Michigan Mountain Biking Association
Paul_D wrote:Reid I agree with you on the first section of field leading up to Peppermint Bridge, its starting to flow quite nicely. The next section of field from the bridge to McNamara is a beast, it fills me with rage! I think it needs to be brushhogged, napalmed, a bulldozed, steamrolled, followed by a cross country race, and then a cyclocross race through that section to make it race ready.
I volunteer for the napalming.
jonw9 wrote:The first field is getting broken in because we can force riders through there. The second field can be avoided, so people do because it is rough. So by avoiding it, people are preventing it from improving.
reidabel wrote:jonw9 wrote:The first field is getting broken in because we can force riders through there. The second field can be avoided, so people do because it is rough. So by avoiding it, people are preventing it from improving.
The race is going to go through there, right? I wonder how much that will help smooth it out, if any? Sounds like some of us ride it at least some of the time, it's just not enough traffic to do much good. Serenity also was bumpy when it was first done, and I would say it took probably 4 or 5 hours of shovel scraping to get it to being fairly decent. I think it does get more traffic than Glorious Poperd's (the field section in question), though. Maybe a trail day where we all have shovels and can skim it down smooth(er)? Not right away if there's too much to be done before the race, but at some point?
It could really help make the whole loop more enjoyable. The more shovels, the better!
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