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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » August 3rd, 2013, 9:34 am

Looking real good this morning.
It should be "all good" for a while now...

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby utabintarbo » August 3rd, 2013, 5:38 pm

Still a wee bit of mud in the Pines (I nearly ran over a young lady who slid out in it after the hill). Otherwise, near-perfect! :D
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Steve_Kinley » August 3rd, 2013, 6:00 pm

[quoteOtherwise, near-perfect! :D][/quote]

What, no mention of all the sand in the roller coaster section? :P
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby utabintarbo » August 3rd, 2013, 6:04 pm

Steve_Kinley wrote:
What, no mention of all the sand in the roller coaster section? :P


I had the fat bike today, so I didn't notice. Was there sand? :wink:
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby knick » August 8th, 2013, 10:48 pm

Rode Stony tonight (8/8/2013) and trail is in pretty good shape. Didn't appear to have gotten hit too much by the previous nights storm that came through. The same few wet spots on the perimeter two track and in the pines are there like they have been all summer. The Roller Coaster was nice and fast as the little bit of rain seemed to help with he dusty condition that were starting. Other than that nothing else to report.

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » August 12th, 2013, 5:44 pm

Drew and I got started on a sand abatement program today. (Thanks Steve for pointing that out *beep* )
We got about half of the upper Rollercoaster and the couple of sections leading up to Mt Shelden done.
Probably the only spot you might even notice is the work we did on "Rogers Collarbone Crunch Corner" :shock: . It should roll fast again. We removed quite a bit of beach sand from that area.

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Stick » August 13th, 2013, 10:41 am

Rode this morning:

Outer trail (from the parking lot to the pines): Wet spots with usual puddles, water is receding already.

Pines: Usual wet spots, with ways to go around. Not the best condition. 4-5 face slappers, and 1 branch across the trail by the rock garden...moved it

Coaster: Excellent condition, fast, hard packed sand. Thank you for working on the sand gentlemen, It rolls much faster!

Back 9: There was a 6foot rotted out stump on the trail at the beginning. The wife and I heaved it out of the way, no longer a problem. Again, hard packed sand, rolls fast

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Stick » August 14th, 2013, 10:09 am

Tree Down!

Location: The end of the Roller Coaster, 100ft before marker #24. Bad spot, blind corner that one usually carries some speed....brake check! It's a 6" oak. A handsaw will work, but a chainsaw would be ideal.

Thought I'd let everyone know before the Wednesday night ride.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » August 14th, 2013, 10:16 am

Stick wrote:Tree Down!

Location: The end of the Roller Coaster, 100ft before marker #24. Bad spot, blind corner that one usually carries some speed....brake check! It's a 6" oak. A handsaw will work, but a chainsaw would be ideal.

Thought I'd let everyone know before the Wednesday night ride.


When? It wasn't there last night. I'll bring my hand saw. Maybe we can get it before the group comes through.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby M3 » August 14th, 2013, 1:31 pm

Log has been cleared. Thanks in part to a friendly trail runner, we were able to pull it down the hill enough to clear the trail. Thanks for the heads up. That could have made one really nasty crash.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » August 14th, 2013, 1:36 pm

M3 wrote:Log has been cleared. Thanks in part to a friendly trail runner, we were able to pull it down the hill enough to clear the trail. Thanks for the heads up. That could have made one really nasty crash.


Great, thanks! I'll take my saw out of my pack.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Xtian1206= » August 14th, 2013, 2:10 pm

plan to ride the trails but wont make it during regular park hours. from what ive heard, i can just park by the Stoney Creek high school and ride my bike towards the side entrance along Sheldon road.

ive gathered that this is common practice but id like to confirm here if this is something i and along some friends can do without getting into trouble.


obviously, we would need to bring our lights with us during our ride.


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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Sortaslow » August 14th, 2013, 2:18 pm

Park closes at ten. If you do get caught you can be fined. It's up to you and your tolerance for risk.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Xtian1206= » August 14th, 2013, 3:00 pm

i thought the park closes at 8pm? i saw the park rangers putting the obstacles by the park entrance at around 8pm as i was making my way out yesterday..

... never mind... just double checked and it does say park closes at 10pm from their website.. just wondering why the rangers/police where blocking the entrance before 10pm yesterday.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby bh357 » August 14th, 2013, 3:04 pm

Xtian1206= wrote:i thought the park closes at 8pm? i saw the park rangers putting the obstacles by the park entrance at around 8pm as i was making my way out yesterday..


http://www.metroparks.com/parks/index_all.aspx?ID=11&r=0

Stony closes at 10pm, except from Nov 1 to March 31 when it closes at 8pm.
They may block people from entering at some time prior to closing, but I can't say for sure.
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