Scotty wrote:G.R.XC-MTNBKR wrote: The very fast riders have created so many bypasses that I cant even count them all .
that's a silly statement.
"faster" and more accomplished riders don't typically build or create ride arounds. My experience at that trail over the past 20 years is that the people creating ride arounds are "weekend warrior" types and novice riders. I've run into people doing just that many times on that trail. Several times I've gotten in shouting matches with people. In each occurance they were slower riders, mostly people "out of the know" with the local MMBA chapter and the history of the trail.
Having known most of the "faster" riders in the area over the years, I think it's safe to say that they often take the more difficult lines (not those that widen the trail) because those harder lines are the faster lines (if you can ride them).
Sorry i put the wrong emoticon there, supposed to be the wink . Also thought it was kind of obvious, hence your first sentence. Sounds like I unintentionally hit a nerve. But I do agree with what you said for the most part