Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby iceberg422 » June 5th, 2013, 3:22 am

please post any info on a maintenence ride. would love to contribute.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » June 11th, 2013, 10:40 am

iceberg422 wrote:please post any info on a maintenence ride. would love to contribute.


will do! prob in the next 2 weeks or so.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » June 11th, 2013, 2:42 pm

First off, how did I not find this till now.

Second - the friend that showed me the loop showed me a path that goes from Olsen, east on Dhu Varren to the train tracks, and then south (towards & around Leslie Golf Course) loosely following the tracks. The area near the tracks seems to always be wet and soggy, making the riding process very unpleasant and somewhat destructive. Is there another way to get from Olsen Park to Plymouth Road, through trails?
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » June 11th, 2013, 4:38 pm

You can head east on dru V tben back south on the gravel road and then it splits to the right and into that apt complex. Ride around the complex and back into Leslie woods at that big 4 way trail crossing. From there ride south into black pond and then out by the science center. From there you'll be close to Plymouth rd. Sorry, that's about as well as I can describe it with words LOL. I'm in process of making a map for the loop though. Stay tuned.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » June 11th, 2013, 6:06 pm

Cool, thanks! I am very interested to see someone else's version of the loop.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » June 11th, 2013, 6:13 pm

oogs wrote:Cool, thanks! I am very interested to see someone else's version of the loop.

If you ask 10 people what the loop is, you'll get 20 answers ;)
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » June 11th, 2013, 9:43 pm

Bcar wrote:
oogs wrote:Cool, thanks! I am very interested to see someone else's version of the loop.

If you ask 10 people what the loop is, you'll get 20 answers ;)


Hah!
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby ryanmcg » June 14th, 2013, 9:03 am

Anyone ridden lately? How's it looking? Overgrown? Kind of wanting to ride this evening, but I might take some hedge trimmers with me.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » June 14th, 2013, 9:13 am

Barton/whitmore to the m14 underpass prob needs the most help right now. Olson will need a now in the next 2-3 weeks, I'm going to try toplan another work day for that.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » June 19th, 2013, 10:13 am

Ann Arbor Local Loop, mtg & survey on bikes, need mtb input

The city of A2 is working on getting another bike friendly award and asked me to spread the word to the mountain bike community. Im hoping we can get a massive amount of mountain bikers to respond, this will only make it easier for the poto chapter to maintain/build/gain access to more trail in A2!! There is already well over 20 miles of single track in/near A2, with the possibility for much, much more.

Please take the survey even if you're not in A2 or ride the local loop much.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/A2BFC
Some ideas or key points to possibly list:
Something about adding more mountain bike/hike trails, this brings in people from outside the area bla bla bla.
Rerouting and adding more trail in Kuebler/Langford park area.
Adding a trail on the north slope along the Huron river in the camp hill top area.
Opening up "birdhills park" to mountain biking (long shot!!)

Meeting and other details, please attend if possible (I have no idea what the format will be like).
http://www.a2gov.org/news/Pages/Bicycle ... 06-25.aspx
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby jmf003 » June 21st, 2013, 6:58 am

Rode Olson and much of the local loop yesterday evening. Trail surface was good as usual. However someone removed rocks from the rock garden that follows the teeter-totter.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby CM » June 21st, 2013, 8:49 am

I was out at Olson last night as well. Some parts of the trail were practically hidden with all the overgrowth. One section of orange had grasses up to eye level. Please post up about the next trail day. It would give me great satisfaction to tame that beast.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby georgemra » June 21st, 2013, 9:35 am

Trail was rocking yesterday evening. Definitely over grown in some areas, but go out and enjoy it. A tree is partially covering the trail near the river in Barton park.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » June 21st, 2013, 9:52 am

How does sat or sun the 29th or 30th work for everyone to do an Olson day? I'll rent the big brush mower and the poto chapter has 2-3 weedwhips.

And what about next week for a Tues, wed or Thurs evening trimming ride? 6-830ish, everyone would bring loppers and would pair up in 2s, see a bad spot stop and trim then ride on.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Geff » June 21st, 2013, 9:58 am

That would be awesome. Would you send out a reminder as well. Maybe to the Chapter Yahoo groups e-list. I need all the help with reminders I can get. Thanks!
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