CRAMBA: River Bends

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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » May 27th, 2013, 8:59 am

dirt wrote:
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Roy wrote:Some how I never came across the Rock Garden, where is it at?


It's not done yet. But you can see where it'll go (and the bypass) in the new section.


It was only the new section till the newer new section was put in. :wink:


Gah. Go late night typing. I meant to say "...(and the bypass) is a new section.".

Yeah, that's definitely not the "new section" any more.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby lawn dart » May 27th, 2013, 3:59 pm

River Bends was pretty good today. The "dragstrip"(?) was softer than expected, so not as fast, but still good fun.

The new section has seen quite a few bikes. It's still soft, but the soil is such that pizza-cutters break up and fall apart rather than solidify into ruts.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby Roy » May 27th, 2013, 5:37 pm

Ok, I get it. The crushed concrete is the base.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby jer091 » May 30th, 2013, 10:18 am

Well, River Bends is drying out but still has many muddy spots. Also several areas that have standing/moving water. The trail has greatly improved since I checked on it yesterday, so I would guess the yellow loop would be good to ride on Friday May 31st barring any more rains.

The Blue seasonal loop is......... yea, bad.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » May 31st, 2013, 12:53 pm

River Bends should be avoided for the time being. I rode the entrance trail today and while it wasn't trail-damaging conditions it was mostly greasy and unfun, so I went and rode pavement instead. With the rain that started towards the end of my ride and the stuff forecasted for the next couple days I'd say it'll be late Monday or Tuesday until the Yellow loop is good. :\
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby richyjblasutig » June 1st, 2013, 11:28 pm

Any chance river bends will be ride able tomorrow morning?
Guess its kinda late, so ill prolly let y'all know how it is.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby Mboz » June 2nd, 2013, 7:03 am

My guess it will be pretty sloppy at this point.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby jer091 » June 2nd, 2013, 7:19 am

It is not good, muddy and soft last night and it rained again overnight. I would skip it.

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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby MCSmith » June 3rd, 2013, 10:03 am

Any word on trail condition today?
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby jer091 » June 3rd, 2013, 4:46 pm

Yellow loop is good to ride except for all the dam pizza cutters from the last two days.

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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » June 3rd, 2013, 4:48 pm

jer091 wrote:Yellow loop is good to ride except for all the dam pizza cutters from the last two days.

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Sounds like a job for some fatbiking...
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby richyjblasutig » June 4th, 2013, 12:01 pm

What's a pizza cutter?
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » June 4th, 2013, 12:06 pm

richyjblasutig wrote:What's a pizza cutter?


It's where someone rides through a soft/muddy piece of trail, leaving a rut, which dries into place and looks like a slice made with a pizza cutter. These suck for a number of reasons and are one of the main reasons why people are strongly advised not to ride muddy trails. They make the surface lumpy, contribute to erosion, and are difficult to fix. If you've ever ridden a trail in late spring which seems to have lots of snake-like grooves dried in its surface, these are pizza cutters. They usually clear themselves up with use and as soil dries, but some of them will persist all year. When they are in place water collects in them and often flows through them carrying away soil.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby MCSmith » June 4th, 2013, 7:32 pm

Please tell me that was you or jeremy chewing those kids out on the 50cc dirt bikes..I was chasing them down for a while..heard some yelling at the new north exit...by the time I got to the entrance they were gone...
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » June 4th, 2013, 9:09 pm

MCSmith wrote:Please tell me that was you or jeremy chewing those kids out on the 50cc dirt bikes..I was chasing them down for a while..heard some yelling at the new north exit...by the time I got to the entrance they were gone...


Nope, not me. I doubt it was Jeremy either. Glad someone got to talking to those kids... I didn't visit the north section so I didn't see the ruts, but knowing what dirt bikes did when the MTB trail was first put in I imagine it's not great in those soft sections.
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