Posted by: oldmanbuilder
the climbing trail is better than ever and frankly those who are complaining give me the mental image of a bunch of spoiled entitled brats. sure saying this won't earn me any friends on here but no fucks are given.
think about how many hours of work have gone into this trail over the past 5 years. think of all the blood sweat and tears.
think about how much better it is than the boring road climb (give me a fucking gun to end it).
think about how some of you are complaining about a 10-20 m loss in vertical, on the rolling break section. who cares. if you have any fitness it's only 10-15 mins longer than the road. and instead of a boring road climb you've been on single track the whole time.
i guess the need to save 10-15 mins on the climb is the same need that drives people to e-bikes. all about the descent.
the Fromme climb is one of the best trails on that mountain, excluding the old-school classics like Ladies, etc. without a doubt the best trail improvement on Fromme in the past 15 years. unless you like riding blown out too tight switchbacks of Espresso (meh).
downvote me to oblivion now please
As stated before, it's hard to get the go ahead to build new trails. I think NQ is great, hardly anyone rides it, it's punchy in places but will take that single track climb over the road always. It's not just about how fast I can get to the top, it's just being out there. We all have an opinion on a better route but I that's what the NSMBA was able to wrangle for build permission, and I'm good with that.