Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ChrisInYpsi » September 15th, 2013, 5:42 pm

Trail was in good shape this morning before the rain.

Are we supposed to be using the pump track? Saw lots of tire prints so I did a bunch of laps. It's a boatload of fun even though it looks like a work in progress. I suck at pump tracks but at least now I'll have something closer to home than Treefarm to practice on.

Also saw a sign near the entrance to the Crooked Vulture Extension for "Clowns Nightmare". Has the original CV by the old car been renamed?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » September 18th, 2013, 7:20 am

Any updates on auto break-ins in the area?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby stq425 » September 19th, 2013, 9:27 pm

I use this trail, so I've been searching for news on the break ins.

I found an update in the Plymouth-Canton patch, and thought I should register to post it. They have pictures of the suspect, as well as her vehicle. It looks like all the incidents involve exposed purses, so it seems like it's possible to protect yourself by leaving purses, etc. at home while still enjoying the trail.

http://plymouth-mi.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/purses-and-credit-cards-stolen-from-cars-at-lower-rouge-trail


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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » September 19th, 2013, 9:38 pm

I met Mike Robertson out there tonight and we rode all of the loops having a great time along the way. :D
There were supposed to be more of us, but it didn't happen. Oh well, they missed the fun. Trail is in perfect shape.

There were quite a few other cars in the parking lot and I did not see any suspicious characters lurking about, nor did
we experience any break-ins while we were riding. We did however spot one extremely HOT blonde girl with a camera !

To answer your questions Chris - The Crooked Vulture section retains it's name, but the nickname of the CV extension has been dubbed "Clowns Nightmare" due to it's very tight and twisty nature which would give a 29er rider a hard time.

You are perfectly welcome to ride the pump track in progress and yes, people have been riding it, including us tonight as we both took several laps in both directions. I am waiting for the township to deliver some more dirt (like they promised)
but until then we will continue developing what we can until that happens. Work will continue again this fall/winter.

Go out and ride it my two wheeled brothers and sisters.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » September 20th, 2013, 7:12 am

Sorry I missed it, but my knee was killing me after I did a couple laps of the tree farm in the morning.next week I will get out there with my rigid.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » September 20th, 2013, 5:17 pm

Thank you for the update and info stq425, appreciate it and I am glad that you are using and enjoying the trail system.
I love mountain biking because I haven't found anything that is more FUN !!
Of all the paths you choose in life....make sure some of them are DIRT !!

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Number of rides = 152
Trails ridden = 28 different in MI, 2 in Oregon
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 9/24/2013

Postby ibisman » September 24th, 2013, 11:28 am

I did 4 laps this morning (2 on the rigid..ouch), and 2 on the easychair. Some mud.no trees down, no yellow jackets. And..no break-ins of any cars I could see. Lots of leaves down. very nice ride.
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Miles for 2014--1396.5--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 9/27/2013

Postby ibisman » September 27th, 2013, 11:57 am

Perfect ride this morning. met a woman who was putting flags up and painting arrows on the ground for a 4 mile run tomorrow. Some on whitetail, and westloop, and the wet lands.
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Miles for 2014--1396.5--miles for 2013... 1770.25 miles. 0 road miles
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby sally_2000 » September 28th, 2013, 2:26 pm

Are we supposed to be using the pump track? Saw lots of tire prints so I did a bunch of laps. It's a boatload of fun even though it looks like a work in progress. I suck at pump tracks but at least now I'll have something closer to home than Treefarm to practice on.

Pump track is really cool. Looks like plenty of room for expansion
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » September 29th, 2013, 10:19 am

Hey Sally, look about 6 posts up for an answer to your questions. I had hoped to get much further on it this year, but it hasn't happened, but we will finish it by next season if we get the dirt I need. I rode it several times in both directions the other night, it's fun already. :D I have plans for many improvements we will be working on the next several months.
I love mountain biking because I haven't found anything that is more FUN !!
Of all the paths you choose in life....make sure some of them are DIRT !!

Commuting miles in 2012 = 1065
Total road/trail miles = 2800
Number of rides = 152
Trails ridden = 28 different in MI, 2 in Oregon
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 10/1/2013

Postby ibisman » October 1st, 2013, 11:41 am

very cool ride this morning. dense fog and a light drizzle made for a different kind of ride. Some slick spots (I have got to find a knobby tire for the rear), and slippery roots and log piles. The second bridge from the parking lot is very slick when wet. 3 laps back and forth with several views of a huge buck on lucky dog.
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30,819.5 total miles since 2002
Miles for 2014--1396.5--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 10/3/2013

Postby ibisman » October 3rd, 2013, 10:59 am

another great morning ride at M/T. I got 15 miles in this morning and tried out some new tires and my new brakes I got yesterday. Everything worked perfect. winter is coming so get out there and ride.
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30,819.5 total miles since 2002
Miles for 2014--1396.5--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 jwilds1 » October 5th, 2013, 3:30 pm

Went out this morning on some questionable advice from someone up in Northville who indicated there wasn't a lot of rain to the south of them. Definitely on the soggy side but manageable. My first time out there, and although it's a very good trail as is it has a LOT of potential.

Grabbed video but still have to edit. Has anyone who has taken video there noticed you get a very nice hum on the audio when you're near the power lines? Could be my el cheapo Action Shot Sports Cam...
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » October 5th, 2013, 3:36 pm

Yep, I get the same thing through my fillings as I near the power lines.
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the virgins?
USMC 1968-1972
30,819.5 total miles since 2002
Miles for 2014--1396.5--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 10/10/2013

Postby ibisman » October 10th, 2013, 3:31 pm

Trail was perfect this morning. a couple muddy spots going west to Sheldon rd.
Martyrs or marines
who do you think gets,,
the virgins?
USMC 1968-1972
30,819.5 total miles since 2002
Miles for 2014--1396.5--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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