It’s been only a couple of weeks since I have been in the forest but it seems the high traffic in DF has brought with it an influx of straight-liners.
I SUCK at cornering, hands down my weakest skill on a bike, but I’m not about to plough straight through any time there’s a difficult corner to link. I saw almost half dozen new cut lines that have been heavily treaded – it only takes one to open the gates the rest of the sheep follow!
@durham_rider – I’ll happily lend a hand with a chain saw, let’s buck some logs and block those cut lines (I’m assuming if they’re too lazy to corner they’ll be too lazy to ride over a log).
We closed a couple of the cheater lines today during our ride. Unbeleavable what some riders will do. One of the shortcuts involved them moving a bunch of logs and actually removing the leaves to define a new line that you guessed it, took a slowish speed corner out of the equation. There are now bigger logs in place of the smallish ones. Time will tell whether or not they stay there. @whynot, thanks for the heads up and the offer to help. @ian-hughes, I don’t doubt that some or maybe all of the cheater lines in Durham are Strava related. They aren’t rerouting around super techy corners that the average rider can’t make but rather just taking the shortest possible and fastest route. Sad.