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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby jalopy jockey » March 20th, 2009, 8:42 pm

Anyone been on the PCT? Thinking of trying it tomorrow but we'll hit the MOT or CRT west of Rochester if it's still muddy.
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby kcnado » March 24th, 2009, 6:26 pm

jalopy jockey wrote:Anyone been on the PCT? Thinking of trying it tomorrow but we'll hit the MOT or CRT west of Rochester if it's still muddy.


I rode PCT from Orion to Rochester and back on Saturday...
Slushy-clay mud in some spots on the morning ride - immediately following the minor snow fall.
By the time I headed back down the trail (3 hrs elapsed between laps), it had dried up.

My guess, it will be a mess after the rain tonight/tomorrow, but it dries quick.
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby fattyclark » March 25th, 2009, 8:18 am

So far sounds pretty normal for this time of the year for both of these Rail trails.
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby KONA Cruiser » March 27th, 2009, 5:22 pm

Rode the Clinton River Trail south from Dequindre to the Paint Creek Trail and rode the Paint Creek Trail up to Gallagher. Both trails were dry and very ridable.
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby jalopy jockey » April 3rd, 2009, 10:41 am

KONA Cruiser wrote:Rode the Clinton River Trail south from Dequindre to the Paint Creek Trail and rode the Paint Creek Trail up to Gallagher. Both trails were dry and very ridable.


You got a full suspenion? My family rig had a pretty rough ride last night with all them deep pizza cutters. The rock garden at stony is usually feels smoother.
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby Archangel6 » April 3rd, 2009, 11:56 am

jalopy jockey wrote:
KONA Cruiser wrote:Rode the Clinton River Trail south from Dequindre to the Paint Creek Trail and rode the Paint Creek Trail up to Gallagher. Both trails were dry and very ridable.


You got a full suspenion? My family rig had a pretty rough ride last night with all them deep pizza cutters. The rock garden at stony is usually feels smoother.


At what point? I've been riding daily from Gallagher to downtown and back on my Hardrock and it's not rough one bit..AA6
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby mobilechimp » April 3rd, 2009, 12:01 pm

Archangel6 wrote:
jalopy jockey wrote:
KONA Cruiser wrote:Rode the Clinton River Trail south from Dequindre to the Paint Creek Trail and rode the Paint Creek Trail up to Gallagher. Both trails were dry and very ridable.


You got a full suspenion? My family rig had a pretty rough ride last night with all them deep pizza cutters. The rock garden at stony is usually feels smoother.


At what point? I've been riding daily from Gallagher to downtown and back on my Hardrock and it's not rough one bit..AA6


I think he's referring to the CRT more than PCT. CRT gets rutted bad during the thaw.
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby jalopy jockey » April 3rd, 2009, 8:27 pm

mobilechimp wrote:
Archangel6 wrote:
jalopy jockey wrote:
KONA Cruiser wrote:Rode the Clinton River Trail south from Dequindre to the Paint Creek Trail and rode the Paint Creek Trail up to Gallagher. Both trails were dry and very ridable.


You got a full suspenion? My family rig had a pretty rough ride last night with all them deep pizza cutters. The rock garden at stony is usually feels smoother.


At what point? I've been riding daily from Gallagher to downtown and back on my Hardrock and it's not rough one bit..AA6


I think he's referring to the CRT more than PCT. CRT gets rutted bad during the thaw.


You got it Rob. Meant to say that, thought I did. CRT west of Rochester is good last weekend, PCT was good mid week, CRT east of Rochester was very bad last night. MOT was dialed in though.
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Re: Southeast Michigan rail-trails & pathways

Postby kcnado » August 3rd, 2009, 7:30 am

I live in Orion, and I have been seeing some trail construction recently. I dont know if they are extending the Polly Ann Trail, or building a connector of some sort. The construction is off Joslyn, b/w Waldon and Carpenter School, and runs east/west. Then I see it again running north/south across Clarkston Rd, just east of Joslyn.

I cant find any article of trail construction.... any one know!??

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Re: Southeast Michigan rail-trails & pathways

Postby jalopy jockey » August 3rd, 2009, 8:34 am

kcnado wrote:I live in Orion, and I have been seeing some trail construction recently. I dont know if they are extending the Polly Ann Trail, or building a connector of some sort. The construction is off Joslyn, b/w Waldon and Carpenter School, and runs east/west. Then I see it again running north/south across Clarkston Rd, just east of Joslyn.

I cant find any article of trail construction.... any one know!??

Thanks!


I haven't heard of anything new but is it close to the proposed connector/extension on this map? That would link the Polly Ann with the PCT, and lind the 'missing' section fo the Polly Ann? No clue though I've never been on the Polly Ann since there is no good way to get to it from teh PCT. If i;m in for a 50 miler I hop on the MOT.
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby BK big fish » March 12th, 2010, 7:03 am

Any update with the PCT? through Rochester or towards pontiac?
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby PK » March 12th, 2010, 7:17 am

Not really a complete report but we rode the paved, MOT down to it's southern end and looked across Dequindre at the beginning of the CRT. From what we saw yesterday around Noon, it was all shiny wet.
Even the last section of the MOT was holding snow/ice yesterday, albeit only under some heavy tree coverage.
My guess on the PCT is there's still some ice melting out there today in places, but If not, it's sure to be muddy. The frost is still just a couple of inches down under the topping of mud.

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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby dirt » March 12th, 2010, 9:59 am

Pete, can you make one of these for the chapter?

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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby utabintarbo » March 12th, 2010, 10:21 am

dirt wrote:Pete, can you make one of these for the chapter?


Make sure you have heat as well as air. :icon_thumleft:
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby c0nsumer » March 12th, 2010, 10:25 am

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