how hard is stainburn…….very
went to stainburn this morning, there for 8ish, went straight to the top of the descent line, rode it down to the rock drop and baulked.Posted 9 years ago
turned round went back up 50yards or so, dropped the saddle and rode it the 2nd time no problem, then rode it 5 more times just to make sure.
how sad, a 40 something fat bloke sessoning a dropoff early in the morning so all the kids cant laugh at him.
so i then went and tried to ride the warren boulder trail….oh my god how hard are some of the sections, the slimy slab, the hovis corner, the wooden drop before the north shore.
how the **** do people ride some of that stuff.
i did however come away a very pleased man having ridden the rock drop…. 8)
Goood on you Ton.
The Hovis Corner and the Cole Chute scare the shit out of me too.
On Tuesday night one of the lads I was riding with came off on the Cole Chute, hit a tree backwards and broke 3 ribs. Ouch.
We were up there with the kids playing on the pump track this afternoon, good fun in the sun.Posted 9 years ago
Keep going back every so often (best done with a group of friends for moral support) and do a bit more each time. The Slab is just a point and let off the brakes, the Cole Shute is fairly easy with a positive attitude on the rocks at the bottom and most of the rock spines are something most people could achieve with some practice.
Posted 9 years ago
Cheers for the pics. I didnt realise there was so much there now. Looks like it really makes for a great day out practicing and re-taking things. Yeah – well done the builders, especially as there is more for intermediate riders now as well as the MTB gods.Posted 9 years ago
i am thinking about building a ‘stainburn’ type bike.Posted 9 years ago
to try and master the kind of stuff there.
i have ridden all over the country, and done most of the trail centers, but this place is pretty unique i think.
i would be pushing back upto the top so pedalability is not a issue.
i also think a full on dh bike would have too much travel.
also the place is very harsh on rear mechs, i have killed 2 there.
anyone have a ideal bike for stainburn…
Half the fun (for me) is riding back up.
I had a Rocky Ridge for a while, it rode well at Stainburn, as does my 456 and my Teocali. Once rode a Marin Quake around the Boulder Trail, which was good on the downs but too heavy to ride back up the hill.
IMO a 5″ travel hardtail or full suss is ideal for Stainburn, anything burlier and you’re gonna be pushing up the hills.
I find my (lack of) skills and confidence more limiting than the bike I’m riding.Posted 9 years agorich-6Member
I was up there today too, bust my shock too which i wasnt happy about. Its a technical place to go i got the missus to take a few pics while i rode it sessioning parts, One of my funniest pics from the day has to be the one below, This is my face of ‘oh shit’ 5ft off the ground and i snagged my pedal on the top, This was when my shock had gone and i hadnt realised 😳 wondered where all my clearance had gone Still i got round it 8)
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