Status Report

Surface
  • Greenway and trail are in usual condition.

Trees down
  • Down tree on the north side of the lake about 1 mile from the dam. Easy to get around.
  • Down tree between the concrete ford and the dam has been removed.

Flooding
  • No overflow at concrete ford or sidewalk.
  • Some small puddles in usual places on the trail.


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Shifting problems

I'd been having random, intermittent rear shifting problems for a couple of weeks and kept making indexing adjustments. Then a couple of days ago, after I loaded the bike on the car rack, I just happened to look under the bottom bracket where the shifting cables go through a guide and noticed the rear shifting cable was frayed in half and the broken strands were jamming inside the guide. I replaced the cable, did the adjustments, and now shifting is just as smooth as when the bike was new.
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Status Report

Greenway and trail are normal. Lots of rider out this morning.
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Staus Report

Both greenway and trail are normal today.
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Got new hitch rack

I had a Swagman XC2 rack ($150 on Amazon) which I used to carry one bike on a 2016 Mazda CX-5. The rack worked great but it looked like an insect attached to the rear of the vehicle and it protruded so far from the rear that I had very little room to walk in front of the vehicle when it was in the garage.

Last week I discovered a rack I had never heard of before; the 1Up. After some research on the web, I found it to be highly rated and a favorite with off-road bikers. I ordered one from the manufacturer and received it in 3 days. It's not cheap but still less than some other racks.

This is one sweet piece of engineering. It is all metal, compact, simple to use, looks like it is a part of the vehicle, is quick and easy to load and unload, and folds easily upward and out of the way. You take it out of the box, slide it into the hitch, tighten a bolt, and you are done. You can add trays to carry up to 3 bikes.
Check it out at: https://www.1up-usa.com/product/quik-rack-single/
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Status Report

Greenway
Ford and sidewalk area below dam have no overflow.

Greenwayat Bridge Construction Area
Still officially closed with a detor.
However, trail under the bridge has been  scraped and is a straight ride through.
Down tree has been removed.

Trail


No new problems just watch for new ruts and loose sand.
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Status Report

Greenway
Mud areas from flooding have been scrapped. Be careful of a thin layer of slick mud that remains.
Sidewalk area below dam has NO overflow.
About 3 feet wide of overflow at ford but it is not a problem.
If you ride through the bridge construction area, there is a small tree down on the dam side just past the bridge but it easy to get around.

Trail
No new problems.

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Status Report

Greenway
Sidewalk area below dam has overflow but it is not a problem.
About 10 feet wide of overflow at ford but it is not a problem.
If you ride through the bridge construction area, there is a small tree down on the dam side just past the bridge but it easy to get around.

Trail
No new problems.

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Side trip to new Quarry Park

Took a side trip today from the Salem Creek Greenway to the new Quarry Park. See this page for details.
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