PieterHemmo wrote:Ummm, angry much?
My observations only reflected my experience. I have had a number of individuals talk up Bennett Park at various times, including at the MMBA expo. I didn't say it was a bad trail, nor did I say that it was poorly taken care of. If you had carefully read my post, you would have seen that I was impressed with what was out there. I wasn't looking for a three ring circus either, but the only clown that I have run into so far felt the need to make a joke out of the forum.
My observations were for the sake of others who might be debating making a trip to this park to widen their MTB experience. My observations stand, if you ride the Fort, and you like it, don't bother trekking up to Charlotte. Also to add to the body of knowledge about places to ride; if you like the Fort, or you want something a little more challenging than Bennett Park, maybe come to Marshall and ride the Stewart's landing loop.
Your response did "embiggen" the deal for me; I may not ride your precious trail again, as I may hurt your feelings.
Not angry, just trying to provide an alternative view.
For example,in your post you wrote "if you ride the Fort, and you like it, don't bother trekking up to Charlotte" which seems to indicate that a person cannot enjoy both. I do think it is entirely possible to accept both parks for what they are, and enjoy them.
I am sorry you misconstrued my attempt at humor as anger. My offer still stands for you to come out on the next trail day, although it is not my trail. If it was, I will still let you ride it.
Also, "embiggen" is a perfectly cromulent word.