CRAMBA: River Bends

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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby madmike23 » April 29th, 2015, 7:53 am

c0nsumer wrote:
madmike23 wrote:I always wondered why the front part of Rivierbends along 22 Mile Rd was not utilized? That area is hilly and looks fun.


I can only give a bit of history and perspective, but back when I was TC and first laying trail out I checked out this area and deemed it not worth developing MTB-trail wise. Here's why:

- It's actually quite a small area and bordered by private property.
- It's quite a wet area. Small/short/steep hills with lots of water / floodplain at the bottom.
- It'd be a short, disconnected section of trail. This is not good from a usability perspective, as it wouldn't get ridden much. It's best to have all your single track connected so people can ride it with options, not needing to jump across the parking lot for an extra half-mile. Any isolated section like this wouldn't get used much and thus wouldn't self-maintain.



I would slightly disagree with the usage. I think utilizing every inch would trump the disconnected aspect in a small footprint park. It works for Hickory Glen. All those hills and ridgelines could make for a roller coaster-ish.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby jer091 » May 1st, 2015, 8:09 pm

What is happening out at River Bends? ;)

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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby FLIPMODES » May 1st, 2015, 8:17 pm

Idk but that guy looks suspicious. :lol:
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby Toy529 » May 1st, 2015, 9:04 pm

I think it is Bigfoot.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby trebron » May 1st, 2015, 9:11 pm

jer091 wrote:What is happening out at River Bends? ;)

I broke a couple spokes, tha'ts what happened at RiverBends today :x
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby Roy » May 3rd, 2015, 7:08 am

That happend to me two years ago at this time -but it also cost me a new derailluer -$100
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby madmike23 » May 20th, 2015, 11:27 am

What's the scoop at Riverbends? Anyone been out lately? How is the construction going?
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby jer091 » May 20th, 2015, 11:41 am

River Bends is good to ride

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