I chose Cathedral for the FTF for many reasons. One being it has always been a great example of long island mountain biking.
Factor in the the camping with access to electric
Factor in the field with Power and parking
Factor in the location of the other trails that are close.
The first year I incorporated a race with Carl hart. The unfortunate part was CLIMB refused to endorse the race and promote it with the program. (I was told it was bad Karma with other shops being neglected). This left a bad taste with the boys at Carl Hart.
Live bands were scheduled and they were pooh poohed (hence the electric).
CP has lots to offer along with the awesome trail. The added miles are a great… Holloween is super fast. The new section, at first was confusing, because I had listen to people on telling me how to ride it. After riding in circles for a month of weekends…I did my own mental GPS and figured it out. Its flowing better, But I like it the way the race course was run…less the 2 chicanes.
I have mentioned in the past about the Burn and berm tree needed a better ramp on the up side (I dont care for me, My level of expertise its easy, but for lesser skilled riders) and was critisized for opening my mouth. Earlier in the season I mentioned the trail needed a trim and had a lot of face slappers…Once again. My thought on face slappers is somebody got slapped before you and there is plenty of snot, saliva and sweat on them… But nobody cares… Until they get a cold sore.
My suggestions are to make the trails BETTER for all. Not just one level of rider or one particular style. I have stated from the beginning that all trails have their own personality. They all have their own features… and CP has its very distinctive personality.
As a person who was a steward and has trimmed and maintained Rocky Point even for years after I stepped down, I have come to realize that most stewards like to do their own thing and are NOT open to suggestions. They have their own mind set and reasoning which has to be respected. Even though in the past I have made suggestions of a book (insert Manuel), exchanging ideas and working a uniform technique (modeled after hitch) and it was shot down hard… It brought me to my conclusion stated above… But I have learned an incredible amount, about the trails, nature, use and people.
With that, I am happy the post was removed. I did not agree with it and did not say a thing, because as I said earlier… I learned a lot about people.