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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby cmkovick » October 7th, 2010, 12:03 pm

yes, please post when the re-routes are taking place. I would like to help out.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby jajones » October 8th, 2010, 7:12 am

someoldguy wrote:Thanks for turning the "second hill of *beep*" into a long version of ilra and closing off the original route. I understand the concept of "sustainable" trails but does this mean that everything needs to have all the fun/skill taken out?


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Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Bento » October 8th, 2010, 4:12 pm

Holy carp Batman, Poto was awesome today. Never thought I could pull off 66.6 gear inches thru H?LL. Oops, sign of the Devil :-)

Perhaps I missed it before but trimming/maintenance after the shortcut reentry is much appreciated.

Seems like some kind of fern plant, thinks it is spring, after the Lumberjack Camp.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby utabintarbo » October 10th, 2010, 4:12 pm

jajones wrote:
someoldguy wrote:Thanks for turning the "second hill of *beep*" into a long version of ilra and closing off the original route. I understand the concept of "sustainable" trails but does this mean that everything needs to have all the fun/skill taken out?


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I found it plenty challenging. Pretty fun, too.

Just slightly dusty out there. A little rain would be helpful.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Dirtdevil » October 11th, 2010, 7:18 am

I liked the Hill of *beep* re-route. I was able to climb it on my 29er SS :mrgreen: The rest of the trail was in very good shape although I agree that the last mile of Crooked Lk. is very gnarly and needs some help. Nice work to all!

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Paul Brown » October 11th, 2010, 7:26 am

Dirtdevil wrote:I liked the Hill of *beep* re-route. I was able to climb it on my 29er SS :mrgreen: The rest of the trail was in very good shape although I agree that the last mile of Crooked Lk. is very gnarly and needs some help. Nice work to all!

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yea, its a good re-route if it allows you/somebody to clean a section that was formerly unrideable for you. :roll: That seems to be the prevailing logic.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Geff » October 11th, 2010, 8:43 am

Paul Brown wrote:
Dirtdevil wrote:I liked the Hill of *beep* re-route. I was able to climb it on my 29er SS :mrgreen: The rest of the trail was in very good shape although I agree that the last mile of Crooked Lk. is very gnarly and needs some help. Nice work to all!

:twisted:


yea, its a good re-route if it allows you/somebody to clean a section that was formerly unrideable for you. :roll: That seems to be the prevailing logic.


There were times that I made it and times that I didn't. Unfortunately, the way it was cut wasn't sustainable (eco trailwise) from what I understand. Made for a good day when I cleaned it.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Dirtdevil » October 11th, 2010, 9:08 am

Paul Brown wrote:
Dirtdevil wrote:I liked the Hill of *beep* re-route. I was able to climb it on my 29er SS :mrgreen: The rest of the trail was in very good shape although I agree that the last mile of Crooked Lk. is very gnarly and needs some help. Nice work to all!

:twisted:


yea, its a good re-route if it allows you/somebody to clean a section that was formerly unrideable for you. :roll: That seems to be the prevailing logic.


Oooohhh, I am able to clean all of the climbs @ Poto...on my 26" geared rig. I wasn't able to clean this climb (as well as the other hills of *beep*) on my SS.... Just sayin' :roll:

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Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Bento » October 12th, 2010, 10:46 pm

There are pair of small/medium sized trees laying across the boardwalk just south of Doyle Rd. Should be no problem to ride over in the day, sort of a surprise at night.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby daffunda » October 13th, 2010, 9:33 am

I know it is for the best interest of trail preservation, but I have to say....

"Wait so the trail is now dumbed down? Nooooooooo!!!" :(
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » October 13th, 2010, 11:08 am

Dead fall is gone .
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Cook » October 13th, 2010, 11:47 am

Paul Brown wrote:
Dirtdevil wrote:I liked the Hill of *beep* re-route. I was able to climb it on my 29er SS :mrgreen: The rest of the trail was in very good shape although I agree that the last mile of Crooked Lk. is very gnarly and needs some help. Nice work to all!

:twisted:


yea, its a good re-route if it allows you/somebody to clean a section that was formerly unrideable for you. :roll: That seems to be the prevailing logic.


Hey *beep*, if the Poto is too easy for you why don't you strip all of your fancy-boy suspension off and ride old school rigid like a man.

Oh...never mind.

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby bill_m » October 14th, 2010, 7:38 pm

In case anyone didn't see it in the Volunteers Needed section, Poto workday on Saturday!

http://mmba.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=100588
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Bento » October 20th, 2010, 4:14 pm

Good day for a sail on the Poto. The trail is packed down, leaf covered and a just a tad dusty.

The reroute of the downhill approach to one of the bridges, the one with lots of tasty roots on the other side, in the Hiland Lake area, looks good. Thanks to all that worked on that.
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Poto: Potawatomi

Postby adroit rider » October 24th, 2010, 8:38 pm

I enjoyed the reroutes today and was shocked that another hill of *beep* is gone.

The approach to the bridge used to be a game of chicken with a wood post that made me nervous but never hurt.

The Poto is becoming a full rigid trail one piece at a time but I am fine with that.
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