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Offline Jeff White

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FranksLoop – please help me understand
« on: February 05, 2014, 09:14:53 AM »
 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?
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Re: FranksLoop – please help me understand
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 12:14:50 PM »
Cause they hate me...
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Re: FranksLoop – please help me understand
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 01:42:47 PM »
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 don't take it personal - I'm NOT looking for individuals.  I really want rider COMMENTS on WHY the right/inside drainage route is so important that a rider gets off the bike to move the debris.
Thanks for all comments.  Jeff

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Re: FranksLoop – please help me understand
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2014, 02:53:11 PM »
Jeff,

The right line is the original line, correct?  I would assume someone that rides there often knows the right side as the correct line and probably thinks the new line is not an official change. Since the right side is pretty wide you may need to install a split rail fence or something similar. Whoever is removing it may think it's just another rider blocking the line and not thinking it is an official SWAMP club change.

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Re: FranksLoop – please help me understand
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2014, 10:44:31 PM »
The outside line at the top around the tree was clear to me, but once headed down I chose an inside line, front tire hit a small tree stump, partially deflated and OTB I went just yesterday.

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Re: FranksLoop – please help me understand
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2014, 06:34:36 AM »
George?

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Re: FranksLoop – please help me understand
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Re: FranksLoop – please help me understand
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2014, 04:10:42 PM »
Erick and Jerry's buddy. I got my hei hei supreme today.

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Re: FranksLoop – please help me understand
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2014, 06:57:52 PM »
The outside line is obvious to me, I'm afraid it isn't a swamp member who makes these types of changes. Maybe signs like the ones that were added to roller coaster warning of the unmaintained trail routes would be helpful?

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Re: FranksLoop – please help me understand
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2014, 07:52:49 PM »
Erick and Jerry's buddy. I got my hei hei supreme today.

Sweet, I'm blown away over how nice that bike rides, know you will enjoy it as much as I am. Now all I have to do is try not to go over the bars again :)

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Re: FranksLoop – please help me understand
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2014, 04:23:40 PM »
 Hey Jeff,

  Maybe something more permanent should be put in place of the tree branches to divert the riders to the correct line??
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Re: FranksLoop – please help me understand
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2014, 10:19:51 PM »
A few sandbags to block it off would probably get the point across.
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Re: FranksLoop – please help me understand
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2014, 08:35:34 AM »
A few sandbags to block it off would probably get the point across.

That or a massive rock.. But that might be a fun task getting that down to that spot..  ;D :o
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Re: FranksLoop – please help me understand
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2014, 09:32:53 AM »
Quote from:  link=topic=8922.msg76280#msg76280 date=1392644134
A few sandbags to block it off would probably get the point across.

That or a massive rock.. But that might be a fun task getting that down to that spot..  ;D :o
And if like at Boyette, the person(s) don't like the rock they will just roll it down the hill.  Cement it into place I have learned.

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Re: FranksLoop – please help me understand
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2014, 09:21:20 AM »
Rode Frank's loop yesterday and saw the line of rocks directing riders to the left. Even though the rocks can be moved it is quite evident they were put there on purpose unlike a pile of brush. If they get moved now you'll at least know it is being done on purpose... :o
 

 

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