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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 5/16/2013

Postby ibisman » May 16th, 2013, 11:47 am

I got the big tree on lucky dawg. took 1 1/2 hours. then I did several laps in both directions. Another tree is down going west just past the skinny santa cruz made. Will get it Saturday.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby opjames » May 16th, 2013, 2:21 pm

ibisman wrote:I got the big tree on lucky dawg. took 1 1/2 hours. then I did several laps in both directions. Another tree is down going west just past the skinny santa cruz made. Will get it Saturday.

Thanks for getting that tree Ibisman.
Is that other one you're talking about at the trail split by the "skinny"? If it is, we have kind of left it there on purpose. It's been there for quite a while, but if you like going that way and want to remove it, have at it. Your help is always very much appreciated.


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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » May 16th, 2013, 3:23 pm

yep, that's it...its cool...we can leave it. are you going out Saturday morning to help Santa_cruz? I'll be there.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby opjames » May 16th, 2013, 3:32 pm

Depends if I have to work or not...

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » May 17th, 2013, 5:52 am

That's cool...wish I still could work.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » May 17th, 2013, 9:04 am

Another thanks for taking out that tree on LD Dave ! Ignore that part in the PM I just sent you. I would love to get out to the trail this weekend, but it might not be until Sunday morning and that would just be to put the finishing touches on the East log bridge (Up & Over).

In other news, as long as it's not pouring down rain, I am organizing a trail work day for next Saturday the 25th. Meeting in the trailhead parking lot at 10am and going in the middle of the park to start on the new pump track. Bring your shovels, a wheel barrow if you have one, gloves, water, a strong lower back.

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » May 17th, 2013, 10:42 am

i'll be there.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ChrisInYpsi » May 18th, 2013, 12:42 pm

A few mushy spots in Crooked Vulture but otherwise the Mort is good to go. Nice job on the new bridge in the East Loop.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 5/20/2013

Postby ibisman » May 20th, 2013, 11:03 am

The trail was perfect this morning. little mud...nice and tacky. I did a couple laps both directions to get a feel for the new up&over. it reminds me of the start of a bridge at poto..same angle. going the opposite direction I have to get some speed up as my back tire slips on the wood. The go around seems harder than the up & over. Nice addition to the trail.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » May 22nd, 2013, 5:59 am

So you cleaned it then ? It still needs a few modifications on the approach, I would like to take some dirt out on the left side so you can get more speed up coming in and the bypass could use a larger radius on the approach as well so you can get your bike straightened out before plunging down the hill.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby scat silvurz » May 22nd, 2013, 4:34 pm

When the Novi Treefarm pump track went in, we busted our asses using hand tools. We finally rented a small earthmover shovel machine, that pretty much completed what took us weeks, in one afternoon. Perhaps Poto Chapter will spring for a powered shovel rental for you guys - after your initial layout/prep. over a few weekends, you could have it done in one day.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby scat silvurz » May 22nd, 2013, 4:36 pm

Neat bridge, but I'm curious what the railings are for? I can only imagine my handlebars getting hung up in there somewhere....?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » May 22nd, 2013, 6:45 pm

They look weird but are actually lower then your bars. I think I'll be using then next winter:)
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby opjames » May 22nd, 2013, 7:06 pm

If you were to bailout or crash without the railing, it would've been a catastrophe. Imagine being 6 to 8 feet up and falling into solid ash tree trunks. We've already had a couple people ride off the edge and they luckily had the railing to cling to. Would've been broken bones for sure. Plus, most folks don't have Danny MacAskill's talent or balance.

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » May 23rd, 2013, 6:49 am

Yep, when it's ice covered its nice to have something to grab onto. The bottom rail on the wooden bridge on yellow loop at ILRA is always gone.
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