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Big thanks to hard working members of the Cannon Brewing team for all of the trail work. Used an antique Simplicity with a sicklebar mower to cut down the tall grass and weeds at the start and end of the trail. We also built a few mild jumps and cut a tree horizontally to make a skinny. Made it low to the ground so it will be a great place for people to practice for the log-ness monster at the Merrell Trail without much risk. Didn't have enough volunteers to make the berms yet, maybe in the spring. Jumps will probably settle a bit and need some fine tuning.
Some pictures showing the recent changes. The jumps turned out perfect. Hit them last night and got some air, others on cross bikes just rolled over them so they work either way so less skilled riders won't have any trouble. The skinny thing is tricky. I tried it on a night ride last night and as I suspected, your rear wheel slides off the side because of that turn. Next time I'll track stand and shift the wheel to the right a little at that point and I think that will work. No penalty for falling off though, you can just keep riding. Trying to make a safe place for people to practice these skills.
I rode it successfully today. Not sure if it's required but what I did was stop and trackstand for a second and scootch my rear wheel over to the right a few inches on that turn, then continued riding.
- the times I tried just riding it my wheel always fell off to the left side around the corner.