No news is good news
Ryan, the first section you told me about being too soft to ride rode as well as it ever did in the past.The stuff that was FINISHED rode very well. At the rate they were going, they should have finished it all by the weekend.Anyone ride it on Saturday or Sunday? Everything else is speculation.Here's a report I rerad from someone who did ride on Sunday:Logansport Mtn Trail update. I just returned from riding the trails with C**, J** and P**. I think the race is going to be awesome. While the moto race definitely changed some things, it's pretty much the same but with new trail sections that really make it a fun course. First, I'd like to suggest pre-riding, but ONLY if you are really familiar with the trails there. It's never been easy to find the race trail there, and with the new trails cut haphazardly, it's really hard to find it, so I'm willing to bet most people frustration right now is they can't find the course. But that's ALWAYS been the case, this isn't new. Second, the ruts: there are no 2ft deep ruts. The single track sections are still all the same (except better!) it's just that some of the double track section are now lumpy instead of smooth. I liked it, made it more like a mountain bike course and less road. Third: while some of the single track sections were overgrown (I'm sure that will get cleared by race time), the new sections WERE AWESOME!!! Holy cow, the climb up to what was the walk up is sweet. Technical. Imagine cliff side but a little more rocky. Very cool. Brian, can I assume we're going over the log bridge all the way to the top and turning hard left at the top like before?I would say the trail is much more full suspension friendly now. I would not suggest riding rigid unless you're in for a bumpy ride. Some rain on Wednesday would be good to stamp down some of the bumpy parts, but the Xterra race on Saturday will actually help smooth in a groove I think. I heard talk of the grating some sections, I really hope they don't do that.
Will the course be marked by Friday afternoon?
I started this thread and have already commented how disappointed I am in the trail system's condition. Let me give one more piece of info and leave it at that. So, I rode the course again last night. My opinion has completely changed. After riding the race route -- some things have changed. 1. the bull dozing efforts have compacted the trail, albeit double wide now, into a nice rideable surface. 2. Having a week for it to dry out has made a big difference. 3. the exposed roots and rocks that were once covered, in my opinion, have added a new characteristic to the trail system. 3. I found out this Motorcross circuit bought out the entire park for their race -- spent a helluva lot of moolah and it went directly to the park.Look, I hate change as much as the next rider. The park knows its timing here was awful and is upset at themselves and is worried about how this race and riding in general will be affected at their park. I spent work sessions their this winter and most definitely overreacted to someone pissing in my sandbox. I am completely confident in the park and DINO too -- to make this a great race. I have raced the Xterra race a couple times at France Park but have yet to run the DINO -- I am super exited to go out and compete(i say that loosely) in my first DINO race. I hope this persuades others to as well.
Well, how were the trails?