CRAMBA: Holdridge

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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby WICCMB » April 22nd, 2019, 7:46 am

Critter7r wrote:Thorny Dog entrance was a slop fest. I stopped and turned around before the bridge, and just rode dirt roads. Not sure on the conditions of the other parts of the trail.


I'm shocked :P
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Critter7r » April 23rd, 2019, 2:59 pm

I know, TD is always the last to dry out, but with all the talk of how dry other trails were in the area, I was expecting a little muck, not small ponds.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby joemel08 » April 24th, 2019, 12:13 pm

Group ride there Tuesday rode out there and entered Throny Dog.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Critter7r » April 25th, 2019, 10:51 am

How's the water?
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby jwhitey » June 11th, 2019, 1:14 pm

What's the latest report on the E loop?
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Critter7r » June 12th, 2019, 3:59 pm

jwhitey wrote:What's the latest report on the E loop?


Isn't that at Highland? Or are you talking about East?

First 7 on East were fine last weekend, and we haven't seen much rain since then, so they're probably still fine. I suspect Orchard is still sloppy, but Meadows may be ok.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby jreyst » June 13th, 2019, 7:44 pm

There's no E at Highland so must be saying East.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Critter7r » June 14th, 2019, 9:23 am

jreyst wrote:There's no E at Highland so must be saying East.


Oh, but there is ... I just learned about it myself ...

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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Critter7r » July 9th, 2019, 11:30 am

First 7, Meadow, and the return are fine on East. Didn't ride Orchard, but have heard it is ok to go. West is good as well, with some new bridges to boot (thanks to Ron and several others). Last weekend there was a report that North was still peanut buttery.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby WICCMB » July 15th, 2019, 9:30 am

Rode all of West and East loops (including Orchard) last night starting at 6:30. Trail conditions are quite good overall, no wet spots remain. A big THANK YOU to the trail care team (there was a trail day this weekend) - the trimming and all of the new bridges are fantastic. The Orchard loop section of Gruber's Grinder could still use a trim, but it's not terrible.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby crustaceous_flora » July 16th, 2019, 12:48 am

Rode here Friday, 7/12(the day before it got trimmed of course haha), did all of the loops! All were in great condition. I wish there was more trails around like the west + tech + lake combo....speed, root sections, jumps, it's got it all. Gruber's is also gem of a singletrack and can't wait to ride it again! It's a shame that you never hear anyone talking about riding here. Maybe because they don't know how to turn :)
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby kbankes » July 23rd, 2019, 7:18 am

crustaceous_flora wrote:Rode here Friday, 7/12(the day before it got trimmed of course haha), did all of the loops! All were in great condition. I wish there was more trails around like the west + tech + lake combo....speed, root sections, jumps, it's got it all. Gruber's is also gem of a singletrack and can't wait to ride it again! It's a shame that you never hear anyone talking about riding here. Maybe because they don't know how to turn :)


That system is the best kept secret in the area.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Critter7r » July 23rd, 2019, 10:50 am

Would love it to stay that way.

We will probably get a bit of an influx of new riders once the ORV Park open up though.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby JahkneeFive » July 31st, 2019, 7:24 am

Finally got around to making the trek this past Sunday and...*beep* what a trail system. Definitely a hidden gem. Intended to ride everything, but ended up skipping Grubers so I could re-ride west/tech/lake loops. Seemed like every 5 feet there was something to drop off, huk, balance, or rail. I'm assuming my screw up at the wall was disobeying the infamous Nitro Circus sign of "No right turns"(should have stayed left). Got the front tire up and over, went to pull the rear up...and pedal strike city, ended up physically hugging the tree to keep from taking a slip and slide back down.

Everything was in great shape, TCs and vols did a great job on Saturday keeping the brush at bay.

Question: Is Grubers more of the same or is it more of a tough cardio xc trail?
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby WICCMB » July 31st, 2019, 7:42 am

JahkneeFive wrote:Question: Is Grubers more of the same or is it more of a tough cardio xc trail?


It's called "Gruber's Grinder" because it will grind you up and spit you out!
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