Are the trails ruined yet? *Rain content*
20th October the day of the huge thunderstorm, the end of the balmy 18*c mild weather, and my first ride on the new bike, it ended in a mudfest with trails became more like raging torrents.
Since then its just not stopped raining. More rain in October than all of summer it feels like, I can only imagine what treats await me in the gloop department if I make it out later.
Any reports from the trailside, are they ruined yet?Posted 4 years agoroverpigSubscriber
rather depends on where you ride. rock holds up, loamy clay doesn’t!
Surely it’s all rock if you go down far enough 🙂
But I take your point. I’m talking about riding on forestry commission land in Scotland. A bit of rain will help to cut through the peat to reveal the rock and you don’t need to worry about erosion when the FC will be along sooner or later toPosted 4 years ago
trashclear the whole lot anyway.scu98rkrMember
I did the RATZ rampage in the checkendon in the chilterns last night.
Really really dry which I was totally surprised about, chilterns normally terrible in rain.
Like other posters mention I think a combination of the dry summer, warm autumn temperature and probably most importantly high wind speeds is helping dry things off quickly as protecting the trail some what.
However if it continues to rain this much it cant be log before there a total mud fest again.
Hopefully we’ll get into the cool crisp dry weather soon. Then it will suddenly switch from winter to a full on summer next spring 🙂 well I can hope !Posted 4 years agomartinhutchSubscriber
Was out over the back of the south Dales yesterday. Bit splashy after the overnight storm, but I was surprised how decent nick the trails were. Hardly any mud on the grass bridleways. We need a quick freeze now to help protect them.
Still came home filthy, obviously, but the riding was great.Posted 4 years agocardoSubscriber
Despite my first post of it being filthy out there, we had a surprisingly dry ride and didn’t have to sit on newspaper in the pub. Biggest problem at the moment is some huge trees that have come down in the mega storm of last week blocking a few of the good trails.Posted 4 years agomrblobbySubscriber
Surprisingly dry round Newbury way – I think the wind and vague warmth has kept them OK.
I suspect after last night that might no longer be the case! Brilliant timing too as I was going to take my new bike build for a spin around greenham tonight. Trails down here don’t seem to hold up that well when it gets stupidly wet 🙁Posted 4 years ago
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