ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: trail marking

Re: trail marking

Samm C Bartee (bartesc@mail.auburn.edu)
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 17:17:28 -0500 (CDT)

> One common tip that several of you gave me for the next time I mark trail -
> and, oh yes I know there will be a next time. I know this is just like
> anything else - once you agree to do it once they have your name for life
> :-))
You got that right!!!!:-)

Anyway, I digress....the tip was to put the ribbon on a clothespin and
> just clip them to the trees/limbs and then unclip them after the ride - also
> makes them reuseable. *Very* good idea.
Only problem with that is that they can be sabotaged easier than the way
we usually do it for the War Eagle. If people are so inclined, it really
doesn't matter how you do it, but using the clothes pin method encourages
some types of scum. . It's great if you have very cooperative trail users

> cruising so gave plenty of warning that a turn was coming - then put a few
> confidence markers on the right after the turn so riders will know they made
> the right choice :-)

Confidence markers are oh so wonderful to new riders!! and speeding front
runners too!!:-)


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