Poto: Potawatomi

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby DynoDon » December 16th, 2016, 1:45 pm

I tried to ride Poto today, it looked like just foot traffic, I went from the trailhead to the dirt road hoping there would be grooming, or at least some tracks to follow, just foot prints, lots of them, I went down the road to Waterloo, it was well ridden in, and the other two people that were there were going the right direction for the day, it was great to get some flow in a winter fat bike ride, I just wish Poto was groomed some.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby tadraper » December 28th, 2016, 12:15 pm

Rode some of the Poto today, spent time removing downed trees. there is one that requires a saw between Hankered and dead lake. easy enough to walk over but was to large to move solo today.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby gjt1980 » January 5th, 2017, 1:28 pm

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Rode 5ish miles today encountered some ice but made it through with only one wreck


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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby ihateplaindave » January 5th, 2017, 3:08 pm

You got helium in those tires?
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby gjt1980 » January 5th, 2017, 5:35 pm

You have to keep it light


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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby b_b » January 5th, 2017, 9:27 pm

That's some serious fat tire floatation.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby temperman » January 15th, 2017, 8:35 am

I haven't been to Poto in a few weeks. How are the conditions? Is it rideable without studs?
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Bento » January 16th, 2017, 9:32 am

temperman wrote:I haven't been to Poto in a few weeks. How are the conditions? Is it rideable without studs?

It is rideable with out studs? Yes, but it depends what you have to lose, I suppose.

Here is my observations from yesterday: The first portion is the likely the worst. I bet many riders have attempted and said "oh h.ell no". After that, it is Icy, either sheer or partial in spots, may be 5% of the trails. Unfortunately, it is that 5% that will do you in. Using studs for the rest of the non-icy trail will be hard on the studs. If I return, without more snow and similar temps, I would bring my studded tires. Oh, I will also wear my boots with screws in the bottom. Either skinny or fat studded tires will do.

I rode very gingerly the whole way, as a result it took almost twice my normal time to ride a modified full loop.

Despite being warned I still went down on the Blind Lake Campground access road (near the pump). No injuries, but I need to check my helmet.
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There are trees down mostly, if not all, in the north loop section.
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