Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » November 20th, 2011, 9:39 pm

Rode to the trail from my house this afternoon between 12 & 2. Rode all the loops except South long & most of Wetland.
Most of the trail was dry, but parts were greasy, many of the usual spots, but Wetlands was really muddy and avoid it.
Saw Mike D (Dej) and his family on a few occasions while I was there. Nice day, lots of cars in the parking lot.

Trail is all clear of deadfall for the time being. "Ride in" the new section of Buckshaver and get it packed down, okay ?
The new log pile rides really nice and smooth, I rode it in both directions a few times.
The new log pile in front of the last long ramp in Lucky Dawg rode nicely as well, better flow now with the dirt on it.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby jwhitey » November 23rd, 2011, 7:16 am

How wet did it get there? I'll be back Fri. PM and was planning to ride Sat.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 11/26/2011

Postby ibisman » November 26th, 2011, 11:45 am

How wet?
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Thats how wet. Still rideable....got 5 miles in. got a flat with not 1,not2, but 3 holes from crab apple thorns.
Crashed on the first bridge on little buckshaver.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby jwhitey » November 26th, 2011, 4:57 pm

Thanks, that's worse than I thought. I went to Dea and it was not that bad in fact it was pretty good. Most of the trail was dry.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » November 26th, 2011, 11:05 pm

Dang man, that is a lot of standing water on Lucky Dawg. I see that the boardwalk extention and tall bridge are keeping
people out of the mud, but there is definitely a low spot at that one long ramp and new logpile. Might need more of
those wood walkways ?

I got out to the trail yesterday and built two new log piles on Buck Shaver, got back out there this morning with Rich
to put some dirt on them and get them rideable. They are both just north of each of the creek bridges, one is pretty big.
The trail surface was pretty snotty back there as well. Rode the East loop yesterday which was mostly dry.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby sally_2000 » November 27th, 2011, 9:53 am

seems like my 29er friends went through the water very well as we were on the trails yesterday around 1pm, didn't see anyone else out there. Well , it is a flood zone so we have to figure it will be wet :wink:
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » November 27th, 2011, 1:46 pm

I went through the water very well too...just think,and I have those teeny, tiny little normal sized 26' wheels.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » November 27th, 2011, 3:27 pm

ibisman wrote:I went through the water very well too...just think,and I have those teeny, tiny little normal sized 26' wheels.

Haha! Who would have thought that you can ride a trail on 26 inch wheels. Psh. That's so 2010.

I rode a few days ago. Messy, but fun. Also on midget wheels.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby sally_2000 » November 28th, 2011, 9:42 am

Jay22 wrote:
ibisman wrote:I went through the water very well too...just think,and I have those teeny, tiny little normal sized 26' wheels.

Haha! Who would have thought that you can ride a trail on 26 inch wheels. Psh. That's so 2010.

I rode a few days ago. Messy, but fun. Also on midget wheels.



LOL > me too on the midget wheels :lol:
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 1/4/2012

Postby ibisman » January 4th, 2012, 2:22 pm

Rode the whole trail this morning...frozen rutted but rideable. A few spots wImageith thin ice I had to go around...Buckshaver coming back west on crooked vulture after the power lines andone spot on lucky dog. A big tree floated against the new bridge we built but it was all rideable.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » January 5th, 2012, 1:26 pm

I imagine that place will need some work in the spring.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » January 5th, 2012, 2:25 pm

It always does.....sounds like you might be volunteering to help, eh Jay ?
I'm currently working on the extension for that log skinny, should have it in pretty soon.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » January 5th, 2012, 2:28 pm

For sure! I've been busy but I'd love to help. You still have my number?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby sally_2000 » January 16th, 2012, 8:56 am

Went to hike & check out the trails Sunday around 3. Biking was rough but hiking was fun (except I needed tall boots for a few places). Looks like it will take till summer to dry out from this unusual wet fall /winter. What is with all the tires around all over the place in the newer sections ? Just dumped there from the past? We will need a spring cleaning for sure
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » January 17th, 2012, 11:59 am

Yeah, that area looks to have been a popular place to dump old tires, there's a lot of them. I was actually thinking
about putting them all in one place, fill them with dirt/gravel and use them as an optional tech feature.
I love mountain biking because I haven't found anything that is more FUN !!
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Trails ridden = 28 different in MI, 2 in Oregon
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