The road set have their challenges set, but remember a road mile does not equal a mtb mile. 1 mile on a mtb is generally tougher than a mile on a road bike. Since the road set are basically held in bounds being flats descents, climbing, cobblestones and us as mtb'rs have flats, freeride lines, Downhill trails twisty technical singletrack, and all kind of variations, the challenge for us can be much more creative.
Miles don't count in this challenge, because of the road to trail difference, but this is the challenge. Over the current year(2005) you(If you accept) will have to through your rides do the following:
For the relative beginners:
1)Find a trail you have never or hardly ever rode.
2)Find the easyest line through it.
3)Find the hardest line through it.
4)Work your way up to the hardest line.
Now you don't have to focus on just that one trail, at least try it once or twice a week.
Or for the advance group:
You have two options:
Go to the area that has the most trails in the smallest area and link up two or 3 times a week what would look like the toughest trail line up possible with as little road miles in between.
Will use based on points scale:
10 points for really tough with less than a mile of road.
7 points for somewhat tough with less than a mile of road.
5 points for really tough with 1-5 miles of road in between.
3 points for somewhat tough with 1-5 miles.
0-points for really tough and some what tough with 6+ miles in between.
Each time this is done post in this thread to give the count and post your total per date.
Go through the season and make up a trail based on all your favorite trails. This is actually harder than it seems, there are requirements.
1)These trails have to challenge you in some form of way.
2)It can only be based on the trails you have ridden on during the year.
3)The trails have to be designed so that they can be benefitical and/or harmless to the environment. (Will post the link to these designing guidelines.)
4)A post that contains a trail map picture will have to be posted by December 31st, 2005 in order to be counted.