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  • Premier Icon Zaskar93
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    Hi
    Planning to go to Cannock on Saturday. Weather looks pants and it’s been raining and wet for weeks already. Does anyone know what the conditions are currently like? Any recommendations? (other than not going!)
    Cheers

    hora
    Member

    Shiny pebbles.

    rocketman
    Member

    Just the usual diarrhoea-like layer of black liquid sand over shiny wet pebbles. Braking bumps full of water. Not much in the way of actual mud unless you venture off-piste

    A puddle-tastic-splash-fest.

    The two main descents on the Monkey (upper & lower cliff) have many mahoosive puddles holding lots of water. Your shins & feet will get a proper soaking…we’re talking water-filled shoes with accompanying squelching.

    fozzybear
    Member

    LOL @ Hora.
    i’m going to pickup a CC pebble to hand to you next time i see you.
    you can wear it like a trinket 😉

    Rosss
    Member

    I’m heading up to do the dog monkey and off piste tomorrow so will report back

    jekkyl
    Member

    Take waterproofs & you won’t go wrong.

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Lots of water – not much actual mud. Off piste is a totally different story.

    hora
    Member

    Please don’t stone me to death! 😀

    Scamper
    Member

    Make sure you are riding a Patriot or something equally AM to cope with the huge shiny rocks pebbles. 😀

    hora
    Member

    Thats not me who rides a Patriot. I’ve seen that bloke, **** hes sexy and rides his bike like he has snake hips 😉

    mindmap3
    Member

    I was there last Saturday and it was pretty wet, so I imagine it’s only got worse, but as I’ve finished work early today I’m heading up there in a bit.

    Still not felt the ill effect of the pebbles that nearly killed Hora.

    fozzybear
    Member

    everything wants to kill Hora.
    pebbles, girls, the internet, etc, etc 🙂

    I’ve actually met Hora (he won’t remember me) and he is actually a nice chap and less opinionated in real life. Bought a few bits of him too.

    Agree though CC hate those pebbles

    mindmap3
    Member

    Went tonight and it wad pretty grim. Really wet and the puddles on upper and lower cliff are pretty deep. So deep that wildlife has started moving in!

    Didn’t see anyone else out…to be honest I’m not that surprised.

    Premier Icon Zaskar93
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    Hi Guys
    Well we went, we saw, we got wet. Actually the weather was kinder than we expected on Saturady and we even saw some sunshine later on. The trails were vey wet in places and we were all covered in a layer of gritty mud within yards of leaving the car park. Destroyed a fairly new set of rear brake pads by half way round. Binned it at slow speed on one of the black rocky sections and wimped out of the following one. Surprised at how much climbing there is but we all had a good day. Thanks to all that posted here and yes those pebbles are slippy even with a super tacky front tyre.

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