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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Endo » July 4th, 2013, 6:55 pm

II say make a ramp out of it...Evel Knievel style!


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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby teach58 » July 5th, 2013, 9:07 am

What is the rain situation like up there? Rained overnight here in Toledo but looks like it might have missed the trail?
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Geff » July 5th, 2013, 9:16 am

teach58 wrote:What is the rain situation like up there? Rained overnight here in Toledo but looks like it might have missed the trail?


We had very light sprinkles this morning, barely enough to get the ground wet.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby w00kieb0i » July 5th, 2013, 9:39 am

Hey guys, Question:

Im looking to ride the Potawatomi trail back to blind lake campsite (7 miles, id assume the first 7) How rugged is the trail? Is it pretty rooty? Because I dont have any suspension.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Dirtdevil » July 5th, 2013, 10:12 am

Follow the lines & you'll survive. Pop an Aleve, then a beer & you'll be good to go for the rest of the day. 8)

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby b_b » July 5th, 2013, 11:27 am

Fantastic today. Not too rough FS not needed nor desirable IMO for the climbing. Have not rode this for a couple years and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Must have recounted that really rooty climb or it got easier for me. There were some but I remember a harder one.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby teach58 » July 5th, 2013, 11:29 am

Geff wrote:
teach58 wrote:What is the rain situation like up there? Rained overnight here in Toledo but looks like it might have missed the trail?


We had very light sprinkles this morning, barely enough to get the ground wet.

Thanks! Planning a trip up in the am.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Czachorski » July 5th, 2013, 5:53 pm

b_b wrote:Fantastic today. Not too rough FS not needed nor desirable IMO for the climbing. Have not rode this for a couple years and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Must have recounted that really rooty climb or it got easier for me. There were some but I remember a harder one.


No doubt. The trail is in really good shape right now.

A couple of years ago they rerouted around a really nasty steep rooty eroded hill in the "hills from *beep*" section. It turned into a really gentle smooth uphill. That might be the one you were thinking of. It used to be the first one in the train of three or four difficult hills.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby teach58 » July 6th, 2013, 1:42 pm

Great conditions this morning as reported. Great ride except for a flat. Converting to tubeless as we speak.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » July 8th, 2013, 7:15 pm

If it hasn't already been reported, there is a large tree down (~24"-30" in dia) about 3 miles from the finish.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby jajones » July 9th, 2013, 12:10 pm

Sorry. There were some mechanical, logistical and communications issues regarding the removal of this tree. It should be gone by the COB today! 8)
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby chong » July 9th, 2013, 12:43 pm

I'm hearing reports on other forums that the tree is gone. Figured I'd relay the message.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby teach58 » July 9th, 2013, 12:49 pm

Tree has indeed been cut. Trail was perfect this am. At 9:00 am mine was the only car in the lot, except for one ranger truck.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby georgemra » July 12th, 2013, 8:55 am

How is the trail after the recent rains? I want to do a full loop, but I'm weary of what Gosling might look like.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby ibike » July 12th, 2013, 10:48 am

georgemra wrote:How is the trail after the recent rains? I want to do a full loop, but I'm weary of what Gosling might look like.


As of last night, the trail is in very good shape. Just a couple of short greasy spots on Gosling loop.

But the bugs are bad - ride with your mouth open and you won't need any other nutritional support during your ride.
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