CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby ed van slambrouck » June 12th, 2017, 8:05 am

amazing condition out at P.L.R. the trail is fast and dry. The winter brought up some new stones in the path and some of the root drops are deeper then last year.
Watch out for the turtles there was 2 on the trail in 2 different places. I'm sure they were "Watership Down"
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby oldkhs » June 20th, 2017, 6:32 pm

There is a low mess of branches between cross road trailhead and exit. You can ride under it barely.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby cskins » June 22nd, 2017, 8:02 am

Firmed up and is in great shape now. Be prepared for leg/arm/face slappers. The "low mess" was either removed or dried out and no longer an issue.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby Abbyj » July 1st, 2017, 9:36 am

Anyone been up there today? We had a lot of rain in the area not sure how the trails are..
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby amadkins » July 3rd, 2017, 7:15 am

Tree down around 5.8 miles in. In a pretty bad spot too.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby Critter7r » July 3rd, 2017, 1:35 pm

amadkins wrote:Tree down around 5.8 miles in. In a pretty bad spot too.


There was one down a mile-ish past the RC airfield. Probably the same one, and yeah, it came up fast.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby ridelots » July 4th, 2017, 8:03 am

Tree has been removed.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby ahopkins1988 » July 31st, 2017, 7:32 am

Trail was in fantastic shape yesterday. No issues, other then getting passed like I was standing still by a guy on an e-bike.........
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby Negaunee » August 7th, 2017, 6:16 pm

Rode this am (Monday 8/7). There were a few puddles but not too bad. The trail was mostly tacky but a little slick in spots. Roots and rocks could be a little slippery. Apart from that the trail is in good shape. A day or two of drying and it should all be excellent.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby Shomegrown » September 16th, 2017, 10:40 am

Super dangerous tree down across trail at neck/chest level just past snakes descent. I had no room to stop at 20+ Mph, just ducked as low as I could but rubbed my back pretty hard on it.

I put out the word so it may be taken care of today but use caution in the meantime. I was literally inches from a really ugly crash. :oops:
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby c0nsumer » September 16th, 2017, 10:52 am

Shomegrown wrote:Super dangerous tree down across trail at neck/chest level just past snakes descent. I had no room to stop at 20+ Mph, just ducked as low as I could but rubbed my back pretty hard on it.

I put out the word so it may be taken care of today but use caution in the meantime. I was literally inches from a really ugly crash. :oops:


Where is this? (Mile marker, etc.)
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby oldkhs » September 17th, 2017, 8:23 pm

Didn't see this during a 5pm ride today?
I did seem to notice 4-5 spots on the first 3-4 miles that the sand or loose soil seemed "different", like a motocross bike or something went thru.
It was in kinda technical spots. Anyone else notice this?
Not trying to start an ebike war but did anyone see anything odd yesterday or today? I rode yesterday around noon and all was well. Weird.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby oldkhs » September 18th, 2017, 6:53 pm

I did notice a small tree overhanging a bit into the trail just before the rock garden on the front half of trail. It is on the downhill, so moving quick, but could duck under it. Maybe this was it?
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby oldkhs » September 18th, 2017, 6:54 pm

Not super big. Handsaw could get it.
Not too far before the horse trail crossing as another point of ref.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby ahopkins1988 » September 19th, 2017, 12:04 pm

Rode yesterday as well, very loose and remember the one small tree hanging over a bit, but wasn't anything that I would deem dangerous. For sure wasn't chest height and I am 6'1" and pretty sure it wasn't after Snakes Decent.

However we did see two guys go out on e-bike when we first got there. This is my second time riding the trail this year and both times we have encountered people on ebikes. I know we have had a dry year, but they can't be helping the trail being so loose...
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