Many people who live in a countryside already have some local paths for MTB riding, and those are usually same paths that are used to climb on hills and mountains by foot. Therefore, sometimes is risky to perform downhill ride on that forest trails, because it is very likely that you will come across someone while enjoying your speedy ride down the hill. With the possibility to get crashed into someone, or to fall down from the top rated bike over 300 and harm yourself, it is advised to perform downhill MTB rides only on trails that are made just for that purpose. If you live in the area that doesn’t offer that type of trail, you will probably consider the building the trail, along with other MTB lovers from your place. So, here are some advice on how to do it properly and which tools you will need.
First of all, you need to be aware that this is not an easy to do job. You and your MTB companions will need a bunch of different tools to build the trail, but that might not be the only problem that you will face. You might be compelled to ask your local authority to grant the location for your project, that will be safe and legal for such purpose. So, before start making your local trail for MTB, consult your community authorities, to avoid further problems with your MTB trail legality.
When you do all necessary paperwork, if it was required, the building part comes next. Various tools that you will need to do such job can be found at fire fighting brigade or land management office toolroom. Yes, you will need a lot of different tools because building a good trail for MTB is not just moving some rocks and trees out of the way. Depending on how serious your trail will be, and how many fellow builders you are associated with in trail building process, you will encounter various needs for tools in such project. From a simple axe to even bulldozers – it can cost a lot of money to rent, and to maintain. So, if you are just a novice in MTB and you just want to avoid crushes with hikers while you and your companions enjoy downhill on your trail, most of tools you will need to build some modest trails is listed in following lines.
Hatchet – economical tool, easy to carry to the trail construction, that will come handy for removal of smaller trees and bushes.
Bow Saw – Its light weighted, also easy to carry, and will be great to cut branches and small trees
Bush Cutter – Great tool that will make small and thick bushes and saplings easy to cut, which is very hard to do with hatchet.
Chainsaw – Of course, in order to save some time and energy, a chainsaw will be perfect to remove some larger trees and fragment it to size that can be handled easily.
Machete – Great alternative for all those that are short on money to get the Trimmer.
Rake – Different Types of rakes will be also needed in order to clear the field after the treatment with previous tools.
Pick Mattock – Great tool for reshaping the soil are, or to dig out some large rock from the trail.
Shovel – For some larger soil unevenness, a shovel will be very handy tool. Dig!
Ok, so far it seems that these are already formed a bunch of tools, but you will probably need more tools depending on the type of terrain and the complexity of the trail you intend to build.
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