Roych Clough maintenance work
TBH (and I’ve always said this) – those big steps were dangerous to ALL users. On a Pootle theres a pic of me jumping down the big one and the next rider (same photographer) theres a pic of him flying headlong over the bars dramatically. Sad but its a shared lane for all users.Posted 4 years agoMike wrote:
TBH (and I’ve always said this) – those big steps were dangerous to ALL users. On a Pootle theres a pic of me jumping down the big one and the next rider (same photographer) theres a pic of him flying headlong over the bars dramatically. Sad but its a shared lane for all users.
Oooh you lying tosspot. There’s a pic of you *mincing* down it 😉Posted 4 years ago
The pictures in question:
To be honest I sat there and took photos for a while on that Pootle, and there were only a few people who looked like they were enjoying it – about half went down it quite gingerly, and half walked. I quite liked the step, but I agree with Hora – it was potentially dangerous, and certainly beyond quite a few riders.Posted 4 years ago
Agree. If you were new to the area and riding down there, or on horse or even on foot. Its unfair for someone to expect that on a bridleway. They had to do something about it.
I like how in the second picture the rider is still one finger-braking in mid-air with his left hand 😆Posted 4 years agoAlexSimonSubscriber
I like how in the second picture the rider is still one finger-braking in mid-air with his left hand
“I know! More front brake – that’ll sort it.”
Purely from a selfish pov, this is a shame – loved those last time I rode them. Looks like they’ve tried not to overly sanitise it with the repairs though. Probably the best they could do.Posted 4 years agoMark Quinton-Tulloch wrote:
Oh no, a potentially dangerous trail feature!
Hardly a big drop either is it – perfectly rollable, and not hidden around a corner. Can’t see it being much bother for horse riders or walkers either.
especially as the (much flatter) trails for horses and walkers is to the photographer’s right- this was supposedly deliberately left to provide more challenging features, saldy it was ripped to bits by 4*4sPosted 4 years ago
It was trickier than it looks, I can see why they felt it needed changing. It still rides well to be fair, you can carry a lot more speed through the section and the 4x4s seem to be sticking to the rocky main path, which I believe is the plan.
**edit** what they’ve done is MUCH better than Chapelgate.Posted 4 years agoOscillate WildlyMember
the pics above show the best part of it, always did the step/lip as pictured as a jump and it was cool, especially felt a lot bigger at night not knowing/seeing where the rocks were strewn across as you landed
looks like they have done a good job TBF, it was pretty mashed up last time i used it, but ill miss the drop/jump
hora’s pic shows him taking the chicken line drop, the pic after to the right with the guy looking like hes over the bars was far worse/bigger/steeper to drop/jump offPosted 4 years agobanksMember
The repairs are pretty good, probably still catch a few people out. Few bits starting to show a little wear from 4x4s already – which is good.Posted 4 years agoOscillate WildlyMember
the hard part is the pic where the guys flying over the bars, ive always committed to jumping that as if you roll it on that steep bit like he has chances are you will get your wheel trapped in a boulder as you land (ie, like him 😆 ) and at least he had a go on it 😆
at least you didnt go down the path at the side hora 😉Posted 4 years ago
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