I heard that the local trail workers were going to be working on the trail right down from my house last weekend, so today I rode down there in hopes that it had been all cleaned up. Well it hadn't, but I still rode to the top anyways and planned on doing the typical run that I am super tired of. As I turned a corner I caught sight of a newly cut track in the side of the hill. Then I remembered that several weeks ago a local rider told me that an LBS was going to cut a downhill track at this park I was riding. I rode over, barely found it due to overgrown bushes at the beginning, and then stumbled upon a beautiful DH track. I have never really rode downhill, but I gave it a shot on my XC F/S bike. First time was a little hairy, but 2nd time I dropped my seat real low and that made all the difference. Never had to stop, never washed out, all good.
So it was wonderful discovering a new trail at the loca park. Such a welcome surprise.