As I said in OP I fully appreciate its the priority to farm the woodland but when you see other trail centers working with the forestry commission there is a little resentment that the management isn't a little biker friendly.
there's section half way round just before the rock garden/bikepark, with a drop and several berms before the small climb to junction 'bikepark left/Red route right'
diggers have driven right over the top of the berms almost like intentionally aiming for them!
maybe I'm over exaggerating but there is an element in truth in saying that other trails will work with the FC to minimise damage and have the people and funds after to repair any damage, the Pines seems like the trail is an inconvenience to them.
The alternative would be no access and people, god forbid, having to use maps and go into the hills and look after themselves and face the wrath of ramblers and maybe get lost and maybe be responsible for themselves and.....and....and.......NOOOOOOO!!!!!
God forbid indeed!
Point taken, I have of course taken time to explore outside of the marked trails but I don't always have the time to do this and a short burst around a purpose built trail is ideal before/after work, Particularly when living in a city!
I can grumble all I want but only if I'm willing to make a change by helping around the pines (not a great deal of trail building going on)
or I can shut up and explore!
Incidentally its pretty dry at the moment which is unusual as its always pretty muddy just be aware some of the berms aint as high as the used to be!