RickPlite wrote:redrabbit. the downhill edge (berm) was never part of the original cut. As the trail gets used it forms from the loose soil being pushed to the downhill side by tires rolling along. It was removed to allow water to flow off the trail instead of following the trail and ultimately causing errosion. This occassional and proper maintenance will become more commonly seen at all trails in the area.
Interesting. I noticed this on Sunday also. At first I thought it was the result of many people riding off trail (overshooting turns). Later I noticed a pattern to it and realized it was done on purpose yet I still had no idea why. Thanks for explaining this.
I also want to say thanks to everyone that worked on this trail over the summer. I just moved in about a half mile from the trail. When I heard of the planned changes my initial reaction was that the trail would be ruined. I was sure that all of the challenges that make this trail special would be removed. After I rode it, I realized just how wrong I was. The new trail is challenging, fun and hopefully more sustainable. I really wanted to help out with the work but none of the dates worked for me this year. Last Saturday was my anniversary, I got in trouble with my wife just for mentioning that I wanted to help out that day. Next year I'll be there for sure though!