- Crashed on surrey Hills..on "NEW" section (supernova)
- piedi di formaggioSubscriber
Glad to hear your OK
As for signs, well 1) it’s more stuff for everyone else to complain about and 2) I wouldn’t trust them anyway.
Your going to crash once in a while, it’s a fact of what we do. Sometimes it’s worth doing a scouting run before committing to a full speed run, even on familiar trailsPosted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
Scope out a run before you hammer down it?
this time last week it was a fairly simple flat jump..
But no someone has dug a huge trench behind the jump that you cant see until your on the jump..
short of walking everything before riding it and hence walking the same distance as you ride…..
Use to have issues in school holidays in a local spot where the kids would dig new jumps. Well by dig I mean make a hold in the trail and pile dirt up into a kicker that might or might not fall over.
If your going to ride take responsibility, if your going to dig holes in trails think about the rest of the world, sounds like it needs someone to get some kind of control and funnel the efforts of the enthusiastic into something sensible.
get well soonPosted 4 years agogeetee1972Member
I knew this was going to happen.
Supernova is a main thoroughfare route back to Peaslake. Everyone rides it. Building a jump like that, right on the main track (even if there is an alternative) was always going to end up with someone getting hurt.
OP I hope you’re OK. Expect to see that jump removed pretty soon. I’m all for stuff like this ‘appearing’ but really, on something that gets ridden by so many people of such vastly differing abilities and right on the main line as well, it’s daft.Posted 4 years agobutterbeanMember
Count yourself lucky, when I rode down there on Monday someone had cut a load of trees down and dragged them into all the corners.
And whilst I’m not for kicking someone whilst they are down, it was pretty clear to me it was a gap. From the video you clearly weren’t going fast enough to hit the landing, gap or no gap…Posted 4 years agoPimpmaster JazzMember
Hope you heal quickly!
It p*sses me off too that stuff like this happens, but it does. You could say it’s an argument for riding on legal trails, but regardless – it’s still annoying when someone thinks ‘this would make a great spot for a ghetto double!’ with no thought for other riders, chicken lines, sustainability, land use, etc. etc.Posted 4 years agotonyg2003Subscriber
I hope that you get better soon and damn glad that you didn’t do yourself permanent injury (surely the most important thing here).
I agree that with most people it’s largely your own fault (as you recognise) for going too fast to be able to read the trail but difficult when you are riding a trail that you know when and don’t expect it to change.
People dig over at Peaslake all the time (it’s a fact). They sometime dig inappropriately but I can’t see anyone controlling the digging.Posted 4 years agobutterbeanMember
it’s still annoying when someone thinks ‘this would make a great spot for a ghetto double!’ with no thought for other riders, chicken lines, sustainability, land use, etc. etc.
There’s actually nothing ghetto about it, it’s been boarded & staked properly.
Looks a lot more official than most stuff there. Also there is far bigger & more ghetto out there.
And as freeridenick says, it’s not a big gap, in fact it could probably do with being more than twice the size it is for the speed you hit it at, unless you mince down the trail. It’s barely over a bike length….Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
if your going to dig holes in trails think about the rest of the world
This is also true.
I almost had a big crash riding a very unofficial DH trail in some FC woods nearby. A pretty secretive thing, I’d heard of it a few times but never seen it, so it’s hardly used by all and sundry. Well I finally found it, rode it, and near the bottom I found a small jump. I was going slowly because it was my first go, and at the last second I found out that the small jump was obscuring a rather deep 2 foot wide ditch with a stream in it. I managed to pull one of the biggest emergency bunnyhops of my riding career.. it’s surprising what you can achieve when you have to 🙂Posted 4 years ago
i managed to tuck before i hit the floor,so didnt smash my face…my leg battered the tree next to me though so cant really walk..
had elbow and knee pads on and was wearing a helmet…new fox flux on its way, as that ones buggered now…
cheeers for the support guys…
im off to Wales next weekend to do
Stiniog, Llandegla and Afan…i had better be mended by then…lol..
ps…it was my fault i crashed..it wasnt a huge jump…..i should of gone fatser…i was just expecting it to be a flat landing, like it was the other day when i rode it…NOT a ditch….again…it was my fault..lol…Posted 4 years agonjee20Subscriber
Also… I happened upon it within a day or so of them digging in (the stupidity of which is another thing in itself), and still rode round it without much fuss, before there was an avoiding line as there is now.
IMO it’s a stupid thing to have built, although better now you there’s an obvious chicken run, but I have to say that I think you only have yourself to blame for that.Posted 4 years ago
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