- Gisburn / Lee Quarry conditions this weekend….
We had our first dusting of snow last night. Its not stuck though. And, like everywhere, we’ve had A LOT of rain.
The surrounding moors are sodden, but Lee and Cragg will both be fine, so I’d say you’d be better off up there than Gisburn. Like chapaking says, they’re all made of rock! I’ll be heading up to Cragg on Sunday Morning.
Edit: hmmmmmm – actually having looked at the forecast of heavy rain, high winds, and wind chill down to -1, I might stay in bed, then go to the pub instead 😀Posted 4 years ago
thanks guys. i have a feeling that gisburn will be pretty boggy in places and would prefer to do the quarry. i’ll have to see what the rest of the group want to do.
Edit: we’re going tomorrow morning so probably best to decide tomorrow once i meet up with the group and see what the weather is like.Posted 4 years ago
Post up here and let us know Gonzy
if we go to gisburn i will do.
i’m not a big fan of some of those sections through the trees at gisburn. you cant build up any real speed through them and for me they ruin the flow of the ride too much. plus theyre a bit tricky to ride through with wide bars!!Posted 4 years ago
rest of the trail is good though!!
Gisburn will be fine, if you’re happy with the weather on Sunday! Hully Gully is muddy and cut up, and just not much fun at the moment – I normally avoid it at this time of year and stay on the red.
Aside from this, Gisburn isn’t boggy at all. There are quite a few decent-sized puddles, but if you go Sunday you’ll be getting wet anyhow.
If the temps are low, watch out for ice on the top boardwalk.Posted 4 years ago
Cheers MartinHutch, that was basically what we were thinking, I can’t imaging Hully Gully is great as a bog. Were thinking a quick loop then play on the Hope Line for a bit, which should be pretty weatherproof.
Can’t say I’m exactly *happy* with the weather on Sunday, but as it’s the only chance I’ll get to ride for a couple of weeks I need to make the most of it.Posted 4 years ago
Hully Gully is a lot more fun when it’s dry, put it that way, and the traffic it gets in January will affect how much fun it is in June.
Hope Line is fine. Homebaked (the through the trees bit) is running brilliantly at the moment (one of the flowiest bits for me!)Posted 4 years ago
Chicken wire on the boardwalks? Fine until you do get it wrong, then cheesegrater city. The boardwalk is normally grippier than it looks, it’s just that you can’t see a thin film of ice, so it’s best to check before you get to the first corner on a cold day.
Last time I didn’t check, I flew off with one leg either side of the boards. That was quite painful.Posted 4 years ago
flyingmonkeycorps – a bit late one here but we did gisburn yesterday but hopefully you’ll still see this before you go out….Posted 4 years ago
boy was the weather grim
it was very wet and windy so dont forget your waterproofs…the trail wasnt too bad pretty much rideable in most places
through the trees it was reasonably dry but the exposed roots were slippery as are the boarded sections so be careful of those
there were quite a lot of puddle…most are fine but be careful with those at the bottom of the little humps as any exposed rocks are now hidden and could catch riders out
if its wet and windy like it was yesterday be aware that it will get very chilly in the exposed areas especially on the top half of the loop beyond the hope line
hope line was fine though
we didnt hit hully gully as it looked quite churned up in places
the car park next to the hub looked pretty busy but we didnt see hardly any riders out on the trail…oh and in case you dont know you have to pay for parking now £3 all day and thats on either car park
enjoy the ride
the only time it stopped raining was when we got to the top of the hope line…
gloves were absolutely soaked as were the shorts. shoes were full of water and the right shoe had mud from when i stood in what i thought was a grass verge only for my foot to sink to just below the knee in thick mud!!Posted 4 years ago
Just got back, a bit of standing water but everything OK.
However; no-one told me a set of doubles has been built on the final descent – bit of a surprise – I managed to stay on! They are just after the 2 table tops. It looks like the four jumps that end near where all the session runs end are being repaired as they are all closed off.Posted 4 years ago
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