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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby jwilds1 » September 10th, 2013, 1:27 pm

Thanks for the advice - I actually meant to check out his brakes before going (too much lever travel for my liking). But in looking at the trail map, what points actually denote "The Pines" - there aren't any names, just markers. Thanks in advance...

It's kinda like going to Chicago - all of the freeways are referred to by name instead of number and it BUGS me...
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby utabintarbo » September 10th, 2013, 1:37 pm

jwilds1 wrote:Thanks for the advice - I actually meant to check out his brakes before going (too much lever travel for my liking). But in looking at the trail map, what points actually denote "The Pines" - there aren't any names, just markers. Thanks in advance...

It's kinda like going to Chicago - all of the freeways are referred to by name instead of number and it BUGS me...


The Pines is the twisty stuff between #6 and #19 on the trail map. It's about a mile in length.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » September 10th, 2013, 1:41 pm

utabintarbo wrote:
jwilds1 wrote:Thanks for the advice - I actually meant to check out his brakes before going (too much lever travel for my liking). But in looking at the trail map, what points actually denote "The Pines" - there aren't any names, just markers. Thanks in advance...

It's kinda like going to Chicago - all of the freeways are referred to by name instead of number and it BUGS me...


The Pines is the twisty stuff between #6 and #19 on the trail map. It's about a mile in length.


Actually, the map does say The Pines.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby jwilds1 » September 10th, 2013, 1:52 pm

Got it - thanks! I was referring to this map: http://www.metroparks.com/images/maps/s ... trails.pdf which has nothing.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby jjmcwill » September 11th, 2013, 3:25 pm

I crashed yesterday at (24) where the Roller Coaster crosses the two-track to become the Back Nine. Not sure it it was loose gravel, hitting the exposed rock/roots at the sharp right hand turn, or what.

Right arm and leg all scraped and bloody, and my front brake cable is messed up from the handle bars getting yanked hard when I landed. I'm going to put on a more aggressive front tire in case it was a poor traction issue.

Lots of loose gravel out there, especially on the two track hills, such as Three Gear Hill, and the two track coming off of Mt Sheldon to intersect with Gold Course Climb.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Sortaslow » September 11th, 2013, 4:49 pm

It's loose as a goose out there lately. Rough summer for our trails.

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby jcrazyjj » September 11th, 2013, 7:49 pm

jjmcwill wrote:I crashed yesterday at (24) where the Roller Coaster crosses the two-track to become the Back Nine. Not sure it it was loose gravel, hitting the exposed rock/roots at the sharp right hand turn, or what.

Right arm and leg all scraped and bloody, and my front brake cable is messed up from the handle bars getting yanked hard when I landed. I'm going to put on a more aggressive front tire in case it was a poor traction issue.

Lots of loose gravel out there, especially on the two track hills, such as Three Gear Hill, and the two track coming off of Mt Sheldon to intersect with Gold Course Climb.


that part is absolutely horrible!!
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Church » September 12th, 2013, 1:33 am

jjmcwill wrote:I crashed yesterday at (24) where the Roller Coaster crosses the two-track to become the Back Nine. Not sure it it was loose gravel, hitting the exposed rock/roots at the sharp right hand turn, or what.

Right arm and leg all scraped and bloody, and my front brake cable is messed up from the handle bars getting yanked hard when I landed. I'm going to put on a more aggressive front tire in case it was a poor traction issue.

Lots of loose gravel out there, especially on the two track hills, such as Three Gear Hill, and the two track coming off of Mt Sheldon to intersect with Gold Course Climb.



This spot really needs to be fixed ive wiped there many times and its no fun.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » September 12th, 2013, 5:01 am

Just a reminder, we'll be meeting at 9:00AM in Westbranch lot "F" Saturday to do some trail fixes in the RollerCoaster.
We will mostly be cutting back vines and brush for a new corner.
Long pants, and sleeves are recommended as we will be around things that make one itch.
Bring loppers or hand pruners if you have them.
We will have some extra tools on hand for the bench cutting work.

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby jdub21 » September 12th, 2013, 8:15 am

have a pre-planned group of riders heading to stony tonight. hoping yesterdays rain soaked up quickly as it has been so dry at stony. if anyone gets out there before 6:00ish please post if it is ridable. we have some riders traveling to get to ride stony and would hate to force a ride and tear/mud anything up that's too muddy or could easily be avoided with prior knowledge or have trails completely blocked by downfall. it was pretty windy last night that's for sure.

thanks in advance. if nothing posts we will be riding this evening and i will post any information/trail needs we find.

thanks tc's for making stony a great place to ride btw!!!
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » September 12th, 2013, 9:42 am

It will be fine today at Stony.
If anything, riding on the wet ground will actually help pack down the loose soil.

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Church » September 12th, 2013, 11:33 am

jdub21 wrote:have a pre-planned group of riders heading to stony tonight. hoping yesterdays rain soaked up quickly as it has been so dry at stony. if anyone gets out there before 6:00ish please post if it is ridable. we have some riders traveling to get to ride stony and would hate to force a ride and tear/mud anything up that's too muddy or could easily be avoided with prior knowledge or have trails completely blocked by downfall. it was pretty windy last night that's for sure.

thanks in advance. if nothing posts we will be riding this evening and i will post any information/trail needs we find.

thanks tc's for making stony a great place to ride btw!!!



Ill be heading out there later today around 4 ill post the status ASAP
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Church » September 12th, 2013, 4:58 pm

jdub21 wrote:have a pre-planned group of riders heading to stony tonight. hoping yesterdays rain soaked up quickly as it has been so dry at stony. if anyone gets out there before 6:00ish please post if it is ridable. we have some riders traveling to get to ride stony and would hate to force a ride and tear/mud anything up that's too muddy or could easily be avoided with prior knowledge or have trails completely blocked by downfall. it was pretty windy last night that's for sure.

thanks in advance. if nothing posts we will be riding this evening and i will post any information/trail needs we find.

thanks tc's for making stony a great place to ride btw!!!


Just finished the pines. Some wet spots but can be avoided. Hope to see you out here.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Church » September 12th, 2013, 6:52 pm

jdub21 wrote:have a pre-planned group of riders heading to stony tonight. hoping yesterdays rain soaked up quickly as it has been so dry at stony. if anyone gets out there before 6:00ish please post if it is ridable. we have some riders traveling to get to ride stony and would hate to force a ride and tear/mud anything up that's too muddy or could easily be avoided with prior knowledge or have trails completely blocked by downfall. it was pretty windy last night that's for sure.

thanks in advance. if nothing posts we will be riding this evening and i will post any information/trail needs we find.

thanks tc's for making stony a great place to ride btw!!!


Well I hope you didn't get stuck out in the rain like I did. The trail was nice and dry but it is hike a bike in part of the roller coaster due to a big tree needing a saw to be removed over the trail.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby utabintarbo » September 12th, 2013, 7:43 pm

There is also one down between #7 and #17 on the 2-track. It's rollable on one side.
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