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Re: Metro North: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » April 24th, 2011, 10:24 am

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Removed a large (6" across, 24' long) deadman / headhunter / widowmaker / whatever that had been hanging above the trail. It wasn't hanging on very solidly, and throwing a rope up into it and pulling brought it down with relative ease. While it's unlikely that it would hit someone, having such a thing dangling over the trail is never good.

Please continue to avoid the trail for the time being. With the surrounding area draining after the last week's rain it's fairly soft out there.
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Re: Metro North: River Bends

Postby BK big fish » April 25th, 2011, 5:14 am

Sat around 745pm I had to chase 2 guys out of the trail! and explain what they were doing! They were clueless, and the 40lb monsters they were on were cutting into the trail! I am glad I found them at the begining of the trail so they didn't do much pizza cutting. BK
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Re: Metro North: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » April 25th, 2011, 6:25 am

BK big fish wrote:Sat around 745pm I had to chase 2 guys out of the trail! and explain what they were doing! They were clueless, and the 40lb monsters they were on were cutting into the trail! I am glad I found them at the begining of the trail so they didn't do much pizza cutting. BK


Were these the guys on dirt bikes?

If so, mind calling the police next time you see them?
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Re: Metro North: River Bends

Postby BK big fish » April 25th, 2011, 7:18 am

No dirt bikes, just heavy azz old mtn bikes! BK
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Re: Metro North: River Bends

Postby dirt » April 25th, 2011, 7:46 am

BK big fish wrote:No dirt bikes, just heavy azz old mtn bikes! BK


I thought that 40# would be a wee bit light for a dirt bike :wink:
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Re: Metro North: River Bends

Postby Mack » April 25th, 2011, 7:52 am

Ya think! :shock:
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Re: Metro North: River Bends

Postby BK big fish » April 25th, 2011, 12:21 pm

Whats with the Police driving on the cement path and bridge over the river? Maybe those golfers were up to no good. He was driving way to fast, with many people on the trail. I am sure a crime was commited. His SUV was taking up the whole path, so watch out for SUV's along the river area.
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Re: Metro North: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » April 30th, 2011, 11:01 pm

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Pete / PK and I headed out today and finished off the new half-mile segment of trail at the beginning. Good-sized sections of this trail run through grassy areas and these had to be trimmed, and other portions of the trail had tiny twigs growing up that needed to be addressed. After this was done I walked the rest of the non-seasonal trail and cleared all the downed trees and deadfall. I think there were 3 or 4 downed trees and each required some degree of saw work to remove. There were also countless large pieces of brush / deadfall from the recent storms.

Unfortunately, I also found that the trail is too muddy to ride right now. This isn't a surprise given that it's April, right after heavy rains, and all of the trail exists in an area between a man-made water-filled cargo canal and a river. Please avoid the trail (single and two track) until it's had a chance to dry out.

When out there I came across the stakes which the park appears to be using to mark the route of a forthcoming continuation of the asphalt path towards downtown Utica. This will have an impact on the existing single track, but most of that should be limited to the seasonal loops and should not touch any of the MMBA-built trail. I support this work because it'll provide a much-needed connector between Stony Creek and Metro Beach and offer much greater access to the park itself. Once this asphalt work is complete we'll assess the impact to the trails and what additions or changes to the single track will be needed.
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Re: Metro North: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » April 30th, 2011, 11:16 pm

dirt wrote:
BK big fish wrote:No dirt bikes, just heavy azz old mtn bikes! BK


I thought that 40# would be a wee bit light for a dirt bike :wink:


There goes me not knowing much about motorized bikes. ;)
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Re: Metro North: River Bends

Postby RMXByker » May 1st, 2011, 6:47 am

Maybe I'll get a chance to ride this by August when everything dries up...;-)
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Re: Metro North: River Bends

Postby nailgunn » May 5th, 2011, 7:27 am

Any updates on River Bends? I may have a little time today to run the some single track. I would like to try something other than Stoney today
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Re: Metro North: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » May 5th, 2011, 7:57 am

nailgunn wrote:Any updates on River Bends? I may have a little time today to run the some single track. I would like to try something other than Stoney today


I haven't been out there since last weekend doing trail work, when it was a bit muddy. However, I'd think it'd at least be worth checking out. Give it a look and let us know!

(Also, opinions on the new entrance trail and removal of switchback climb at the old single track start would be welcome.)
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Re: Metro North: River Bends

Postby nailgunn » May 5th, 2011, 8:05 am

c0nsumer wrote:
nailgunn wrote:Any updates on River Bends? I may have a little time today to run the some single track. I would like to try something other than Stoney today


I haven't been out there since last weekend doing trail work, when it was a bit muddy. However, I'd think it'd at least be worth checking out. Give it a look and let us know!

(Also, opinions on the new entrance trail and removal of switchback climb at the old single track start would be welcome.)


Kewl I will do a bit of scouting today I think.
It may be tough for me to form an opinion on something i have never seen but I will do my best :wink:
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Re: Metro North: River Bends

Postby utabintarbo » May 5th, 2011, 8:09 am

nailgunn wrote:It may be tough for me to form an opinion on something i have never seen but I will do my best :wink:


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Re: Metro North: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » May 5th, 2011, 9:42 am

nailgunn wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:
nailgunn wrote:Any updates on River Bends? I may have a little time today to run the some single track. I would like to try something other than Stoney today


I haven't been out there since last weekend doing trail work, when it was a bit muddy. However, I'd think it'd at least be worth checking out. Give it a look and let us know!

(Also, opinions on the new entrance trail and removal of switchback climb at the old single track start would be welcome.)


Kewl I will do a bit of scouting today I think.
It may be tough for me to form an opinion on something i have never seen but I will do my best :wink:


When are you heading up there? I may make that part of my ride this evening.
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