Originally posted by bullit_kid
Neds is endorsed as a DH "fast" trail on the trail guide maps.
that's true, but it shouldn't be tho.
the builder didn't intend for it to be a dh course
ned's used to be a nice climb up
ned's is designated as an intermediate run
ned's is/was one of the best trails to cut your teeth on the shore
ned's has taken a lot of punishment and abuse because of:
1. the amount of traffic it sees
2. the type of riding it sees
3. re number one - the lack of people maintaing the trail
you will still be able to ride ned's fast, just not at warp speed. the changes being made will slow it down a bit, make it more technical as opposed to a straight line down the mountain, help prevent erosion and make it safer for newer riders so they don't have to worry about getting run off the trail
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca