July 2, 2015
OK trail system. I rode the red loop and a little of the blue. There has been lots of effort to mark/sign the trail well. Thank you. It would a maze without good signage. It is also being maintain well. Thank you again.
All in all, I felt there were noticeably too many intersections, causing one to have to stop often to check where one should go. But again, the intersections were almost all well marked, so at least you could stay on course. The other issue seemed to be a lack of extended stretches to gain and maintain some good speed. There was some flow, but it is a bit of slow ride. Still, I did enjoy it.
These trails have some additional potential imo. Remove some of the intersections (and connector trails) and straighten out the trail a bit (more gradual curves) in some select areas to increase speed, and it would be a better system imo. All in all, I enjoyed the ride. Nice to see some good effort towards mountain biking in Hueston Woods. I think much of the credit goes to Scott. Thanks Scott.