CRAMBA: River Bends

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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby The_bike_dude » August 16th, 2016, 3:35 pm

Anyone been out today? Got some heavy rains, wondering if group ride will still be on?


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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » August 16th, 2016, 3:36 pm

The_bike_dude wrote:Anyone been out today? Got some heavy rains, wondering if group ride will still be on?


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I won't be there. Rained a ton, probably not great conditions.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby Dark-Fx » August 16th, 2016, 9:31 pm

Conditions were actually pretty great today. Everything was very tacky and the sand seems like a distant past. The new blue section was a little wet in the area where it needs a bridge but it wasn't terrible. There was almost no mud anywhere else on the trail. The only issue is a tree about 10" in diameter that's down a little bit before Nessie on the Between the Trails trail that is a few feet off the ground but it's near the end of a small straightaway so if you're paying attention there is ample time to stop. We didn't do the swamp for obvious reasons.

Oh and thanks to c0nsumer for that little log pile bypass after the one uphill, it's perfect for that spot.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby ihateplaindave » August 17th, 2016, 10:23 am

Agreed that conditions were excellent after the rains. However, not so easy getting there from Dodge Park. Rode in water so deep my tires were completely submerged under Van Dyke. Almost as deep in 2 or 3 other spots on the paved trail. Wild ride as the river was actually flowing over the trail.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby kbputnam » August 29th, 2016, 9:39 am

Do you think the trail will be dry this afternoon or should I just go to Stony?
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby RazBarry_KB » August 29th, 2016, 9:46 am

kbputnam wrote:Do you think the trail will be dry this afternoon or should I just go to Stony?


I plan to poke around there tonight. I think it should be fine, if not great. Just avoid the swamp, as that's likely to be fairly wet.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby jer091 » August 29th, 2016, 9:48 am

kbputnam wrote:Do you think the trail will be dry this afternoon or should I just go to Stony?

I'm heading out in a few minutes. I'll let you know.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby jer091 » August 29th, 2016, 2:40 pm

kbputnam wrote:Do you think the trail will be dry this afternoon or should I just go to Stony?

Trail is in great shape. Swamp is "swampy" but rideable
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » August 29th, 2016, 7:23 pm

Anyone named Justin ride River Bends today and lose something kinda important? If so, reply here and drop me a message.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby jreyst » August 29th, 2016, 11:05 pm

I'm not Justin but I almost lost my car keys since I forgot to zip my camelbak pocket before hitting the trail. Luckily the keys were still there at the end. Would have been kind of a bummer since I also did Dodge Park and re-using the entire thing looking for keys would have been teh sux.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby c0nsumer » August 29th, 2016, 11:09 pm

jreyst wrote:I'm not Justin but I almost lost my car keys since I forgot to zip my camelbak pocket before hitting the trail. Luckily the keys were still there at the end. Would have been kind of a bummer since I also did Dodge Park and re-using the entire thing looking for keys would have been teh sux.


That's lucky. Leaves are starting to pop out too, which would have buried them.

This is a card, and I just happened to spot it... If I don't hear from the person soonish I'll just shred it. That way it won't get misused.

Were you with someone else, and did I pass you two right after Nessie? I was out there on my fatbike...
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby ihateplaindave » Yesterday, 9:19 am

Is the paved trail between RBs and Clinton Rover Trail open again? If not, is there a good alternative?
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby jer091 » Yesterday, 9:26 am

ihateplaindave wrote:Is the paved trail between RBs and Clinton Rover Trail open again? If not, is there a good alternative?

I have not rode it, but if it was closed because of water it should be fine now. The river is at 7.5' it floods under the Van dyke bridge around 9.5'.

As after as the construction that is at the far south end of CRPT.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby jreyst » Yesterday, 4:49 pm

I rode it yesterday and it was open.
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Re: CRAMBA: River Bends

Postby ihateplaindave » 17 minutes ago

Yep. Thanks for the heads up. We rode both trails last evening and it was open in between the two. The closed part is south of the little bridge from Dodge Park.
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