Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-05-11, 06:55 AM   #1
Mile21
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tips for Blazing a Trail?

Good morning everyone! I'm hoping to learn how to blaze a single track trail on my 260 acres of hunting property in central Michigan.

Would I just get a couple buddies and go out and slash down the underbrush and then ride it a bunch?

Thanks for any tips!
Mile21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-11, 07:13 AM   #2
thenomad
Riding like its 1990
 
thenomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: IE, SoCal
Bikes:
Posts: 3,749
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Only if it is your own property then yeah, you should b able to go crazy. Sounds awesome!
Before you slash:
Go to CORBA website and watch a bunch of videos they have on there about building trails the right way. Accounting for drainage, erosion, obstacles, natural features etc.
Then get some buddies or a local club and let them help in exchange for riding. Better look at legality of having strangers riding on your property and the risks involved once word gets out there is a trail "just over that fence".
thenomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-11, 09:10 AM   #3
Mile21
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
Only if it is your own property then yeah, you should b able to go crazy. Sounds awesome!
Before you slash:
Go to CORBA website and watch a bunch of videos they have on there about building trails the right way. Accounting for drainage, erosion, obstacles, natural features etc.
Then get some buddies or a local club and let them help in exchange for riding. Better look at legality of having strangers riding on your property and the risks involved once word gets out there is a trail "just over that fence".

That website, after I looked at the name again and realized it wasn't 'Cobra', was a goldmine of perfect information! I think that's how I'll spend my day off. When it's finished I'll have to record a ride on it!
Mile21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-11, 08:22 AM   #4
Leebo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North of Boston
Bikes: Kona Dawg, Surly 1x1, Karate Monkey, Rockhopper, Crosscheck , Burley Runabout,
Posts: 3,581
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
IMBA has 2 great books and some info on their website.
Leebo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-11, 08:26 AM   #5
CHAS
Senior Member
 
CHAS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado
Bikes: Rawlings Drakkar, Specialized Roubaix, Pivot, Challenge Trike, Tandem
Posts: 636
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Buy some goats. They will make trails that will be more challenging than anything you and your buddies can come up with.
CHAS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:21 AM.