I have helped build a lot of this trail especially early on. Today I rode the new loop for the first time in several months.....WOW good stuff. The new stuff Alex built is incredible!!! Kudo's to everyone who has lent their hand building this loop it really evolved nicely. I had 4.1 miles from start to finish parking lot to parking lot. I rode it both directions and I don't know what other opinions are but I thought it flowed WAY better going the clockwise direction. The downside to this is your going up Alex's section which was the best part going counterclockwise for sure. Just curious as to what others think?