Took steveracer's advice. We did two laps and everything was as he had said.
Beautiful day, beautiful trail, fun people to ride with.
We had 3 first-timers with us and they all enjoyed the trail.
Hickory Glen reminds me of Disney World. Always clean, always delightful, never frantic or frazzled, plenty of pleasing surprises, and anything that seems daunting quickly turns into a rewarding triumph. A real treat.
Everyone noticed little tweaks and tunings that showed that the trail is well cared-for. A tip of the helmet to everyone who helps keep "The Hick" in great shape.