CRAMBA: Stony Creek

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby b_b » December 20th, 2019, 11:23 pm

All trails are great for any bikes, but with forecast of precipitation and warming who knows by next week! However nighttime temps usually firm things up so If you're willing to get out early before daytime thaw you can still probably get some good rides in!
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Trance » March 15th, 2020, 4:18 pm

Good to go ride, dry and nice throughout the pines, snake, roller coaster, back nine & 2 tracks. Lots of walkers today, but its all good.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » March 16th, 2020, 4:17 am

Lots of walkers today,


Yes, lots of walkers.

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » May 10th, 2020, 11:53 am

It's amazing how all the bike traffic is changing the trails. New lines showing up everywhere.
For years now, Some folks would complain when some exposed tree roots would get covered up to make a for smoother experience.
Now, with all the extra riders it's pretty apparent that many people decide to ride around the bumps thus widening the trail or simply making a new lines altogether.
While I usually do my best to keep the singletrack a "single" track, I'm tempted to just let this go for a while because I think the trail rebuild project should be starting soon. (I hope...)
Once that gets going, we'll see about fixing whatever is left of the existing singletrack and fix whats needs to be fixed then.

Pretty fast out there today.

Very light traffic before 11:00 AM .

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby steveracer » May 12th, 2020, 10:16 am

This is happening everywhere. The advent of faster ebikes is making its mark as well, evidenced by wider lines on corner exit. I see it at tree farm too.


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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby crustaceous_flora » May 12th, 2020, 12:02 pm

I honestly don't even care about ebikes anymore. Only jerries and old dudes with broken bodies ride them, and the jerries/old dudes aren't going nearly as fast as guys like Albaugh, Vermeulen, Mott, Merz, etc are into and out of corners haha.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » May 29th, 2020, 8:38 am

I had the whole place to myself just after sun-up today.
Perfect conditions.

Enjoy,
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby flamingo » May 31st, 2020, 12:37 am

Just out of curiosity. A year or two years ago there was a big talk of adding more single track at Stoney. What happened, did the bureaucrats kill the project? I love the single track at Stoney and that is what got me into mtb, but with such a minute amount of single track, I rather choose Bloomer if I head in that direction.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » May 31st, 2020, 5:39 am

It was on schedule to begin reconstruction this year. The state-wide shutdown delayed it. I inquired recently about the status of the project but I got no reply.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Roy » June 14th, 2020, 10:19 pm

Pk
Is there any "MMBA" trail work allowed?
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Roy » June 14th, 2020, 10:25 pm

if allowed,
why not just connect the pines to the back 9 and be done with It?
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » June 15th, 2020, 4:50 am

Roy, that connection, Pines to Snakes actually, is in the works.
(The "Hired help" is rumored to be starting reconstruction in late summer.)

As far as trail work, I plan to start the summer trim soon.
Likely Friday , June 26. (If OK'd by the park...I haven't asked yet.)
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby crustaceous_flora » June 20th, 2020, 4:36 am

Saw on the facebook trails conditions page that Big Air is going to be removed....super unfortunate because that's the best line at Stony. Inb4 someone says something about being eroded or dangerous. I've hit that during long droughts of rain and never had a problem with launching through that sand. There should be no problem hitting that line considering how long, low, and slack bikes are now in addition to dropper posts and advancements in suspension tech. RIP Big Air.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » June 20th, 2020, 7:53 am

This document here shows the specifics of the new trail design including new trail routes, closures, etc: https://www.metroparks.com/wp-content/u ... pdf?x91894
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Roy » June 22nd, 2020, 8:32 am

We will see in the end if all the closed trails stay closed.

Unless they really close the trails - dig up the trail bed and & plant trees.
With Stoney being mostly stone, gravel and very little dirt , restoration will be difficult.

Anyway there will be a whole lots new trail when all is done.

The planners should of hired Pauli as the engineer.


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