All this talk about these trails, think i'm going to have a look tomorrow, also going to try the enduro ones that start at the top of the hill. Should be fun
That trail at Innerliethen
legend - Member
The last FC news I heard is that if a trail is an "established trail" it'll be left alone. So, if a trail is on Strava it already exists and is therefore 'established'.......
Not quite, that definition would mean that every trail would be "established". Established is just taken to mean "has been around for a while", the rule of thumb Andy was using at first was "did it exist before we started talking about established trails" though I'm sure that's moved on since. It's not definitive though, new trails and lines are just judged basically on merit and most diggers know where the lines are.
Buuuut, if an existing trail became a real problem- ie, suddenly the entire of STW decides to go and ride PS tomorrow night and half of them leave in an ambulance- then things change. It's all surprisingly sensible tbh!
bigjim - Member
That is a touch steep. Do many people wear full faces on the Alpinebikesinnerleithenwinterdurobicyclemountainrace and day/night races?
The races tend not to use the madder trails. Though frankly still mad enough sometimes Some people do wear fullface, it's entirely up to you. I don't but then, I'm not that fast.
I can't remember if they're afflicted with a "helmets all the time" rule or not, wearing a fullface is a pain if you're not allowed to climb without a helmet on. The one time i did use one for an innerleithen mtb racing event I just climbed sans hat, no bother but that was years ago.
It is supposed to be "helmets all the time" but I did see folk last year (was riding as sweeper) riding up with them strapped to their backs instead - nobody seemed to care
Oh yes they do care! It's helmets all the time. If the chief commissaire picked up on that we'd soon find ourselves being scrutinised very closely. A pain I know but those are the rules.
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