c0nsumer wrote: barrybs wrote:
.....sure would be nice if people would quit riding when it's soft and stop prying rocks out of the trail tread
Did you ever notice that when the trail dries out the dirt shrinks back from many rocks, freeing them up to pop free when hit by a bike? This tends to happen a lot during the springtime (and this autumn/winter's) freeze/thaw cycle. I don't think all of the displaced rocks are done intentionally.
Yea, I know what you mean, but unfortunately these instances weren't the occasional smaller missing rocks that you describe. A couple of weeks ago I came upon a section that was missing 8-10 rocks on one uphill. Several of them were baby head size and all were thrown off to the same side of the trail. ( one of the local Poto riders told me "I'm sure it must have had help getting out of the ground. I would love to hear their story". Not sure what they were trying to accomplish as this part of the trail is pretty much all rocks.
Monday's incdent was two large ones and several smaller ones, all within 25' of trail. It's not that easy figuring out which rock goes where and jamming them back in their holes.
We also have someone that likes to spray paint blue mileage markers on the trees. G. Cook spent a lot of time covering them up with "bark" colored paint only to have them reappear in a few months
A lot of strange things go on in the woods around here, if only the trails could talk.
The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for.