- Northwind – owe you a thankyou.
😳 Glad you enjoyed it! We were down today doing some of those trails, never seen them so dry (but also rockier than usual!) I like a bit of slither tbh, but it was still ace. The dh trails were so loose, like riding on marbles…
I think you probably came down the Alistair Lees- ended up at the quarry on the red route?Posted 4 years ago
Nice one! Took ChrisL of this parish for a first go on that today as well, we didn’t see many people around but if by any chance you spotted a chap on a Ragley Ti that was me, with Chris on a Mojo.
Hels and the innerleithen mtb racing crew deserve the thanks tbh, only reason I know about these trails is from their races. Not sure who built that one, before my time, Steve Deas from Icycles is responsible for a lot of the offmap stuff though.Posted 4 years ago
To be honest I get them all mixed up, on the map it’s 4 distinct trails but on the ground there’s wee trails everywhere, so I usually just end up following my nose. All pretty confusing!
Make or Brake is the easiest but it’s pretty jumpy, so you’ve got to be into that. Cresta or Gold Runs are probably the best place to start… Gold Run goes a bit steep and loose at the bottom after you cross the last push-up track, it’s a handful just now… But it’s ace further up. Or just follow random trails, they all go down 😉 Matador is good too, it’s best known for its 2 big drops but it’s got a lot of other stuff going on, downside is it’s over a bit fast- it goes straight down the hill instead of zipping around.
The nice thing about the dh trails is that you can change them around, they all cross the 2 main fireroads and the bottom pushup so you can easily do, say, upper gold then middle cresta then bottom matador to mix it up.Posted 4 years ago
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