gtrowbridge wrote:bignlow wrote:First real ride on a Mtn Bike in a couple years and what a disappointment.
Whoever is in charge of the trail now "WHY". It use to be tight, techincal and challenging, now it is easy, smooth and kind of boring.
You no longer need a real Mtn Bike to ride this trail. Jump on the cruiser ride on the Meijer trail go to the dirt trail then go home.
What's the purpose of labeling any trail difficulties when you put a bypass on everthing, that is stupid.
The trail condition is good and the flies weren't bad at all but the challenge is gone.
Amazing how a few years and a coule people can ruin a great trail, it's a real shame.
This trail is no longer worth the trip to ride, too bad it's so close.
Bypasses allow more people with different skill levels to ride the trail = less maintenance = more interest = more political clout with the city parks or DNR = more trails.
If you don't like taking the easier bypass and want more of a challenge...then don't take the bypass.
IMHO this still ranks as the most technical trail in West MI and is a great example of a hard work by the TC and other volunteers.
For you maybe. Why do we care if theres more trails if they're all beginner level. I'm all for getting more people into the sport, or into riding at least. But not at the expense of those that have been riding these trails there whole life. If they dont like the obstacles they should stick to dirt roads.