CRAMBA: River Bends

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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby utabintarbo » December 6th, 2013, 6:03 am

Is that dirt (forum user, not soil) being replaced by his bike in those pics? :D
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby Mack » December 6th, 2013, 8:44 am

Bout time, hitting that corner at speed was always a bit unnerving. Can't really see the
after shot, but anything is better then the way it was :icon_cheers: .
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby jer091 » December 6th, 2013, 10:02 am

utabintarbo wrote:Is that dirt (forum user, not soil) being replaced by his bike in those pics? :D


Unintentional, but yes!
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby madmike23 » December 6th, 2013, 10:50 am

No, dirt just made a huge evolutionary jump and skipped a few evolutionary stages. He is now a Homo Cyclien. No longer is he bound by the clunky rider/ bike separation. :D
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby jer091 » December 9th, 2013, 2:03 pm

River Bends is free and clear, and fat bike friendly. Even the swamp loop is completely frozen (but very slow, not much use lately).
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby utabintarbo » December 11th, 2013, 7:36 am

jer091 wrote:River Bends is free and clear, and fat bike friendly. Even the swamp loop is completely frozen (but very slow, not much use lately).


Agreed about the swamp loop. Partially frozen pizza cutters made for a crunchy ride, even for a fat bike. Otherwise, near perfect. :D
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » December 17th, 2013, 11:17 pm

There's a nicely set groove on everything but the swamp loop now. And the bridge down in the old floodplane / seasonal area? It reappeared!
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby ihateplaindave » December 18th, 2013, 9:50 am

Ridable on regular MTBs?
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » December 18th, 2013, 9:53 am

ihateplaindave wrote:Ridable on regular MTBs?


Maaaaaaaaaaaaybe. The way in from Chopton was nearly impassible on fatbikes last night because it was 6-7" of drifted super-soft powder that we couldn't get any purchase in. You may be fine once you get into the normal single track. The two track is a footprint-y mess although we probably left a groove there as well.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » December 26th, 2013, 3:51 pm

Trail is in GREAT shape right now. There's a solid packed groove which is about 1-2" of snow over craggy ice. Lots of traction, and on today's ride we had both fatbikes and normal tire MTBs riding without issue. I was even able to make every climb in the 32t front ring (albeit on a fatbike) without spinning. It was great.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby Jim O » December 26th, 2013, 3:57 pm

There is a huge difference in trail conditions on your side of the CRAMBA area. I just got power restored yesterday from the ice storm and there are still many without power in the greater Holly area. Glad someone can ride! Still too much ice and snow here. Enjoy.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby i69whitey » December 26th, 2013, 10:49 pm

c0nsumer wrote:Trail is in GREAT shape right now. It was great.
swamp loop was OK,
just a few muddy spots.Image


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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » December 26th, 2013, 10:57 pm

i69whitey wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:Trail is in GREAT shape right now. It was great.
swamp loop was OK,
just a few muddy spots.Image


-whitey


That's them skinny tired retrogrouches tearing up the trail.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » December 30th, 2013, 2:44 pm

Image

River Bends is a fine ribbon of shiny, glare ice right now. Be wary if you don't have studded tires; it was hard to walk on this morning. It'd be wise to wait for new snow before riding.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby bergsteiger » January 9th, 2014, 7:33 pm

My wife and I hiked the beginning single track and the first part of the main loop to the first close spot to the double track. We were on snow shoes an were dragging a weighted grooming sled.

Wondering how well that worked. So go ride and report back.
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