So I built some nice trails clearing branches, doing some pruning, improving the drainage but making the trails so it looks like a deer track. I don't want to make things too obvious as the game keepers brother fixes my car, my bro is a game keeper and family are local farmers. The next thing I notice is that on my local private strava rides my trails are getting created as segments. Great, I love people using them as for one it spreads the joy and means that I don't have to clear all the fallen trees but why oh why do people have to set them up as segments? I have them as segments but private ones but now they will get trashed or worse still blocked if the land manager gets peed off.
What do you do in this case? Do people not understand that somethings you do not draw attention to as you are shooting yourself in the foot? And what do I do now as I have changed some of the trails to include some big steep drop offs and what was mine is now shared so I don't want to cause strife.
Then there is the issue of segments being created on private land that should only be ridden at certain times otherwise the whole spot could become closed off.
What is the legal duty of care for strava, seems strage it is not simple to flag a segment as illegal. I would be pissed if I was the land owner and strava was directing hoards of storm troopers to ride across the triple si I was meant to be protecting with no easy way to get it removed.
Of course I do get the benefit of a private richmtbguru moment as I am way faster than anybody else.