Awesome, thanks tbmaddux!This thread will point you to the dearth of natural black-diamond technical trails in Oregon.
Off the top of my head:
There's some loose lava-filled technical trails on Mt. Bachelor. Most of them are more rock and tech than typical bike-park flow actually.
Bend has rocks on COD and Grand Slam. COD in particular is being rebuilt to be 100% rock, but it's taking a long time.
Big Bunchgrass, Little Bunchgrass, Heckletooth in Oakridge have a wide mix of features, including a couple rocky sections. Black diamond trails for sure but more of a logistical / backcountry feel than a rocky experience.
LOL! So true. It's science.
I didn't realize how un-rocky Oregon is until I rode Noble Canyon and other trails in San Diego.My experience is the same. Big backcountry days but those are more about looooong runs of singletrack that just go and go and go, great dirt, and maybe roots and duff, but not being pounded by rocks.
Marys Peak is technical. Mainly roots, big massive root wads on North Ridge. There's one short leg on East Ridge that's super loose and rocky.
Eula is more steep and loose than rocky and technical.
If we open things up to rocky OR technical then we can start including things like Two Turntables and a Microwave at Sandy Ridge (rocky but not technical), Funner DH (rocky and super huckable but not technical), Marys Peak (technical but not rocky), and so on...
Must be something to do with all the damn trees we have.I didn't realize how un-rocky Oregon is until I rode Noble Canyon and other trails in San Diego.