Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby BusDriver » November 15th, 2011, 1:02 pm

Steve_Balogh wrote:
mmrobertson69 wrote:Here's the man with the plan:

Much better:

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Stihl chainsaws rule the woods! I get goosebumps just thinking of chainsaws :twisted:

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » November 16th, 2011, 9:51 am

Yeah, I think it's my all time favorite trail tool, I am so glad that I got the model I did because it kicks a-s-s :D

But, hauling it a mile or so into the woods is no fun for the arms, so I solved that problem. Years ago before I
got into biking I golfed, frustrating and expensive sport. So one day I'm in my basement bike shop, started looking
at my golf bag cart and got an idea. Took the bag holders off, made a few brackets, attached a piece of plywood
to it and viola ! I had a light and easy to pull chainsaw cart. Just strap it down and go.

Stihl rocks !
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Of all the paths you choose in life....make sure some of them are DIRT !!

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » November 16th, 2011, 11:35 am

Haha. Stihl, the official feature builder of the MMBA.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » November 16th, 2011, 8:25 pm

Had the trails to myself for the most part, I ran into two other bikers out there today. It was a little slick in some spots, pretty muddy in others. I got to play with the new skinny feature today. Its pretty fun. I rode it about 10 times, and I moved some leaves away from it and pulled some of the picker plants out of the ground to avoid puncture wounds to tires, and people. I fell off the first time and got stabbed. Haha!

Nice day all in all.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby jwhitey » November 17th, 2011, 8:03 am

Jay22, I may have passed you on Morton Taylor yesterday just before 3:30. You drive a white Towncar? I was coming back from an appointment in Ypsi and brought the bike in case I had time to ride. The trail looked a little sloppy so I only went to find Snake Leg and Maple. I found them and I like them. They are set apart from the rest of the trail but worth the short ride across Sheldon.. There's a lot more available land than I thought. I had to be in Northville at 4:30 so I was in and out pretty quick.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » November 17th, 2011, 8:36 am

Yeah. That's me. you were in the truck, right?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby jwhitey » November 17th, 2011, 8:39 am

Yep that was me.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » November 17th, 2011, 9:14 am

I'm heading out there right now...I think I will put my Nokians on and not take them off until April.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » November 17th, 2011, 11:11 am

jwhitey wrote:Yep that was me.


Cool! I couldn't wave back, but I tried to nod hello.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby jwhitey » November 17th, 2011, 1:03 pm

When I saw your car I remembered someone saying they drove a towncar but couldn't remember who it was. I got in a wave at the last minute.
I'm leaving town for a week tomorrow but next Saturday (11/26) I have to come to Dearborn for work in the morning and I'll be bringing the bike if the weather cooperates. If so, I'll be riding the Dearborn trails at about 10:00AM. I'll be checking the email all week so if you can make it I'll be there.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 11/17/2011

Postby ibisman » November 17th, 2011, 1:49 pm

did a couple laps this morning...kinda cool with wind. some mud in spots but all rideable. 2 trees down...1 on the east loop 1/4 mile in. 2nd one on Maple trail. all too big for my hand saw.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby mmrobertson69 » November 18th, 2011, 7:46 pm

The trail was real greasy this afternoon. Kind of fun too. Did a nice Toboe move when my bike washed out on me on the East loop. I only saw one tree down, can't remember where though.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby mmrobertson69 » November 19th, 2011, 7:24 am

And did I mention that I nailed the new skinny on my first try? Not that I'm bragging . . .
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » November 19th, 2011, 6:22 pm

I met Rich at the trail this afternoon and we cut some more new stuff on the Buckshaver extension.
We completed a new logpile on the section I worked on last week using the logs that someone had put there,
it's good to go. Found the cell phone that I lost last year too, but some animal had been chewing on it.
Saw lots of people out running and hiking on the gravel path while we were working.
Cleared the large downed tree from the beginning of the East loop as well just before it got dark.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby irishpitbull » November 19th, 2011, 6:45 pm

Might fatbike here if anyone want ride around 10.
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