North Park Ride Report (2009-2011)

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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby Deluxe » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:26 pm

To quote Robert T (he made me laugh out loud): "it's a shithole." Even the horses are staying off it.

The new lower entrance to the climb up Ridge from the Spillway (across from beaver Pavillion) is flooded and probably dangerous.

Please be judicious about riding in these conditions. Especially the newer stuff. As much as it pains me to say it: ride the roads.

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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby swhile » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:50 pm

Got out to North Park yesterday. While the snow is deep, the traction was amazing.





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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby woodsy » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:53 pm

Rode NP on Sunday. Dropped down off of the pool road loop onto a recently excavated road. Good until the END of the road. Hike a bike for 1/4 mile in 18" of snow. Ended up above the old flea market. Dropped(hiked) down to the market. And made our way back up to the pool. Snow shoes would have been the ticket! We'll try again next Sunday. BTW, Just joined PORc and live behind Koto Buki. Last house on left before the road gate. We ride NP every Sunday afternoon around 1:00. Will update as soon as conditions get BETTER!
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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby Shred303 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:02 am

You got all that great riding right out your back door :D
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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby manhattanprjkt83 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:43 am

Shred303 wrote:You got all that great riding right out your back door :D


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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby Shred303 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:32 am

Oh yeah fishing is great out in North Park with the lake en all... :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby woodsy » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:14 pm

We started to dig out behind Koto Buki. Made it 500 yards past the road gate then dropped down into the woods to the right. Progress is SLOW GOING !!!Only two of us. We will continue on Sunday around 1:00. Anyone that would like to help is welcome.(CRAZY) You can park in my driveway on the left before the gate.(1800) Will update after Sunday.
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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby swhile » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:23 am

I'm there! And I will beware of dog, LOL! I've seen that sign a million times. I wonder if digging will still be needed since the forecast looks warmer this week. Yeah, I'm sure digging is needed, there is so much snow and ice.
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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby Deluxe » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:52 pm

Are you clearing debris or shoveling a path? PM sent with phone numbers.
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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby Gregg3333 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:30 pm

Looks like it's in the 40s all next week. Just wait a bit and let it all melt - into a muddy mess. :wink:
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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby Shred303 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:35 pm

woodsy wrote:We started to dig out behind Koto Buki.

I dont think they mean this litterally. These crazy fools are shoveling snow!
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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby woodsy » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:53 am

Any plans to work on the snow behind Koto Buki have been canceled . Mother nature called and said she'll take care of it for us. I'll be riding somewhere. Thanks!!!!!
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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby b_heald » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:27 am

How are the trails in North Park? It was pretty warm today...wow I've been in Erie too long if I think 40 is warm.
But anyways, let me know how the riding is.
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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby Deluxe » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:53 pm

Trails no good...but the roads are worse (lots of people crowding path around lake and potholes are a threat). Heard good things about Frick, but I have no firsthand knowledge. Rain in forecast this week so maybe that will take a few inches off the snowpack. Rays, Rays, Rays...
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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby swhile » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:42 pm

On the road, I have been parking near the stoplight by the football field, riding up the hill past girl scout cabin & the golf course, a few back neighborhood roads off the flat part by the golf course, and either down past the B-ball courts or all the way out Brown Road past the nature center, then up the hill to the light house, road not plowed so back down, and loop around the lake back to the car. Not bad for a road ride, lots of climbing. 9 miles. I'm on a mt bike though, there is still a lot of salt and cinders on the roads.
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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby woodsy » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:30 pm

Rode Saturday,Sunday and Tuesday evening. All trails are good & muddy !
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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby everyxnewxday » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:11 pm

Ah, I see this thread now. Thanks for the update.
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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby Justin » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:06 pm

woodsy wrote:Rode Saturday,Sunday and Tuesday evening. All trails are good & muddy !


Why would you continue riding the trails if they are muddy? I hope you didn't cause any damage.

I rode tonight, and was surprised how dry the trails are. Almost no mud or water anywhere, legs and bike were clean after the ride.
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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby Shred303 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:15 pm

Justin wrote:
woodsy wrote:Rode Saturday,Sunday and Tuesday evening. All trails are good & muddy !

Why would you continue riding the trails if they are muddy? I hope you didn't cause any damage.


Everyone's got their opinion on this. What each one percievs to cause and not cause damage, and frankly for the most part, from my experience it's really just that. Opinion. We can open this up have a lengthy heated debate where everyone will be pissed at each other, start hurling insults and begin the name calling, or we can just let it go; but since woodsy is the new guy, I say lets really jump his shit exta hard. Give him the A1 PORC message board welcome.

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Re: North Park Ride Report

Postby Gregg3333 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:14 pm

Hey, at least he wasn't on a horse.... :wink:
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