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I love the last fish-eye style shot! Such a cool perspective! :)
I'll forever be more impressed with trails cranked out by small local clubs with a volunteer crew. I'm also a bit confused by IMBA shelling a ton of resources into a trail center that is, essentially, close to one population center (Minneapolis). It seems better options could have been found it the Midwest that may have served Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.
These trails may have been thrown up by some mountain biking might but it's a network like this that will enable folks who never thought to pick up a bike to take up mtn biking. Hans Rey is there because these trails are of the flow country model. One has to admit that small clubs tend to build trails that are for advanced and above riders. This is great for those who built them but not great for gaining support for the future of our sport. The biggest thing is finding a community and enough land to support it. It's not always easy. Plus the physical beauty of this place makes it a destination which is great for this community. Chicago and Milwaukee already have the CAMBA trails and Levis Trow. Minnesota with even more vertical relief is WAY overdue for some epic riding.
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