sharing the love
My favorite trail in Boise is Table Rock. Not the whole trail; just the rim portion at the top because it is one of the only technical trails in this area. My favorite section was after the rock stair case. There was a tight slot that was very tricky to get through without catching a pedal then it went down through an awesome rock garden with wheel swallowing holes in it. Last week I rode that trail and to my disgust, the rock garden was removed and replaced with something much easier. I have to admit that it is fine trail building but it shouldn't have been touched. It was fine the way it was. I don't care if most people consider it to be a hike-a-bike. It's something to work towards for them. Why can't Boise just leave the technical things alone and work on the boring trails? That time could have been spent building a nice rock garden in an otherwise boring section of the trail. Even the tight slot was "fixed" to be more ridable. When are so-called "mountain" bikers around here going to toughen up and learn to ride? Go back to your road bikes if you want something easy. The most challenge you can hope for in this place is a rutted out section of downhill. Even the rock garden on Bob's trail has been by-passed on numerous occasions. Twice I have placed rocks in the way of the alternate route to stop people from eroding the hillside by riding around the rocks and both times, they have been removed. Come on Boise! If you can't ride it, ride somewhere else! Stick to Crestline!