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    La Tuna Singletrack Ramp?

    Anyone done this lately? Yesterday?

    About 1/3rd of the way down the singletrack, where it first gets flat and there are the stream crossings, I came up on a HUGE wooden ramp. It didn't look like it was in the right place yet, but was definitely built and ready for action.

    Anyone know the story?

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    I don't know the story, but I'm pretty sure how it will end.
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    bummer. should i not have mentioned it here? I'm sure dozens of people have ridden by it by now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cipolini2b
    Anyone done this lately? Yesterday?

    About 1/3rd of the way down the singletrack, where it first gets flat and there are the stream crossings, I came up on a HUGE wooden ramp. It didn't look like it was in the right place yet, but was definitely built and ready for action.

    Anyone know the story?
    Darwin left it there.

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    If your'e referring to the seesaw, I rode that yesterday as well. Does seems a little out of place but well built. There's a club that I see riding the loop fairly often; perhaps they're responsible? If not, it's a fairly popular trail. Could have been anyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cipolini2b
    Anyone done this lately? Yesterday?

    About 1/3rd of the way down the singletrack, where it first gets flat and there are the stream crossings, I came up on a HUGE wooden ramp. It didn't look like it was in the right place yet, but was definitely built and ready for action.

    Anyone know the story?
    Yeah I know the story. Some knuckleheads thought it would be fun to illegally modify the trail. It is happening everywhere these days. The land manager will get complaints from Mountain bikers, Hikers... or someone will get hurt. The land manager will then contact CORBA and ask what we can do to stop it and then go in and tear down the features. One other local trail is now being closed due to this kind of crap and others may follow soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Presidente
    Yeah I know the story. Some knuckleheads thought it would be fun to illegally modify the trail. It is happening everywhere these days. The land manager will get complaints from Mountain bikers, Hikers... or someone will get hurt. The land manager will then contact CORBA and ask what we can do to stop it and then go in and tear down the features. One other local trail is now being closed due to this kind of crap and others may follow soon!
    Might have been these guys.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGAtBVIKSGU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWpg3...eature=related

    Whatever the case, it's some knucklehead on an over suspended bike with no skills and worse attitude.

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    actually...forgive my ignorance, but it's a seesaw, not a ramp or jump or rail. I'd never seen one before, but after checking it out today i figured it out. Though I didn't have the stones to try it, it's pretty harmless and unobtrusive. Any of you guys try it out?

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    I don't see anything wrong with the videos you posted up. The guys were going over a small dirt mound and riding trails. They seemed to be enjoying themselves.

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    Do not build crap on the trail. Period. It's worse than littering.

    There's a lot of skidding in the second vid. Those guys are not in control of their bikes. If Snow Summit was open, these are the guys that end up on the stretchers judging from their skills. See the guy go right into the bush? Wait, they've managed to screw Snow Summit up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmalan
    Darwin left it there.

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    are you talking a about dc?

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    Ive ridden the La Tuna Single track down from the towers, the ramp your talking about can be jumped, you should go up the hill past mid way to gain speed for the ramp. You can get up about 6 feet up as you cross the creek. about 1/2 way down you will find the teeter toter. it is off to the left side of the trail and no real hazard there. What I found more scarey was the steep drops I think before or after the ramp, which I did not take. Also toward the end of the trail the 180 switch backs can be sketchy if you don't slow down.

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