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Doe

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What does "tacky" mean?
« on: August 16, 2011, 01:34:52 PM »
I've seen it used to describe many trails but can't figure out exactly what it means, except that it is good!

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Re: What does "tacky" mean?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 01:51:31 PM »
It means the dirt is just soft enough that your tires can dig in and get great traction, but not too soft, such that it is slick or muddy. 


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Re: What does "tacky" mean?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 09:49:03 PM »
I've also come to believe it's what many people tend to say when they went out to ride expecting some slop and were surprised that it was hard and firm enough to ride.

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Re: What does "tacky" mean?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011, 08:57:36 AM »
What is "bench cut?" Is that where the trail is cut into the side of a mountain, slope or ravine, with big drop offs on one side?

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Re: What does "tacky" mean?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 09:13:22 AM »
Pretty much anywhere the trail is cut into the side of a hill. Not necessarily always with a huge drop-off though.
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Re: What does "tacky" mean?
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Re: What does "tacky" mean?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011, 12:12:54 PM »
"Tacky" is so 3 years ago.  It's called "Hero Dirt" now.

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Re: What does "tacky" mean?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011, 03:20:26 PM »
In my view, this defines "tacky"


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Re: What does "tacky" mean?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 04:30:14 PM »
Tacky, hero dirt, whatever, is to be translated as "GET OUT AND RIDE NOW".

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Re: What does "tacky" mean?
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2011, 01:00:25 PM »
In my view, this defines "tacky"



So... tacky=wearing your girlfriend's pants and shoes?

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Re: What does "tacky" mean?
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2011, 05:42:04 AM »
What is "bench cut?" Is that where the trail is cut into the side of a mountain, slope or ravine, with big drop offs on one side?

For me, it was easier to see a road version as an example instead of trail.  "Old fashioned" highway (same idea as trail, just wider) bench cut:



Same road, modern version:


 

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