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  • joao3v16
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    You don’t know what irony is, do you Baldrick?

    And I’m not even Americanish. Or Jagger-lipped Canadian warbler Alanis Morissette.

    martyn92
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    Any news on the ice there?

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Yep, I’m interested too if anyone’s been out today. Obviously I reserve the right to fling abuse at you if weather conditions have changed before I get there…

    Gribs
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    Not been but it’s warmish today and was yesterday in Skipton so I’d guess most will have melted by now.

    LapSteel
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    Still Icy in my yard in Stacksteads…..but that’s not really near Gisburn so not much help really.

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    Conditions update: much of the snow has gone. Trails and fire roads still have a lot of frozen, compacted snow. Be very cautious if visiting to bike.

    From the Gisburn Facebook page.

    Premier Icon kbrpro
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    I’ve been up there today. Much as the report says really. The fire roads are where it’s bad generally. I managed the whole of the red route without much issue, even the boardwalks and hully gully. Anyway it’s good practise for balance.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Sounds like the kids would not appreciate a run around the blue tomorrow then…

    grim168
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    Was up there this morning and there is still plenty of ice but most is rideable with care.I rode up to the top but missed out hully gully. Feet were bloody freezing though.

    chris_mbuk
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    cheers thanks for the updates, keep em coming! someone tell me when the ice has fully gone cheers 🙂

    elaine anne
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    Lol Chris I’m afraid these strange peeps on ere mite lie…..do people on ere even know who they a

    gingerss
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    Chris, it might be best to wait until May or June, just in case. There may still be some risk of rain which you should be warned might make your experience marginally less enjoyable.

    Thinking about it, best to stay in or stick to the skate park. 😉

    Edit: thinking about it the skate park might be icy…

    chris_mbuk
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    lol well my mate is going up today so ill let you know what he says 🙂

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Anyone been down there today? Getting to the stage of half-term where locking kids in the shed with a large pack of haribos is looking appealing.

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    Apparently about 20% of the trails are still icy although the fire roads are still not good.

    http://www.facebook.com/groups/24782136080/

    Premier Icon kbrpro
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    Oh may god, you guy’s don’t half spend alot of time talking about something being rideable or not. If you’ve got a plan to go out riding then do it. If the conditions are bad prepare well and take your time. You’re not going to ride ‘rad’ on a winters day but you’ll sure feel like you’ve achieved something once you get round nice and steady.

    Notes for riding in winter conditions:

    If it’s crunchy, it’s grippy

    If it’s silent, it’s slippy so gently pedal (ie choose a really high gear so if the wheel does slip your feet don’t do a full rotation on the pedals). This will allow you to keep pedalling at a steady rate and gives you time to find traction.

    Stay confident (or get confident). You’ll learn quickly about balance and the sam hill method of cornering when your slipping and sliding (ie foot out speedway style-you don’t have todo this but it’s good).

    Have fun…and a warm brew out of a flask when you get back to the carpark.

    Happy Cycling

    chris_mbuk
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    from what we saw m8 it wasent even worth it and because we was with a new rider we defo not gonna try lol maby in a bob sleigh with a timer see who can get round the fastest lol

    elaine anne
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    oooooh…. scroll down to ‘funkyduncs reply’……see this is wot you get by asking a simple question….

    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/whinlatter-conditions-for-riding-this-weekend

    FunkyDunc
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    Elaine – I’ll have you know I wasn’t the only person handing out precautionary advice to fellow trail warriors following this enlightening thread 🙂

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    While we’re on the subject of Gisburn trails, advance warning (for Monday) of trail closures through the quarry. More info here.

    chris_mbuk
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    ok thanks, anyone know if the ice has gone up there yet? thinking of trying again sunday?

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