Anyone live in Bristol…
It’s such a shame that it is such an issue. Just a little bit of rain and the woods turn to a slippery, diahorea like mess. I’d love to say it’s fun sliding about in the wet but more often that not you end up reduced to a crawl with a blocked up frame.
There’s obviously a few out of the way trails that aren’t generally so bad. But the general Bristol rule is; “It’s raining, I’ll give it a miss”!Posted 8 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
“you end up reduced to a crawl with a blocked up frame”
Nah it only does that in proper wet spells like the last two entire years. The ground hard baked now and a little rail will just make it greasy rather than sloppy. A mud tyre will really be really unhelpful on the slick limestones and roots- I’d stick with all-rounder XC tyres if it was me; maybe a softer/dual compound up-front would help with steering.Posted 8 years agoPeterPoddyMember
This is what you chaps need to be looking at.
It’s the big blob of rain in the north that will fall south and enlarge overnight. How much and how far is what matters, apart from that there’ll be the odd shower.
Fingers crossed!Posted 8 years ago
Just a little bit of rain and the woods turn to a slippery, diahorea like mess.
That’s not *just* rain, more like rain plus a couple of hundred pairs of wheels, with some feet and hooves thrown in for good measure. 😉
There are plans afoot to do something about it and for people wanting an update, the 1SW project’s final bid has now gone in, so fingers crossed…Posted 8 years ago
Just got back in from fast dusty trails in Leigh Woods – still no rain. However, looks like its going to p1ss it down Sat pm for all you bikefesters if metcheck is to be believed I’m afraid. Oh well, it will give all the out of towners an idea of what its like here most of the time 🙂 Please don’t mash up my trails too much…Posted 8 years agodeadlydarcyMember
So is it raining yet?
I’m only driving down from the smoke later tonight, holding everything that we get away with it
No, not yet, but it’s looking ominous and I’ve been trawling the net for a positive sounding forecast…can’t find one. I think showers tomorrow and chucking it down on Sunday from what I can make out. Absolute barsteward because it’s been glorious here for a few weeks.
Ashton court will be well mucky once there’s been a bit of rain…after the last few years, I’d pretty much given up on it.Posted 8 years ago
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