OF Chipps and the Quantocks STW forum ride .
I'll come old fart! If only to re-live our first meeting:
"So long as it doesn't rain"
"Yeah well you're just obsessed with people's names"
"Grrrr. It's called being friendly you miserable owd bugggggrrrrrrrrrr"
Or something like that. It's obvious we were destined to become friends!
AbxPosted 8 years ago
To include all the best combe descents in one on a classic STW social would need a 9am start at that time of year, and that's without the usual faffage and munchin stops.
Route could be..
CPG > gas line > great beer > Concrete block to frog combe green.
Up Horizon then down lower hare knapp(either descent) and down to Hodders, up lady's edge, down weecum, up to beacon hill and down smiths, up to longstone and down WILLYBOYS cleeve, up somerton, CPG for dinner…
Then… down somerton to holford glen for STW's re-enactment of Bryan Adams, Everything i do….. then up holford combe > ladies or frog combe then classic chimney loop to finish.
Rich, i planned for a Halloween ride last year but it never happened due to the unpredicable weather, if we had a guarantee people would show up, i'd be happy to try and organise one….The date is set though!Posted 8 years ago
The one with brakes and tyres on.
If you don't mind climbing on the bigger bike, then take that one, but there's nothing that really warrants having that much boing, but comes down to preference as ever.
Whichever makes you smile more…that's the tool for the job me thinks.Posted 8 years ago
rich, Qs in the snow is cr*p
Del ,I was working , honest.
Sharki , what no slaughterhouse combe ? Horizon in the wet ? Best to foget Triscombe loop and stick to the combes? Or start from Lydeard carpark and do triscombe first ?
muddypuddle , there should be tinsel , lots of it.
terrahawk ,I take a pic every four mins so no probs.Posted 8 years ago
The section down through the trees on slaughter house can get ripped to fook by the hunt so i thought to leave that one out….if triscombe is left alone then a few extra combe descents can be thrown in..
Just about to plot some route on tracklogs..so.
Somerton, slaughter house, concrete block, frog, great bear, weacombe, weacombe, weacombe new descent, smiths and willoughbys all looped in without re-doing ascents and going over the same trails twice……..
Any others? dibbs trail and the 2 hare knapp descents……..jeez, gonna need lots of fuel for this super loop…Posted 8 years ago
Dog pound, lady edge, ladys combe, horizon, and probably Stert all as climbs as much as Stert is one awesome descent it's also an easy climb out and if slaughter house is to be used and perhaps hare knapp then we need two separate ways out of that area.
How about doing weacombe, then make em sweat crawling back out, then pop out by the picnic bench and lose all that height gain on your new trail, then traverse around the edge and walk up BicknollerPosted 8 years ago
Indeed, it is wrong, unfortunately due to all the descents being ace, it kinda messes up any plans to get out for each way into the combes there needs to be a way out and sheperds(ladies edge) and stert are the two easiest, dog pound is needed as a way up out of Holford combe…as both frog and ladies combe are southern ascents and frog is another illegal climb..
I'm working on this, but it will certainly be a beast of a ride.Posted 8 years ago
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