Monday, May 12, 2008

Trail Update - Comment on riding OVER rocks

We're slowly getting some logs off trails...but with Keith still recovering from carpal tunnel, and Rick having tennis elbow issues, its a slowwww process. We'll eventually get to them all. But until then, thanks to those that have been stopping and moving what they can off the trail. The trails are in great shape with the exception of two things: 1) I noticed they are washing at spots - not from use, but from mother nature. There's not a whole lot we can do about that except maybe rethink some reroutes which I don't think is going to happen any time soon. And 2) there are some significantly noticeable new lines forming with folks going around rocks! Kids -- mountain biking is about riding mountain trails, and that means OVER the rocks and logs, not around them. Rick said I shouldn't comment about it, that if folks prefer not to ride rocks, then they don't have to and he's right. But I can't help but still make the comment that some of the the trails are purposely built for you to go OVER the rocks, not around. So for those that are avoiding rocks, try going over next time. In some spots, its actually much easier to go over the top of them. Next up -- the Memorial Day ride.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with you. Keep single track tight and challenging. The best part about mountain biking is the challenge provided by the elements of the mountain such as rocks and logs. So, if you can’t ride it there is no shame in walking a section. As your skills progress you will be rewarded. Enjoy the ride!
Brian

rsdmag said...

Chilli...post some info about Memorial Day, will ya? I might have a free pass that weekend.....