I have always tried to abide by the rules (most of the time). I yeild to horses, hikers and I have tried not to yell at people with dogs off leashes. All of this is part of my plan to leave a smaller jerk footprint.
I have worked on Cadillac re-routes twice in the last five years. I attended city council meetings for Tom Brown, and the first Fat of the Land meeting, (sorry I missed the last one, I have a note from a doctor). I am not the most active guy in the community, but I put in an effort.
I have been trying to drink the kool aid with everyone else, that Cadillac is better now. I do think that some of it is good. I was really hoping for more. There was talk of rocks being brought in, Whistler trail features, and I worried if I'd be able to ride some of the stuff.
Thursday, I saw a stroller on the trail. Friday it was a older woman on a cruiser (not that there is anything wrong with that). Saturday a family of six was standing in one of the fastest sections. I am not sure you would see that at Santos or Oak Mountain. People that go there know they are mountain bike trails and that some parts are tough to navigate.
I am thankful for our trails and the people doing all the hard work to keep them new, fresh and open to cyclists. I am also disappointed that the trail was "mainstreamed" for a wider group of people to use, when there is so much mulit use trail out there.