Mikeyb64 wrote:parttime wrote:michael48197 wrote:On another note, I observed that some jokers have been free wheeling it in the crater at the 1 mile mark. Looks like they have been aiming to make several new lines up and down the walls of the crater. I put some stick and logs in their path, but I doubt they will take the hint. If you are out there and see riders using un-approved lines, please ask them to cease and desist. We don't want to create new erosion paths and allow a free-for-all where riders can go where they like. If you see the sticks and logs have been moved, please block off the bandit lines again. After seeing that happen a few times, I hope they get the message.
The jokers are some local kids with bmx bikes, probably 10 years old or so. I ran into them last year, as they were moving logs onto the trail in that area. I asked them to stop doing that, and it seems to have worked. Their first response to me was 'but we ride here every day'. So I also told them about the MMBA, building/maintaining the trail, etc., but their eyes seemed to instantly glaze over. I doubt that moving a small pile of logs in there way will stop them as they will either move or ride over them. A large pile of logs or maybe 'fencing' that side of the crater might be the way to go.
The picnic table that is normally at the end of the crater is in now in the crater. I assumed the RHP staff moved it there(mowing?) but now I'm thinking that's not the case.
Well, I moved the picnic table back to it's original spot. They had moved it into the crater, in line with one of the 6 (or more) alternate lines they have created down the sides of the crater and were probably riding on it. I blocked all the alternate lines that I could find with deadfall (let's see how long that lasts), including one that l didn't really understand (it didn't look all that fun) that ran out the end of the flat section of the crater.
michael48197 wrote:The weather was perfect so the five man crew - Greg, Norm, Fred and Frank and I - made good progress on the trail building today. We were able to complete the 300 yard section of single track just N of the paved E-W path which will serve as the last section of trail. So, now instead of riding the paved path all the way back to the parking lot riders should turn N (left) on the paved path for ~30 yards and E (right) into the wooded treeline and follow the new single track back to the new park road will the single track spills back on the paved path. Finish by turning E (left) on the paved path and follow it around past the water park to the parking lot and trail head. I'm sure the loamy soil will be slow and bumpy at first, but it should ride in pretty quickly as with the rest of RHP when it was built.
The next part of the expansion project will be cutting trail though thick underbrush heading W along the fence line towards Munger Road. Once that 1/4 mile section is cut we can open it by using the west access road to return to the trail finish section. The remainder of the new trail in the NW section of RHP will be reasonably easy to cut as there is little undergrowth in that area. However, we won't be able to open that section up piecemeal, but only we the ~0.75 mile section is complete. Take a spin on the new trail and let me know what you think.
Thanks for the work guys, new trail section looks good! Got a few laps in this afternoon.
shopsonian wrote:I recently got back into mountain biking and discovered these trails, bonus that they are close to my house too. They are really great and those who built them have done a great job! I rode the 3 mile singletrack today, but from looking at these notes, it seems like there are more trails...how do I get to them? Also, if anyone wants to ride them after work or weekends sometime, let me know?
A new short section of trail was just cut-in, check michael's previous post for a good description of it's location and the new trail that has been marked, but not cut yet. I'm always willing to meet up for a ride. This week/weekend is not good, but let me know next time you plan on heading out.