Back When I Was a Whipper Snapper
Way back when Marcy and I bought the property that we are currently living on, Marcy and I were in negotiations about how many trails I was allowed to make on the property. With 17 acres of mixed hardwoods, no swampy areas and one small stream, I figured I'd be able to get a good 3-4 miles of twisty turnry good time in. Marcy, on the other hand, only wanted a big perimeter loop and MAYBE one trail bisecting the property. I made a maps of what both of our expectations were (sadly, I can't find the post and I'm too lazy to really search).
It's now three-ish years later and I'm well on my way to my vision. How did I get it done without Marcy putting the kibosh on? By doing it in the early mornings (under the cover of darkness this time of year) before she gets up. Hopefully she doesn't read this! :)
16 mile mountain bike loop from the house.
not bad and only about 2 miles of pavement
and the squigglyness that are my home trails 2+ miles
so far and probably room for 1 mile more.