HAHA... I made it anyway (see 06yz's post about buddy not going)! Screw work! Anyway... just pulled back in Charleston from CAW.
They still have a bit of work to do on operations, but it has a ton of promise. For instance, we went through the gate and stopped at the first stand where they handed us a liability form and sent us to the next stand to pay and get a band before parking which was cool. But when we got to the next stand they sent us to the first place because we were paying with plastic not cash. Then once inside we proceeded to wait for about five or ten minutes for some chic to use their fax and a few phone calls. Not a huge deal, but after driving for 2+ hours I was hoping things would be a little more settled in from the business operations side. They had some good organization from a parking perspective and everything was really laid out well at the main parking/lodge area. Still no cabins for a few months from what they said though.
Alright so onto the actual riding... everyone has heard or complained about it already so I won't mention the abundance of two way trails and speed limit again to avoid being repetitive. The actual trails were pretty fun and some of the single track was fairly challenging. Lots of hills, a bit of mud and a ton of turns (clutch hand still wore out from when I wasn't killing my bike). It was a pretty nice mix of everything. My only concern is how in the hell are they going to keep these things maintained?! It will be interesting to see how their trails look in six months.
The only MX track we checked out was a little test track. Couldn't really find the main tracks, but we weren't looking hard either. We just did a lot of exploring and wrong turns.
In comparison to Broadriver or Durhamtown... I think it is just as good really. The terrain difference is a huge plus in my book. I would probably prefer CAW to both if it wasn't for the two way trails.
Overall it was worth the drive from my perspective, just wish they had the cabins done. A four hour drive to ride for a few hours kind of sucked.