Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » August 30th, 2014, 7:14 am

The trail is in great shape. I'd suggest getting out there before any rain comes our way.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Indigenous » September 2nd, 2014, 2:01 pm

How does this trail do in today's weather, is it rideable?
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » September 2nd, 2014, 3:26 pm

It should be mostly fine - you will find wet spots (mud), but they should be few and far between.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » September 6th, 2014, 10:31 pm

I saw something about a race at Olson. How'd it go?
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby jmf003 » September 6th, 2014, 11:04 pm

oogs wrote:I saw something about a race at Olson. How'd it go?


http://www.mmba.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=125861
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby ilikenature » September 12th, 2014, 8:11 am

I'll have the afternoon to kill tomorrow in Ann Arbor and I'll have my bike with me. What's the easiest way to pick up this trail?
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » September 12th, 2014, 8:47 am

Where will you be in A2? There is also the triple trail ride at poto tmro, but starts in the am.

PM me with an email address and I'll see if I can send you something that might help.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » September 12th, 2014, 8:53 am

^ likewise, I can send a few things that can help. There are a few ways to ride this, and I think most of us change things up ever so slightly.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » September 29th, 2014, 8:17 am

I havent been out in a while, how's the trail? hoping to hit it this week! Stay tuned for the annual devils night ride announcement.

Also, we have prelim approval for the new section of trail in K/L park! yay! it will go in right by the kuebler trailhead off of beachwood dr. we're also very close to getting approval for a new section in bluffs park, keep your fingers crossed for that one.

the plan would be to mark the trail in the late fall, neighbors want to also take a look, and then we can start clearing the corridor this fall and cut the trail in the spring. should be about 1/4mile, but mtn biker designed. maybe another 1/2 mile in bluffs, but the terrain in both places is pretty sweet.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » October 6th, 2014, 6:43 am

Trails are in really good shape, a bit slick last night but not too bad. should dry out this week assuming no more rain!

also! Bluffs work day coming up! It would be great if we could get a few mtbers to help out! plan is to clear a corridor for a potential new trail/entrance in bluffs. Tim F. has been helping me out a lot with planning/advice, would be nice if we could return the favor. Unfortunatly I wont be able to attend this one ;( PM me if anyone needs Tim's email address.

Bluffs Nature Area Workday
Start Date: 10/18/2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM

Event Description:
Meet at the entrance off of Sunset Road. Tucked away within Bluffs’ 39 acres is an open field filled with native prairie species. Come out and help us preserve this and other hidden gems at Bluffs, by removing invasive shrubs such as buckthorn and honeysuckle. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes to workday events. Workday events are suitable for all ages but minors must be accompanied by a guardian or contact NAP in advance to obtain a release form. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided. Free.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » October 9th, 2014, 8:01 am

Devils night A2 Local Loop Night Ride! 2nd annual!

WAT: Night ride of the Ann Arbor Local loop. ~12-20 miles.

When: Devils Night, Thursday, October 30th.

Time: meet at 6:30pm, wheels turning at 7pm SHARP. Finish up by 9/9:30pm, beers after (location Casey's Tavern on Depot Street)

Who: Advanced to Expert riders due to the nature of night riding and the local loop, this should not be anyone's first night ride...

Where: Meet at Lakeshore Park across from Bluffs (TBD, could change).

Other: This will be a themed ride! Everyone must have some type of costume or accessory (horns, tail, NJ devils hockey jersey, etc). If you don’t, you'll be ridiculed and teased relentlessly during the ride and may have to buy drinks

Gear: Everyone MUST have one good light for night bike riding, a backup light, and a type or rear light/reflector (A2 city ordinance) and all your other riding gear.

Stay tuned, more to come!
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » October 11th, 2014, 6:27 pm

^^^ This was lots of fun last year.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » October 14th, 2014, 6:08 am

anyone know anything about the brush cutting near sunset/brooks and KL off of beachwood dr?
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » October 19th, 2014, 3:56 pm

That's been there over a week at this point. Not sure who/why though.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » October 22nd, 2014, 6:59 am

The trail is a little wet, and covered in leaves. I hope you know where you're going - you can't always see the path.
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