CRAMBA: Bloomer

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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby BK big fish » April 17th, 2017, 9:19 am

I would avoid heading towards the large switch backs, very deep mud going that way, and avoid the switchbacks, AKA FishBowl, large downed trees. BK
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby flamingo » April 27th, 2017, 8:50 am

Did two laps yesterday. I would say the trails is good to go. Few softer spots here and there but no major muddy spots.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby bergsteiger » May 1st, 2017, 8:55 pm

Was out doing trail work this evening. I did get rained on a bit but not that bad. I would expect some spots to have mud re-activated a bit.
Especially lower areas and the sections near the cricket field that were never 100% dry yet this year. The small river in the tech loop has re-diverted itself back onto the trail so I will again try to direct it back where it used to flow.

I got the wash out, from a tree falling, at the beginning of the upper ridge fixed. I am currently looking to be doing bi-weekly monday work evenings if anyone is interested. i will post up here where I will be working.

Also if anyone knows who else has been doing some work out there please have them drop me a line. I would like to coordinate efforts and talk over plans with them, also what I have approved by the park as well.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby tom203 » May 19th, 2017, 7:46 pm

Bloomer was in good shape today, just some mud on the path from CRT. With all the wind I was surprised to find only two trees down, one was on the way to 02 and easy to get around and the other by Marker 18 which you have to climb up and over.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby pharus » June 8th, 2017, 12:09 pm

Found trails both on north and south sides of the main trail that enters the park, just east of the bridge, I believe at #19. Are either of these trails directional? Seems like you could take the one on the north side from #19 to around #21 then jump on the main trail until you get to the single track entrance between #22 and #23. Then when finishing, take the south side trail from #17 back to #19. I am looking at a map from CRAMBA site dated May 2015, so maybe there's a newer one out there.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby c0nsumer » June 8th, 2017, 2:22 pm

pharus wrote:Found trails both on north and south sides of the main trail that enters the park, just east of the bridge, I believe at #19. Are either of these trails directional? Seems like you could take the one on the north side from #19 to around #21 then jump on the main trail until you get to the single track entrance between #22 and #23. Then when finishing, take the south side trail from #17 back to #19. I am looking at a map from CRAMBA site dated May 2015, so maybe there's a newer one out there.


Got any more specific info, like a Strava screenshot with the ones in question highlighted?

As far as I'm aware only the MTB route at Bloomer is directional. And yes, there are a LOT of connectors coming in from all over.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby pharus » June 8th, 2017, 3:08 pm

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http://imageshack.com/a/img924/2477/9E4420.png

I can't really test all of this properly from work, maybe you can see the picks if you try the link directly. http://imageshack.com/a/img924/2477/9E4420.png . I have circled the two trails.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby c0nsumer » June 8th, 2017, 8:04 pm

The oval at the top is colloquially known as the River Trail and is located on Letica Plastics property. I believe there are No Trespassing signs near this trail.

The more circle like one at the left is often referred to as The Enchanted Forest and is on City of Rochester property. It connects sufficiently to Bloomer that most people ride it.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby Trance » August 7th, 2017, 7:50 am

Rode about 2/3rd of the mtb loop at Bloomer on Saturday. Dry and nice and mostly well trimmed. There was a big ol' tree down on the 2 track near intersection 9. I know this is not on the official mtb trail, but it'll be needing a chainsaw.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby Trance » August 11th, 2017, 11:49 am

Rode the whole loop on Thursday. It is dry and in great shape. There are a couple of direction markers missing.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby ahopkins1988 » October 20th, 2017, 8:48 am

Rode it last night, probably wasn't the best idea to make my first ride here a night ride but it was fun! Will be back for sure.

Was all clear from what I rode, good shape too. I missed a loop or two after the lung buster though so not sure the condition of those stretches.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby Exodus » November 23rd, 2017, 9:06 pm

Trail was good today. Just a couple hidden grease spots under some leaves.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby jasonpio » April 23rd, 2018, 4:48 pm

I was hoping to make it out and check on the trail today, probably too muddy in the lower section but it is so nice out! Anyone else take a peek?
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby jasonpio » April 25th, 2018, 8:18 am

I gave it a go yesterday, trail is in great shape. Large tree down over the trail just past marker 14 at top of the switchbacks, easy to get around. Only muddy area is at the top at marker 14. Lower section is in perfect condition.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby USkraxl » April 26th, 2018, 8:14 pm

Trail is pretty good, switchbacks in nice shape, no water puddles anymore. Large tree down next to bridge along river (need to lift bike over).
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