CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

For posting trail-specific conditions and problems

Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby csvineyard » January 26th, 2014, 6:41 pm

Rode Bald Mountain North loop (1-6) this afternoon on my fat bike. Trail is packed and groomed nicely even with the 2' of soft snow on top. Trail is in great shape, have fun!!!
csvineyard
 
Posts: 2
Joined: June 14th, 2011, 5:17 am

Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby kbputnam » February 3rd, 2014, 10:23 am

How's the trails looking today for fatbiking?
User avatar
kbputnam
 
Posts: 31
Joined: July 22nd, 2011, 10:54 am

Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby ASHCAN575 » February 14th, 2014, 7:36 pm

Trails are in really good shape!!
ASHCAN575
 
Posts: 6
Joined: June 22nd, 2008, 7:56 pm

Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby bmiller » February 14th, 2014, 7:40 pm

North and south?
User avatar
bmiller
 
Posts: 52
Joined: July 23rd, 2005, 10:35 pm
Location: Lake Orion

Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby ASHCAN575 » February 14th, 2014, 8:00 pm

I rode the south, the snowmobiles have done a great job grooming.
ASHCAN575
 
Posts: 6
Joined: June 22nd, 2008, 7:56 pm

Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby bmiller » February 14th, 2014, 8:01 pm

Cool. Thanks!!
User avatar
bmiller
 
Posts: 52
Joined: July 23rd, 2005, 10:35 pm
Location: Lake Orion

Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby jumbo » February 16th, 2014, 12:56 pm

The trail was perfect for fat bikes today. A couple of inches of fresh snow on top of what seemed to be a groomed trail. We ran across quite a few cross country skiers as we rode.

Is Bald Mountain groomed or is it just a function of the snowmobile traffic?
2014 Fat Boy
2012 Crux Comp Disc
2011 Epic Comp
2009 Stumpjumper SS
User avatar
jumbo
 
Posts: 123
Joined: June 20th, 2002, 10:33 am
Location: White Lake, MI

Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby c0nsumer » February 16th, 2014, 1:04 pm

jumbo wrote:The trail was perfect for fat bikes today. A couple of inches of fresh snow on top of what seemed to be a groomed trail. We ran across quite a few cross country skiers as we rode.

Is Bald Mountain groomed or is it just a function of the snowmobile traffic?


Bald Mountain North gets its niceness from skiing and snowshoeing and hiking. South is from snowmobile traffic. No grooming there.
Steve Vigneau
Big Ring Coffee MTB Racing
CRAMBA-IMBA Chairperson
River Bends Park Co-Trail Coordinator
MMBA Website / Forum Administrator

Unless otherwise stated the content of my posts are my opinion and should not be taken as the official stance of, nor representative of, the MMBA nor CRAMBA-IMBA.
User avatar
c0nsumer
Administrator
 
Posts: 8583
Joined: May 18th, 2008, 11:35 am
Location: Shelby Township, MI

Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Sortaslow » February 16th, 2014, 4:51 pm

[img]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/17/u8ejuje5.jpg[/img]Bald Mountain North is like the Platinum of snow biking right now. Wow. Get out b4 the thaw.
User avatar
Sortaslow
 
Posts: 1510
Joined: April 22nd, 2009, 5:38 pm
Location: Clinton Township

Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby c0nsumer » February 16th, 2014, 7:12 pm

Sortaslow wrote:Bald Mountain North is like the Platinum of snow biking right now. Wow. Get out b4 the thaw.


Agreed -- It was beautiful out there. I tried calling you when I stopped to pee on your car tire, but I didn't have service. Oh well.
Steve Vigneau
Big Ring Coffee MTB Racing
CRAMBA-IMBA Chairperson
River Bends Park Co-Trail Coordinator
MMBA Website / Forum Administrator

Unless otherwise stated the content of my posts are my opinion and should not be taken as the official stance of, nor representative of, the MMBA nor CRAMBA-IMBA.
User avatar
c0nsumer
Administrator
 
Posts: 8583
Joined: May 18th, 2008, 11:35 am
Location: Shelby Township, MI

Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Sortaslow » February 16th, 2014, 7:30 pm

c0nsumer wrote:
Sortaslow wrote:Bald Mountain North is like the Platinum of snow biking right now. Wow. Get out b4 the thaw.


Agreed -- It was beautiful out there. I tried calling you when I stopped to pee on your car tire, but I didn't have service. Oh well.
ah, did you really ride there?
User avatar
Sortaslow
 
Posts: 1510
Joined: April 22nd, 2009, 5:38 pm
Location: Clinton Township

Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby c0nsumer » February 16th, 2014, 7:42 pm

Sortaslow wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:
Sortaslow wrote:Bald Mountain North is like the Platinum of snow biking right now. Wow. Get out b4 the thaw.


Agreed -- It was beautiful out there. I tried calling you when I stopped to pee on your car tire, but I didn't have service. Oh well.
ah, did you really ride there?


Yep, we did. It was outstanding today.
Steve Vigneau
Big Ring Coffee MTB Racing
CRAMBA-IMBA Chairperson
River Bends Park Co-Trail Coordinator
MMBA Website / Forum Administrator

Unless otherwise stated the content of my posts are my opinion and should not be taken as the official stance of, nor representative of, the MMBA nor CRAMBA-IMBA.
User avatar
c0nsumer
Administrator
 
Posts: 8583
Joined: May 18th, 2008, 11:35 am
Location: Shelby Township, MI

Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby Sortaslow » February 16th, 2014, 7:56 pm

So those were your tracks!
User avatar
Sortaslow
 
Posts: 1510
Joined: April 22nd, 2009, 5:38 pm
Location: Clinton Township

Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby c0nsumer » February 16th, 2014, 8:28 pm

Sortaslow wrote:So those were your tracks!


Nope, you were in front of us... I think the tracks you saw were these folks:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=122226&p=848691&hilit=bald+mountain#p848691
Steve Vigneau
Big Ring Coffee MTB Racing
CRAMBA-IMBA Chairperson
River Bends Park Co-Trail Coordinator
MMBA Website / Forum Administrator

Unless otherwise stated the content of my posts are my opinion and should not be taken as the official stance of, nor representative of, the MMBA nor CRAMBA-IMBA.
User avatar
c0nsumer
Administrator
 
Posts: 8583
Joined: May 18th, 2008, 11:35 am
Location: Shelby Township, MI

Re: CRAMBA: Bald Mountain

Postby flamingo » March 23rd, 2014, 6:48 pm

Just finished my first ride of the season in Michigan over at BM north. Used studed tires. Was hoping for smooth thick layer of ice over the trail. Unfortunately the trail is still covered by semi packed snow. it is rideable with studded tires but it is extremally chopy. In many areas the snow is not packed enough and the tires sink. Then there are some areas of pure slick ice. The ideal bike for those conditions would be a fatty with studed tires. Rode over to Addison but gave up after 100ft. The snow was so deep and not packed enough that the tires were sinking in it. While riding over the wooden bridges noticed that the layer of snow there is around 6 inches. Man, with still this much snow on the trails an still freezing temperatures at nights I dont see the trails to be good for riding until May. :(
User avatar
flamingo
 
Posts: 479
Joined: May 12th, 2009, 8:51 am
Location: Oxford, MI

PreviousNext

Return to Trail Conditions & Comments

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Feedfetcher and 4 guests