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.https://imgur.com/gallery/Mleeq
There are trees down mostly, if not all, in the north loop section.