Inspirational trailwork thread

Discussion in 'Trail Maintenance' started by dustyyoungblood, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    Post your dream ideas here.....

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  2. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

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    Ross Lawson
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    Isn't that the Fully Loop?
     
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  3. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    That trail looks like the equivalent of a cookie cutter tract home to me.

    Edit - ok, I see the guy jumping the other guys now but still looks more like a course and not a trail to me..
     
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  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Laguna Beach
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    Chris
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    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

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    West Anaheim
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    Mark Whitaker
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  6. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

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    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Top of Lizard. See the rocks?
     
  7. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

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    Mike O
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    I'm inspired by trail work that doesn't look like trail work. Sure, every trail is impact, but that atrocity in the OP makes me wretch. No, I won't be visiting a bike park soon. Last time I slid a resort, I realized that that whole experience is the antithesis of my outdoor rec objectives.

    Herz and RWS FTW.
     
  8. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

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    Edward Bottorff
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  9. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

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    Josh
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    Reminds me of the first climb of the WW50.
     
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  10. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    I prefer more chunky natural terrain myself. I don’t like lizards all that much because of the planted rocks. But i did find the photo in the OP inspiring. Here is the background on that trail. https://m.pinkbike.com/news/new-mile-long-jump-trail-swasey-recreation-area-california.html
     
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  11. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    I'm seeing some fall line action here, which is frowned on by the trail work sustainability crowd but has worked well for game for, like, forever? I used to love game trails in my hiking/trail running days and once followed a huge buck up a ridge until he lost me after somehow crawling under a stand of manzanita. What? He looked down on me from the other side like "I could do this all day."

    Backcountry skiing had us above all that and we could take any line we wanted or were capable of, though straight-lining the fall line ate up those earn-your-turns climbs pretty fast. Regardless of line, the tracks eventually melted and flowed into the ocean, leaving plants and soil unscathed.

    These days I'll take fast and flowy, or slow and challenging, but really enjoy descending that feels like flying. Here's a nice mix of groomed and wild:
    https://www.pinkbike.com/video/468761/
     
  12. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    That’s not trail work. It is inspirational. 50% credit for this post
     
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  13. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

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    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
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  14. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

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    Edward Bottorff
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    Some Flagstaff goodness! Can't wait to go back.
     
  15. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Still nope... No need for pump tracks in the woods. Give me rocks, roots, drops, dirt.
     
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  17. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

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    Mark Whitaker
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    While I appreciate the effort this took, and that many people would enjoy riding on that, the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw the picture was "Autopia." :eek:

    Maybe I'm just not wired right. :whistling:
     
  18. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    I actually posted this glassed out trail photo just to annoy you and invoke a response about rocks.
     
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  19. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    I suppose if you came across this you should stop, pout, and ride around it then?
     
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  20. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Laguna Beach
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    Chris
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    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Curse you and your trickery - it worked!
     
  21. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    Stone mason?

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  22. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    Moderator: consider changing tittle of thread to “trail work that is not approved by or for @herzalot
     
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  23. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Laguna Beach
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    Chris
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    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
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  24. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

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    West Anaheim
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    Mark Whitaker
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    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Probably not. I don't pout while I'm on my bike. That trail you posted the picture of just isn't my thing. I understand that for many people it is the thing. To each his own.
     
  25. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
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    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
  26. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    What would a hiker think of these trails?
    They wouldn't be allowed?
    Kind of like some of the trails we want to ride...
     
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  27. doublewide

    doublewide Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Floop trail work...

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  28. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

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    West Anaheim
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    Mark Whitaker
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    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Right on! They took out the golf course. :p
     
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  29. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

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    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Is that_____x? :inlove:
     
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  30. doublewide

    doublewide Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Yes! BTW The Floop is an "authorized" trail... :rolleyes:
     
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