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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby georgemra » July 10th, 2010, 12:32 pm

I just love this trail. That aside, there are two spots where the trail is really rutted: at the beginning of the big descent after the first HOH, and another bad one on the descent after boyscout hill. Other than that have a good time.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby ?andyA » July 11th, 2010, 7:35 pm

Rode at about 2pm today (11-Jul). A couple things of note besides the items mentioned above.

1. @ about 11.8 miles, there was a small (well, small-ish since it was about 5-6" in dia.) tree that was broken in half and has fallen and is hanging across the trail. It didn't fall onto the trail itself, but is hanging low enough to make it a pretty harsh widowmaker.

2. While not really a trail hazard, @ just about 12mi there is a power line that is hanging pretty low. Not enough to be a widowmaker, but may really surprise someone if they look up and see it close.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Brent » July 15th, 2010, 10:50 am

Rode the outer trail yesterday, I can sum it up in one word. DEEEEEET! The bugs are terrible.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby FizzFizz » July 19th, 2010, 8:46 am

Just a heads up, this past weekend, while doing a trail run I came across a down tree on Crooked Lake Trail, between post marker 3 and post marker 8. It was about half a mile west of post marker 3, near the bridge at Pickerel Lake. It is a big tree and I couldn't move it by myself. The clearance is about 2+ feet off the ground near the bottom of a hill, which would make it diffcult to stop the momentum of your bike and dismount, unless you try to bunny hop it, but that would be quite a spectacular hop.

Technically this is on the Crooked Lake trail, but I couldn't find a thread specific to that trail.

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby deuxdiesel » July 22nd, 2010, 8:57 pm

Rode today and it was the worst for deer flies I've ever experienced. Make sure you take bug stuff.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby winbert » July 25th, 2010, 8:34 pm

Whoa, the Poto was wild & wooly today! Not for the faint of heart. A few greasy spots, lots of severly washed out sections, & numerous downed branches/trees/debris. Cleared a bunch of it, including anything we could get with a small hand saw. There were a few larger ones, unfortunately I don't have a good recollection of exactly where they were. I think one was between the hills of *beep*, & seems like it wasn't the first or last. Hopefully someone whose head hit the ground less than mine did today will post more accurate/reliable locations :oops: :wink:...

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby djansen00 » July 26th, 2010, 9:39 pm

Tree down about 1 mile before the 4 corners on the scenic ridge section. Another tree down right after the 2nd hill of *beep* almost exactly where a different tree was down last month.

The rain last Friday brought even more interesting washouts and sand and roots. Trail difficulty is up a notch or two.

Someone dug a bunch of drainage trenches all over the place. Was that official trail work? I seem to remember someone doing that unofficially last year before Dances with Dirt.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby barrybs » July 27th, 2010, 12:32 pm

djansen00 wrote:Tree down about 1 mile before the 4 corners on the scenic ridge section. Another tree down right after the 2nd hill of *beep* almost exactly where a different tree was down last month.

The rain last Friday brought even more interesting washouts and sand and roots. Trail difficulty is up a notch or two.

Someone dug a bunch of drainage trenches all over the place. Was that official trail work? I seem to remember someone doing that unofficially last year before Dances with Dirt.


I should be able to get these cleared this evening.

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » July 27th, 2010, 7:35 pm

Thanks for all the work you do on the Poto berrybs . 8)
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby barrybs » July 27th, 2010, 9:51 pm

G.Cook wrote:Thanks for all the work you do on the Poto berrybs . 8)


Thanks, but I've been kind of slacking so far this year, been pretty busy. How are those ribs coming along ?

Anyhow, I got the two trees cleared from the Poto as well as the one on the Crooked Lk Trail. If there's any more out there post up, I didn't ride the full trail tonight.

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby djansen00 » July 27th, 2010, 9:58 pm

Thanks Barry!
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » July 28th, 2010, 2:11 am

How are those ribs coming along ?

I only flinch now when I sneeze , cough or laugh . :D
I'm going to try the CX this week to see how that goes .
I'll be walking the Gosling maybe today to check it out .
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Biggredd911 » July 29th, 2010, 8:58 am

Going to try this trail for the first time today with a couple of co-workers. I saw a YouTube video of this trail system and the guy filming it was slow but the trail looked fast sooooooo this should be interesting.

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby bill_m » July 29th, 2010, 5:56 pm

Keep in mind the Poto is more beat down than usual from the relentless storms this summer. I swear it's always something causing problems out there :?
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Biggredd911 » July 30th, 2010, 8:39 am

Biggredd911 wrote:Going to try this trail for the first time today with a couple of co-workers. I saw a YouTube video of this trail system and the guy filming it was slow but the trail looked fast sooooooo this should be interesting.

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