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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby bad466 » October 13th, 2013, 4:27 pm

Trail was great this morning.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby mikesathome2 » October 14th, 2013, 10:07 am

Foggy ride on Saturday - conditions are very good this weekend - some guys were running dogs in the woods, they were friendly/muddy pups
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 10/15/2013

Postby ibisman » October 15th, 2013, 11:54 am

great morning for a ride! The trail was perfect but for 2 leaners coming east from Sheldon and a couple muddy spots. did 3 laps on the rigid and seem to be getting used to it.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 10/17/2013

Postby ibisman » October 17th, 2013, 10:49 am

Managed a couple laps before it started raining. The trail was perfect. still some muddy spots.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » October 18th, 2013, 9:57 am

I forgot to mention...someone was pulling trees and logs onto the trail. At first I thought it was downfall from the wind , but as I kept riding you could see off to the side where the tree was moved from. be careful. It was mostly on the west loop going toward Sheldon RD. And a couple of leaners going east from lucky dog
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » October 24th, 2013, 11:20 am

I bought some treated wood (1"X6") to fix the muddy spots on the west loop. Any one want to help let me know.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » October 24th, 2013, 8:53 pm

Rode all the loops tonight after work and what a beautiful night it was for a ride ! The late day sunshine was illuminating the colorful leaves and the trail conditions were perfect. Not as many leaves down as expected. West loop has the majority of them. Found the area of muddy conditions that ibisman is going to work on tomorrow and they certainly need some modifications. Slipped on the one corner area and came down right foot first into the deep black mud, argh :evil:

Thanks to him for addressing these particular spots and anyone that can help him out, feel free.
It's becoming the time of the year to stop riding so much and switch to working on the trail projects.

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 10/25/2013

Postby ibisman » October 25th, 2013, 11:28 am

I worked a couple of hours this morning building a board walk over the muddy section on the west loop heading toward lucky dog. I just had enough treated wood to make it but the trees I used for support were so hard my cordless drill craped out before I could finish putting 4 screws in every board. Please feel free if someone has a chance to add more screws where they are needed before someone wrecks the unfinished work. If no one gets it I will be out again tomorrow and finish up.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » October 26th, 2013, 11:07 am

Finished up this morning. All good to go.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » October 27th, 2013, 8:25 pm

Met Mike Robertson out there this afternoon about 4:30 and we rode all the loops. Saturday's rain left the muddy spots a little greasy. Rode ibisman's new boardwalk in both directions and it's a big improvement over this little spot. Thanks :D
The flow is nice, but it might need another two feet of rock or block on the west end of it to completely cover the mud.

Met two riders - Jeremy and Pete who informed me that they are regular local riders that enjoy this trail and were nice to talk with while Mike was changing a flat. Saw them again on our second trip around the West/Lucky Dawg loop &
we rode a new West loop extension that Rich & I worked on to see how it rides. 3 new log piles with a tricky right turn.

Saw a few other riders taking advantage of this really nice sunny Sunday afternoon. Let's hope we get some more ?

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 10/30/2013

Postby ibisman » October 30th, 2013, 10:09 am

I managed to drag out some cement blocks I had laying around and with a dolly took them out to the new wooden ramp on the west loop and put them at the end where it was soft. I think this will work. Gary, call me and let me know what you think. Dave
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby scat silvurz » October 30th, 2013, 12:56 pm

ibisman wrote:Finished up this morning. All good to go.


terrific job on that!
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 11/5/2013

Postby ibisman » November 5th, 2013, 11:58 am

Mud,mud, everywhere mud. I did a couple laps this morning and it was all good but for the two trails off the parking lot as they are in a low area and really muddy so I avoided them. Huge tree down on the second part of lucky dog just off the gravel road. I made a go around with arrows until we can clear the tree. I had my saw, but it is too small. Rain tomorrow, so this might be it until a hard freeze. Good time to work on the trail and upgrades.
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the virgins?
USMC 1968-1972
30,919.5 total miles since 2002
Miles for 2014--1496.5--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 Trails11/10/2013

Postby ibisman » November 11th, 2013, 8:33 am

Worked yesterday for a couple hours with gary and another rider who stopped to help on a new log feature. it will be about 4 foot high when finished. its better than cutting the downed trees out. all that's left is to pin it so it all wont move and cut a bypass for the gravity challenged.
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30,919.5 total miles since 2002
Miles for 2014--1496.5--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 troth » November 11th, 2013, 9:11 am

That's awesome, where can we find it?
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