yeah, that's my point, stop taking the tech out of the trails and michigan riders will get better.
Actually, that's kind of an interesting thing, this is going to go exactly against what I am complaining about, but at a lot of the DH races I go to the Michigan Riders seem to do pretty well, and we all know we don't have anything like that to practice on much.
Michigan riders who want to get better at 'tech' trails will figure out where such terrain exists and go there to ride. As far as I know, the only thing being taken out of trails around here is erroded fall line POS legacy trail. some folks call that stuff technical, and they are incorrect in that assertion.
At Luton park where i ride a lot, there was a sustainable steep technical section designed and installed a couple of years ago. I wonder everytime I ride through it why there are still leaves on the tread. For all this demand we have around here for 'tech' stuff I would think the leaves from last fall would already be gone, like on the rest of the trail.
The only thing i can conclude is that there were 10 times as many leaves that fell on that one section than everywhere else, or, nobody, except me and a very few others, is riding that section.