Poto: Potawatomi

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby dmassey » May 31st, 2011, 6:27 am

Checked out to the Poto Monday, its a mess, slippery everywhere, down trees. Needs to dry out.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby djansen00 » June 1st, 2011, 10:01 pm

Rode the shortcut loop tonight. It was a fricking beautiful evening and the trail was mostly great with some muddy spots in the first few miles.

There are a few things down that will require chainsaws. I can't remember it all but here's what I do remember:

-small (hoppable) tree/log down about 1.5-2 miles in
-bigger tree down around 2.5
-tree down right after the first hill of *beep*

I think there's more but it's escaping me...was just too caught up in the ride I guess.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Paul Brown » June 3rd, 2011, 6:31 am

Rode Poto last night. Trail is in great shape. I strongly suggest leaving the tree (log) across the tread just after the first Hill of H#ll reroute. This is the perfect size to ride over, if ya can't then just turn in your man (or woman) card and do your best CX imitation and call it good :P . Even had a roadie convert make it last night, biggest log I have seen him roll yet. 8)
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby mmba7614 » June 3rd, 2011, 8:07 am

Paul Brown wrote:Rode Poto last night. Trail is in great shape. I strongly suggest leaving the tree (log) across the tread just after the first Hill of H#ll reroute.


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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby barrybs » June 3rd, 2011, 9:35 pm

Cleared the trees @ 1.5m and 2.5m as well as a nearby widowmaker tonight. Did not venture into the Hills of *beep* so the bunnyhopper should still be there. :)

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby xcrdr » June 3rd, 2011, 9:47 pm

Will be riding the trail thursday. We will be doing the shorter option. 13 miles I believe. Can someone tell me how many miles out the turn is? We will be leaving from the main lot. Thanks.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby mmba7614 » June 3rd, 2011, 9:57 pm

xcrdr wrote:Will be riding the trail thursday. We will be doing the shorter option. 13 miles I believe. Can someone tell me how many miles out the turn is? We will be leaving from the main lot. Thanks.


About 9, at the top of a Sandy Hill that you will likely despise. . . there is a bench and a sign marker post thing.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby kaysee » June 4th, 2011, 3:38 pm

I haven't ridden this trail but once, was thinking about doing it this week. If I recall correctly, there is some black plastic stuff on some of the hills (kinda looks like a cargo net on the ground). Whats the deal with this and do you ride on this stuff or along side of it?
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Craig Morris » June 4th, 2011, 3:46 pm

kaysee wrote: If I recall correctly, there is some black plastic stuff on some of the hills (kinda looks like a cargo net on the ground). Whats the deal with this and do you ride on this stuff or along side of it?


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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby chong » June 5th, 2011, 1:05 pm

Recommend sticking to the shortcut.
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Trail Looking Good! Almost.

Postby Older_and_Slower » June 9th, 2011, 9:59 am

Rode the whole trail last night, and only one puddle still remaining. It's the normal mud hole(s) just before Gosling access road. Also, a new oak tree down, it's a couple hundred yards after the Poto and Crooked re-merge (or after post #9).

Thank you Poto good samartian for the trimming up in Goslin!
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » June 9th, 2011, 5:53 pm

a new oak tree down

and now gone .
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby xcrdr » June 10th, 2011, 10:46 pm

Had a group ride thursday night. I sometimes forget how much I love that trail. For some reason with a new bike and an older body I'm going slower than before but I have only ridden a few times this year so what could I expect. Did the trail in 1:40. Of course that includes usual Poto fun. A 6" stick in the rear cage that of course bent the cage slightly. Overshifted and jammed in the spokes twice before I got it on track. Looking forward to trimming the time down closer to the old days. Thanks a bunch to the trail crew. It's still a classic. Thanks G for getting that tree out.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby djansen00 » June 14th, 2011, 6:57 am

Very large tree down at the top of the first hill of *beep*.

Gosling is mostly ride-able now. Still a few muddy spots. Thanks for all the cleanup/mowing out there. It looked great.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Paul Brown » June 14th, 2011, 7:14 am

djansen00 wrote:Very large (but rideable) tree down at the top of the first hill of *beep*.


fixed that for ya :wink:
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