Cedar Branch Biker· Still surfin in my 60's.
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I live on a 46 acre farm, no longer in production except for a large garden. I started working on a trail back in the fall, then the weather got bad and schoolwork piled up. I am incorporating part of an old wagon road (as in horse and wagon) in my trail. After riding for about 200 yards, I turn into the trees for a "single-track" type ride. I am mostly just looking for a good line through the trees with clearance between trees. I took a leaf rake and raked a trail that makes about a 400 yard loop. I plan to extend the trail this Spring. Should I put lots of turns and curves in? I'm in a hardwood forest with almost no undergrowth so I'm not having to do much clearing. The trail is also starts on flat ground until the first turn then to the side of a rather steep hill, so should I run up and down the hill to put in some climbs and drops? Having never been on a "real" MTB trail, I'm just wondering what makes for a good trail. I also turn 62 in April and not in the best of shape so I want something I can ride without killing myself. I'm open to suggestions and advice.