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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Scot » April 21st, 2010, 12:51 am

could be part of a running group thinking they are saving someone from broken ankle?
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Leroi Brown » April 21st, 2010, 7:17 am

tspad wrote:I know there is a marathon and half marathon Saturday and Sunday.
Does anybody know what time it starts/finishes?
Thanks.


It starts at 7:30 AM and the runners should be off the trail by mid-afternoon.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » April 21st, 2010, 7:41 am

could be part of a running group thinking they are saving someone from broken ankle?

Thats a thought . I wonder if it's the same jackass (s) who is (are) painting the trees blue .
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby bill_m » April 21st, 2010, 9:26 am

There is a 5 mile running event at the Poto on Saturday and a marathon + half marathon on Sunday. The trail will be clogged with runners this weekend, so consider enjoying another trail or riding later in the day.

Event date: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Start & Finish: Silver Lake
Start Time: 9am
Five miles along the Crooked Lake trail

Event Date: Sunday, April 25, 2010
Marathon Starts at 7:30am

Half Marathon Starts at 8:30am
Start and finish at Silver Lake in Pinckney Recreation Area.

There is a 7 hr time limit for the marathon.

Here is the website if you want more info: http://www.trailmarathon.com/
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby ReidRules18 » April 22nd, 2010, 8:29 pm

What are the conditions at the Poto? I plan on riding Saturday after the running race.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby risnewski » April 22nd, 2010, 8:32 pm

ReidRules18 wrote:What are the conditions at the Poto? I plan on riding Saturday after the running race.


As close to perfect as it will ever be.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby bill_m » April 23rd, 2010, 7:28 am

ReidRules18 wrote:What are the conditions at the Poto? I plan on riding Saturday after the running race.


It's supposed to rain buckets all weekend. The marathon should be fun :twisted:
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby tadraper » April 28th, 2010, 3:16 pm

The trail is in great condition. There is a tree down right after the start of the short cut, so keep an eye out.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby WildWoody » April 29th, 2010, 9:06 am

rode yesterday it was nuts around Pickerel Lake, DNR was doing the burning. They did the burn from the trail down to the lake.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby PieterHemmo » May 1st, 2010, 5:22 pm

Rode POTO for the first time yesterday, VERY NICE! My home trails are Ft. Custer and Marshall. I had a blast even though I didn't have the legs for it. (it was my second ride of the day) Parts of it reminded me of Yankee Springs (rocks and sand) Everything was well marked, friendly bikers on the trail to keep me going the right way.
I will ride it again when I am in the area.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Maestro » May 4th, 2010, 7:54 pm

Trail in great shape this afternoon. Good sized tree down about three miles in. Past Flat top hill, past the first boardwalk. Tree is dead with a forked trunk. Looks to be a little more than hand sawable, probabley needs a chainsaw.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Bento » May 6th, 2010, 9:56 pm

Traction was super. Conditions were awesome. Nice and cool this evening. In addition to the tree mentioned by Maestro above, there is a tree to duck under just after the 4-way intersection at Pickerel Lake as you head toward the geo-web hill.

The old start is now blocked off with a wooden fence. I must of missed how the newly cut trail does or doesn't support two-way traffic. It is fairly narrow. No beef, just curious, no really. Should returning riders just go up the Silver Hill Rd and then make a left for the parking lot? Might have to adjust our hot lap times :)
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Paul Brown » May 7th, 2010, 4:42 am

Bento wrote: Should returning riders just go up the Silver Hill Rd and then make a left for the parking lot?


Thats the call for sure, a women gave me the stink eye when I was slow rolling that little two-way section coming back into the lot, its tight and a novice rider might have a hard time (as she did) getting past. Did you come across the high volume (I am assuming she had her ipod turned way up as several people were unable to establish contact) trail walker who was not yeilding an inch. Always exciting :wink: . Conditions don't get much better.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby G.Cook » May 7th, 2010, 9:00 am

I know there is an effort an to find a more suitable return route off the road before the start , but nothing has been found so far to support a decent approach down to the parking lot . A lot of swamp and low ground to work around in that area .
Riders choice at this juncture I'm afraid . Hopefully most folks will use common sense and courtesy when making the decision as to choice of route to ride back down to the lot .
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby SteveF » May 7th, 2010, 9:16 am

G.Cook wrote:I know there is an effort an to find a more suitable return route off the road before the start , but nothing has been found so far to support a decent approach down to the parking lot . A lot of swamp and low ground to work around in that area .
Riders choice at this juncture I'm afraid . Hopefully most folks will use common sense and courtesy when making the decision as to choice of route to ride back down to the lot .



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