Awesome, thanks the trail i was on was to the East, next time out i will do more exploring. How strict are you on building, I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty for the good of the trail. I have a bit of building experience ---> built all my self http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUtcmKECvlE
Nice man! Those in Kalkaska? We aren't super strict about building, in fact it's great that you are willing to help since obviously you are aware how much work goes into just the maintenance, but there are some unwritten rules and guidelines to follow.
For starters, I'd like to take some time to show you around a little bit so you get to know the lay of the land well. ie, one section or area of trail would work best for a particular type of feature and another section, another feature, and so on. Some of the bigger stuff is pretty well hidden in the woods, so hikers and dog walkers and the other land users (who have every right to be out there just as we do) will spend all the time they want out there and unless they see someone hitting a feature or hiking or whatever, they'll never know its there. That is the primary goal with most of the builds.
As far as cutting new trail, personally I would prefer to stay away from this for now...at least for this season, and maybe next year once there is a good following and understanding of the rules by the growing number of riders out there then maybe it can be brought up, and something can be well planned out.
Because of some trouble a couple of years back there is a pretty strict no nails policy...at least for this year. From watching your video it seems that wouldn't be a problem with the stuff you build.
Another suggestion would be to join this facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=120944244594786&ref=ts
If you ever have an idea of something you want to build, just post it on there, and the collective can give you some feedback. It will never be critical, just constructive ideas. Plus you can recruit some helpers that way.
Hope this helps man. Did you have something in mind you want to build?
PS Feel free to call me or text me anytime too. My cell is 231-360-4216. I've got the summer off so I am always down to ride or show you around some more. There is some pretty gnarly stuff that I guarantee you haven't found