My $0.02: You're fighting the wrong battle. I think moving dirt to make dips is going to be too much work. Also, if you dig pits to make mounds, they will tend to fill with water when it rains. If you have to make dirt piles, borrow the dirt from off the trail. Or better yet, truck it in.roguehoe said:Do you think riding a trail that features small, rolling undulations in the trail increases the fun of the ride? I am not talking about grade reversals that alternate going first on one side of the contour line and then the other as IMBA suggests in Trail Solutions....what I am referring to are vertical, roller coaster-type dips in the trail on roughly the same contour line. Is there a tip or trick to building these or do you merely excavate deeper? How high should they be?? Anyone have any pictures of ones they constructed?
In the local park where our club builds some trails, we don't always have a lot of rock around and the land manager will not let us build wooden technical trail features....so we are looking for easy ways to make the ride more fun and not merely another ride thru a green tunnel. How do you increase the Fun Factor of a ride via trail design and construction?? What makes your favorite trail FUN to ride?
I'd go with making more turns first. Turns with berms are wicked fun.
Will your land manager allow you to use fallen trees to make log piles and skinnies? Our land manager will allow piles and skinnies, but not built-up features using wood.