Michigan Mountain Biking Association
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c0nsumer wrote:Why not put a log diagonally across the entrance to the stunt steering people to the bypass, then sprinkle leaves and twigs on the approach? This will make it look solidly closed, but it should be possible to open it once complete with just a bit of raking.
jonw9 wrote:c0nsumer wrote:Why not put a log diagonally across the entrance to the stunt steering people to the bypass, then sprinkle leaves and twigs on the approach? This will make it look solidly closed, but it should be possible to open it once complete with just a bit of raking.
People that go through that route do so specifically for the stunt. The normal (existing) trail would be the bypass, with the new section to the stunt not really even installed yet. As you ride the bypass you can see the stunt and where the two ruoutes merge.
My assumption is people see this, and backtrack to ride the feature.
reidabel wrote:I put three logs on top of it when I left Thursday evening, and was surprised to see them intact when I got there today. Thanks to anybody who rode it and then put them back as suggested.
Bill and I cleared the fall zone on the first line, and Bill built a bench on the approach to create a better approach angle. It rides pretty nicely now. The entry to the new trail section that leads to the stunt has not been cleared yet, but the rest of the trail can be ridden and the first line can be ridden and is open for business. I would appreciate feedback on the difficulty level for clipped-in riders. We met a Matt from Kalamazoo and he rode the trail, but balked at doing the stunt. He was riding clipped in, but looked like a strong experienced rider. I don't think it's that hard, but it may look scary. Which is probably the way it should be!
Work has begun on the second line, a more difficult climb, but a very simple straight up and over that will require building up some speed and maintaining it throughout. I may put a drop or jump on the end of that line because I don't think the inexperienced will consider trying that line when they see it ahead of them. I'm making it wide enough, 24", so that a foot can be put down.
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