- is it raining in Surrey Hills/Peaslake?
Was on the road over the downs this morning, there is so much gravel on the minor roads it’s crazy. The worst was the corner by the church in Coldharbour where there is a bridleway running off the corner up the hill – the bridleway looked like a river and the road was, no exaggeration, covered in massive rocks. Mental.Posted 7 years ago
Did 2:30hrs up and around punchbowl. Surprisingly OK as were Thursley and Hankley. Sand more compact due to the wet and hardly any mud. Climb up the Punchbowl was a little slower than normal but found some great deer tracks to follow down the sides. Great fun little rides as the heather was so deep you couldn’t quite see where you bike was going! And they were dry.
Bridleways lower down were bog fests and miserable though. Been rainy most of the evening though so expect SH to be v muddy tomorrow. As the song said, “Go west…..”Posted 7 years agos13joeMember
Tried to ride at Peaslake today – shocking really the mixture of rain/forest works has make most of the area I know unridable and very disapointing. I wont be heading back sadly, atleast for a good few months/good reveiws up there. Did try another hill but the ground is so saturated, very unpleasant!Posted 7 years ago
Tried to look for different places for quick evening ride today, so did section of NDW and St Martha’s. Not as bad a feared except for NDW between Watts Gallery and Law Courts – soft sand AND gloop (especially after b’way comes up from the Withies). Chantries muddy but at least the sand section was easier than normal and not bad at all to the bottom of St Martha’s. Climb as normal but cheeky bits off the other side have quite a bit of damage (mini berm by mini tabletop near the top is quite eroded today). Found Jambalaya’s cheeky stuff on the return – much better than the normal return route and potential for some off-piste fun off to the RHS in the trees. 😉
I think P’lake is an AVOID for some time now sadly.
Any reports if Leith is in better condition?Posted 7 years ago
Light drizzle by me since leaving pool at 08:00. Forcast is poor all week with exception of tomorrow (Tues). Funnily enough I have got used to it now – get up, its raining, OK same as yesterday – at least the bike gets cleaned more thoroughly than normal.
Premium on the rockier areas at the moment – might head off to the military areas for a change of scene?Posted 7 years ago
yup, wet is the new dry. Accept it or give up biking it seems.Posted 7 years ago
They work well full length too for riding when it’s actually raining, rather than wet under-tyre. They don’t constrict at the thigh (buy a size too big compared to jeans) and the length neatly stops just past the top of my rain SPD boots.
Actually they’re so cheap, I have > 1 pair, I’ll keep at least 1 full length and maybe cut another.Posted 7 years ago
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