Poto: Potawatomi

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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby CardsHockey » June 30th, 2020, 3:38 pm

crustaceous_flora wrote:Heard through the grapevine that Poto got a bunch of money to put towards working on the trail, and one of the proposed sections might be the downhill(*beep* On Wheels on strava) after the boy scout hill/sun tan climb. Please don't let this be true, that's the only decently rowdy downhill around! Go fix those geo scale mat areas or the other snoozer downhill sections instead. Keep the root drops on *beep* On Wheels please.


Agreed on leaving this section alone (or minimally fixing it for erosion reasons) as it is by far my favorite part of Poto.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby benjaminpohl » July 2nd, 2020, 3:33 pm

Rode early this morning to avoid the heat wave.
Almost no one else (bikers/hikers) on trail.
Trail was very dry, very sandy in many areas.
Several trees down. Some looked like they just fell, others seems like they were cut down as part of a trail maintenance program.
Wonderful trail, my favorite in SE Michigan.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby rcab23 » July 9th, 2020, 8:33 am

HeII on wheels is the closest thing to pisgah - black mtn, around here. it may be 20 seconds long but its great please please dont touch it! gapping those root drops brings too much joy in my *beep* life.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby kbankes » July 9th, 2020, 9:44 am

rcab23 wrote:HeII on wheels is the closest thing to pisgah - black mtn, around here. it may be 20 seconds long but its great please please dont touch it! gapping those root drops brings too much joy in my *beep* life.
One of too few legit uses of my dropper post in the area. Love that part of Poto.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby nolan » July 24th, 2020, 10:59 am

Great conditions this morning but the amount of foot traffic this place gets nowadays is just insane. Fond memories of riding here weekday mornings 10 years ago and never seeing another soul. Hopefully will be shutdown to bikes soon before someone gets seriously hurt. With this level of activity too many sections of trail are simply too fast and too sketchy to be safely multi use
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Ecruz » July 24th, 2020, 11:30 am

nolan wrote:Great conditions this morning but the amount of foot traffic this place gets nowadays is just insane. Fond memories of riding here weekday mornings 10 years ago and never seeing another soul. Hopefully will be shutdown to bikes soon before someone gets seriously hurt. With this level of activity too many sections of trail are simply too fast and too sketchy to be safely multi use


The last couple of times I've been out there, there were a LOT of hikers. However, I rode yesterday around 5:00 and saw 2 groups of hikers within the first mile or so then only 2 other people the rest of the trail. I guess I just hit the right time. But I do agree, there are a lot of fast, rough spots were it would easy for someone to get hurt.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby Paul Brown » July 24th, 2020, 9:00 pm

nolan wrote: Hopefully will be shutdown to bikes soon before someone gets seriously hurt.


Why the *beep* would you post this in a mtb forum, troll.
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Re: Poto: Potawatomi

Postby crustaceous_flora » July 26th, 2020, 1:33 pm

Poto is just Island Lake with bigger hills. Both are extremely wide, full of traffic, and an all out roadie watt fest. Still a sick trail but the amount of backwards riders with no helmets, dogs on no leash, hikers going the same direction as bikers with headphones in, and strollers on the trail have been a huge buzzkill all summer. Go ride highland/holly/torn shirt to avoid the crowds imo
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