The one thing I don’t understand is why the climb trails are being smoothed out? Is it builder choice, or a land management issue, or something else? I can understand descents being manicured for preservation and/or rideablity reasons or to offer ride arounds, but uphills? No Quarter on Fromme is a classic example. I used to have to get off and walk in several locations but now it’s much more manageable. It’s still a grunt on a big enduro bike, but the tech is gone. Although my personal bests keep getting better with all the work being done!
Thoughts on this?