Recognize this move? It's from the Lunch Loop in Grand Junction, Colorado. My backyard, literally and figuratively.
It's near the bottom of the Holy Cross, and has existed more or less intact (save for some natural erosion) for 15+ years.
Pictured is the "up move", an ~18" ledge that leads you to a short, sloping roll toward a ~2.5' drop to (more or less) flat.
I've been using it for more than a decade as a place to help dial in suspension settings whenever I build or test a new bike. It is a fun, easy move -- up, roll, drop, repeat -- consistently doable on every kind of bike you'd regularly ride at the Lunch Loop, but it is also useful for dialing things in.
I went to it last week for exactly that reason, and was shocked when I got there:
Someone(s) must have spent *hours* building that shitpile of weakness. I looked closely, and am 99% certain that I could have rolled a shopping cart (even with a wobbly wheel) up it smoothly.
In other words, someone with zero skill could now easily roll up onto that boulder. Makes me wonder aloud what they do once up there? Just trying to get a better cell signal? Good place for a selfie?!!
It took me a solid 20 minutes of heaving rock to restore the move to it's natural state.
Honestly? If you built that ramp I'm embarrassed for you.
Learn to ride the trails as they are. Elevate your game instead of bringing things down to your level. There is no shame in walking things until you learn to ride them, but it is despicable to deliberately dumb trails down.