I had a ride around the HTN course last night, mainly to see if there’s an existing “chicken run” around the bombhole section for those of a nervous disposition.
There isn’t one. All the other trails through that wood are steep, rutted and rooty and have an equal chance of scaring the bejeesus out of someone as the bombhole itself.
It’s looking like a shovel job.
Last night was the first weekday ride I’ve done this year where I set off in (almost) daylight. I enjoyed only 10 minutes of light before the lights had to come on but it was very encouraging all the same.