Hey I have been a member here on Ridemonkey for a while now...but somehow I lost my username and password. I have been riding in the MD area for around 6-7 years now, but I am now living in Boulder, CO for college. Here are some pics of me messing around in town!
Short answer: It's more fun! Riding a wall ride with no booter into it isn't as fun in my opinion.
It's not a hip (although I may add a hip out of the top of it), there is a good sized hole at the bottom and a drainage ditch that you have to get over somehow. If there is no jump you basically hit the wall and stop/losing all your speed, not nearly as fun.
Once you are booted up into the berm/wall whatever; it rides more like a berm, and less like a wall. Just a really fun line.... not big but really fun, only about 12-15 feet or so up at the top (where you ride) off the fire road.
If you are ever down near Roanoke,Va hit me up and we'll go give it a spin I'm sure you'll have a good time. The pictures are misleading for sure, gimme a shout and come ride! I guess that's not likely after I looked and saw you are out west. Invitation is open to anyone.
Nice pics, nothing better than spring time in VA. It's been so nice this past week too, couple showers here and there. Temp wise...unbeatable!!!
This weekend should be kick-ass too...bring your point and shoot!!! I'm going to try and post some pics from SS opening weekend, but I may be riding way too much!!!