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The Complicated Relationship of Trails and Races

People often asked me why we didn’t hold races on the Jackfork Trail at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. The answer was simple, I didn’t want to kill anyone. Admittedly, I knew from the start of building it that it was going to be a locals training trail. Due to a lack of parking, good passing areas, length, and the sheer technicality of the trail, it was not going to be right for a race. As time went on, the trail was not used as much as I wish it was and occasionally toyed with the idea of having a time-trial

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Mountain Trail

The Complicated Relationship of Trails and Races

People often asked me why we didn’t hold races on the Jackfork Trail at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. The answer was simple, I didn’t want to kill anyone. Admittedly, I knew from the start of building it that it was going to be a locals training trail. Due to a lack of parking, good passing areas, length, and the sheer technicality of the trail, it was not going to be right for a race. As time went on, the trail was not used as much as I wish it was and occasionally toyed with the idea of having a time-trial

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