To all riders of FranksLoop – please help me understand…
More than a year ago… at the bottom of the rock boxes drop, many hours went into rebuilding the retaining wall, making it VERY STRONG - so riders with the full-on-front-brake can hit the retaining wall and not destroy it. To make a safer path, I rerouted the approach to the LEFT (around the tree) so you can descend the rock boxes with a slight right descent path - better lining up the bottom turn. For more than a year, I have tried to block the right drainage path with debris. Every time I’m back for a ride – the debris is thrown into the lake and riders are using the drainage instead of the correct-left-around-the-tree path. I understand a rider’s poor judgment tendency to ride-the-inside-turn. I understand the drainage path makes for a harder descent.
The problem: constant use of this tight right drainage path is inviting those not familiar, promoting falls - when the correct left-outside path promotes a safe way down the rock boxes.
Please enlighten me why anyone wants to destroy my work, keeping FranksLoop safer?
Thanks for all comments. Jeff White (Alafia trail boss)