A group of us are planning to do the full 24 mile Flat Rock Loop (Family-Mountain Mist-Goat-Warpath-Flatrock-Tollgate-Cold Springs. Meet at biker's lot at 7am.
I hate to say it, but Arrowhead has been a mess long before the "recent trail run". FWIW, I frequently run this trail, and even before the race the trail was a mess (i.e. when there was very little traffic on the trail)...dragonslayer said:Arrowhead is a real mess also, the recent trail run has realy chewed up the trail. It will take a couple of weeks of dry weather to dry out.
Agreed, way too conservative, almost to the point of being ridiculous. As somebody who'd spent quite a bit of time on trails all over the country, on foot, I can honestly say that most trails (for right or wrong, better or worse) are traveled under any and all conditions period. If one prefers only to use trails under ideal conditions so be it, but trail use shouldn't belong in the same camp as little league, golf and other "fair weather" sports. If a trail is going to be built, it's going to be used; that's they way it always has been and the way it will always be.AL29er said:Good bit of history lesson there Muni. Current policy is erring to the side of conservative on trail use when wet/muddy. IMO it is a bit too conservative, but if followed it means that trail maintenance is lessened so the club is free to tackle other issues than restoring rutted out trails.
If this was your question on the SORBA-Huntsville forum;jakeridesspecialized said:The people in charge seem to be a bunch of middle aged a**holes. I contacted them asking a simple question and they felt the need to tell me to come to the meeting, I only asked a simple question.
I think there is probably enough interest in a free ride trail to get one built in the Huntsville area if the Land Trust can be convinced or other another suitable location could be found. Those that are interested will have to work together to get it done, wether it is under the SORBA-Huntsville banner or another group. Working with SORBA would offer some advantages, such as insurance, a working relationship with local land managers and an existing group of people with experince building things.jakeridesspecialized said:Thank you bike-poor. I had no intention on sounding like a jerk, and i hope I didnt. I totally understand when you say most people dont want to jump drop etc. I know it takes alot of work from everybody involved to build a new trail and didnt expect anyone to be interested in it but I am glad at least someone seems willing to somewhat help.
I think that whatever get done, a professional trail builder will need to be consulted. I could be wrong, but that's what I've taken from conversations I've had with folks. Hopefully, in the near future more will come to light on the issue. I know SORBA is working hard to make something happen, but with the McKay Hollow project, and other things on the plate, its hard to tackle so much. Does anyone else know anything more?jakeridesspecialized said:On the future possibility of a freeride trail, what would be ale to be built that someone could handle that could probably handle any trail on MS.