I appreciate it Broken. I agree, We all need to chip in. I still do at many trails.
This whole thread caused a lot of static. The original Post i put up was inspired by another MTBER who came to me in the lot at RP after that loop. A good rider who was also concerned about the over growth, who wanted to trim, but was affraid to trim. His fear was upsetting CLIMB and the stewards (what I suggested and know is irrelevant ).
The original post was more of a warning with a side comment about how bad the tail was for about a year (when another steward was incharge for a short time…which I mention no names because I was threatened years ago with a suit of being “Libel”… So no names were mentioned). THE TRAIL HAS BEEN IN GREAT SHAPE SINCE HE WAS REPLACED until now. The post was not attacking …and when I give praise to a trail in many of my posts… how come NOBODY acknowledges that! The thing I take into consideration is everyone who is part of the community has an opinion that matters. If we speak up with Praise and criticism things get done and make it better for everybody. Our trails have to be good for EVERYONE and not just a select few…that is ADVOCACY ! To Hide things and whisper about them behind peoples backs does nothing for anybody. I was an “Assistant Steward” officially at one time. I know when the trail should be trimmed and how many times during the year.
This thread caused another forum to basically trash me.
and I reiterate, I have always been there to help, but the lack of respect I have received, I backed out. It wasnt because of the riders which saw me out there. Most thanked us (Loretto and I) and gave praise. It was other reasons.
I posted on the climb forum (which contributed to me being banned) many years ago an informal gathering for the stewads to get together so we could discuss proper technique for trail maintenance. Most of the stewards I considered friends at that time, so it would have been cool to hang with freinds and talk shop…but I was ripped apart by the BOARD via PMs and emails for going over their heads and arrange a gathering of friends… I was gung ho and wanted to get things done.
Well anywho, Feel better brotha and heal quick, and you go get more KOMs