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  • don simon
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    Are you saying that you’re lucky or confessing to this little piece of eco-destruction?

    3 things.

    1: wtf are you doing standing there just videoing the ground.
    2: I’d be properly browning up my pants if that was my local route.
    3: If you were wearing a helmet you’d be fine.

    As as an afterthought – what tyres for an earth implosion?

    jeffcapeshop
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    quite impressed they knew it was coming!

    womble72
    Member

    Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ite!!!!!!!!! :-O

    Premier Icon Stu_N
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    Holy cow! That ain’t going to be sorted with a few gabions.

    One of my routes goes (or went) over a shonky old cart bridge over a steep-sided wee ravine. Wednesday night it was there, Saturday morning it wasn’t. I’d have definitely gone off the edge if I’d hit it on a night ride, stopped about a foot from the edge as it was. Eeeek.

    Thats just mother nature putting a landing in for a drop πŸ™‚

    that mate is proper scary

    nonk
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    the mrs reckons you would have been able to ride that one out. πŸ˜€

    brakes
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    trail erosion ain’t what it used to be

    couldashouldawoulda, I didn’t film it my mate showed me on his phone before we set off to ride there tonight, presumably his brother in law or someone with him filmed it.

    the mrs reckons you would have been able to ride that one out.

    I am seriously pleased that cliff didn’t hang on a few days and decide to go at half eight this evening, we’d have probably been riding along it 😯 , last Sunday there was no visible evidence that we noticed, that path was the same its been for every ride over the last 20 years or more!

    @billyboulders- I’m taking the mickey! I’m always impressed by close shaves – we’re meant to be here still or something.

    I’m with brakes… they should’ve used a ‘full bench cut’ to prevent this.

    JohnJohn
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    Somewhere a tsunami is about to wipe out whole villages! And all you’re worried about is where you’re going to ride tomorrow. πŸ˜‰

    warton
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    those ramblers that talk about the damage tyres do have got a good point haven’t they?

    those ramblers that talk about the damage tyres do have got a good point haven’t they?

    Woops – ’tis officially footpath as well πŸ˜•

    (it was fine when we all ran smoke and dart, and even survived vertical pros for a few years!) A couple of years of maxxis high rollers wearing at it and look what happens! πŸ˜†

    TandemJeremy
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    brakes – Member

    trail erosion ain’t what it used to be
    indeed

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    Where is/was it?

    simonm
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    I bet mountain bikers caused that to go… would have been fine if it was just walkers….

    boxelder – Coast path Cornwall, between Hells Mouth and Portreath.

    Awesome.

    My regular local route, straight from the front door, is ten minutes through the woods, all meet up by the lake, have a play, spin along the cliff path, pint in the pub then home. We did it Sunday on the last sunny weekend of the summer. 5 days later (and suddenly its winter 😑 ) We all meet up for tonights muddy night ride and my mate says “we cant go along the cliffs tonight the paths been re-directed. My brother in law was called up there Monday (the brother in law works for the local council surveying) ‘cos there was cracks appearin and this happened… -“

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVjr4mii3cE[/video]

    We rode along there less than 24 hours before 😯 !!!

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    That’s what happens when an Orange5 goes along a trail.

    Elfinsafety
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    Pfft. I risked death far more just riding home from the pub tonight. πŸ™„

    Kevevs
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    gulp. that’s the sort of thing that could happen round the orme here. carry on cycling and go faster……

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    Must have been set off by one of those exploding 29er wheels.

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    It’ll have been caused by a 29er with with an internal hub gear

    But I wouldn’t any biker to have been caught up in that

    Taking my son sea cliff climbing at half term. Gulp. Maybe some body armour?

    globalti
    Member

    It just goes to show that Britain isn’t finished yet.

    jedi
    Member

    you see what skidding does now!………………………….. lol πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    i reckon it’s still do-able

    M6TTF
    Member

    Brilliant fortune to catch that on camera – great footage.

    What tyres for a landslide?

    gee
    Member

    That’s a great clip – I’m teaching Coastal erosion at the moment πŸ™‚

    yunki
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    Ace..!

    That’s awesome.. The stretch of coast running from East Devon through Dorset known as the Jurassic Coast is always hugely active.. we would see evidence of recent slips on a weekly basis along there but never seen one happening ‘live’ so to speak..

    excellent

    hugor
    Member

    Amazing footage.
    How long were you just standing there filming the cliff?
    How did you know it was going to fall that hour/day etc or was it complete fluke?

    daznal
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    Now i understand the term “trail creep”

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Good footage

    …and I learnt what the Wadsworth Constant is saving me 30% of my time in future 8) πŸ˜‰

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