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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

That's a mighty fine creme brulee toaster.
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby barroo » March 12th, 2010, 12:38 pm

Rode by when riding dirt roads in Oakland County. At Gallagher & Orion Rd. the PCT still has ice/snow on top in quite a few spots. In no condition for anyone to be on it IMO.
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby PK » March 12th, 2010, 2:58 pm

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

You know. :idea: .......
My 125,000 BTU kerosene heater has pneumatic tires and, we could mount a small Honda generator on top of it and, drag it behind a bike..............What doesn't get dried-up will burn! :twisted:

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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby jalopy jockey » March 12th, 2010, 8:53 pm

barroo wrote:Rode by when riding dirt roads in Oakland County. At Gallagher & Orion Rd. the PCT still has ice/snow on top in quite a few spots. In no condition for anyone to be on it IMO.


Yeah we're a week or two away for good rail trails, aside from MOT.

I drove by the Livernois, Avon and Diversion (under Rochester rd) crossings of the CRT today and there were standing puddles in spots, but no visable ice.

PCT along side Rochester city park was clear with wery little stan ding water, but extreemly soft from the maintainance shed to the next entrance to the northwest (100 yards?). I decided to run laps of the park instead.
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby c0nsumer » March 12th, 2010, 10:19 pm

...and yet in Auburn Hills today my walk into work involved lots of stepping around the worms covering the sidewalk.

Aren't microclimates great?
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby PK » March 13th, 2010, 12:09 pm

Today we parked in the Letica rd CRT parking lot and hiked into Bloomer to run the stairs.
That section of the CRT ranged from wet but firm, to wet with ice in the tire ruts.
The sections of 2-track leading into Bloomer & the stairs was mostly soft or still ice covered.
Maybe by next weekend the CRT will be firm.

BTW, quite a few bike tire ruts out there already...I can never understand the thinking. It's so soft out there, how enjoyable of a ride can it be????

Oh well, that's just my $0.02

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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby PK » March 15th, 2010, 12:43 pm

Rode from rochester East to dequindre. Damp in places but very firm. We left no tracks.
Go ahead and ride at least that portion....
Behind the Onyx was wet as usuall, but still was firm.

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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby barroo » March 17th, 2010, 11:11 am

Paint Creek trail is fine between Gunn and Gallagher, and then between Silver Bell and Dutton. Those are the only stretches I rode, I would assume the rest of it is fine as well though.
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby BK big fish » March 17th, 2010, 11:27 am

The question is, did your bike get covered with the grey mudd from the PCT?
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby barroo » March 17th, 2010, 11:48 am

No, not at all. Its not muddy out there at all. Plus, if I was worried about my MOUNTAIN BIKE getting dirty I would have ridden my road bike.
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