Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » August 28th, 2012, 10:45 am

Sweet. Thanks! That was the only issue on the trail.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby shippenville » August 29th, 2012, 8:49 pm

Cleared a bunch of the low hanging junk out of the railroad trail connector off of Dhu Varren earlier this evening.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » August 30th, 2012, 11:07 am

shippenville wrote:Cleared a bunch of the low hanging junk out of the railroad trail connector off of Dhu Varren earlier this evening.

havent ridden that section in a long time, prob nice and dry now though. enduro ride next weekend, you should join.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » September 4th, 2012, 9:42 am

Loop is a rockin. That one low tree just east of Pontiac trail is getting a bit lower...will need to come down soon.
Also, a group (don't know who) did a nice job trimming the last sections of Barton park that I didn't get to.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Geff » September 4th, 2012, 10:30 am

Bcar wrote:Loop is a rockin. That one low tree just east of Pontiac trail is getting a bit lower...will need to come down soon.
Also, a group (don't know who) did a nice job trimming the last sections of Barton park that I didn't get to.


Would you need me to cut it down so it isn't an issue? I can get to it this week after work.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » September 4th, 2012, 2:39 pm

Geff wrote:
Bcar wrote:Loop is a rockin. That one low tree just east of Pontiac trail is getting a bit lower...will need to come down soon.
Also, a group (don't know who) did a nice job trimming the last sections of Barton park that I didn't get to.


Would you need me to cut it down so it isn't an issue? I can get to it this week after work.


Not sure it needs it yet, but getting closer/lower to needing to be cut. I can still ride under as long as my camel back isn't full ;)
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Geff » September 4th, 2012, 3:08 pm

Bcar wrote:
Geff wrote:
Bcar wrote:Loop is a rockin. That one low tree just east of Pontiac trail is getting a bit lower...will need to come down soon.
Also, a group (don't know who) did a nice job trimming the last sections of Barton park that I didn't get to.


Would you need me to cut it down so it isn't an issue? I can get to it this week after work.


Not sure it needs it yet, but getting closer/lower to needing to be cut. I can still ride under as long as my camel back isn't full ;)


Just let me know... 8)
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » September 20th, 2012, 10:32 am

trail is perfect! rode it all last night other than the DH/Ridge (getting dark out ;( ) get out and ride!
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby raptorTC » November 2nd, 2012, 1:29 pm

Man, so many leaves! They are pretty slippery too, had to save myself with a dab a few times while trying to go a little too quickly through the turns. The dirt is getting kind of loose in some corners too, most notably in Olson. I lost my front tire on a turn and got to know the ground pretty well.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Geff » January 8th, 2013, 2:41 pm

Leroi Brown wrote:Lemme know, Bcar - I'll help!


Me too!
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Geff » February 4th, 2013, 8:44 am

Bcar wrote:Got out on Sat, trail is rocking!

no updates on the reroute and new trail. City has the ball in their court. Looking like they're going to open it up for public comment etc, but we havent heard back officially yet. stay tuned, may need another waterloo type call-out/show-up ;)


Right on! Thanks for the update! :icon_thumright:
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby glr » March 8th, 2013, 6:54 pm

I will probably take you up on that, when conditions allow. I drive by the park 5 days a week and i'm looking forward to getting some good riding in the near future.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby 300hp » March 31st, 2013, 9:37 pm

Conditions update:

We're very fortunate to have hills in Ann Arbor. I rode a mixed 30 miles yesterday.....everything from dirt roads (warren is hardpack, wicked fast, and not sloppy at all) to pavement, b2b, and sections of non local loop trail. There is no mud on my bike. The worst thing going was all the salt on the b2b. Avoid with your fancy MTB. Normal surface streets are clear though. If you have the sense to ride trails that have direct drainage and loose, open substrate, you can certainly add a splash of wild to your dirt road rides. If it's flat, or clay, stay off. If you can't tell the difference, stay off all together.

I've got to agree with Bcar and IPB on this. Keep Ann Arbor wild. Every year I live and ride here, I find out about more stuff. What started out as a three mile loop behind my apartment has turned into a 9 mile loop....without having to cross a road. I hope to have at least 20 miles of trail strung together by the time riding season is in full swing.....not including the "local loop"

We are fortunate to have lots and lots of unregulated park land, and a community committed to preserving its green spaces. We are fortunate to have trail workers who keep stuff going for the sheer love of the sport, not to ask for outpourings of gratitude. Trail workers who go well out of their way to keep a low profile.

I love riding by myself and exploring, and I love riding with people. I know bcar does too. Chances are if you ask, like I did, someone will show you around.

But you can't blame people for being coy. I'm working hard to make a career for myself in Washtenaw county, because I can't think of any other places in Michigan below the 45th paralel with this many different kinds of riding accessible without getting into a car.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Leroi Brown » April 1st, 2013, 10:16 am

Totally agree with 300 and Bcar on this!!
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby havlidan1 » April 14th, 2013, 6:18 pm

I went out today, it's too wet to ride without feeling guilty. Bluffs was too muddy for sure, Langford was ok but still pretty muddy in spots. I'd give it a few days. I ended up cutting the ride short.
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