- Steel City DH 2012
it’s a ‘mini Dh’ – the idea is that it’s a fun course for everyone, even kids (and crap, slow, old people).
it’s only an ickle hill so there’s no need for uplift trucks – you can walk easily to the top in about 15mins.
if you don’t like it, you don’t have to enter.
it’ll be ace fun though…
these things are hard to measure, but i reckon the new track is a bit harder than last years (which was too hard for Chris Akrigg…)Posted 6 years agodeanfbmMember
Wow, yet bad mouthing of peoples effort to do something for the cycling community.
I find the track fun, not the most testing, but fun. Isn’t that what riding is about, fun?
If you’ve got the ability, you can makes it fun. I was making up lines and gaps all the way down the track, i was even making a point of not pedaling (though the double rquired a couple of strokes) and pumping the terrain, i was on friends (who don’t hang about) rear wheels. That was testing, that made it interesting.
Riding is as fun as you make it, if you don’t have the mental creativity or the skill to make the most of something, are you really that good?
I get this from a lot of DHers, always constantly trying to prove how gnar they are, when all they really do is try to get down the hill, head down, the most boring manner possible. A few DHers i’ve come across are normally good at are holding on, monster trucking over rocks and letting their stupid amount of suspension travel do the work for them. Then whinge somewhere isn’t gnar enough when in fact they are overbiked.Posted 6 years ago
“deanfbm – Member
I get this from a lot of DHers, always constantly trying to prove how gnar they are, when all they really do is try to get down the hill, head down, the most boring manner possible. All DHers are normally good at are holding on, monster trucking over rocks and letting their stupid amount of suspension travel do the work for them. Then whinge somewhere isn’t gnar enough when in fact they are overbiked.”
Absolutly spot on mate.Posted 6 years ago
To get down good downhills at pace and speed being fluid and smooth,and getting round the corners requires a great deal of skill through the rough-tech stuff.Posted 6 years ago
Those who can do that on a hardtail i admire.
on big bouncy bikes on smooth tracks not so much admiration for it.
Steep tech i admire also.deanfbmMember
Actually, i weren’t meant to say “all dhers”, that would be ridiculous.
I was meant to be something like several “dhers” i’ve had conversations with have made a point on commenting whether a track is beneath them, i proceed to ride with them, discover they aren’t all that skilled and all they were doing is willy waving because they’re insecure.
being a DHer is just a badge of gnar a lot of the time. Riding tracks not up to your skill level would dirty the badge.
I must also say i also know a lot of very awesome people who race DH, are very good on a bike, but most importantly enjoy riding bikes, it doesn’t matter what bike it is, what they’re riding, as long as they’re on a bike, they’re having an awesome time.
PS, i guess im a little mad too cos im in a cast, on the race list and can’t race.Posted 6 years ago
ive done lots and lots of runs down the greno track on my ht, i rode at taff buggy a couple of weeks ago and i’d say greno is more difficult than taff.
Saying this is a health and safety race for families is pretty silly really and shows you have no idea.
Some of the best in the business will be there and they WILL be trying to win. Like at every dh race ive attended.Posted 6 years agoRusty ShacklefordMember
hora – Member
Some folk want the moon on a stick and will then bitch the moon isn’t white enough or the stick long..
C’mon, fair dos…if you were to actually get the moon on a stick, and it was a bit grubby and the stick too short, I think that’s valid grounds for complaint. If you’re going to go around handing these things out, you’re duty bound to make sure they’re up to scratch…that’s all I’m saying.Posted 6 years ago
if you’re going to go around handing these things out, you’re duty bound to make sure they’re up to scratch…
dunno if was slagging it off HoraPosted 6 years ago
just voicing my opinion of it,i did say respect to those who built organised it though.
maybe next year they will do a downhill run and a seperate run for the kids?
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