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    Flag trail ettiquete (trail debris)

    Before I touch anything, I wanted to run it by the long established locals. This is my second stint in Flag, NAU late 90's -00's, and moved recently from Las Vegas two years ago. I've noticed since the race last weekend there are several loose rocks littering the trail (golf ball to softball size rocks). These rocks have been dug up (braking) or knocked loose from the corners of the trail. Is it cool to remove these from the middle of the trail, or leave them causing riders to ride around them and widen the trail? I'm mostly talking about the Moto trails and Schultz.

    While living in Vegas this was a common practice (well maybe not too common to others) to remove this type of debris and keep the trails safe and fun for everyone. I mainly rode Bootleg Canyon and the Cottonwood trail system out there. So before anyone calls me a pansy for sanitizing the trail, if you haven't rode Bootleg, you need to and then you can call me a pansy.

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    Personally, if it looks like it'll create cheater lines, I'd throw it out of the way. Cheater lines everywhere makes us all look bad.

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    Nobody cares, loose rocks come and go. Knock em out if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    Nobody cares, loose rocks come and go. Knock em out if you like.
    Dude, you need to shut up and step off. He's rode (others have ridden) Bootleg!
    Nice KOM, sorry about your penis.

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    I'm never riding bootleg. Too much risk. Just don't go all prodigal son on the trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    Dude, you need to shut up and step off. He's rode (others have ridden) Bootleg!
    Just making the point about not wanting to create a highway. Although apparently several feel the need to bypass the corners on dog food and go straight down. I'm sure trail runners started it, and those KOM seekers followed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdcatnau View Post
    and those KOM seekers followed.
    Flag the segment. Puts an end to seeking a KOM pretty fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdcatnau View Post
    Just making the point about not wanting to create a highway. Although apparently several feel the need to bypass the corners on dog food and go straight down. I'm sure trail runners started it, and those KOM seekers followed.
    Dog food has corners... New s to Me
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinatorj View Post
    Dog food has corners... New s to Me
    Upper Dog Food has sick corners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    Dude, you need to shut up and step off. He's rode (others have ridden) Bootleg!
    I've done went and rode it too......well....not the DH trails portion. Was rockin' the XC.....

    Yeah, and look up "past participle"....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhxChem View Post
    I've done went and rode it too......well....not the DH trails portion. Was rockin' the XC.....

    Yeah, and look up "past participle"....
    Sorry I was in a hurry to go out and spend some time with my family and I botched the post. I wasn't trying to come across as a badass because of bootleg. Anytime someone does anything to the trails some people complain about making the trails easy. I was just trying to make a point that I wasn't beginner trying to sanitize the trails. Anyway, thanks for the English lesson and keep the rubber side down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdcatnau View Post
    Sorry I was in a hurry to go out and spend some time with my family and I botched the post. I wasn't trying to come across as a badass because of bootleg. Anytime someone does anything to the trails some people complain about making the trails easy. I was just trying to make a point that I wasn't beginner trying to sanitize the trails. Anyway, thanks for the English lesson and keep the rubber side down.
    Welcome back to Flag. You seem like a good guy. Enjoy the dust for now and look forward to monsoon season.

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    Flag trail ettiquete (trail debris)

    I can't wait for the monsoons!

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    Dog Food.....I find that trail very boring, so will be placing some rocks on it next time I'm up there.
    Nice KOM, sorry about your penis.

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    More teasing Maysoons possible this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    Dog Food.....I find that trail very boring, so will be placing some rocks on it next time I'm up there.
    Once you get up to speed its fun. E-bike maybe? Stick with it, you'll get there.

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    RA/m77 conjoined posting! PBR is the likely catalyst.
    Nice KOM, sorry about your penis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    RA/m77 conjoined posting! PBR is the likely catalyst.
    I only drink coffee.

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    rocks can only be knocked off trail at-speed with a quick, skillful flick of the front wheel. otherwise it is lame to remove them and you will be yellow carded (no hands).

    so say we all.
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