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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Geff » December 30th, 2010, 9:10 pm

G.Cook wrote:How about next Sat or Sun same time frame ? Anybody else ?



Thanks for changing the date. Please PM me during the week to remind where and what time.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » December 31st, 2010, 9:28 am

So okay , next Sat. , Jan 8 , 12:30 pm at Pickeral Lk. entrance .
Look for a red Element . Just bring gloves .
15 min. rule , otherwise we will be at the first big climb with the big turning curve .
It would be good to get at least 4-5 volunteers .
If the weather looks really nasty I will post up with a cancellation on Fri.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby barrybs » January 1st, 2011, 8:37 pm

So I went out to check out the Poto this afternoon fully expecting to see a layer of compacted snow left on the trail tread but it was all gone, just bare dirt. Everything should be frozen solid by morning, no studded tires needed.

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Moto339 » January 2nd, 2011, 11:48 am

Poto was Prime This Morning moved 4 trees from the trail but one was just a little to big for the 2 of us so we do have one Down still. Other then that everything was GREAT!!! I don't want to speculate where that tree was so hopefully somebody will let us know later. But it is their and might need some Chain Saw Action to take care of. Get out their it is good stuff We came across probably about a 100 yds of ice in one small section other then that Clear as can be. We did take the Shortcut!
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Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Bento » January 2nd, 2011, 3:45 pm

Thanks to the post by barrybs, I got a lunch time ride in today. Yep, hard like concrete. Only wished I had studs for a few seconds. Mostly, at the bottom of the downhill, after the Patterson Lk Rd crossing, just before the boardwalk.

There must be some good sales on 10spd drivetrains going on. Some spots reminded me of the pizza cutter (foot prints too) ?rap I have seen at ILRA.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Steve_Balogh » January 2nd, 2011, 5:43 pm

I did the Silver Lake-Crooked Lake route today, no significant patches of ice at all, studs not required. I checked out some of the spurs going out to the road, remains of a controlled burn through a sandy section was a really cool ride, just north of Pickerel Lake. I'm thinking today was the best shape I've seen Poto all year, too bad I didn't have time for the whole trail.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » January 2nd, 2011, 5:58 pm

So you guys didn't see that chainsaw ready dead fall that Moto was talking about on his ride ?
And thanks Moto for clearing that other dead fall off the trail .
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby winbert » January 2nd, 2011, 6:07 pm

Thanks to barry & moto for posting - you motivated me to get out there & ride today. Comments about being dry/frozen/99%-ice-free apply to the whole 18-mile loop.

Large tree down after Max Dr. (dirt road crossing after Little Mac) & before shortcut bench. Mostly cleared, & I broke off a shard sticking into the trail, but the trunk still infringes a little on the outside edge of a fast turn - will need a chainsaw. Also, medium tree hanging across trail about head height (!) after shortcut ties back in to full loop, and before the rerouted entrance to the little bridge. Lastly, a little bit after the clothesline branch is a large wishbone-shaped branch just coming onto the edge of the trail - needs to be dragged further off, but it was getting late & I was getting cold!
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » January 2nd, 2011, 6:14 pm

Excellent . Thanks !
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby barrybs » January 2nd, 2011, 6:21 pm

I was able to drag the "wishbone" one off the trail. The other two are still there.

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Thinair » January 2nd, 2011, 6:48 pm

Thanks for the posts guys! I was able to do the full Poto starting about 3:20 and finishing with an awesome sunset. Did not see anything blocking the trail except for the low hanging (medium sized) tree after the shortcut joins the poto in the curvy section. Awesome ride!
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » January 7th, 2011, 1:29 pm

So okay , next Sat. , Jan 8 , 12:30 pm at Pickeral Lk. entrance .
Look for a red Element . Just bring gloves .
15 min. rule , otherwise we will be at the first big climb with the big turning curve .
It would be good to get at least 4-5 volunteers .
If the weather looks really nasty I will post up with a cancellation on Fri.

Still heading out if any one wants to join me .
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Geff » January 7th, 2011, 1:40 pm

G.Cook wrote:
So okay , next Sat. , Jan 8 , 12:30 pm at Pickeral Lk. entrance .
Look for a red Element . Just bring gloves .
15 min. rule , otherwise we will be at the first big climb with the big turning curve .
It would be good to get at least 4-5 volunteers .
If the weather looks really nasty I will post up with a cancellation on Fri.

Still heading out if any one wants to join me .


Have got it written down and am planning on being there.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » January 8th, 2011, 3:21 pm

Mission accomplished............................for now . :roll:
Thanks Bento for making it out . Nice day to be out at Pinckney Rec. work'n trail .
Looked like JAJ was having a good day on his Moots . Trail was in great condition for fat tires .
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Geff » January 8th, 2011, 4:57 pm

G.Cook wrote:Mission accomplished............................for now . :roll:
Thanks Bento for making it out . Nice day to be out at Pinckney Rec. work'n trail .
Looked like JAJ was having a good day on his Moots . Trail was in great condition for fat tires .


Just PMd you with why I didn't make it out there like I said I would. Feel badly about it...My apologies.
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