So its not quite too late for New Year's Resolutions … and here's one for anybody that rides a bike on dirt: get out there and get your hands dirty with a few days of trail maintenance this season.
So how do you get great riding out of a place that is a flat, sandy, swampy, bug-infested jungle? Simple (or not), you build it! There is one reason that the trail systems that I rode were in existence and a blast to ride: a massive amount of trail work.
My point is this: from the above rant, did it sound like I had a good time? Those people made some awesome trails out of nothing. I don't plan on moving to South Florida anytime in the future but if I do, I'll still be an avid MTB'er and I won't be hurtin' for a wide selection of fun trails – all because a few people were willing to dream the dream and then put it into action.
So, skip a ride or two this season and help build some trails. Trust me, the cold beer will taste just as good at the end of the day … maybe even better!