Michigan Mountain Biking Association
LuckyCharm4x4 wrote:I went out to the trail today and did some work on the south loop. I made the new "large log pile" a bit more robust by throwing dirt over the logs. This will work it's way down and hopefully be the start of a sturdy foundation for the logs, preventing them from bouncing or coming out of place. I am sure it will take more layers of dirt, a few rains, more people riding the pile and a little time before this obstacle is perfect.
The main focus of my efforts today was the log pile bypass. About 30ft. (IIRC) before the new log pile there is an opening to the bypass on the right-hand side of the trail. I would estimate that the total bypass is about 100 yards and it took almost 3 hours to complete. It meets back up with the regular trail and should not add or subtract much distance. The bypass will be a little bumpy for awhile and just needs to be ridden more to break it in.
I think this new section adds a little bit of flavor to the trail and for those who are afraid of the large logs can put up with the bumps until the bypass is worn in, after-all... it is mountain biking! Let me know what you think, Happy riding!
LuckyCharm4x4 wrote:Rode the trail today. It's a little slick out there. Also, there is a lot of overgrowth everywhere and there are 2 trees down on the south section. Log pile or chain saw?
Bigtymer wrote:There's nothing challenging about a log pile. They just slow you flow down.