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Re: Poto: Rolling Hills Park

Postby michael48197 » June 5th, 2017, 6:48 am

After 6 1/2 hours and 11+ miles of manhandling the brush hog, the North Meadow and West Meadow loops and last section headed to the waterpark were all mowed on Saturday. It has certainly been a wet and warm spring with some areas like the Amazon with grass and flowers growing chest high!!!
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Re: Poto: Rolling Hills Park

Postby michael48197 » July 12th, 2017, 9:06 pm

ROLLING HILLS PARK (Ypsilanti): There will be a trail maintenance day on Saturday 7/15 from 9 AM to 2 PM. I'll be mowing the West and North Meadow loops with Poto MBA brush hog. I could use some help with trimming and brush wacking especially along the wire fence of the North Meadow loop. I have a Stihl 90R with hedge trimmer head that someone could use.

Please PM me here if you can make it. Let's plan to meet at 9 AM in the sports field parking lot on the north loop of the park road. If there is someone attending at the park gate when you arrive, tell them you will be doing MTB trail maintenance and they should let you in the park free of charge.
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Re: Poto: Rolling Hills Park

Postby michael48197 » August 4th, 2017, 8:47 am

ROLLING HILLS PARK (Ypsilanti): There will be a trail maintenance day on Saturday 8/5 from 9 AM to 2 PM. My apologies for the last minute notice, but my schedule just opened up and weather is now going to be great for tomorrow.

I'll be mowing parts of the first 3 miles of the trail with Poto MBA brush hog. I could use some help with trimming and brush wacking especially in areas of the West Meadow and the bluff overlooking the pond at ~1.3 miles. I have a Stihl 90R with hedge trimmer head that someone could use.

Please PM me here or on the Poto MBA page on the MMBA website if you can make it. Let's plan to meet at 9 AM in the main parking lot in front of The Lodge. If there is someone attending at the park gate when you arrive, tell them you will be doing MTB trail maintenance and they should let you in the park free of charge.
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Re: Poto: Rolling Hills Park

Postby michael48197 » November 18th, 2017, 8:33 am

REMINDER: For those that have already done so, thanks for signing up to attend the 9th Annual Poto MBA Black Friday Ride at Rolling Hills and Hewens Creek Parks in Ypsilanti this coming Friday, November 24 which is being sponsored by Wheels in Motion. So far, we have 43 people officially registered on EventBrite and 35 or so indicating they are participating on FB. In order to get an accurate head count, please remind your friends and fellow riders to sign up on EventBrite by this Wednesday, November 22 by 2 PM as we need to order pizza and shop for beverages at that time.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9th-annual ... 9?aff=eac2

The weather forecast looks promising at the moment for a nice late fall ride. Looking forward to your participation in our event on Friday.
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Re: Poto: Rolling Hills Park

Postby Steve_Balogh » December 10th, 2017, 3:55 pm

Tree down near the start. I went back to my car for my hand saw and cut it out, was only about 1.5” thick but the numerous branches it was not rideable. All clear. Great solid conditions otherwise, skinny bikes were out there.
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Re: Poto: Rolling Hills Park

Postby Steve_Balogh » January 15th, 2018, 8:30 pm

Tree down about a 100 feet in from where the trail begins. It's elevated enough where you can lift your bike over and crawl under. Snowed during my entire ride, I used studs. The most ice I saw was in the open meadows, the main trail was pretty good, I could not tell much about the mounds. When I finished the snow was starting to cover my tracks. Just me and a runner were out there.
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Re: Poto: Rolling Hills Park

Postby aborgman » May 31st, 2019, 8:12 am

Main Trail is in good condition.

West Meadows Loop still has a good bit of mud and shouldn't be ridden.

TICKS! EVERYWHERE! Wear your bugspray.
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Re: Poto: Rolling Hills Park

Postby StarToaster » June 3rd, 2019, 9:47 am

aborgman wrote:Main Trail is in good condition.

West Meadows Loop still has a good bit of mud and shouldn't be ridden.

TICKS! EVERYWHERE! Wear your bugspray.


I attempted the main trail on the 2nd. It's doable, but not super fun as there is too much overgrown vegetation. :( I'm not a big guy, but I was constantly ducking and getting slapped in the face/arms/legs. I also pulled several larger branches off of the trail that were hazards. It would be nice to have some signage as well. I was rather unsure of where to go next after I reached the picnic table area as there are several paths leading in different directions.

Also wear your bugspray get the good stuff too! Ticks are always a problem at rolling hills. :roll:
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Re: Poto: Rolling Hills Park

Postby DirtWrench » June 26th, 2019, 2:47 pm

Rode yesterday. The main trail was mostly clear with no real muddy spots. Did not attempt meadow loops.
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Re: Poto: Rolling Hills Park

Postby mpaquette70 » July 8th, 2019, 9:47 am

Rode on 7/6/19. Came in from the corner of Bemis & Stony Creek. The Bemis Connector has not been mowed for quite some time. Trail was in good shape until the West Meadow Loop which needs mowing in the areas that see daylight. The only mud I ran into was on the Munger Mounds and the usual puddle or two near the apple tree. I did not ride the North Meadow Loop. Overall the trail was tacky in the shaded areas and dry in the sunny areas. Was having a good ride until my rear sprocket sucked up a stick and mangled my rear derailleur to the point where I could not ride the bike. The stick broke the rear derailleur off its mount and also bent a spoke. This happened between the MTB Trail Head and the exit back to the Bemis Connector. Bike is in the shop for repair now.
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Re: Poto: Rolling Hills Park

Postby mpaquette70 » September 21st, 2019, 2:34 pm

Rode on 9/20/19. Tree down in the section by disc golf. I tried to drop a pin on Strava to mark the location but it didn’t work. Will need a chain saw to remove it. There is also a dead leaner on the new section in the woods by the soccer fields. You can ride under it.
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