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I know many on the lounge can clean even the largest logs - but MANY of us like some challenges without unexpected dismounts - if you catch my drift...
Notching the log, in my opinion, is the best way to go.
Our trail "experts" can chime in now...
Lunk57 wrote: My wife uses the 6 inch rule, and she has no problems stopping and pulling her bike over anything larger than that.
There are way to many possible responses to this
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The one your referring to on Dead Dog is sizeable and I'm amazed that our resident chain saw expert Joe C. hasn't cleared it yet (I think he usaully hears them hit the ground) but if I remember that tree is flat on the ground as well and i'm sure joe could use help.
I agree with boogenman at least on the larger downed trees that the piles of limbs come loose and don't get put back which is worse especially if your expecting them to be on the opposite side and they aren't :shock:
Lunk57 you're correct that Dead Dog is supposed to be the "beginner " trail but actually has more downed trees than most of the rest put together.
My comment was a general comment not directed towards any specific person. I just dislike the log piles, I dislike them even more when the logs become loose and are parallel with the trail.
Lunk57 wrote: Like I was saying I was just trying to help, sorry to cause any trouble. It was a bigger tree than I am comfortable bunny hopping, about 18-24 inches is to big for me (I assume many others). My perception is that Dead Dog is not an "expert level" trail that would include this level of obstacle. It took me about 3 minutes to pile the logs up, so it should take less time than that to remove them. Also, moving dirt begins to have a larger enviornmental impact than I am comfortable making, so I was not going to do that. I personally enjoy riding over this sort of obstacle. I wasn't aware of any trail building protocol, I was following the model of other trees of this size on Sidewinder, Rain Trail, etc. Again, sorry to cause any trouble.
You are correct on all your assumptions. No need to apologize.
Man made obstacles like jumps, need to be built in my opinion, but built properly. You have helped the situation, thanks.
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When logs are built up it makes things more difficult for clearing. Having to slow down is such a pain, I would rather bunny hop the tree but with smaller logs built in it makes the bunny hop impossible at times.
I would like dirt put in, then it would be a jump to flat but with some good speed on the approach the landing would be smooth.
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