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    Aunt Flo

    Here are some pictures of the new trail that is being constructed near my house (Hancock, MI). It was built by local volunteers and trail builders from the Copper Harbor Trails Club in Copper Harbor, MI. Copper Harbor is an IMBA Epic, and will soon be an IMBA ride center, so these guys know their stuff. Aaron Rogers is the mastermind behind the Copper Harbor trails. He ran the excavator and laid out the individual features on this trail.

    It was named "Aunt Flo" because the landowner has an aunt named Flo, and it is a "flow" style trail. I realize that name may have alternate slang meanings, but we don't need to discuss that here.
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    Boy I thought that was going in another direction, cool trail. Looks like a lot of fun. Nice video, it looks like a nice trail/pump track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blumena84 View Post
    Boy I thought that was going in another direction, cool trail. Looks like a lot of fun.
    Yeah, it might get some clicks for the wrong reason

    Here is a video:
    Contour | Stories | Mark Klein Aunt Flo Follow

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    What was the point of making it 3' wide. Trails I make are like 8", they may get bigger over time but I like to start them off tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can't get right View Post
    What was the point of making it 3' wide. Trails I make are like 8", they may get bigger over time but I like to start them off tight.
    It was not built as a singletrack. It is more like a downhill pumptrack or bmx track. It was built with a 5' wide excavator. The excavator dug down below the top soil to get to clay to use for the trail surface. This results in a trail surface that packs in hard and doesn't hold moisture. That's why the trail is a different color than the surrounding dirt. This is not the type of trail you would want to build by hand.
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    I like it ! Looks like it's gonna be a heck of a lot of fun to ride
    I'd rather be riding than healing, body armor is your friend !

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    I too was kinda looking forward to a story about coming of age and sexual curiosity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelsnotfour View Post
    I too was kinda looking forward to a story about coming of age and sexual curiosity.
    Or the chick from the Progressive insurance was your aunt!?!.

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    Seriously wasn't going to open this thread until I hovered my mouse of the title and saw the word "trail." Then I thought again until I saw the word "constructed."

    Figured there wasn't any way that could go wrong, so I clicked. lol

    Glad I did, cool looking trail.

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