I was there on Tuesday. Great ride as always, but a couple of notes. I don't know the distance, but about a mile in there is a low hanging tree/branch that hit me in the head on both of my laps. If you're looking at the trail you don't really see it until you feel the thunk on your helmet.
Second, the new tetter totter looks great. It definately needs to be anchored because it is really loose. Does anyone else think that it is too high? I felt like I was going to launch into orbit and lost all my momentum before it tipped. Of course, then I fell off and tumbled into the woods so I'm sure I didn't help the stability issue. Incidentally, I found the old tetter totter. It was right about where my head landed.
Does anyone else smell skunk right before you get to the zig-zag platform and the tetter totter? I'm afraid one of these days I'm going to startle a skunk and get sprayed in the face for my troubles. I've noticed it the last couple rides.
This is a great trail. Thank you to everyone who works on it.
The teeter height has been lowered, but it is still not cemented in. The old teeter is 'removed' along with the impaling tree stump and plenty of garbage in that area. There are lots of skunks in the area, they hang out with the neighborhood cats after dark.
AFA cementing the teeter into the ground, its probably better not. Historically speaking at the Hick, teeters that are fastened to the ground are eventually doomed to be twisted off thier base. One of the best features of the old teeter design was that it did not fasten to the ground.