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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby BK big fish » March 17th, 2010, 12:46 pm

Take it easy! the grey material from PCT gets in everything! in your hubs, cassette, etc. And when I invest thousands into a ride I want to keep it running, dont really care how it looks. I dont like washing my bike, water=bad on bearings and other places. but to each his own! I will be out riding today for sure!
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby PK » March 17th, 2010, 1:45 pm

This morning around 10:30, we hit the CRT from Dequindre to Letica. We had a frost last night and I'm not sure if that had anything to do with it, but was wet in more places than it was dry. We rolled through Rochester and jumped on the PCT, but right there in the park, it was all wet. We talked to a rider who just got there from Adams road. He was trashed with the PCT grey mud....
Maybe later in the afternoon?

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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby jalopy jockey » March 20th, 2010, 2:24 pm

PCT was in great shape today except it was mud pit right by Rochester city park, and Gunn Rd, and a few damp sections north of Gunn. The rest of it was wet enough to not be dusty. I only made it to Adams.

CRT is a hard rutted mess everywhere except right by the Onyx where it was a mud pit. There were a few people standing there trying to figure out how to cross it with their comfort bikes. Not sure if they got sprayed or not. Not exactly a pleasant experience on a full rigid old MTB @ 80PSI.
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Re: Southeast Michigan rail-trails & pathways

Postby fattyclark » May 14th, 2010, 9:23 pm

Watch out for Bugs and bunnies during the dusk hours on the PCT, once it gets a bit warmer you will have to dodge bats.lol
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Re: Southeast Michigan rail-trails & pathways

Postby c0nsumer » May 14th, 2010, 10:23 pm

fattyclark wrote:Watch out for Bugs and bunnies during the dusk hours on the PCT, once it gets a bit warmer you will have to dodge bats.lol


You don't really have to dodge bats. They are very, very good at avoiding you.
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Re: Southeast Michigan rail-trails & pathways

Postby fattyclark » May 15th, 2010, 9:44 pm

c0nsumer wrote:
fattyclark wrote:Watch out for Bugs and bunnies during the dusk hours on the PCT, once it gets a bit warmer you will have to dodge bats.lol


You don't really have to dodge bats. They are very, very good at avoiding you.


I had one hit me and so has my brother, it happens.lol
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby Steve_Kinley » December 24th, 2010, 1:02 pm

The PCT near Lake Orion and the Clarkston/Orion intersection is able to be ridden without too much trouble. There is a 24" wide path that is fairly smooth, just a little bumpy from foot traffic but not as bad as it can get later.
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby Steve_Kinley » January 8th, 2011, 5:10 pm

PCT is easily ridden right now but the section north of Adams is annoyingly bumpy, but not enough to really slow you down much. I was the only one who had ridden it lately. Once south of Adams it is smoother travel as there have been more bikes to help pack down a line; it seems most have ridden in the "south bound" lane.
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby bergsteiger » February 19th, 2011, 8:43 am

anyone looked at PCT lately?
I was wondering if the snow and any large ice spots are all gone?

Basically thinking that if the ice is gone it should be a nice ride as the yard has re-frozen overnight.
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby jalopy jockey » February 19th, 2011, 12:54 pm

bergsteiger wrote:anyone looked at PCT lately?
I was wondering if the snow and any large ice spots are all gone?

Basically thinking that if the ice is gone it should be a nice ride as the yard has re-frozen overnight.


PCT no but the CRT in Rochester had 2 inches of slush/ice on it over 3 inches of muck between Diversion (Rochester rd Bridge) and Mill st. yesterday late afternoon. Bailed to go up Letica to Parkdale up Dequindire and into Stony using the bike route just north of 25 mile all of that was clear but with puddles. Thinking that it was a paved vs dirt thing I took Shelby out of Stony to take the MOT back to Dequindire. MOT between Shelby and 24 was good, between 24 and Dequindire was quite a challenge. It still had an inch or so of ice for long across the entire path for significant stretches.
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby bergsteiger » February 21st, 2011, 3:10 pm

bergsteiger wrote:anyone looked at PCT lately?
I was wondering if the snow and any large ice spots are all gone?

Basically thinking that if the ice is gone it should be a nice ride as the yard has re-frozen overnight.


So Sunday before last night's snow, PCT was largely covered in lumpy ice (re-frozen slush). It was not enjoyable to ride so I hit the back roads, most of those were fine with the rare patch of ice. These observations were from the section from Downtown to Tinken, then looking both ways at the Clarkston road crossing.

back to breaking out the skis for a few days now though.
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby BK big fish » April 25th, 2011, 12:16 pm

Did someone really drive a vehicle on CRT by the Bloomer entrance all the way to Dequindre? um, yes, and it sunk in and left tracks all the freakin way!
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby grifter14 » March 14th, 2013, 9:26 pm

Thought I had posted this earlier before the Mountain bike patrol meeting but I dont see it now..so here it goes again..

PCT and CRT in Rochester proper as of this morning. Prior to 10 am . We (Rochester city parks) were able to drive a fullsize pick up down the PCT/CRT looking for downed trees and other issues without doing much harm. After 10 am the trails deteriorated to the point where foot traffic was sloppy at best.

If you gotta get out .... and ride ...Early morning riding would be adivisable so long as the night time temps stay below or at freezing.
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Re: Paint Creek / Clinton River trail conditions

Postby AaronEvan » April 14th, 2013, 7:51 am

Does anyone know CRT conditions today?
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Re: Southeast Michigan rail-trails & pathways

Postby lawn dart » July 3rd, 2013, 8:45 pm

Polly Ann was great from Indianwood to Leonard. It looks like there was some deadfall clearing done recently in a few places. Some trailside bushes are starting to invade!

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