- Borrowdale bash
You mean the Castle Crag section down towards Derwent Water?
I’ve always thought the same as you, whilst you could get it very wrong there and at a fair pace, I wouldnt call it technical, certainly not compared with the Watendlath section.
Good ride though, it occasionally gets criticised by folk on here, probably because it is popular, but it gives you a good intro to Lakes riding.Posted 4 years ago
Did the borrowdale bash yesterday after reading the route guide in the mag.Posted 4 years ago
I was a little confused.
The downhill aft wantenladth was, in my opinion vey technical, certainly the top bit.
I had read in the guide that the main descent was even tougher.
I’m not the most technical of riders, but I cleared the technical second section in one!
Does anyone know if its been sanitised recently, there were a lot of rock slabs that looked fresh?
Or am I just a riding god 🙂d45ythMember
I find my tyres act as sacrificial components usually on Castle Crag
Most folk I ride with and myself use a mix of Maxxis’ 2.35 tyres (set up tubeless)…it’s rare that any of us ever have a problem on there. I have wrecked lots of other brands tubeless tyres on there though!Posted 4 years ago
You can tell from the position of the bike that he’s come from the right where the boulder is. The proper line runs down the far left of that photo, where from the gate there is an open top section, rock water gulley line, tight bit round a rock then two rock drops.
The right hand line is really tame by comparisonPosted 4 years agocheers_driveMember
Same thoughts here: Watendlath is technically much harder but Castle Crag could go horribly wrong especially if you need to avoid walkers. I split the tyre on the former and pinched on the latter. I can’t believe that the rim survived after the pinch flats as it took a long time to stop the bike on the wet and loose rocks.Posted 4 years ago
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