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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby DNR_Maybury » January 9th, 2014, 8:53 pm

I'd be very interested in a picture of your grooming sled. been looking into this for Maybury.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » January 9th, 2014, 9:06 pm

DNR_Maybury wrote:I'd be very interested in a picture of your grooming sled. been looking into this for Maybury.


This is the one that we got: http://www.humanpoweredtrailgrooming.com/fat-tire.html
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby mr_opjones » January 10th, 2014, 7:45 am

DNR_Maybury wrote:I'd be very interested in a picture of your grooming sled. been looking into this for Maybury.

Throw my kid in a sled and pull him around :D
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » January 15th, 2014, 8:14 pm

River Bends is in terrible shape right now. Don't even bother.

Tonight we got around 150' into the trail before turning back. Both the single and two track are shiny, lumpy glare ice. Very difficult to ride on. Even the paved path has lots of surprise ice.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby blase » January 15th, 2014, 8:57 pm

Steve how would it be for studded tires? To lumpy to be fun?
You must be fast cause you were hauling ass when I passed you.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » January 15th, 2014, 8:58 pm

blase wrote:Steve how would it be for studded tires? To lumpy to be fun?


If I had studded tires I'd try them, but it's VERY lumpy. The best way to describe it is treacherous, so if you get there and have to stop, don't be too disappointed.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » January 25th, 2014, 4:56 pm

River Bends is in great shape right now. Today the yellow loop (minus the swamp loop) got at least 10 passes on fatbikes. There's a nice, wide, firm line packed which makes almost every hill ridable. Enjoy it.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby Esox » January 25th, 2014, 5:05 pm

Yep I just missed you guys as I saw your cars and tracks as i was leaving. A few areas were drifted and provided a good workout. Nothing like the evening ride we took after that big snow. A couple places I had a hard time figuring where the trail went where it was snow covered! And I thought I new every turn on that trail.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » January 25th, 2014, 5:06 pm

Esox wrote:Yep I just missed you guys as I saw your cars and tracks as i was leaving. A few areas were drifted and provided a good workout. Nothing like the evening ride we took after that big snow. A couple places I had a hard time figuring where the trail went where it was snow covered! And I thought I new every turn on that trail.


We were following your fresh Floater tracks. It was definitely a bit drifty in places. Definitely fun, though.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby jer091 » January 30th, 2014, 2:58 pm

River Bends was fair to good for fat/snow biking today. It needs a little more traffic before skinnier tires will be able to enjoy it.

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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby madmike23 » February 2nd, 2014, 4:17 pm

What condition is the green trail and the paved path in? I do not have a fat bike. I pull my daughter in a sled behind me?
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » February 2nd, 2014, 4:22 pm

madmike23 wrote:What condition is the green trail and the paved path in? I do not have a fat bike. I pull my daughter in a sled behind me?


The two track and paved path are pretty rough with footprints. I wouldn't attempt it on a normal-wheeled MTB. If you want to snowshoe and pull her on the single track it'll sure help groom it, though!
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » February 5th, 2014, 11:21 pm

Erik / bergsteiger, Kristi / misscrashalot, my wife, and myself snowshoed the yellow loop tonight, packing a decent shoulder width path. This should be good for fatbikes at low tire pressures.

Prior to our getting out there the trail was ~4" of fresh powder over 4" of packed base. Now it's about 5" packed (but still a bit soft).
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby PK » February 7th, 2014, 11:56 am

Is the paved trail plowed out there?
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » February 7th, 2014, 11:56 am

PK wrote:Is the paved trail plowed out there?


Yes, it was plowed yesterday. I believe the lot will be plowed today.
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