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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 6/12/2013

Postby ibisman » June 12th, 2013, 11:23 am

wow is that ground slick right after the up & over, first time I cleared it without stopping and got too much speed coming down the other side. I did 2 laps this morning (avoid buckshaver ) as it is really too muddy. There are some muddy spots but not bad.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby opjames » June 18th, 2013, 9:07 am

Some douchebag decided to set fire to the bridge at the powerlines on the East loop.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby mountainbikemike » June 18th, 2013, 9:27 am

Well, that sure don't look ride-able...
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby opjames » June 18th, 2013, 9:42 am

I rode over it a couple times and it held up, but I'm not sure how long it will last.

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » June 18th, 2013, 11:25 am

Im going out there tomorrow to finish trimming...if I knew the width of the boards I could cut some and replace them tomorrow.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » June 18th, 2013, 2:39 pm

I did some more trimming this afternoon ( until I ran out of gas) east of the bridge so I measured the damage and I think I can fix it tomorrow. The trail not too bad. Some mud still west of the power lines.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby opjames » June 18th, 2013, 3:33 pm

Thanks for trimming that Ibisman...i finished jessie's run and the rest of the east loop from the parking lot to the power line...i stopped at the top of the hill there

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 6/19/2013

Postby ibisman » June 19th, 2013, 12:22 pm

I did some more trimming...patched the burned section of the bridge temporarily until we can take it apart and fix it right. I rode the whole trail a couple times and very little mud. I did clear the up&over without stopping but rolled my rear tire off the rim at the bottom. Slow leak with too little air pressure. Really nice day but for the flat tire and a spare tube with a hole in it too. :)
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » June 21st, 2013, 5:53 am

Thanks so much for doing all that trimming guys ! Bummer about the flat with a flat spare ibisman, that happened to me back on the 8th, hit a small log the wrong way, pinch flatted, put a new one in and before I could get it back on the bike the replacement tube suffered a valve stem leak. Used both CO2 cartridges and borrowed a another tube from Mike. Decided it was time to call it a day after that.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 6/21/2013

Postby ibisman » June 21st, 2013, 10:45 am

The trail perfect this morning. Managed to get over the up&over twice without blowing off the rear tire.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 6/27/2013

Postby ibisman » June 27th, 2013, 10:02 am

its a mess at 9:30 am. I avoided buck shaver, went out the east trail which was not bad..the turkey vultures are back at the power lines, the new access road is all mud, and west loop is muddy. I just took the gravel road back to the parking lot.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby opjames » June 27th, 2013, 10:46 am

Thanks for the update Ibisman.

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 7/5/2013

Postby ibisman » July 5th, 2013, 10:34 am

I got to the trailhead parking lot at 9:30. I walked down the trail abit to see if it is ridable. Many tire tracks so I figured I would ride a lap or two to see what needed trimming as I brought my weedwacker. I did 2 compleat laps and but for a few muddy spots (buckshaver,the extension of twisted vulture,and going west to lucky dog ). I started weed trimming from the parking lot and stopped after about an hour(it was raining buckets). I will finish what I can next week.
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the virgins?
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30,779.5 total miles since 2002
Miles for 2014--1356.5--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 » July 5th, 2013, 8:35 pm

I met Rich out at the gate at 11:30 and we headed over to the new pump track site. Hot, humid and sunny for the most part.
Here is my formula for how much we got accomplished - 3 hours + 2 guys + a lot of digging = one added hump packed and ready to go. Phew !

We found two spots to dig, one that had wet loamy clay, one that had sand like dirt mixed with some clay and small gravel. It packed together nicely.
Worked in the transitions with some small pea gravel and it started to rain just as we were finishing up for the afternoon. Perfect timing. :D

It's going to take a lot more man hours to get the humps and banked berms where they need to be. The township tells me that more dirt is on the way.
That is a very good thing since we need quite a bit more to close the loop, but when this baby is done, it's going to be the biggest & only track in Canton.

Stay tuned for a shovel trail work day very soon and come on out and help us if you can.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » July 5th, 2013, 10:22 pm

I'd love to help out as usual. I'll move some dirt with ya.
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