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    Buff Creek- please, ride on the trails- not around them


    Upper Gashouse is getting abused

    The barrier is a gentle reminder to ride the actual trail over the rocks. Someone keeps tearing it down. The social trail around the rocks has become worse than ever this year. This is a great place to ride- please, don't F it up.
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    Blame "sharing mountain biking"

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    One can probably save 1/100th of a second on Strava by riding around those rocks. Totally justified...
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    What rocks?

    And thanks for keeping the trail choked.
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    I call it lazy mountain biking. I see riders on nice squishy FS bikes riding around every little pebble and root and as shown above widen what was once a sweet narrow single track. LAZY I say !

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    Exactly!!! Every spot at buffalo creek that has a root in the trail has doubled or tripled in width. When i ride with friends on hardtails or rigid they know how to either bunny hop, manual or wheelie and then pull the rear tire up over the root while my squishy friends always seem to ride around it. Since we are on the topic of widening trails. Riding off trail is not yielding! I am going to try and work with COMBA to create a flyer that hopefully bike shops would be willing to put on all new bikes that are sold that reinforces this. Lair of the Bear is now a double track trail and it's a favorite for all beginners. Coincidence....I really doubt it

    Quote Originally Posted by danaco View Post
    I call it lazy mountain biking. I see riders on nice squishy FS bikes riding around every little pebble and root and as shown above widen what was once a sweet narrow single track. LAZY I say !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mothra View Post
    What an eyesore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbrock450 View Post
    I am going to try and work with COMBA to create a flyer that hopefully bike shops would be willing to put on all new bikes that are sold that reinforces this. Lair of the Bear is now a double track trail and it's a favorite for all beginners. Coincidence....I really doubt it
    I'm willing to lend a hand if you need some help. A pet peeve of mine as well. I hate when it gets damp and people go AROUND the mud. Candies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbrock450 View Post
    Lair of the Bear is now a double track trail and it's a favorite for all beginners. Coincidence....I really doubt it
    I agree that we should keep single track single and wanted to point out some of the stuff on Lair that has widened the trail is not because of the beginners. Its intermediate and expert riders including features on the trails edge in their lines or riding the embankment to make a bermed corner. Its also true as you pointed out that some beginner riders avoid natural features and widen the trail as well. I am not a huge fan of trail sanitizing but I do see one benefit in it. When the trail crew comes out they re-establish the boundaries of the trail putting it back closer to its original width. I guess I wonder what's so hard about the pictures shown at BC that you'd need to ride around? If there's any place to pull out your fully rigid 29er SS, BC would be it except Raspberry and Blackjack.
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