Steve_Balogh wrote: I did find a long muddy downhill, but found routes around that section before crossing Main Street, where the train is. Saw several tents in those hills near the trail.
yep. that section is in bluffs, and one we're going to consider proposing to close, very rarely is it rideable, without leaving pie cutters at least formulating a plan now on how to work with the city, that section may be one we offer up for sacrifice.
other than that, trail is in amazing shape, best its been in a while. going to need some trimming in the next few weeks, but we'll be on top of that!
Had a closer call yesterday with an elderly couple in GS camp, riding along at a pretty good clip, saw them, rang my bell (wink wink), it startled them as did the sound of us slowing down rather quickly, she gave me the stink eye and proceeded to try to block the trail, until she actually realized that we were actually using bells to alert people, and as we smiled and said hello and "sorry for not ringing the bell sooner" she withdrew and moved aside... But she looked like she wasn't going to move at first... not good, bad perception on her part of riders i'm guessing
moral of the story (yes, i'm beating a dead horse!) is to try to be nice, take the high road with walkers/hikers/dogs(even off leash dogs...), say hello, smile, get/use a bell or let them know you're coming etc. basically be a kiss ass... its the only way we're going to keep the trail we have and HOPEFULLY push for MORE trail in A2 (wink wink wink wink...). it just takes one *beep* escalating a situation like that to make them go to the city and try to get bikes banned from trails.