Search the forum using the power of Google

Viewing 18 posts - 1 through 18 (of 18 total)
  • Golfie- feed the pony rideable climb open?
  • portydave
    Free Member

    Hi folks, wondered if anyone knows if the climb to get to feed the pony from round the back (From the east) that used to be rideable still is/exists after the storms last year?

    Cheers
    Dave

    singlespeedstu
    Full Member

    No it’s still blocked.
    The pushup is rideable on an eeb and about 70% rideable in the dry on a manual bike.

    portydave
    Free Member

    Cheers! Rank bog it is then!

    singlespeedstu
    Full Member

    Not sure when the last time you went up there was but the trees have been cut back a bit and it’s no so bad these days.

    mark88
    Full Member

    70% rideable in the dry on a manual bike

    I look forward to seeing you prove this!

    singlespeedstu
    Full Member

    Not by me Mark but a mate has made it to about a quarter of the way up the steep top section.
    I’m far too lazy to even try up there.

    mark88
    Full Member

    Likewise. I don’t even contemplate riding anything once the fire road ends.

    kelvin
    Full Member

    in the dry

    🤣

    singlespeedstu
    Full Member

    in the dry

    🤣

    We rode it at least once a week for most of the summer and it was indeed pretty dry at times.
    No **** chance at this time of year though.

    mc
    Free Member

    Most of the climb isn’t that steep. It’s just the start and final quarter.

    I managed to pedal to within sight of the small tree in the middle of the final steep section a couple weeks ago, but spun out on a wet root. And I wouldn’t say I’m that fit just now.

    It did however allow me check my max heart 😀

    stevenmenmuir
    Free Member

    Do they have a defibrillator in Walkerburn?

    phil5556
    Full Member

    What’s the ride around the top like?

    We were looking across yesterday and wondering if it’s rideable, Trailforks shows that some do appear to ride it.

    mc
    Free Member

    Quite a bit of pushing involved initially. You have to get to the Loose Women corner, which generally involves pushing due to the heather. You then need to push up through the heather to get on to the ridge. There is a path, but it’s very indistinct, so you need to judge how much you want to risk wrapping heather around your rear mech.

    Its quite boggy in places along the northern ridge. I think it might be largely OK if you’re going to turn right to Scawd Law/Cairn Hill, but certainly if you want to go all the way to Windlestraw, it involves a large peat bog.

    The ridge along Scawd Law to Cairnhill is rideable. It’s mostly an old access track along the ridge, so is pretty solid.

    rockthreegozy
    Full Member

    I’ve done the above horseshoe but it needs to be very dry and even then I wouldn’t do it again.

    phil5556
    Full Member

    Cool cheers, I’ll probably give it a miss then 😁 Just wondered if it was a hidden gem of a ride for something different.

    cultsdave
    Free Member

    I rode that horseshoe once. Won’t be doing it again.

    stevenmenmuir
    Free Member

    I did it once from Thornielee.

    singlespeedstu
    Full Member

    Rode the pushup twice this morning.
    It’s really not that boggy at all.

    If you’re up there it’s worth having a look to see what’s hiding in the trees and not wrecked yet.😏

Viewing 18 posts - 1 through 18 (of 18 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Search the forum using the power of Google

Thanks for popping by - why not stay a while?IT'S FREE

Sign up as a Singletrack Member and you can leave comments on stories, use the classified ads, and post in our forums, do quizzes and more.

Join us, join in, it’s free, and fun.