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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby teach58 » October 12th, 2013, 12:30 pm

Yeah, trail was perfect. Did not get started until around 8:40. Did not notice very many scouts / hikers.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby jmf003 » October 12th, 2013, 6:53 pm

Did an afternoon ride, starting at 3:00 pm. Gorgeous afternoon and only saw a single scout and maybe a dozen or so hikers total.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby risnewski » October 12th, 2013, 7:53 pm

Did the Gosling reroute for the first time. It's awesome. Nice job trail people!
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby deezler » October 13th, 2013, 7:36 pm

After 3 months without riding (we had a baby), did the 12-mile shortcut loop of the Poto yesterday from 10:30-12:30 ish. Very uncharacteristically of me, did not check this thread and thus had no idea about the boy scouts. There were definitely a ton of them, with families, between the points mentioned. No problem at all though, other than on the treacherous (read: radically awesome) downhill right before the watson lake / halfmoon lake bridge (is that at the "caretaker" cabin or something like that?), where a woman and child had to jump aside as my buddy did a nice endo and tumble right in front of them (he's a newb, all good though).

Have to say though, those boy scouts are some courteous kids. Everyone was very well prepared and all yelled "BIKES!" every time we approached a group and all jumped aside.

It was an amazingly beautiful fall day! Trail was in amazing shape, leaf cover is probably about to increase a bit more though. BIG THANKS to whoever did all that weed whacking along the trail corridor, that is the most open and clear I have ever seen the trail. (ahem, the shortcut trail is still mighty tight).

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby irishpitbull » October 14th, 2013, 10:20 am

risnewski wrote:Did the Gosling reroute for the first time. It's awesome. Nice job trail people!



I agree. Finally a reroute that is better than the section it replaced.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Paul Brown » October 18th, 2013, 12:21 pm

Anybody ride today? If so, how is the trail is after yesterdays rain?
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby schortie » October 18th, 2013, 5:28 pm

Rode this afternoon. All was smooth but for a coupla spots and some slick leaves just before the campground. It was a gorgeous ride.

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby teach58 » October 19th, 2013, 10:18 am

Is it raining enough up there to a: cause this evenings night ride to be cancelled or b: make a Sunday morning ride a bad idea?
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby schortie » October 19th, 2013, 11:16 am

Here's a handy weather map. It's been raining all day here - slow and steady.

http://detroit.justweather.com/radar/#position=44%2Fw74
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby volt_son » October 19th, 2013, 3:56 pm

Anyone have a feel for what the trail will be like Sunday am after all of the Saturday rain?
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby jajones » October 19th, 2013, 7:02 pm

Still raining here off and on. Trail got pretty drenched today. I would say if it stops raining by midnight (which it was supposed to last I saw) and we get some sun and wind tomorrow -- the trail will be good by later tomorrow afternoon. In the morning though, I think you'll find a mix of greasy top and slick leaves.

Some fools were out mucking it up during the rain today.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby barrybs » October 19th, 2013, 7:32 pm

.8" on the range gauge from the last 24 hours or so...gonna be muddy in the AM.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Paul Brown » October 26th, 2013, 6:35 pm

So the flagging just prior to BIG SANDY leads me to believe that another reroute in in place.
Anybody in the know care to elaborate ? When is that trail date?
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby jajones » October 26th, 2013, 7:34 pm

No plans for that known here, PB.

Jim James and I had looked at it a number of years ago, but nothing has come of it. That area is a big sand pit. I'm not so sure that rerouting the current lines wouldn't just result in another sand route, regardless of cut.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Paul Brown » October 27th, 2013, 8:16 am

Thanks, the area seems fine to me but wtf do I know?
The King pointed out the flagging when we were clearing the trail and warning foot traffic of the pending single speed foray. 8)
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