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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby bax » July 12th, 2013, 8:27 pm

Bugs non existent tonight - trail was clear and very nice.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby teach58 » July 14th, 2013, 7:56 pm

Still great this morning!
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby teach58 » July 17th, 2013, 1:32 pm

Getting any rain of consequence up there today? Thinking of riding very early Thursday morning before it gets too hot.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby djansen00 » July 17th, 2013, 1:48 pm

No rain at all and it looks clear for the next 24 hours. Trail was dry this morning. Horse flies are out in numbers, though.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby sisu » July 17th, 2013, 1:53 pm

OMG I was certain the black flies were going to drag me off my bike and leave me for dead! Constantly biting, which is annoying as *beep*.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » July 17th, 2013, 4:24 pm

Gravel roads + cx bike = no deer flies 8)
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby teach58 » July 17th, 2013, 5:16 pm

I have had good luck repelling the beasts (deer flies) with liberal doses of Deep Woods Off. The just sort of bounce off me.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby john_galt » July 17th, 2013, 5:49 pm

Rode this morning and Tuesday morning at 6:30am and didn't have problems with bugs. Maybe they were sleeping? 8)

With all the rain the conditions are the best I've seen for this time of year.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby sisu » July 17th, 2013, 9:15 pm

The park doesn't open for flies until 8am. Or so I've heard. There is a house bill making the rounds that would give them full access...
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby MLKuhl » July 20th, 2013, 1:57 pm

looking for trail condition update, planning to ride Sunday morning. Thanks
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby jajones » July 20th, 2013, 8:59 pm

Conditions should be good Sunday aside from the deer flies. It is supposed to be more mild and less humid, so conditions should be better. For the first time in many years, I've laid off the trail this past week due to the flies (humidity, heat...) and been riding dirt roads with my cross bike -- much more refreshing.

Ride fast. Wear baggies because they bite thru lycra. Keep mouth closed while riding. Don't stop due to mechanicals or rest. Wear head covering and put a helmet cover on your lid so they don't fly into your helmet vents and bounce around. Consider using deer fly tape on the helmet. Wear light colors and take a shower before you ride so you don't stink and attract more flies. :P
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Chi » July 20th, 2013, 9:21 pm

Rode this morning and the trail was in overall great condition. There are however a couple trees down in the back section.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby jajones » July 21st, 2013, 9:45 am

Again? :?

Can you tell me where they were at? Size?
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby MLKuhl » July 21st, 2013, 10:06 am

Beautiful morning for a ride! Was on trail at 7:15 and trail was in great shape. The 3 trees that are down are at 7 miles right by the hand pump, you can ride around that one. Will require small saw to clear trail. Second one is at about 10 miles in right after the small hill with the bench, bigger saw and have to portage that one. Third one is I think about 11ish miles in, just after you cross the last dirt road on farthest loop, small saw required and have to portage that one also. Deer flies are horrible but bug spray made them tolerable, keep your mouth closed though!!
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby teach58 » July 22nd, 2013, 9:48 am

Is it raining up there today?
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