Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » May 23rd, 2013, 7:12 am

In relation to Scat's comment, the angle of the bridge and good ole gravity wants to pull you down and to the left onto the big dead trees, so railings seemed like the best solution to that. Like ibisman mentioned, they are well below handlebar height. In relation to James statement about going off the edge, I am going to install 2 x 6s on the top edges and left side of the exit ramp to keep your tires where they belong. Come on out and test your skills and courage.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby mountainbikemike » May 23rd, 2013, 4:07 pm

I Kind of cleared the 'Up & Over' today. I made it to the top, stopped, set my self, and kept on going. Clearing it with out incident or accident counts, right?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby scat silvurz » May 23rd, 2013, 11:51 pm

Will do! Gotta get back out there and hang out with James! Got some new beers for him to try.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » May 25th, 2013, 8:03 pm

We got a good start on the new pump track today. Rick Barker brought his tractor with a blade out and moved a whole bunch of dirt and wood chips.
Dave (ibisman) brought his wheel barrow and some shovels to help me move some sand and dirt. We managed to get three of the dirt mounds connected and got a game plan together of how we're going to move the rest of the dirt that Canton Township so generously brought over for this project. Thank you guys for showing up today and getting this track kickied off !!
Awesome day to be working outside on something like this.

We will keep getting small groups together to come out there over the next month or so and get the circle of fun connected. It will be a fun addition to this system. :D Don't forget that next Saturday is the 5th anniversary/River Day event and we will be doing some guided/unguided group rides. 8)
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby lamarvenoy » May 28th, 2013, 11:51 am

Have there been any discussions as to when the guided trail tours might take place during the day. I'd like to get the official tour. I've been out a handful of times and have always found it pretty confusing trying to find my way. I'm fairly certain I've only ridden 40% of whats out there. Any info would be appreciated.

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-Bryan
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby mountainbikemike » May 28th, 2013, 9:43 pm

Of Course, Mr. Bryan! Santa Cruz (Gary) said he'll be giving tours all day. I'll be out there tomorrow midday as well weather permitting if'n yer interested.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby troth » May 30th, 2013, 8:17 am

Where might this nascent track of eventual pumping goodness be located should we want to watch its birthing process?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » May 30th, 2013, 11:18 am

its where the wetlands come out.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » May 30th, 2013, 11:19 am

I will be there tomorrow as well...from 10am to? green Honda with roof rack.
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Miles for 2014--1653.9--miles for 2013... 1770.25 miles. 0 road miles
all on teenie, tiny, normal sized wheels (well now fat bike tires too..but they are still 26")
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » May 30th, 2013, 11:24 am

The new pump track being born is just north of bridge # 5 and just past where CV crosses Morton-Taylor road and where the North Wetlands trail comes through the fence. If you ride by this area you can't miss it. Need to get a front loading bucket type dirt moving machine back there to speed things up.

I am hoping that the weather holds up and it doesn't rain and yes, we will being doing trail tours between 8:30am and 3pm. If you don't see a group of riders in the parking lot, wait a little and we'll be back soon or someone else in our merry group will take you out.
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Trails ridden = 28 different in MI, 2 in Oregon
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » May 30th, 2013, 11:29 am

Does anyone have any recommendations or experience for renting a front loading bucket type dirt moving machine ?
And since I have no way of towing a trailer, this place would have to drop off / pick-up said device.

Thanks 8)
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Loren » May 30th, 2013, 1:32 pm

Chet's rentall has a location just down the street from you. I've rented walk behind dingos on several occasions. About $200/day. I think they also have ditchwitch 650s, but they cost more - about the same as a small bobcat.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby troth » May 30th, 2013, 3:28 pm

Loren wrote:Chet's rentall has a location just down the street from you. I've rented walk behind dingos on several occasions. About $200/day. I think they also have ditchwitch 650s, but they cost more - about the same as a small bobcat.

no doubt the 650 refers to wheel size. do they make a 29er version? ;)
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » May 30th, 2013, 5:29 pm

Yes but it doesn't'go around tight corners very well.
Martyrs or marines
who do you think gets,,
the virgins?
USMC 1968-1972
31,076.9 total trail miles since 2002
Miles for 2014--1653.9--miles for 2013... 1770.25 miles. 0 road miles
all on teenie, tiny, normal sized wheels (well now fat bike tires too..but they are still 26")
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby lamarvenoy » May 31st, 2013, 7:43 am

with all of the rain we've been getting lately are the majority of the trails even going to be ridable this weekend? I'm hoping that the drought we had the last couple of weeks will enable the trails to soak up that extra moisture relatively quickly.

I'd be curious to hear any reports from the trails.
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