I liked the ramps too, they were much faster than the new gravel. The only problem was if someone was coming the other way, there wasn't enough room for two way traffic. The real shame is the trail widening that was necessary to get that gravel back there.
Oh yeah, I know now. I helped wheelbarrow that stuff last year - it was the same day as the LewMo MTBNJ bike fest. We also dug water runnoffs on the climb just after the bridge, and built the berm just up from that.
We temporarily put the wooden sections off to the side to dry but I'm sure they're gone now as that was 8,9,10 months ago...
The gravel is hard-packed so it doesn't slow you down and, in fact, it's starting to form a tiny berm so if you're coming in anti-clockwise then if is likely faster than the wooden sections were.
They are still there, stacked up. But I don't see the purpose's of them if everything we are building aside from water crossings has to be sustainable. I also heard a rumor that the reason they came out was some lady tripped on them, and threatened to sue the park.. But that now sounds like BS.