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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby intense8 » October 4th, 2010, 3:48 pm

The blue dots are great!!!! Makes it much easier to navigate Bloomer. Thank you :)
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby PK » October 4th, 2010, 7:06 pm

Still a few trees down.
Trail is quite fast in between your dis-mounts though...

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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby PK » October 6th, 2010, 6:57 pm

Nice out there.
It appears that work continues along the lower ridge.

The Upper ridge will still leave you with some "puckers" though..

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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby lunge bob sweatpants » October 7th, 2010, 6:12 am

Tree still down on the switchbacks between 12 and 13. Unfortunately, noticed a few short cuts are becoming more worn in.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby DrHerb » October 9th, 2010, 2:35 pm

Tree still down between 12 & 13.
There are 2 trees down between 18 & 19.
Otherwise, it was a nice day to ride.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby PK » October 9th, 2010, 4:11 pm

The trail should be in good shape for the upcoming MFO.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby jalopy jockey » October 9th, 2010, 7:56 pm

PK wrote:The blue dots have been almost entirely painted-over on the 2-track. Yes, the single track still has the dots, but the trouble is finding your way from one singletrack section to another singletrack section via 2-track. Once you're on the singletrack, the dots aren't needed.

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Re: Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby Sortaslow » October 9th, 2010, 11:16 pm

PK wrote:The blue dots have been almost entirely painted-over on the 2-track. Yes, the single track still has the dots, but the trouble is finding your way from one singletrack section to another singletrack section via 2-track. Once you're on the singletrack, the dots aren't needed.

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We'll have to outsmart them and follow the "new" color they made.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby BK big fish » October 13th, 2010, 6:56 am

Rode Sunday and Tuesday, trail is in the best shape! few sticks but other than that, it's fast! Lots of foot traffic, soccer practice I think!
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby Trail_Warrior » October 20th, 2010, 10:22 am

Wouldn't mind getting out there today... I think today might be a riding kind of day...
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby Mr. Bojangles » October 20th, 2010, 3:55 pm

Most if not all of the blue dots have been removed or will be soon. I have been in talks with the park land manager and no markings are to be put on the trees within Bloomer Park. The park is aware of what happended to the trails and everythign is being fixed at tthis time.

Sometime in Nov. a meeting will take place with Rochester Hills park officials to look at the overal design of bloomers layout along with how to properly mark the trail system. I will of course keep everyone in the loop.

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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby lunge bob sweatpants » October 25th, 2010, 5:29 pm

Tree down between 6-7 back in the woods by the sledding hill, along with some dead fall.

The tree between 12-13 is still down, went to report it to the park, but no one was manning the booth.

It's amazing how much of the Bloomer landscape you miss when the leaves are still on the trees, well worth slowing down for.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby E-Man » November 2nd, 2010, 6:43 pm

Fair number of trees are still down - A few down around the sledding hill. One down on the single track close to the ridge, a few down on the main pathway close to the stairs.
Otherwise the trail is in good shape - by following the former blue dots I was missing a few good hills and some singletrack.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby urbaindk » November 6th, 2010, 9:28 pm

Lots of trees down. Lots of leaves. The ridge trail is practically buried.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby E-Man » November 13th, 2010, 7:30 pm

Still several trees down on the trail. 2 down just after the sleding hill, then another 2 further in. Looks like the park cleared all the trees on the main path, trail, but nothing on the singletrack.
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