Coffee talk Tuesday heads over to our dirtier cousins of cycling, the MTB community. Tuesday Coffee Talk allows all of use to engage in community related topics and share your 2 cents worth
First off, I'll make this clear from the very beginning, I don't mind single track and if it's there I'll gladly ride it, but why do so many hate double track?
Many mountain bike purist share a mantra of "more single track" and that mantra seems fine but when you mention adding some additional double track they sometimes look at you like you said you wanted to build an interstate where they dream of single track. Shouldn't this mantra be "more off-road trails"? Some of my favorite rides takes place on double track, Switzerland trail, Boulder rez trails, White Rocks and Rollins pass. For myself, I'm just glad to be off of the paved road so whether the trail is 1 foot wide, or 3 or 6 doesn't matter to me at all. And adding more double track shouldn't be that difficult since much of our mountains are already filled with double tracks of the old mining days. Take for example the old road from Boulder Canyon (near Red Lion Inn) this trail would connect Boulder Canyon to Flagstaff or the soon to be Boulder Erie trail that will make for possible 40+ miles of nearly uninterrupted double track trail. So what am I missing here, why is double track so terrible?