dust, Dust, DUST!!!!

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  • dust, Dust, DUST!!!!
  • qwerty
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    On my stanchions after 3hrs at Cwm Carn today.

    First of this year.

    Rode both the XC trails, loved the Twrch.

    :mrgreen:

    Excellent !

    Post of the year !

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Me too! However I’m riding the lanes of Hampshire and for the first time this year in short bibs and l/s jersey on dry, yes dry, roads..

    Stunningly warm and sunny.

    Hope it last out for you all over the weekend 8)

    Rosss
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    Bugger I went yesterday and got a very light layer of muck, I’ll be back there tomorrow dust hunting!

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I understand that tomorrow’s gale force winds are going to blow-dry the trails faster than the torrential rain can wet them, and so we too will be riding in dust.

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    I had a proper ride of two halves today. First half was dry – second half was a mud fest πŸ˜•

    Premier Icon tillydog
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    Got home from a quick blast this afternoon and the bike was actually cleaner than when I set out! (Honest!)

    P-Jay
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    YES!

    Balws to this cold – I’m going to Cwmcarn in the morning!

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Everything is firming up nicely round here too. (west peak district)
    No mud at all today messing about in the woods.

    rocketman
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    Not exactly dusty around Cannock today but conditions were magical:
    DRY
    SUNNY
    and not cold

    Dust is a truly magical mountain biking thing… πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon sas78
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    Thought this was a diet thread there… πŸ˜€

    No dust in Edinburgh, just a windy, wet, glar… I thought this was a “little Britain” too…

    Enjoy your dusty trails you lucky things!

    DT78
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    Was there really dust at Cwmcarn? I’m off next week so may make the pilgrimage….!

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    The dust here is cunningly mixed with water

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Yet another cracking day to be had on the South Coast, I suggest you all come down here right now and ride out over our bumps for a change, don’t bring a change of clothes, you’ll not need them..

    8)

    wiggles
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    Sorry to disappoint but if the dust is just on your fork and/or shock and not anywhere else then that is still mud… it just gets heated up enough to dry out faster than the rest.

    Rosss
    Member

    I can confirm Cwmcarn is dryer than a desert* and not a cloud in the sky, running perfectly

    *Might not be true

    P-Jay
    Member

    I’d go as far to say it’s arid at Cwmcarn, take extra fluids and sunscreen.

    It’s bound to be because I’m still too sick to ride – it’ll probably rain frogs next weekend.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Perfect slightly tacky dirt in the woods here today.

    Shame I was walking the dog and not riding.

    πŸ™

    Premier Icon nach
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    Very dry and lots of dust up at Lee Quarry today. Hellish headwind on the climbs, though right behind you on most of the downs πŸ™‚

    milky1980
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    Cwmcarn is definitely dusty!! Even managed to get a tiny bit of sunburn on my neck!

    That’ll teach me to chat to a pretty blonde at the top in the sunshine 😳

    Premier Icon misterduncan
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    Even the top of Cafell was almost dry today. Plenty of dust on Twrch.

    Very happy about what they’ve done with the gates on Cafell. Hope they do the rest of them.

    Premier Icon oliverracing
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    I had a little bit of dust in Leicestershire today, but I was even more amazed that some local woods that are normally a muddy no-go October to june were almost completely dry! πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    Penmachno was dusty today!

    Right up until the point where we left the car park.
    As for the wind. Jesus H Christ!

    mindmap3
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    First dry and dusty ride of the year yesterday….was nice to get back to the car and not have to get changed in the rain or spend ages cleaning everything once home.

    Nice to feel sun on my arms and neck too.

    yunki
    Member

    I’m sunburnt to buggery..

    Checked out some nice forest trails yesterday and heard of some more locally, all very very dusty and they will still be there when I get back back from the beach in a few days time..

    And still just over 3 weeks left in New Zealand 8)

    qwerty
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    misterduncan – Member

    Very happy about what they’ve done with the gates on Cafell. Hope they do the rest of them.

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    What have they done with the gates? I’d not ridden there for a few years so it was my first time round Cafell, I thought there were a lot of gates (negating the need for a dropper!), but I understand why they are there.

    milky1980
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    Most of the gates have been widened (you can weave through them easy) or removed so you just carry on riding. A lot of local pressure has been put on the youths on MX bikes to not ride the trails and it’s worked. They stick to the parts of the forest that we don’t use (still not official for them, but tolerated), you can usually hear one blatting around most evenings. Before the Cafall was built they had free reign on that side of the valley, the gates were definitely needed to start with!

    Dibbs
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    Stuck here at work, looking over towards the Quantocks, it looks like its raining again over there. Just hope it’s finished by going home time.

    lawton1987
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    I was wondering why they changed the gates on cafall, agreed a big improvement. Would be awesome to ride it with no gates!

    P-Jay
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    Unfortunately the same can’t be said at Afan – Bob the ranger removed a load of the gates and it was lovely – the MX crowd repaided all the trust by riding all over Whites.

    I don’t see the point, singketrack must be too tight to be fun on an MX bike.

    Just been to Swinley for a dry, dusty ride. Bike is just as clean as when I started , so chucked back in the garage for the next ride. Happy Days πŸ˜€

    [/url]8th March 2015 by -Cheesyfeet-, on Flickr[/img]

    Was lovely out there this morning.

    ….until we found the foul smelling gloop fest later on

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    SDW running dry and hard, some forests too if you stay on the fire trails, bit gloopy in the troughs and some deeper puddles in ruts but on the whole over Duncton way it’s pretty darn cool.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Was almost dusty in devon last night when I got out for a short ride before sundown.

    several hours of rain put paid to that this first thing this morning. Back to greasy slop.

    P-Jay
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    Beautiful conditions at Afan today, dry and dusty in the open – fast and tacky in the trees.

    Premier Icon chaos
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    img]8th March 2015 by -Cheesyfeet-, on Flickr[/img]

    go on, looks amazing, how did you keep the bike up? πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon Speeder
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    FOD was in great condition today. As P-Jay says of Afan dry and dusty or hero dirt with only the odd puddle here and there to put a dampner on proceedings but even then most were easily skirted.

    Car park was packed – I’ve literally never seen it so full, especially considering they’re now using the depot to park. I’ve not been for a while and maybe it was the Mini DH that was on today or maybe cycling really is getting big.

    lawton1987
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    Perfect conditions in cwmcarn today, rode in shorts and T shirt for the first time this year! 8)

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