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    PSA keep it single

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    Is that down in St George? I saw the jumping crowd got a hold of church rocks.

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    Tell it like it is brotha.

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    I like someone's sig I read recently. "If no one could ride it, there wouldn't be a trail there. Just because you can't ride doesn't mean that someone can't." Or something to that effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffbucc View Post
    Is that down in St George? I saw the jumping crowd got a hold of church rocks.
    This is on the Jem, close to hurricane
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    An alternate trail was ridden in to avoid some rocks?

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    I support your cause!

    ...but hopefully plowing a swath off-trail with my body doesn't count against me.

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    Yeah I thought I saw that on jem. That 25 hour race wrecked the trail. Not too happy about that.

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    There is nothing wrong with having a bypass on technical features and planning them can avoid a lot of messes where people go all over, but yeah in this case it isn't really clear what the heck is going on.

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    One nice thing about trails in the Northeast is there usually plenty of deadfall lying around to drag over to block off and obscure braids. Much easier to work with than big rocks.
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    Have to admit though, our big rocks are quite the deterrent.

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    "Improve your skill, not the trail!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by sxotty View Post
    There is nothing wrong with having a bypass on technical features and planning them can avoid a lot of messes where people go all over, but yeah in this case it isn't really clear what the heck is going on.
    I agree that it has become more necessary to put bypasses on tech features. Especially on popular trails. More and more recreational riders are out there and they don't have the skills to ride some of the more difficult features or knowledge of trail etiquette to not braid trails.

    The rule (yes, I'm calling it a rule) is simple.

    Stay on the trail.

    If the trail has features you can't ride, walk it! Don't change it, don't ride off trail to go around it.

    If you want to change a trail, join the trail crew and put in your 2 cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasp4Air View Post
    One nice thing about trails in the Northeast is there usually plenty of deadfall lying around to drag over to block off and obscure braids. Much easier to work with than big rocks.

    Yeahbut... two days later, the same (or other) gomers have then taken the time to un-block the braid.

    I don't get it. It would take them more time to try and ride the existing trail a couple times/session it to get it down than it would to drag everything back out of the way of "their" trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffbucc View Post
    Yeah I thought I saw that on jem. That 25 hour race wrecked the trail. Not too happy about that.

    This explains a lot. It's amazing the little "short cuts" racers will take to save a few hundredths of a second.

    We host an Enduro out here every year and there are fun twisty trails that now have new lines cutting accross some of the "S" turns. Love the race and most of the racers are not to blame.... but there's always a few that think their race result is more important than keeping trails as they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    Yeahbut... two days later, the same (or other) gomers have then taken the time to un-block the braid.
    Yup, it's happened to me. I just cover it up again even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail6 View Post
    An alternate trail was ridden in to avoid some rocks?
    Or an alternate line to go over the rocks. You see that too.

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    We fight this battle constantly around here.

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    please expalin to me why that picture is bad. I see lots of land with out a trail on it.

    i guess what does it truly hurt?

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    Seems to be a universal problem, along with moving the rocks off the trail.

    Personally, I have no problem walking over features that I can't clear. It gives me a challenge to work on the skill to clear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot View Post
    This is on the Jem, close to hurricane
    WOW....I'm trying to recall what part of the JEM trail is hard to ride!?...other than that steep part. near the highway.

    There is an alternative solution. Make this the new trail.

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    well messing with a trail is one thing, but there's nothing wrong with having a "b!tch line"
    sorry, i mean a B line. it's better than widening the existing trail to double track
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    This explains a lot. It's amazing the little "short cuts" racers will take to save a few hundredths of a second.

    We host an Enduro out here every year and there are fun twisty trails that now have new lines cutting accross some of the "S" turns. Love the race and most of the racers are not to blame.... but there's always a few that think their race result is more important than keeping trails as they are.
    I agree; whenever there's a race here in Bend (XC, Super D, it doesn't matter...), this happens.

    By the way, that original photo does not look that difficult at all. Maybe it's just the angle, and that it's not a close-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    The rule (yes, I'm calling it a rule) is simple.

    Stay on the trail.

    If the trail has features you can't ride, walk it! Don't change it, don't ride off trail to go around it.

    If you want to change a trail, join the trail crew and put in your 2 cents.
    Yeah I did. And I had this nice rock jump I built over a log with a heavy slab of rock I had to drag...then someone took it out and threw it off a cliff... I would rather they had built a bypass (and it was easy too I mean I am not a tricksy rider just a nice smooth jump just over a foot high is all so you could roll off super slow and not endo)

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    People have actually altered stunts to be easier in our town, mind you these are already off the main lines. On a trail fully dedicated to FR this has also occurred.
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