Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Geff » October 28th, 2013, 10:17 am

Bcar wrote:yep, they just leveled out the two track, needed, but still needs more work to divert water flow. im working with em.

also: 70% chance of rain... no bueno. stay tuned as we're prob going to have to cancel the night ride ;(


The night ride could be dirt road.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » October 28th, 2013, 10:52 am

The trails are pretty dry so they soat up the rain well. I just dont want to be riding at night in the rain when its 45deg out ;) trail, dirt, or road.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Geff » October 28th, 2013, 11:12 am

Right on. Certainly understand that.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » October 28th, 2013, 10:24 pm

At what point will you call it? Night of? Day before? Just trying to figure out if I should go for a ride tomorrow as well :P
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » October 29th, 2013, 11:52 am

OK, looks like the ride will be a GO, but possibly a wet one...rain shouldn’t start until 9/10pm, so cross your fingers!

Meet at 652 Beechwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI.
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=652+Beec ... 48103&z=18

This is the entrance to the Kuebler/Langford trail. If you go north on Beachwood Dr. from Sunset, it is just under the overpass on the right. The alternative meeting spot is my place, PM me for address (wont post it on open forum).

We'll start riding from Kuebler/Langford at 7pm sharp, will leave from my place at 6:40pm sharp, plan and meet accordingly.

Don’t forget your helmet and light(s)!
Two choices afterwards, bar (Caseys?) or can BYOB at my place and I can light a fire or two. We can decide afterwards.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » October 30th, 2013, 10:47 am

weather looks like it will be ok for tonight! woot woot!
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » October 30th, 2013, 9:29 pm

The ride was awesome! thanks for putting that together. Also, we ended it at the right time... it's pouring out there right now, a good 15-30 minutes after we all (?) decided to head home.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » November 4th, 2013, 11:40 am

loop was in pretty good shape last night for a quickie. two trees down in a place that shall not be named, LOOK OUT.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » November 6th, 2013, 11:09 am

Bcar wrote:loop was in pretty good shape last night for a quickie. two trees down in a place that shall not be named, LOOK OUT.


Trees are still there, if he was talking about what I think he was talking about. Trail was in good condition yesterday, before any rain.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby schortie » November 12th, 2013, 8:04 pm

Hey all,

Looking for anyone interested in showing me this loop. I've ridden some of it, but I'm sure I'm missing most of it.

If anyone's available between 3:00 and 5:30 (before dark) this Thursday 11/14 and interested in riding the loop with me, let me know.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby jmf003 » November 12th, 2013, 8:35 pm

schortie wrote:Hey all,

Looking for anyone interested in showing me this loop. I've ridden some of it, but I'm sure I'm missing most of it.

If anyone's available between 3:00 and 5:30 (before dark) this Thursday 11/14 and interested in riding the loop with me, let me know.


Your best bet is the meet up with the Wheels in Motion guys at 6:30 PM Wednesday evening. It's dark at that time (to state the obvious) but they ride by light this time of year. It's led by Kevin, who is very knowledgeable and a good guy. I rode with them once, had a good time, and would ride again but it conflicts with my hockey schedule.

For riding during daylight hours, I don't know the East side trails well enough to show you but I'd be willing to ride the West and North side with you sometime. I'm tied up this Thursday, though.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby schortie » November 13th, 2013, 7:35 pm

Cool, thanks for the info. If I get another opportunity I'll let you know.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » November 16th, 2013, 10:37 pm

oogs wrote:This is pertinent to the previous discussion in the thread, re: National Mountain Bike Patrol.

viewtopic.php?f=48&t=121402&p=837637


This is on the 23rd, in case you were on the fence/had forgotten/etc.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » November 19th, 2013, 7:42 pm

Who do I tell about downed trees again? I counted 9 tonight - 3 on the southern and middle paths in Keubler (plus some collateral damage that I managed to clear off), 2 on the woodchipped area in Barton, 2 in the latter half of the Barton->Pontiac dive connector (after the footpath connecting either side of Hilldale), and 2 new ones in that place that shall not be named. I can be more specific if you want. Other than that, the trail is in great shape.

In related news, the local loop is now a cyclocross course!
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » November 20th, 2013, 12:38 pm

Please be advised, NAP will be conducting controlled burning in Kuebler Langford park today.
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