Poto: Potawatomi

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby jmf003 » April 13th, 2015, 12:16 pm

Also rode this morning. Trail is in great shape apart from the tree down that Amanda mentioned.

Also I need to give a shout out to Lamberto, who rescued my ride with his spare master link. I normally carry 3-4 but today they are all sitting on my workbench!
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby barrybs » April 14th, 2015, 2:08 pm

Amanda wrote:FYI - just rode this am - There is a tree down at mile 11.5-ish, within a 1/2 mile before the short rooty climb.


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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby c0nsumer » April 19th, 2015, 8:10 am

It was wonderful out there yesterday. Lots of people, but everyone was courteous and friendly. Trail is in great shape, And Mr. Cook's latest reroute is great. While it's not needed I'd love to see a berm around the large tree. Sure is fun compared to the previous route, though.

Everything was August-ish dry, which was kinda weird with no leaves on the trees. Fair bit of deadfall, but a really nice day.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby John Beeson » April 24th, 2015, 7:59 pm

Don't forget about the trail marathon tomorrow (Saturday) and short runs on Sunday morning!
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby vas » April 24th, 2015, 8:26 pm

So is the trail closed for the marathon? Is there a schedule somewhere? Thanks!
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby John Beeson » April 24th, 2015, 8:29 pm

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby CannondaleMike » April 24th, 2015, 10:48 pm

Plan on riding Sunday at 10:00. Will the event be finished? Thanks.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby tadraper » April 25th, 2015, 5:12 am

nope wont be over


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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Critter7r » Yesterday, 9:26 pm

Lots of hikers today. Luckily, I'm out of shape and only ran into them going uphill or shortly after an uphill, and was going slowly. :) I got out there around 2, so the race was over.

Nothing blocking the trail, it was perfect today.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby oogs » Yesterday, 9:42 pm

Just FYI, this went out on a mailing list tonight (I'm not the author):

Gang,

Went out for a rip around the Poto today. Just after Patterson Lake Rd ( couple miles past the sand pit), three good 'old boys were in the parking lot, hanging outside their van. They mumbled something about MTBers, but I just kept going. I proceeded to descend at a good clip - this is a smooth descent wherein you can get a lot of speed. To my dismay, someone had laid a log across the trail about half way down. Of course, by this time, I was going pretty fast. I skidded for some time through the leaves, eventually flipping over the bars face-first into the log. Glancing up the trail, I noticed that one of 3 men was watching, then quickly went the other way.

I cleared the log and cleared another that was another 20 yards down.

I rode back up, but decided not to confront them. I just didn't like the odds.

Was this a fallen tree? No chance. Needless to say, I was really *beep*.

All in all, I got some scratches on my face and my head hurt a bit.

Just thought I'd share.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby mdotmoment11 » Yesterday, 10:03 pm

I was the author. And here was some more followup:

I went back up the hill to get the plate from the van, but I didn't have
my phone and one guy was just milling about (swearing) near the driver
door, so I just let it go...

But you're right, I probably should have gotten the plate.

oogs wrote:Just FYI, this went out on a mailing list tonight (I'm not the author):

Gang,

Went out for a rip around the Poto today. Just after Patterson Lake Rd ( couple miles past the sand pit), three good 'old boys were in the parking lot, hanging outside their van. They mumbled something about MTBers, but I just kept going. I proceeded to descend at a good clip - this is a smooth descent wherein you can get a lot of speed. To my dismay, someone had laid a log across the trail about half way down. Of course, by this time, I was going pretty fast. I skidded for some time through the leaves, eventually flipping over the bars face-first into the log. Glancing up the trail, I noticed that one of 3 men was watching, then quickly went the other way.

I cleared the log and cleared another that was another 20 yards down.

I rode back up, but decided not to confront them. I just didn't like the odds.

Was this a fallen tree? No chance. Needless to say, I was really *beep*.

All in all, I got some scratches on my face and my head hurt a bit.

Just thought I'd share.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby jmf003 » Yesterday, 11:02 pm

mdotmoment11 wrote:I was the author. And here was some more followup:

I went back up the hill to get the plate from the van, but I didn't have
my phone and one guy was just milling about (swearing) near the driver
door, so I just let it go...

But you're right, I probably should have gotten the plate.


Very scary and glad you weren't seriously hurt.

Given the numbers--three of them vs just you--I think it was a good decision not to get too close even though it meant not getting a license plate number.

If that crew hangs out there regularly the DNR will figure out pretty quickly who they are.
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