No guilt here; we’re just looking for an honest answer! Trail building and maintenance takes time, and for many it’s a chore. I know for me, mountain biking is the thing I do to avoid my chores, at least the ones waiting for me back at home. Still, we all benefit from trail work and it’s absolutely necessary.
Bonus question for the comments: What do you think is an appropriate ratio of ride time to trail work time? Or put another way, how many hours do you think mountain bikers should dedicate to trail work each year? And if someone can’t do trail work for whatever reason, is it OK to contribute financially instead?