Before you ride, be sure you know what to expect.
That's especially important for the Pakihi Track, which is back-country and varies greatly in track condition.
Before you head off, check the Trail Conditions link on this website. That way you'll know what to expect, so far as is possible.
By the way, we love it when people clear rock debris or branches from the Pakihi Track. In such dynamic terrain, it all helps keep the track Great.