Critter7r wrote:Steve_Balogh wrote:I also rode late Sat afternoon. Nice job on the water passages, I noticed those immediately so I thought someone did some work recently. As far as the rock garden goes, I haven't ridden PlRA since last fall, but recall the rock garden was looking mighty thin. Rode right through it like pavement, seemed a lot of rocks were missing from being knocked out of place over time. Someone else posted elsewhere about burying rocks so rain will eventually wash out a little leaving support, but honestly I can't say what was done made that section less challenging as the rock level diminished last fall. Would be fun to see it fully restored like it was back when it was created.
I remember the huge pucker-effect that rock garden used to have many years ago. It was like rolling onto a bed of croquet balls at high speed in a corner. Now it's just bumpy.
Are you all talking about that lumpy section / rock garden that turns left and climbs slightly, just after a sweeping right turn? (The sweeping right turn has a tiny hiker trail off of it that leads to a somewhat-overlook area?)
If so, that spot just sucked last year. It was brake bumpy as crap before it from people slamming on the brakes before hitting the rocks, then the rocks themselves were just chattery.