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  • badllama
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    Somewhere near the bottom if you go in from the other side you will be adding even more pain πŸ˜€
    I was told by a couple of fell runners the other day from the edge of the small wood (at the bottom) to the gate at the top is exactly 1 mile BTW

    Watch the main road at the bottom very fast stretch full of motor bikes doing daft speeds at weekends. I suppose you would have to park in the village somewhere (Belmont).

    At least you can look at the lines on the way up πŸ™‚

    jonjones262
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    Hi,

    So I’m gonna take my DH bike up North with me next week to mess around at Rivington.

    Where’s the best place to park to do San Marino a few times?

    Top or bottom? Would riding up the path be the thing tho do or is there another/easier way to ride to the top? (bearing in mind I’ll be on a horrendous uphill 200mm travel bike)

    Thanks

    Premier Icon lowey
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    I had a friend who became a strava victim. He used to ride with us all… till he discovered a KOM on SM. That was it. He spent the rest of his riding going up and down san marino trying for the KOM… right up until he bust his arm.

    Park at the bottom and ride up. Its a gentle climb and easily doable on a DH bike…. you ride up it.. you earn the right to ride down it.

    jonjones262
    Member

    Cheers for the info folks.

    I’ll go from the bottom. πŸ™‚

    simondbarnes
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    Wouldn’t a dh bike be a bit dull on a descent like that?

    Premier Icon jonnym92
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    As said park at the bottom and ride up. There may be some lay-bys on the road which you could make use of – but it’s a fast road so watch where you park.

    I’ve seen people sessioning that descent on DH rigs before. Not sure the point – surely overkill? But each to their own.

    badllama
    Member

    jonjones262
    While your up there go round the other side and try “Ice Cream Run” (car park at bottom)and ” Dog Kennels” if you get the chance “Dog Kennels would be a bit tame on a DH rig though I guess.

    If you turn left outside the Black Dog pub (coming from a Bolton direction) follow that road over the back of Rivi and just before you start descending into Rivi viallge the car park for “Ice Cream” is on you left

    &searchp=ids.srf&mapp=map.srf]Ice Cream Car Park

    The car park between Mosses Corker and the Hall word in the Rivington Hall Barn name on the map. Have fun and take the first runs a little easy πŸ˜€

    I’ve had my biggest and hardest “Offs” on SM πŸ˜•

    jonjones262
    Member

    Yeah, it’s probably over the top on the Demo but I don’t get to ride it much, will be some good practice for my next uplift days. πŸ™‚

    Or I just take the Marley again and get to ride up nicely too.

    jonjones262
    Member

    Was a good evening.

    20 minute walk/push the bike up – 3.30 minutes down!

    Did 3 runs, just getting going by the 3rd one and was time to go.

    Will be back to knock some time off in a couple of weeks.

    DAMN you Strava! Need to knock 20 secs of to go top 50 πŸ™‚

    scaled
    Member

    In that case, its definitely faster on a ‘trail’ bike πŸ˜‰

    The gap between top 10 and matt gill is depressing

    jonjones262
    Member

    ha ha, yeah! I’m just looking through the results now.

    Do people cut the right hander and go straight on? I imagine that’d chop a fair amount of time off.

    3.16 was my quickest, only need to chop 1.06 to get the fastest…

    scaled
    Member

    If you mean the right hander that i’m thinking of, then yeah. There’s a pretty defined line going straight on that cuts the small right/left and a couple of rocks.

    oldschool
    Member

    Matt Gill considers cutting that bend cheating…………….. (And only uses his trail bike), reckons that unless it’s an uplift venue KOMS should be on a bike that you ride a route on. He’s a hard task master on a ride out.

    Premier Icon dazh
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    I must be the only person I know who’s not that fussed by San Marino. I mean it’s a nice blast, but give me some steep techyness any day. I certainly couldn’t be arsed to go up and down it multiple times.

    jonjones262
    Member

    Yeah, it’s not the best DH in the world but it’s better than sitting on your arse doing nothing πŸ™‚

    Plus a long enough down to get to know my DH bike better.

    Premier Icon jonnym92
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    Key to getting a good run is to avoid walkers!

    Always none when trekking up but they come out of the woodwork on the way down. Frustrating!

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I must be the only person I know who’s not that fussed by San Marino. I mean it’s a nice blast

    I’ve ridden it (during a great evening’s ride about which I still think!) and whilst it’s a pretty good bit of trail, it’s not that different to many other great trails in Wales, the Lakes or even the Peak I reckon.

    Junkyard
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    IS matt Gill a euphemism for a professional downhiller?

    loads of rumours about it and heard from numerous sources

    eightyeight
    Member

    Aye it’s a good run. I can’t fathom how someone can do it 1.20 faster – feels like I’m off on the breaks the whole way down. I guess that’s the difference between us mere mortals and proper bike riders.

    That, and the ladies.

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    It’s not a bad desvent, but is a bit straight and pedally.
    If you want to move up the strava table, pick a dry day and pedal lots :-).

    jonjones262
    Member

    I’m gonna go back with my clipless pedals. Will save a load of time

    radrob
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    I’ve also got an idea who matt gill is but can’t really say πŸ˜‰ 2 mins 5 secs is fast down there tho

    scaled
    Member

    To be fair, it’s pretty tight at the top there.

    Buggered if I can find another 27 seconds down there without killing myself though.

    Although, the bike does feel faster with the new shock, and I set a PR on the bottom half last week, with no chain or chain ring.

    Hmmmm πŸ˜‰

    radrob
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    Junkyard is getting warmer to who matt gill is

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    Is it someone linked to a north west based dh team manager by any chance?

    radrob
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    Not sure about that bregante all I know is he and his mate had a little blast round rivi

    radrob
    Member

    Come on guys the clue’s in the second name

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Is it someone linked to a north west based dh team manager by any chance?

    He’s 4th

    4 Nigel Page 2:10 42.3km/h

    oldschool
    Member

    [/quote]radrob – Member
    I’ve also got an idea who matt gill is but can’t really say 2 mins 5 secs is fast down there tho

    Junkyard is getting warmer to who matt gill is

    Conspiracy theories are great, but truth is he’s just faster. Although I did beat him in the Megavalanche (ok his pedal did fall off, but a win is a win)

    radrob
    Member

    Haha oldschool I like it guy πŸ˜‰

    womp
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    Looks like there are several segments down SM, which is considered THE ONE ?

    Junkyard
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    gate to gate I would imagine but I do not use Strava

    HtS That is what I have heard as well
    Why are we all being so secretive about naming names?
    Sam hill was who I was told – I assume someone could check megavalanche if they want

    oldschool
    Member

    Junkyard. Haha.
    Absolutely nothing secret. His name is as written!
    Can see the reason for the guess and he’ll be made up, but alas it isn’t true.
    Was in the pub with Matt last night told him he was famous and he just laughed, these theories will make him piss.

    radrob
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    I live near rivi and ride a lot round rivi, there’s some great cheeky techy trails if u know were they all are. Got a mate who knows all round there, yep Sam Hill was supposed to have had a little blast round rivi with his mate and why wudn’t he it’s a great place to ride when u know the right places. I got the info off a good friend who bumped into his mate he was out with.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    sounds like you heard the same story we did radrob

    Why are we all being so secretive about naming names?

    coz no-one wants to hear “they told you sam hill, and you believed them? HA-HA, idiot!”
    πŸ˜†

    slowpuncheur
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    Its a few years since I was Rivi way. Could someone post a link to SM please? I suspect I’ve probably done it but would be nice to know. Ta

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Sam Hill goes by a different pseudonym on Strava but hasn’t got that many segments round Rivvy (he is bloody fast though, obvs).

    He was riding one of the secret DH tracks over there for CRC’s On The Hunt videos though, IIRC?

    Never tried San Marino on a DHer, but I reckon a 160mm will be quickest. I can’t get near the time I set on my old Dune. Maybe on the new 29er though…

    grum
    Member

    I must be the only person I know who’s not that fussed by San Marino. I mean it’s a nice blast, but give me some steep techyness any day. I certainly couldn’t be arsed to go up and down it multiple times.

    Pretty much agree. It was very good fun but I’m in no rush to do it again.

    Junkyard
    Member

    Heathens πŸ˜‰

    I still love it personally and at one mile it is a cracking descent with lovely drops and jumps

    Tell “matt” he is **** quick then

    Yours the idiot

    FWIW the fastest up and the fastest down and up thinks it was a pro who did it

    radrob
    Member

    I’m pretty sure it was Sam Hill guys believe the hype

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