mdswmich wrote:Let me just start this off with "wow". I now know why there is no beginner section or rating for Potawatomi. Today was my first ride out there on my new El Mariachi 2 and at 220lbs, fat and out of shape, I quickly learned why this trail has the perception that it does, at least in my mind. I rode the whole thing, didn't wreck and didn't fall, which is unusual. Well I hiked a few of those hills, WHY ARE THERE SO MANY HILLS?! HOW DO YOU GUYS DO THAT? Mad props to your lean mean jockeys.
The trail was in great shape. Lots of hikers and boy scouts out there. Everyone was polite. The sun was out, gorgeous day. I had a blast even though it's taken me 10 minutes to type this because I'm so beat.
Don't tell anyone about it. The Poto has faded from the radar of many, and that isn't necessarily a bad thing. If you want a top mountain bike trail, go to Pisgah, Fruita or Brown County. And, BTW, the Ann Arbor Metro Area sucks for mountain biking. Grand Rapids is your top National destination city if you want quality mountain biking. I read it in Bike Magazine.