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  • Bye bye dry trails!
  • tacopowell
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    It’s been a pleasure, Don’t be a stranger ๐Ÿ˜€

    mattrgee
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    Conditions have been great around Hayfield, but they’re forecasting sleet for the weekend ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    tacopowell
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    Yarp, heavy mud expected to crash the party! ๐Ÿ™

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    I’m finishing work at 11am and riding till 3pm today as a long farewell. I’ve got the Racing Ralphs ready for the day ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah, I made the most of the morning and put in a few hours around my local trails. It’s actually warm here. I can feel actual heat from the sun. Who knew?

    rocketman
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    Lights on charge as we speak

    Back to normal after today *groan*

    mrmo
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    dry? sorry? its dried out? less muddy maybe, dry, not that i had noticed.

    FunkyDunc
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    Erm when did they dry out? Around here everything is still pretty much a river (even after about 2 weeks of dry weather) The top of some soil has vaguely started drying, but thats it.

    passtherizla
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    Heading over to Cannock now!

    rogerthecat
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    Errr sorry.
    My fault.
    First weekend I can ride for weeks after a hockey injury.

    Premier Icon davosaurusrex
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    South downs only have the odd puddle round here, planning a farewell ride tonight

    Yetiman
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    Dry trails!…..I wish. My favourite local hill is still covered in snow on the higher North facing slopes and most of the trails lower down are wet with melt water. It’s starting to dry in places though which is a welcome relief…..rain forecast though ๐Ÿ™

    eugeo81
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    Just about to head into the NW Alps (Clent) for an hour or two and a spot of lunch at Nimmings cafe

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Barden Moor in fabulous condition this morning. Great ride. The early morning mist was condensing and freezing on the trees, then falling on me as ice, which was interesting.

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    Ground was saturated on Sunday, made a quick six mile ride into a total slog fest, that and riding over the frozen snow left over from a few weeks ago. Spring won’t be on it’s way until it’s dry enough for the kids to set fire to the moors above Bacup, usually around the Easter holidays.

    Premier Icon buck53
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    I’ve been it off action for about six weeks. First ride on new rig is… Friday!

    That being said, they only decent tyres I have at the moment are mud pluggers, so it’s not all bad.

    highlandman
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    Low level trails in Angus are ace just now, fast grippy ‘hero dirt’ but anything above the Strath (valley floor) is just like Yeti said, either still under old snow banks or suffering from meltwater run off. Farmers around here are furuously ploughing to get something done while the water table is more than a few inches below the surface. Looks like we’ll be back to normal from about Thursday.

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    a few of us are finishing early tonight to get a last Rivvy dry run in, before the swamp reappears ๐Ÿ™

    Premier Icon iainc
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    last of the dry GMBC’s local runs round Mugdock tonight I reckon ๐Ÿ˜†

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    the NWAlps trails are about 1/2 a week of dryness away from “buff” rain tomorrow will spoil the party. Lights charged for a farewell ride after work

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Yep the weather is nice round here at the minute.

    But I’ve had the Bastard Flu for most of this week (still not shifted it fully, but now back at work) the missus was ill with the same thing the week before that, so I was on Daddy duty, all of which means by the time i get back on a bike I’ll be as weak as a kitten and it’ll be pissing down again…

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    rogerthecat – Member
    Errr sorry.
    My fault.
    First weekend I can ride for weeks after a hockey injury.

    Are you talking proper hockey, or field hockey?

    neninja
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    It’s never stopped being muddy here – I know nothing of these dry trails of which you speak.

    giantx4
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    Haha… Even dusty in places here in the east :))

    Premier Icon BillOddie
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    :looks at forecast on metoffice:

    Doesn’t look THAT bad to be fair…

    Wednesday looks a bit poo here but after that just a bit drizzly?

    eugeo81
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    I am currently at the summit of Clent having a breather, lovely day to be out, warm, sunny and nice dusty dry trails!

    watsontony
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    tc3nitro
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    I’m heading out after work with a few mates !
    I wish it would stay like this for another couple of weeks as we are heading into the dales next weekend.

    oh well

    On the upside my GoPro should be here tomorrow !

    toys19
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    Just spent a couple of hours between budleigh and woodbury doing jumps n stuff. got too hot!

    carlphillips
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    we had an unofficial haldon dry trails enduro, doing all of the cheeky stuff we know of….it was fast and best ride in ages…..
    not looking forward to the rain at all…

    Premier Icon BillOddie
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    Yes dry trails are lovely etc etc etc… but you do know you’re not made of sugar right?

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Surrey Hills are great at the moment, tons of grip, hardly any mud. Be a shame if it does rain again!

    stumpy01
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    Thetford tonight. Can’t wait. 30 mins…

    After riding through the worst weather all winter, I broke the forks on my new bike a couple of weeks ago (on a ridiculously muddy and wet night ride). I sent them back under warranty and have been MTB-less for the entire dry spell. Absolutely gutted. I have to keep telling myself not to ride the Cotic that is all cleaned up, serviced and up for sale!

    yunki
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    toys19 – Member
    Just spent a couple of hours between budleigh and woodbury doing jumps n stuff. got too hot!

    I was up there yesterday reacquainting myself with the local trails round this neck of the woods ๐Ÿ˜€

    jimster
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    Sorry all, it’s the Mrs’s fault, thought it would be nice to pop down the coast for a couple of days…..

    Seems to good to be true out there at the moment. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    Houns
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    eugeo81 what were you riding? Lovely and warm up there, not much of a view though due to the haze

    And to make things even better, I’m being paid whilst up there!

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Managed a fab ride in South Wiltshire! Had to wait for dry conditions as there’s a fair amount of grassy tracks. The views were simply stunning and the countryside is looking gorgeous.

    I love rides like today’s – it feeds the soul. 8)

    Premier Icon mrelectric
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    Had a good 2 1/2 hr wander around Baildon Moor which is the driest for ages (6months??). Its a great time of year to be out there, before the bracken chokes many paths and visitors litter the place up.
    However, I had to WALK it as my back is is spasm following a coughing injury…

    nickmsm
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    Had a glorious ride across south downs today, blue sky, nice and warm. Least I have the memories ๐Ÿ˜†

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