CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » November 20th, 2013, 10:16 am

mtb_frk wrote:Anyone ridden the trail after the wind storm?


Hoping to get out there tonight, but I'd wait until the weekend to give them a chance to clear it.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby ChrisInYpsi » November 30th, 2013, 11:14 pm

Rode Addison today for the first time. Very impressive trail - incredibly well maintained. Kudos to the trail elves.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby ilikenature » December 1st, 2013, 8:14 pm

0.5 miles in today and had to bail. Warmer temps made for lots of mud.

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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby jreyst » December 1st, 2013, 8:17 pm

I rode Tree Farm last night and had my first ever trailside NIGHT time flat repair. I decided to skip today specifically because of the warmer temps. Cleaning the mud and gunk out of the chain and cassette is just a pain.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby ilikenature » December 1st, 2013, 10:17 pm

Yeah I knew there might be some slick spots, but didn't expect it to be as bad as it was. Next time!

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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby Roy » December 4th, 2013, 8:44 am

Thanks for balling!
That would be a good photo to put on the MMBA warning sign.


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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby chris_werth » December 5th, 2013, 2:01 pm

Roy wrote:Thanks for balling!
That would be a good photo to put on the MMBA warning sign.


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I wish other riders would of bailed as well. There are a ton of pizza cutter grooves in the trail now.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby ilikenature » December 5th, 2013, 6:07 pm

chris_werth wrote:
Roy wrote:Thanks for balling!
That would be a good photo to put on the MMBA warning sign.


Roy



I wish other riders would of bailed as well. There are a ton of pizza cutter grooves in the trail now.


Just what we need before the ground freezes....

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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby Ti_fighter » December 24th, 2013, 7:10 pm

The snow was deep and crisp and even this Xmas eve...
There were however about a million ice covered trees and bushes all over the single track trail, making it a bike, hike, crawl and drag expedition. It looked like no one else has been out there for weeks and despite the slow going, the bright sunshine and crisp temperatures made it just a magical day to be out in the woods.
For a less tasking workout, the double track trails have seen some tractor usage and you can cover some distance happily in the tire tracks (without all of the deadfall and ice laden branches)
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » December 28th, 2013, 12:05 am

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Addison Oaks is not worth riding right now. Today I entered off of Lake George, made it to the start of the Pinball Machine (power line crossing just after re-entering single track, seen above), and had to turn around because the ice-heavy brush was closing the trail. I tried riding some two track instead, but even much of that was blocked by icy brush and leaning trees.

I eventually made it to the pavement, rode that to the airfield, then followed (with great difficulty) some maintenance vehicle tracks back to the connector. It was nice to be out there, but not good riding. Go to Bald Mountain instead; it's much nicer there today.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby kbputnam » February 3rd, 2014, 10:24 am

How's the trails looking today for fatbiking?
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » February 3rd, 2014, 11:11 am

kbputnam wrote:How's the trails looking today for fatbiking?


Almost guaranteed to be a no-go.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby chris_werth » February 4th, 2014, 10:59 am

Has the paved path been groomed for XC skiing?
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » April 5th, 2014, 5:42 pm

As of this afternoon, large stretches of the trail are still under 3-6" of snow and ice, not to mention the ubiquitous rabbit *beep*. :evil:

I figure it will be mid-May before there is even a shot. :(
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby Church » April 10th, 2014, 6:55 pm

Recommendation : No go

Well at least not for another week or so of no rain for the track to dry out. Mile 1 through 3.5 have small stretches of snow/ice that will grab your front tire and send you into the dirt. Other than that there are multiple spots along the whole trail where it is hike a bike due to dead fall that needs to be removed on a trail day. A lot of it needs an ax or saw to manage it and more that two people on some of them. I tried removing all of the downed trees i could across the track but there is still a lot more that needs cleaning up. As for the mud factor, miles 1 through 4 have sections of heavy mud that goes up to your rim and no way around it. Mixed in with some standing water that's 2 to 4" deep in some spots.
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