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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby BusDriver » June 5th, 2013, 8:29 pm

Gentleman, with all due respect , take this conversation to the general section. some of us monitor this forum for down trees and condition reports.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby djr21589 » June 5th, 2013, 8:41 pm

Well thanks for the explanation. That's very interesting. I appreciate the info.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby djr21589 » June 5th, 2013, 8:44 pm

BusDriver wrote:Gentleman, with all due respect , take this conversation to the general section. some of us monitor this forum for down trees and condition reports.

Sorry new to forums I tried figuring out the best place for it and thought the trail page made sense for a question relating to the trail
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby TomE. » June 9th, 2013, 10:28 pm

Rode Murray Lake Friday, the trail was in magnificent shape. There were quite a few longish skid marks along the trail, I take that to mean the trail was fast and people were pushing their limits. The trail had been freshly mowed on either side of the singletrack, so not a lot of face slappers or overgrowth.

Met a gentleman in the parking lot after the ride, he was from Indiana and apparently had heard about Murray/Torn Shirt. We directed him to TS first, he was looking forward to his ride. He talked a bit about Brown County trails, and invited us to let people know about the great resource for riding it was. Nice guy, hope he had fun.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby SteveF » June 10th, 2013, 6:34 am

TomE. wrote:Rode Murray Lake Friday, the trail was in magnificent shape. There were quite a few longish skid marks along the trail, I take that to mean the trail was fast and people were pushing their limits. The trail had been freshly mowed on either side of the singletrack, so not a lot of face slappers or overgrowth.

Met a gentleman in the parking lot after the ride, he was from Indiana and apparently had heard about Murray/Torn Shirt. We directed him to TS first, he was looking forward to his ride. He talked a bit about Brown County trails, and invited us to let people know about the great resource for riding it was. Nice guy, hope he had fun.


I don't think he liked it...

http://forums.mtbr.com/michigan/torn-sh ... 57618.html
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby TomE. » June 10th, 2013, 6:51 am

SteveF wrote:I don't think he liked it...

http://forums.mtbr.com/michigan/torn-sh ... 57618.html


That's definitely not him. IndianaGuy had a Pivot FS, and we explained what TS was going to be like, he was fired up for some challenge. The guy from MTBR sounds like he'd have fun at ILRA.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby countryboy_mike » June 11th, 2013, 6:29 am

FYI...The Tour De Cure is going on at Brighton this Saturday June 15th. There will be a mountian bike segment that will be riding the Brighton Rec Area trails from about 9:30-13:00 or so. So if you wondering why all the riders with number plates are on the trail, there is the answer. Give them a shout out for supporting a good cause.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby vette-ss » June 11th, 2013, 12:21 pm

And there's the Xterra du/tri on Sunday June 16.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby iamkickstand » June 11th, 2013, 12:37 pm

djr21589 wrote:
BusDriver wrote:Gentleman, with all due respect , take this conversation to the general section. some of us monitor this forum for down trees and condition reports.

Sorry new to forums I tried figuring out the best place for it and thought the trail page made sense for a question relating to the trail

Yeah, you'd think.....There are apparently some interesting characters in the mmba world who can't be bothered with a few extra posts

that guy on mtbr sounds like a 7th grade girl
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby iamkickstand » June 15th, 2013, 9:34 pm

vette-ss wrote:And there's the Xterra du/tri on Sunday June 16.

I'll be there spectating....unless I can come up with a really good excuse.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby Dirtdevil » June 16th, 2013, 7:46 am

As of yesterday (6/15) morning there was a pretty good face-slapper on Torn Shirt about 1.5 miles from the end. Too big to break off or bend away. A handsaw will be required. Cleared as much small deadfall as we could by hand.

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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby teach58 » June 24th, 2013, 9:14 pm

Regarding the Torn Shirt "review", just goes to show you. I have never ridden it, but have enjoyed Murray Lake. I have heard TS is pretty wicked. However, I LOVE every inch of Poto. Sounds like I should try TS.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby b_b » June 25th, 2013, 5:53 am

Wicked nah just some rooty loose climbs. Yeah if you like Poto you'll be fine, but it's slower more similar to Highland.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby reidabel » June 28th, 2013, 12:51 pm

How are the trails? Thinking of riding (torn shirt and murray lake both) out there tomorrow morning, but I know that the Brighton area recently got a lot of rain that skipped the Lansing area. Is it okay or not?
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby deezler » June 28th, 2013, 2:28 pm

I would strongly guess that no, it's way too wet for a pizza-cutter free ride.
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