From time to time people post up threads asking how long it takes to complete a trail (there is presently one regarding North Creek in the Alafia trail forum). Usually it turns into some bench racing and a lot of smack talk.
Not sure if this has ever been brought up before, but what would you guys think about setting up a section on the site where people list their fastest times for all the popular trails? I think it would be interesting to create some friendly competition. It would also give many of us slower folk a goal to shoot for.
And...I'm curious if this could be taken one step further. During my ride at Wilderness Park today I thought it would be cool to have a permanent time trials course setup for anyone to complete on their own time. We could mark it with specific markers and people could post up their times on the site. The course would be made up of the trails open 365 days so that this could be a year round contest. No prizes or anything. Just the honor system that your time is accurate and that you didn't cut the course...and of course you get bragging rights.
There is a racing section already.
This would be cool, but honesty rules with times has to be adhered to.
1) If someone posts times that are disputed by the majority then they have to prove their time with reliable witness's to keep it real and no BS.
2) If your busted cheating then you don't get to participate.
3) Beginner, Intermediate, Raced 3 or more times.
Makes it fun and competitive.