50 acre wood -trail builders
I enjoyed pootling through last thursday. There’s less there than i remember, but what there is, is in good nick. Some of the old trails are well overgrown and neglected and i gave the Double Whammy a miss (do people still ride that?) 50 Acre is worth doing as part of your loop between Ash Ct and Leigh Woods i reckon 🙂Posted 4 years agoboxfishMember
The first and last time I rode there, it was a root’n’rockfest and was thoroughly unpleasant.
Well, since the trail building in Leigh Woods and Ashton Court, I think it’s important to retain the more natural trails like those in Fiddy Aker.
Ride on the road if you want smooth 😉Posted 4 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
“root’n’rockfest and was thoroughly
But I know what you mean – it can be quite challenging when wet and slippery. It’s old-skool XC tech – trails you have to really work a bike to make it flow. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea in these modern times.Posted 4 years agoflatpatMember
What’s “Double Whammy” then? The route parallel with Weir Lane? Or that quarry bit?
Agree it’s riding beautifully. Been fixed in all the right places. And when slightly damp a nice challenge, especially the contouring bit across the bottom of the woods which is deceptively do-able in the dry.
Mind you, even the orchard trails are riding OK at the moment!Posted 4 years agoclubberMember
it was a root’n’rockfest and was thoroughly unpleasant
I love that. Problem was that those kinds of trails were becoming 2m with motorways with erosion. I prefer what’s going on now – decent all weather trails with the above available on less well known trails now that therefore aren’t overused. Selfish maybe but… 😉Posted 4 years agoneilmMember
I think it’s important to retain the more natural trails like those in Fiddy Aker.
I’ve been riding mtb’s since 1988 and there was nothing ‘natural’ about 50 acre wood the last time I rode it. I will accept that I was riding a 1990 Roberts White Spider, which is not the easiest bike to ride, but never the less, I can’t say it was ‘fun’ just slippery.
If nothing much has changed, then I’ll give it a miss and stick with the occasional blast at Ashton Court, Leigh Woods and Ashton Hill woods.Posted 4 years agoReluctantMember
The Double Whammy ~ bottom end of the wood, parallel to Weir Lane. Not on the track as such, but about 20 yards away from the road is a little rocky outcrop. Drop in at the top, hard left for a few yards, then 90 degree right down the next dropoff. Always used to be fun. 🙂Posted 4 years agoMr AgreeableSubscriber
I should add my thanks to whoever patched in the worn-out bits.
That’ll be us! http://bristoltrailsgroup.com/
I’ve been riding mtb’s since 1988 and there was nothing ‘natural’ about 50 acre wood the last time I rode it.
I love the way you get a well-rounded spectrum of grumpiness on here. There’s plenty of less technical riding available locally if that’s what floats your boat, both on the new trails and further afield: http://bristoltrailsgroup.com/route-guide/the-thursday-night-cx-loop/Posted 4 years ago
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