Had my first pootle up to Clayton Vale last night.
A great little city centre facility. Having said that, I can't help feeling I missed out on something. There were three guys will full facers on some pretty serious looking bikes? Is there a jumps section?? (I came across the odd table top here and there, but being a terrible jumper, nothing I could get air on)
Some other points:
- Is there a trail building rationale to have a drop immediately before going straight into a lipped berm. Came across a few last night, and if you over cooked it / weren't that steady the berm could be become a launch pad to a world of pain.
- A few of the maps have been ripped off around the course (I know it's a loop, but I still got a little confused). Why do people do this? Seriously, is there a black market for these or something?
- Lots of people going the wrong way up trails. Combined with the amount of kids I saw without helmets (often with their parents), I can't help feeling there must be quite a lot of accidents up there.
Went into grumble mode toward the end there, but city centre riding is always welcome, so kudos to the people who got involved in sorting it.