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deanarammalamma

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Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« on: April 04, 2013, 08:33:17 AM »
All in all, the trail system is in great shape. Where it's bad (on LC), however, it's really bad. This is the first real Indiana winter that Lawrence Creek has encountered, so it's really no surprise there are trouble spots. All in all though, it's held up very well.

NOTE: Please be mindful in the boggy areas. Either ride through them, or walk around them. Please DO NOT start cheater lines. This will just make more work for the trail maintenance gang.

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« Last Edit: January 12, 2014, 04:30:50 PM by jasonhilt »

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 08:44:28 AM »
To add to Dean's post:


The time that the trail builders spend closing off cheater lines is time that they DON'T spend on maintaining the trail.  IN less than a mile we found three spots where less informed trail users had thought it was better to ride around a wet spot and make it bigger.   There is still a LOT of work that will be needed this spring on both LC and Schoen so if you like riding these trails, consider helping out at a maintenance session.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2013, 12:41:07 PM by jasonhilt »
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2014, 04:32:37 PM »
Posts have been pruned for the new year!!!
Please stay on topic - trail conditions.  Off topic posts may be deleted.
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2014, 07:39:36 AM »
Heres some pictures of the worst spots that need attention.

http://s243.photobucket.com/user/redmancsxt/embed/slideshow/Fort%20Ben%20Trail%20Damage
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2014, 10:57:40 AM »
This one on FC Huf and I had opened up to get it draining through the center better, but like a lot of our problem spots the rock just wasn't dug in far enough and ended up creating a dam that the water then flowed around.  More rock there to make the armor wider would help as well, but mostly it just needs to be dropped down.


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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2014, 10:54:06 PM »
Probably that ck hub all out if whack. Or have you checked your frame last time that happened me I broke the frame.


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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 10:35:59 AM »
Probably that ck hub all out if whack. Or have you checked your frame last time that happened me I broke the frame.


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A: I don't have Chris King hubs, and the wobble isn't at the hub.

B: The wobble isn't at the frame level either.  It looks like the bead of the tire got pushed too far into the rim, and I couldn't get it to come back out and seat properly.  I could use a Stan's fluid recharge anyway, so I'll tear it down, clean everything off and see if I can get it to seat and spin straight.

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2014, 11:56:13 AM »
My bad Jeff I thought you were riding kings. My bad bro!!  Had that happen before to.


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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2014, 06:50:26 AM »
Oh, by the way... the TRAIL CONDITIONS are awesome right now.. go ride 8)

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2014, 02:09:17 PM »
Just had a quick but intense downpour in the Lawrence/Castleton area.   trail may need a few hours to dry up.
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2014, 02:46:42 PM »
Yea...I got caught in the middle of it.  Trail was full of water/puddles on LC.
Turning red for now.
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2014, 03:53:52 PM »
A huge downpour this afternoon. It will take a couple days to dry... checked it out just before the rain and it was pretty slippery.

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2014, 08:39:38 PM »
Fort needs to stay red for now.  Did a "check" lap and there are quite a lot of bad spots that have been tore up.

I am planning on going out tomorrow morning after I wake up and at least walk LC to try and get the worse spots before more rain comes next week.  Not sure what time but hopefully by 10am.
If you want to meet up, PM me with your number and I will call you when I get ready to head up there.
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2014, 02:43:15 PM »
I'd call it YELLOW.  We have a few spots, but mostly it's very good. Hopefully Jason finessed those areas.
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2014
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2014, 03:17:00 PM »
Walked all of LC and scraped out the mud sections and nicked in a drain so they hopefully drain better.  Will have to wait for a dry spell before we can go back in and rebuild those areas.  Putting new dirt down would just end up as mud right now.  Didn't get to Shoen as I had hoped.  Back started bugging me.

The new rocked section on Snake Creek climb is holding up good.  Section after it is still wet, as usual.
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