If the guys who had built the nice skinny and ramp after the second 'bombhole' are on here, I'm sorry to say it has gone(!)
I saw it on Thursday night, in semi-dark, but on a quick blast this afternoon, thought I'd give it a crack, but................... gone.
I'm a little bit in two minds about it if I'm honest.
On the plus side, it looked really well-built - a nice piece of work, but I can also see it from the point of view of the landowner - if some idiot on an 'Argos Special' injures themselves while riding it, the park trust could be in the cart if they decide to sue - I know it's the justification that is always trotted out, but I think it has some validity in today's sueing culture.
I also think we need to stay 'under the radar' a bit - we are sort of tolerated in the wood, but too much trail-building action will inevitably cast light on MTBing in the wood - we don't want to give the Trail Gestapo any ammunition they can use to ban us properly!
It is a shame to see a really good bit of trail-building get removed - but I can see their point a bit - I wish they'd remove the bloody logs that the Trail Vigilantes (as distinct from Gestapo) drag across the tracks, though. I had to move three or four this afternoon - I threw most of them far enough or inconvenient enough not to be easily put back, but one was too heavy - I just had to drag that to one side.
Keep riding one and all.