Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby Mack » June 18th, 2012, 8:46 pm

iamkickstand wrote:Looks great Mack! Can you come fix up holdridge?!?


Thank you! Rode two laps on the West loop Sunday, on the way back from up north everthing looked alright. In
need of a trimming, but I think that can be said for prettty much every trail in this area. Exactly what section are
you speaking of? Every T.C. has their own vision of what they want to do, I would not want to step on anyones toes.
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby mtbfree » June 18th, 2012, 9:34 pm

Mack wrote:
iamkickstand wrote:Looks great Mack! Can you come fix up holdridge?!?


Thank you! Rode two laps on the West loop Sunday, on the way back from up north everthing looked alright. In
need of a trimming, but I think that can be said for prettty much every trail in this area. Exactly what section are
you speaking of? Every T.C. has their own vision of what they want to do, I would not want to step on anyones toes.

All trails in MI need more rocks! :lol:
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby rvd » June 18th, 2012, 9:40 pm

AllMountin' wrote:Reidabel's amazingly built stunts at Burchfield. The half finished wall ride in the background is now finished, and ends in a short drop. Link to short vid:
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This (link goes to page with construction pics on Reid's website):
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby Mack » June 18th, 2012, 9:52 pm

rvd wrote:
AllMountin' wrote:Reidabel's amazingly built stunts at Burchfield. The half finished wall ride in the background is now finished, and ends in a short drop. Link to short vid:
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This:
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Nice work :icon_thumleft: That is one big A$$ dead ash tree!
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby mr_opjones » June 19th, 2012, 6:21 am

Old drop along a ridge

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Same ridge different drop

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Rebuilding the drop at Commerce, The Hick i believe

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Skinnies can be made just about out of anything

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This one took some time, but is now gone

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Fun in the trees

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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby iamkickstand » June 19th, 2012, 6:35 am

Mack wrote:
iamkickstand wrote:Looks great Mack! Can you come fix up holdridge?!?


Thank you! Rode two laps on the West loop Sunday, on the way back from up north everthing looked alright. In
need of a trimming, but I think that can be said for prettty much every trail in this area. Exactly what section are
you speaking of? Every T.C. has their own vision of what they want to do, I would not want to step on anyones toes.


Just more rock gardens in general, all trails should have more rocks :mrgreen:
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby jfactor! » June 19th, 2012, 7:34 am

mr_opjones wrote:Fun in the trees
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YES!!!
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby jfactor! » June 19th, 2012, 7:37 am

Di_bear wrote:Looking at IMBA's rating chart, unavoidable bridges are listed under a black diamond trail, but it is important to note that they also refer to "TTFs," or "Technical Trail Features," and that is not referred to as a TTF.

Per IMBA:

Natural Obstacles and Technical Trail Features

Objects that add challenge by impeding travel. Examples include: rocks, roots, logs, holes, ledges, drop-offs, etc. The height of each obstacle is measured from the tread surface to the top of the obstacle. If the obstacle is uneven in height, measure to the point over which it is most easily ridden.

Technical Trail Features are objects that have been introduced to the trail to add technical challenge. Examples include: rocks, logs, elevated bridges, teeter-totters, jumps, drop-offs, etc. Both the height and the width of the technical trail feature are measured.




Exactly.

A bridge over a stream is just that, a bridge. Now take that same bridge and put it 6 feet in the air (sans railings) and it becomes a TTF.
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby jfactor! » June 21st, 2012, 1:54 pm

jfactor! wrote:
Di_bear wrote:Looking at IMBA's rating chart, unavoidable bridges are listed under a black diamond trail, but it is important to note that they also refer to "TTFs," or "Technical Trail Features," and that is not referred to as a TTF.

Per IMBA:

Natural Obstacles and Technical Trail Features

Objects that add challenge by impeding travel. Examples include: rocks, roots, logs, holes, ledges, drop-offs, etc. The height of each obstacle is measured from the tread surface to the top of the obstacle. If the obstacle is uneven in height, measure to the point over which it is most easily ridden.

Technical Trail Features are objects that have been introduced to the trail to add technical challenge. Examples include: rocks, logs, elevated bridges, teeter-totters, jumps, drop-offs, etc. Both the height and the width of the technical trail feature are measured.




Exactly.

A bridge over a stream is just that, a bridge. Now take that same bridge and put it 6 feet in the air (sans railings) and it becomes a TTF.


However, a TTF does't need to be inherently dangerous, just challenging. :D
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby AllMountin' » June 21st, 2012, 11:40 pm

Built by God. Dumbed down for mortal use by me. This is the Green Monster at Anderson:

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A log ride built solely for log ride connoisseurs. Side entry is shaved where the tree dips to trail level. Requires a double hop of the rear tire, or similar maneuver, to keep the rear from tracking off. The hump/turn comes at the same time as the hop.

Couldn't post it before, because I hadn't cleaned it. That all changed a few hours ago:

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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby jfactor! » June 22nd, 2012, 7:37 am

AllMountin' wrote:


Nice!!! :D
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby rvd » June 22nd, 2012, 7:51 am

AllMountin' wrote:Built by God. Dumbed down for mortal use by me. Couldn't post it before, because I hadn't cleaned it.
Well done; congrats!
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby irishpitbull » June 22nd, 2012, 8:45 am

rvd wrote:
AllMountin' wrote:Built by God. Dumbed down for mortal use by me. Couldn't post it before, because I hadn't cleaned it.
Well done; congrats!



You wont see that on Strava.

Nice job!
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby rvd » July 20th, 2012, 6:43 am

Rode these beauties today:
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby jfactor! » July 20th, 2012, 9:28 am

What's up with the lip at the top of the wooden berm? Did they have issues with people going over the top?
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