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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » May 27th, 2012, 11:54 am

I got a fuji nevada on sale at sweetbikes. You riding today? Call me.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby ibisman » May 27th, 2012, 12:17 pm

I can't today (family stuff) but maybe tomorrow morning? Pm me your phone number. I work Tuesday's.Fridays and Saturdays.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » May 27th, 2012, 3:34 pm

Its great out there today.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » May 27th, 2012, 7:14 pm

Rode there from my house this afternoon, awesome weather day. Did all the loops, saw James cutting some overgrowth on the big part of the South loop and then saw Jay22 on the East loop at the western top of the powerline hill on his still sparkling brand new white Fuji hardtail 29er from Sweet Bikes !
I rode back East on Crooked Vulture and left onto Lilley, then west on Ford, my usual street-MT-street route with random stop at the party store :wink:
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby opjames » May 27th, 2012, 7:48 pm

I got most of South loop trimmed back. Then moved over to the Dragon Tail to get where I'd left off the other day. Unfortunately my saw/machete/samurai sword fell apart on me and I lost the nylock nut. Hopefully I can find the right size metric nylock nut, so I don't have to spend another $25.

Salvaged the day with a quick lap. Met up with Rich in the parking lot and he helped me find some jewel weed (aka..touch me not) to sooth my moms poison ivy rash. He put some more concrete chunks in a few wet spots on the Crooked Vulture.

Also to note, my work blocking the bandit line on the West loop is still intact. Crossing my fingers that it stays that way.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » May 27th, 2012, 10:21 pm

Thanks for trimming all that stuff. Maybe we should all meet out there with some weed whippers and just go nuts.

It was good to see you out there today Cruz. Let me know when you plan to do any workdays or finish that skinny. I'd be glad to help.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails 5/31/2012

Postby ibisman » May 31st, 2012, 1:50 pm

trail was perfect this morning. Thanks for the trimming Santa Cruz. Someone threw a bunch of wood over the fence on the east loop near lilly, I moved it off the trail but we might be able to use some of it.
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby mmrobertson69 » June 3rd, 2012, 4:45 pm

Trail was prime and rockin today! And smelled like freshly trimmed shrubbery. Thanks again to all who work, especially whoever works right before I ride so I don't have to work! (OP James, et al.)
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » June 3rd, 2012, 6:37 pm

Still gotta move all that discarded wood off the trail....fort material ? Next to the local dumpster ?

Just about all the heavy green growth areas have been assaulted with weapons of mass vegetation destruction, are clear and full speed ahead.
Thanks to Rich and James for coming out to help this morning ! I hear reports that the newish Buckshaver extention is cleared and ready for exploration...look for the right turn with the tire on the left.....
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby Jay22 » June 3rd, 2012, 11:19 pm

I went out there twice today. Once in the middle of the day and once at about 8:00 p.m. The trails are awesome! It's actually a lot of fun out there at dusk. You have to keep moving at a steady clip or else your mosquito food. ;)
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby mikesathome2 » June 7th, 2012, 9:34 am

Trail was in great shape on Wednesday 6.7.12
I checked out the new section, it's coming along nicely. I see the trail is getting more and more use from bikers and hikers, good to see that.
I like the new feature, took me about three times before I nailed it.

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » June 7th, 2012, 11:29 am

Haven't heard from you in a while, Mike ! Great picture !
Glad you nailed the FAT skinny, but I am thinking
about straightening it out a little to make it a little easier. What do you think ?
I have also noticed more multi users out there this year and I think the trail is in the best shape ever.
Now, if I could just figure out a way to keep the signs up !?

BTW - I am going to be meeting a couple of riders out at the trail today between 4:30 and 5 if anyone is interested ?
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby mikesathome2 » June 7th, 2012, 12:21 pm

I been lurking around, just not posting much. :D
That might help more people try the FAT skinny, that was the spot where I kept falling (glad it's low to the ground lol)
Agreed the trail is in great shape, probably the best it has ever been (thanks for all the hard work)!
I see you put some signs way up high, witch might help the kids from taking/breaking them, but then it's hard for people to see them LOL
It must happen at night, I have never come across anyone doing it during the day.

I hope to help out this year when you have some trail work, I know you post them here so I will keep an eye out for them.

Do you know if they are running the 5k on the trails again this year? I think the city of canton had organised it last year?

hope to see you out there one of these days!
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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby mikesathome2 » June 8th, 2012, 9:21 am

A little edit of the FAT Skinny :oops:

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Re: Poto: Morton-Taylor Trails

Postby frank131 » June 8th, 2012, 10:47 am

Where is this so called Buckshaver section? I couldn't find the tire turn.
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