CRAMBA: River Bends

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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby b_b » November 29th, 2014, 5:57 pm

I'd say just use common sense and go when frozen not thawing and if you're causing deep ruts then stop. Snow is often packed down just fine for skinnies also until it becomes deep.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » November 29th, 2014, 6:42 pm

b_b wrote:I'd say just use common sense and go when frozen not thawing and if you're causing deep ruts then stop. Snow is often packed down just fine for skinnies also until it becomes deep.


Exactly. While I can't speak for big groomed trails who have their own rules, at River Bends we do make an effort to keep the trail well packed for fatbikes, but skinny tires are still welcome. If you are leaving ruts and chewing up the base of the trail, it's probably not best to ride and keep chewing things up, but you probably won't be having much fun then anyway. If it's hard pack like it was many days last winter, have at it and enjoy!
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby Toy529 » December 7th, 2014, 11:40 am

Perfect this morning
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby madmike23 » December 7th, 2014, 9:12 pm

Not so perfect this afternoon. Things got slick. Bailed on the singletrack.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby Toy529 » December 8th, 2014, 1:58 pm

That is why I go early moring or ride at night , Riverbends gets a nice slick , squishy top layer of mud.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby jer091 » December 8th, 2014, 4:20 pm

River Bends is not good to ride!

It is very, greasy, snotty, muddy, (insert adjective here).

Sorry for the poor image quality, but this still shows how bad it is

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I guess we are in the time where we hope for sub-freezing temps so we can go ride.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby Roy » December 9th, 2014, 7:18 am

Lime green -- OK, but pink peddles?
The mud looks nice.
I hope that mud is from the last section (swamp)!
Last year the trail suffered a lot of erosion on the up hill sections.
Trail Days are fun, but trail days can't fix a washed out up hill. This trail has
shown its self to be fragile. Once the mud is gone the trail will be
gone.

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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby PK » December 9th, 2014, 7:34 am

I think he plans to put that mud back on the trail. :wink:

It seems that "RB" now stands for "Root Bumps".
The trail gets used quite a bit now and it's showing it's true colors.
Bummer. The first few years it was nice and smooth.

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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby sleepyguy1001 » December 15th, 2014, 6:48 pm

That's quit a road they are building through there, but it's easy to get over the tracks now :D
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