Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » July 6th, 2013, 4:38 pm

Went for a short road/trail ride this afternoon and rode Buckshaver (a few greasy corners), Jessie's Run and the East loop to Lilley (all good there).
Stopped by the pump track and noticed that Rich has finished another hump. Tons of wildflowers in bloom at the trail, along 275 path and houses.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » July 6th, 2013, 8:25 pm

What is Jessies Run, and where is the pump track being built?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » July 6th, 2013, 9:36 pm

Jessie's Run is an older section that we extended a couple winters ago and it's south of the East trail, if you look up you'll see the signs, I have to add another one at the east end. There is a downhill spur off of it that we want to develop as well.

The pump track is being built just northwest of bridge # 5 in the center of the park where the Wetlands Trail comes through the fence at Morton-Taylor.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » July 6th, 2013, 11:58 pm

Ah, ok. I had never seen a sign for Jessie's Run, I imagine that I've ridden it, it just isnt ringing a bell.

I was out there today riding the gravel paths and was keeping an eye out for new stuff, but didn't see any. It was raining so I stayed off the trails.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » July 7th, 2013, 7:15 am

Jay...when you have some time, I can show you the trail...how's the wheels I built doing?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » July 7th, 2013, 8:19 am

That would be great. We'll have to do that pretty soon.

Did you build the wheels on this bike? Shoot me a call.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Zach_T » July 14th, 2013, 4:24 pm

Does this trail run clockwise? Counter-clockwise? Both?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jfry » July 14th, 2013, 5:01 pm

Both directions
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby steve-o » July 14th, 2013, 8:39 pm

Road the trails today, Twisted Vulture has a tree blocking the decent to the power lines. me and my nephew tried to move it out of the way by hand but couldn't clear it. I didn't have a saw otherwise I would of cut it out of the way. Other than that had a great time went 8 miles this evening. I am new to the mountain biking scene and like the fact that these trails are so close.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby scat silvurz » July 15th, 2013, 4:17 am

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I finally rode the BRIDGE! 'twas easier than I'd imagined when I just chilled out and relaxed....although, being on a taller 29r meant my grips didn't touch the railings like they did on my 26r!
Five fingers, three chords, and one *beep*.....!
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » July 15th, 2013, 6:37 am

I will get the tree tomorrow morning (Tuesday). I have never come near touching the rails with my normal sized wheeled bike...but I do have 6" of travel, with the geometry built into the 29'ers they usually are not any higher than a normal sized bike.
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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 Zach_T » July 15th, 2013, 7:57 am

Jfry wrote:Both directions


Ok cool. I'll be checking it out tomorrow as long as it doesn't rain.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby mpw29er » July 15th, 2013, 9:50 am

I rode here for the first time this AM. I am still trying to out how all the sections link together but what I did ride was great. Although I did not see that awesome bride a few posts above mine. I'll give it another go when I have a bit more time. Is there a map that shows all the single track and how it's linked? What I did end up riding was in pretty good shape with just a few damp spots but nothing major. Thanks!
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » July 15th, 2013, 2:22 pm

anyone want a tour of how to hook up all the loops, I will be out there at 10am cutting out the downed tree and then doing a couple laps. Green Honda civic.
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the virgins?
USMC 1968-1972
31,159.9 total trail miles since 2002
Miles for 2014--1741.9--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 7/16/2013

Postby ibisman » July 16th, 2013, 10:46 am

I got out to the trail this morning and checked the trail...muddy, and I cut the downed tree on crooked vulture going west toward the powerlines. There is another tree down on buckshaver..its small and everyone looks to be getting over it so I left it there. I can cut it out if riders want it gone. I would avoid the first part from the parking lot for a couple of days.
Martyrs or marines
who do you think gets,,
the virgins?
USMC 1968-1972
31,159.9 total trail miles since 2002
Miles for 2014--1741.9--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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