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2014-03-10 8:23 AM

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Did anyone ride the SRT lately?

I'm thinking about riding next Sunday, but with the condition of the roads I'm afraid the SRT might be really bad!

Anyone know what kind of condition it is in?


2014-03-10 9:11 AM
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Rode part of it yesterday (3/09) at around 10:00-11:30am so yesterday's sun might have changed things..

Between Betzwood and Norristown there were enough long sections of packed-down, still-frozen ice/snow that I had to walk, or at least unclip and "scoot" the bike. At the first road corssing after Norristown train station, the trail was completely shut down for construction so I ended up riding back up to the train station and taking DeKalb Street over to Bridgeport, and riding roads through KoP back to Betzwood.
2014-03-10 3:22 PM
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I work in Conshohocken and went for a lunch run last week and had to do circles between North Lane and Colwell - Packed ice and snow in both directions. I would think with the warmer weather this week it should get pretty clear. I'll look on Thursday at lunch and tell you what this area is like. Siri, remind me to look on Thursday.
2014-03-11 10:38 AM
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Any one know how long the construction is supposed to last?  I looked on the website after seeing this thread and it just says several months.

2014-03-11 2:31 PM
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The sign on the big construction fence across the trail just said "Spring 2014", with no date. The sign also had a map that looked like it's blocked as far east as Ross Street, which is the street that passes under the RR tracks next to the sewage treatment plant.
2014-03-11 3:08 PM
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Construction? Ut oh...


2014-03-13 11:29 AM
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Originally posted by WelshinPhilly

The sign on the big construction fence across the trail just said "Spring 2014", with no date. The sign also had a map that looked like it's blocked as far east as Ross Street, which is the street that passes under the RR tracks next to the sewage treatment plant.


Good to know, guess I'll ignore the SRT for awhile.
2014-04-28 11:54 AM
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The trail is now (somewhat) open again.

There's still some ongoing construction on the railroad trestle next to the sewage plant which means a short walk (~50 yards) up/down a gravel incline to the base of the trestle. Other than that, it's all rideable.
2014-04-28 3:22 PM
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Originally posted by WelshinPhilly

The trail is now (somewhat) open again.

There's still some ongoing construction on the railroad trestle next to the sewage plant which means a short walk (~50 yards) up/down a gravel incline to the base of the trestle. Other than that, it's all rideable.


I always like to ride my bike fast past that part. Pew!
2014-04-30 9:01 AM
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Originally posted by stilgarnaib
Originally posted by WelshinPhilly The trail is now (somewhat) open again. There's still some ongoing construction on the railroad trestle next to the sewage plant which means a short walk (~50 yards) up/down a gravel incline to the base of the trestle. Other than that, it's all rideable.
I always like to ride my bike fast past that part. Pew!

Right now would mean instant death. It's impassable on a road/tri bike. Looks like this.

2014-04-30 1:07 PM
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Originally posted by BrianRunsPhilly

Originally posted by stilgarnaib
Originally posted by WelshinPhilly The trail is now (somewhat) open again. There's still some ongoing construction on the railroad trestle next to the sewage plant which means a short walk (~50 yards) up/down a gravel incline to the base of the trestle. Other than that, it's all rideable.
I always like to ride my bike fast past that part. Pew!

Right now would mean instant death. It's impassable on a road/tri bike. Looks like this.




Hey Brian, what are they doing down on the river at the end of the trail? It looks like, or at least from the road doing 60 mph, that they might be extending the trail? or is it some other use of our tax dollars at work?


2014-05-01 7:16 AM
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Originally posted by stilgarnaib
Originally posted by BrianRunsPhilly

Originally posted by stilgarnaib
Originally posted by WelshinPhilly The trail is now (somewhat) open again. There's still some ongoing construction on the railroad trestle next to the sewage plant which means a short walk (~50 yards) up/down a gravel incline to the base of the trestle. Other than that, it's all rideable.
I always like to ride my bike fast past that part. Pew!

Right now would mean instant death. It's impassable on a road/tri bike. Looks like this.

Hey Brian, what are they doing down on the river at the end of the trail? It looks like, or at least from the road doing 60 mph, that they might be extending the trail? or is it some other use of our tax dollars at work?

No clue, I decided River Road and biking through Conshy was a better idea. Where would they extend the trail to? That part is just a repair.

2014-05-02 9:47 AM
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The trail is being extended along the river to connect to the South Street Bridge.

Is that what you are referring too?

http://www.schuylkillbanks.org/stories/schuylkill-banks-trail-exten...
2014-05-02 10:19 AM
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That's it. I was hoping that's what they were doing when I saw the forms going in.
2014-05-02 2:07 PM
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Originally posted by stilgarnaib That's it. I was hoping that's what they were doing when I saw the forms going in.

Right now that area is a swimming pool. The flooding is incredible. My friend sent pictures of the staircases going down to the trail between Market and Locus,and they end in water. That being said, what's already done is nice, and it will be even nicer when it's all completed.

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