|Look at all those trails|
|Yep, this sign says it all ...|
For these reasons it is very popular with families and XC riders, but most people just seem to concentrated on the main reommended ride, signed with these at every junction:
The upside of having all these riders around was that it became a bit like a race, and I found myself thinking more about how I could bridge up to the next person or group in front of me, and less about that fricking great drop or that seemingly impossible maze of roots I had to get through ... consequently I went a lot faster than the last few days and rode a lot more obstacles. This was good.
Once off the main trail, it was easy to find routes which you had pretty much all to yourself, despite the fact there was actually a race taking place whilst I was out there riding.