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Poto: Potawatomi

Postby mtbdudex » September 15th, 2019, 9:00 pm

Potowatomi trail conditions report :
Rode at 12:30 today Sunday 9/15, mostly great “Poto” conditions shape ...
However, the geo-web in a few downhill portions the sand ruts right where they ended were pretty bad and sooner or later need addressing. Water cuts thru everything.
Yes, that’s been a 20 year discussion, I realize that.
It rained light on and off from 1:15 pm, took the cut as my 15 year old was getting kinda tired, 1st time I’ve taken the cut in 10 years.

Btw, the front rock armouring [emoji1303]

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby crustaceous_flora » October 19th, 2019, 11:44 am

Poto was awesome last night. The cheater lines here though are getting out of control, haha.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby DynoDon » December 12th, 2019, 4:13 pm

Rode Poto today, nice, and frozen, just sticks down, no trees, more roots cut, Michigan has Trees, Trees have roots, thats Michigan, we have hills too, do you want to cut them hills down too?
I ran into Steve out there doing survey work, on the damage, it was great talking to him, he's doing a tough job, I hope we get the ok from the DNR and some funding to make all his work count, Thanks for what you do Steve.. makes me feel bad for the little work I do.. LOL...
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby crustaceous_flora » December 13th, 2019, 1:33 am

More roots cut!? Why? Like seriously who does this. There is already a ton of cheater lines there now, and more roots are cut with each year that passes. Is it the 65 year old hikers that are unable to lift their feet over a 4 inch root? Or is it the xc weenies that avoid all roots, rocks, and the 2ft drops on their 6k full suspension builds?
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby DynoDon » December 13th, 2019, 6:59 am

crustaceous_flora wrote:More roots cut!? Why? Like seriously who does this. There is already a ton of cheater lines there now, and more roots are cut with each year that passes. Is it the 65 year old hikers that are unable to lift their feet over a 4 inch root? Or is it the xc weenies that avoid all roots, rocks, and the 2ft drops on their 6k full suspension builds?


I think its newbies, but who know unless they put up cameras, about a half mile after the double bridges that cross Highland Lake Half moon connector, there is a small bridge with some roots on the other side, those are newly cut.. I mostly ride my 4 in FS 24 lb bike, and I sure don't see the problem with roots/rocks, I like the drops, I ride Sugar in 22 min and I'm 73 yrs old, you missed starva, fat bikers, cross country skiers, LOl, it could be anyone of them, the only thing for sure is they have been doing it for years, its hard to educate an Idiot. DTE may be what people ride then think everything should be smooth like that, but Highland was smooth like that once, its Michigan we have roots, they hold the trail together, the rocks do too. Skillz are harder to get then a saw for a inconsiderate IDIOT.
Steve was surveying the whole trail system, there is plenty of damage out there more from people then nature, it would be nice if they find a solution, like education, if skillz classes were free it may help, but if someone gave people a bottle of common sense, they would put it on a shelf an never use it.
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