Chimney Qs MTFU or Mr Sensible ?
If you aren't in the right frame of mind to ride it, then there's no point in forcing it. No shame in walking it at all, best to be cautious IMO. I'm having the same issue with some jumps we're building at the moment. I am CERTAIN I'd be fine on this set of doubles, but the head isn't right for them yet. I'm building up confidence on the smaller stuff before I give it another crack.Posted 8 years ago
Now those who know me are aware of my recent health problems .Basically 2 spinal fractures lead to a bone density scan result i've got Osteoporosis.Spine and hips are particularly holey apparently.Now my riding has progressed in the last 9 months and am really enjoying myself again after wondering if it was game over for a while.Posted 8 years ago
Today solo riding on the Quantocks went down the chimney having heard that Dibbs or Jambo cleared the fallen tree out the way .Because i haven't been down there properly in a long while got my line all wrong.Dropped into the chute to early then i freaked.Stone slabs were glassy and shiney from yesterday's rain .Result i bottled it and WALKED !!!(part of the way )
So i'm in two minds .Should i accept and be pleased that i can still ride and enjoy 95% of what i did before or should i give myself a hard time about it ?Probably just as well i couldn't be assed to walk back up and have another go .crispy baconMember
live to fight another day, there's no point in trying to ride something that's on the limit of your comfort zone & it all goes Pete Tong with the result your off the bike in more ways than one.
There is no shame in mincing down stuff – better that than a trip to A&E.Posted 8 years agojohnnersMember
I'd like to find a way to stop people riding the banks on the top section
That's mean – I'd like to find a way to stop people taking the chicken run round the log drop on Somerton, but we can't always get what we want…
I think TJ & co did well to manoeuvre a tandem down the Chimney though, whichever bit they were in.Posted 8 years ago
A wee vid for those on FB.Posted 8 years ago
woodsman: yes, if your Saturday guide has not already taken you there!
I'm not tooo bad at the upper leg as long as I get in the gully at the right point (apologies to Dibbs). But I'm often in two minds about riding the gully or the bank on the lower legs and end up getting confused and dabbing 🙁Posted 8 years ago
Cool! I'm sure it's much harder than it looks, video and pics rarely capture how technical trails really are.
No idea what Zm has arranged for Sat, we'll try not to get too pished in the Rose & Crown the night before then Buz! Looking forward to it, think we have eight booked accom.
PetePosted 8 years ago
Get slaughtered mate 🙂
I think the main difficulty is the rut aspect – it narrow, deep and inescapable and fills up with rocks and loose debris. If you're slightly off-balance you can't correct by changing line. S'fun tho. There's a similar one near Dead Women's Ditch which I like.Posted 8 years ago
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