrote:
i69whitey wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:

mr_opjones riding the drop he built at RB.
was the siren we heard a factor in his speed?


Purely coincidental :wink:


How is the end of the drop line and the climb out?

The line was holding some water earlier this year, and may need some work. The climb out might need some tweaking too, IMO.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby mr_opjones » October 16th, 2013, 9:51 am

dirt wrote:
mr_opjones wrote:
i69whitey wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:

mr_opjones riding the drop he built at RB.
was the siren we heard a factor in his speed?


Purely coincidental :wink:


How is the end of the drop line and the climb out?

The line was holding some water earlier this year, and may need some work. The climb out might need some tweaking too, IMO.



It was dry but I could see where water would collect. It looked like someone may have cut a channel just after the berm so the water could drain out. Maybe a french drain (or an imba solution) under the lowest spot of the berm would be beneficial, but what i saw yesterday was dry.
As for the climb out, i just coasted up the climb so no problems here :lol:
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby dirt » October 16th, 2013, 10:43 am

mr_opjones wrote:
dirt wrote:
mr_opjones wrote:
i69whitey wrote:
Purely coincidental :wink:


How is the end of the drop line and the climb out?

The line was holding some water earlier this year, and may need some work. The climb out might need some tweaking too, IMO.



It was dry but I could see where water would collect. It looked like someone may have cut a channel just after the berm so the water could drain out. Maybe a french drain (or an imba solution) under the lowest spot of the berm would be beneficial, but what i saw yesterday was dry.
As for the climb out, i just coasted up the climb so no problems here :lol:


Good to hear. The climb out may have mostly been an issue after hitting the muddy stretch at the bottom before the climb.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby mr_opjones » October 20th, 2013, 6:40 pm

Avoid the new section, muddy. Everywhere else is good, seasonal was a little soft but rideable
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