ryanmcg wrote:I think you're preaching to the choir, mate. The people who make these alterations likely aren't on this forum, otherwise they would already know better, and would probably be a more experienced rider, and not want to remove the features.
Yeah, I realize they may not be reading this, but there is a possibility that they might be.
SANTA_CRUZ wrote:James and Mike, if you see stuff like this (I noticed the one downed log missing on the Buckshaver trail) please see
if it is just thrown off to the side of the trail and replace it/them. Like Ryan mentioned, unfortunately, the idiots moving this stuff most likely don't frequent this forum nor do they have the skills to get over said obstacles, so they figure that they will make it easier on themselves by screwing the more skilled riders. It's something that happens at every trail and it's hard to ever catch these people in the act. It just makes me want to build even more tech features and maybe these people will go to another "easier" trail.
I actually attempted to replace the missing logs/roots, but like I mentioned, they've ripped them out. They busted them up and wouldn't lay in place without moving when ridden on. They would have to be "nailed down" or secured in some way.
ryanmcg wrote:Some of these people may even think that they are helping. Some signage might be good in this case. "No trail alterations without consent from the trail builder/coordinator", etc.
Unfortunately signs don't have a long life at Morton-Taylor trails. They seem to be entertainment for the local teens, because they seem to tear them down almost as fast as Gary puts them up. We've been talking about making a kiosk and I'm currently looking into designs and material acquisition for it. The township had promised to supply one in the past, but must have forgotten.