I really like the idea of having a uniform trail rating system. I was thinking about a local riding area trying to compare the descriptions of suggested rating sytems and how I would describe each trail. And then I thought about how experience on a certain trail might change the way you look at it. Do you think comparing the first time you ride a trail to the 100th time might change the way you describe it? What was thrilling the first time might be somewhat dull now. The place I'm talking about is <st1:city w:st="on">Uwharrie</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">NF</st1:state> in <st1:state w:st="on"><st1lace w:st="on">North Carolina</st1lace></st1:state> and they have the trails marked from easy to extremely difficult...similar to snow skiing areas. There is one trail there (Daniel trail) and it is listed as an extremely difficult trail and that is because there is one monster hillclimb, the rest of the trail is a cake walk. This kinda psyched me out and I was unsure about taking my 650L on this trail alone.....well I couldn't let one little hill stop me so I tried it. My first trip up was "interesting" and I made it with no issues...and now I don't think twice about riding that trail and I would consider it a moderate trail. But thats because I know which lines to take and what ones to avoid. If I took different lines it would be all but impossible.... How could info like this be described in the rating system? And a +1 on the weather info...even the easy trails at Uwharrie become very difficult when it rains.