- To the utter twunt riding a Turner at Cannock today….
hmmmm, this is one thing i have noticed a lot nowadays,,,i hate riders who slag off other riders.Posted 6 years ago
i started riding way back in 89/90 when the only hassle you got was from the rambler lot, good riders would help not so good riders to improve,etc not have a go at them for there poor riding,
the guy who was moaning should remember the saying” unless you are the best rider in the world theres some better and faster than you”
dont let it bother you mate.. as said on this forum life is full of them…JAGSubscriber
Just back from Cannock Chase – I had a smashing day. It was sunny and the trails were dry and fast flowing.
Some of the new sections are really impressive – especially the ‘black run’ stuff on The Monkey Trail. May not be new to you guys but I don’t get to Cannock much.
There seemed to be more than the usual number of idiots (on over-spec’ced skill compensators) and slow riders but you have to accept this when you go to such a popular place. Cafe area was full of posers and ‘weekend warriors’ too 😆Posted 6 years agogsp1984Member
What makes people idiots for having ‘over spec’ed’ bikes exactly? I hate that mentality and it seems to be getting more and more common In every hobby/sport, Christ let them ride what they want! It’s normally by green eyed monsters too, bloody annoying though.
I ride motorbikes with a lad that rides a clapped out sv650, he runs rings around everyone. This weekend he came to Cannock (Saturday for anyone that was there and may have seen him) he came on a clapped out burgundy hybrid with no suspensio, road tyres and a headset that had more movement than my bowels after a bad curry… He still rang rings around everyone.
Live and let live.Posted 6 years agonickcSubscriber
I was riding the white Chameleon just before “the twunt” came through on the the turner. TBH you were standing on the trail on a section that needs a clear run, you and the crowd with you were an obstruction, and quite honestly you could’ve caused an accident. You got off lightly.
If you have to stop, get off the trail.
Ta.Posted 6 years agodruidhMember
nickc – Member
I was riding the white Chameleon just before “the twunt” came through on the the turner. TBH you were standing on the trail on a section that needs a clear run, you and the crowd with you were an obstruction, and quite honestly you could’ve caused an accident.
Ah – that’s what I was imagining, but thanks for confirming it.Posted 6 years agostuduckMember
…you were riding with your mate on a Ti Cove hardtail and were incapable of riding the small steep drop at the end of the Dog. There were a handful of riders around who were clearly struggling with the obstacle and you showed no consideration for them, blamed them for your skill deficiency and then muttered “f***ing wa**ers” as you rode off.It was a nice, sunny day at Cannock and therefore busy. If you don’t like coming across slower riders and can’t handle the (limited) difficulties on that trail on your over-specced skill-compensator (BTW I also ride a Turner) then ride somewhere else.
You are a prize buffoon. End of rantPosted 6 years agospudly1979Member
You do seem to get crowds forming around werewolf drop on busy days. Tbh it’s fairly daunting if you’re not that experienced a rider – certainly I struggled with it for quite a few goes. i have to agree with nick though, it makes it loads harder if there’s a group of people standing on the entry, and nearly always on just the line I’m after!Posted 6 years agoshortcutSubscriber
When I last went to Cannock Werewolf drop surprised me. In an ‘oh my god, what was all the fuss about?’ kind of way.
Too many people, one small trail centre does not make for a harmonious experience, especially with such a range of abilities. Live and let live, get over it, people stop, tough, you ere a beginner befre you became a riding god with a Turner and quite obviously and ego. You know the trail, you can see the issue, stop, offer friendly advice and get on with your ride.
Wanna ride it quick, turn up on a Monday evening or during the week!Posted 6 years agostuduckMember
Actually I was standing behind a tree so not exactly in the line of descent. And I was there with the missus, who hadn’t got to the descent. No idea who the others were. And the guy on the Turner definitely wasn’t PQ – far too tall 😉
On top of that I did make a comment to the guy but he was too busy riding off muttering to himself. Did pass on feedback to his mate.
Calling people **** cos they can’t ride something si hardly the right attitude. If he was such a great rider he’d have ridden the drop without a second thought…Posted 6 years agopop larkinMember
As I said it is very straightforward if you can go in straight it only becomes a little twitchy at an angle because of the 2 trees- hence why I can understand a bit of frustration if there is a crowd in the way of the line in- perhaps they should put yellow hatches in that zone!Posted 6 years agotransappMember
Id say that actually to an inexperianced rider, the drop does look a little worrying from the top.Posted 6 years ago
It’s fine to roll though, even on my one terrible trip to Cannock (double dislocation and break, all in the same shoulder) I was able to get down it OK even if a little bit of pain (ok I was screaming)don simonMember
hmmmm, this is one thing i have noticed a lot nowadays,,,i hate riders who slag off other riders.
+1, I put this in the bracket of ‘we were all novices once’. I’ll let the quicker boys pass me on the decents when it’s comfortable for me, then kick their asses into oblivion on the climbs. 😛Posted 6 years ago
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