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  • Tweed valley – what a lot of riding!
  • Premier Icon teethgrinder
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    Will be at Golfie on Sunday. Looking forward to it now I’ve change rotor out back (was screaming all the way down in the dry the last time – awful, it was).

    Premier Icon militantmandy
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    I think Sunday afternoon will be Thorni. Not been there in ages so will need to readjust to the steepness. Saturday probably Golfie. The conditions at the weekend were the absolute best I have ever ridden there. Just perfect.

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    left me considering taking up a different hobby

    Exactly how I feel after riding there. I enjoy some of it, but mostly hanging on for dear life.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    @mark88
    Give us a shout I should be about one of those days.

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    Exactly how I feel after riding there. I enjoy some of it, but mostly hanging on for dear life.

    Same here, but I enjoy the challenge.. rode 3G, Repeat Offender, Waterworld etc. yesterday and feel like I could ride most of them but I’m let down by struggling to cope with the physicality and sheer relentless of the tracks compared to anything I ride the rest of the time – I have to stop to get a grip again!

    On the other hand, doing those yesterday meant I was significantly quicker than previously on Mud & Roots, Broon Troot and Trail Fairy Plan at GT today!

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    Hijacking this thread as I’m planning on visting Glentress etc in mid Sept – any tips on good places to camp ?

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    You mean campsites or wild?

    Premier Icon ready
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    Just back from 4 nights in Innerleithen, booked as a last minute back up because of the Alps/Covid cancellation.
    Had a couple of days at Glentress, Adrenaline Uplift day at Inners, plus a quick look at Golfie – and it was some of the best riding I’ve had in a long time. Coming from the flatlands of Suffolk, I was blown away by some of the steepness to start with, but you soon get used to it and positively embrace it – even though we had some proper “HOLY Sh!T” moments!
    Awesome fun, absolutely loved it, and we will definitely be back!

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    I’m still here .
    Not planning to leave Inners till Aug.
    It’s still brilliant lol.
    Been speaking to loads of visitors at the campsite and everyone loves it.
    The only problem folk have is choosing what to fit in.

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    Head up tomorrow for a few days. Does anyone know of the trails North of New York, New York are open?

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Don’t think they’re open until the end of the month.

    Premier Icon ready
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    If you mean the Wolf tracks, last week there was a sign saying none of them were open (although NYNY was OK). Flat white was also closed for repair.

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    Abigale is competing in the Vallelujah Enduro this weekend so we thought as the forecast isn’t that bad that we would set off up today and make the most of it.

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    Abigale is competing in the Vallelujah Enduro this weekend so we thought as the forecast isn’t that bad that we would set off up today and make the most of it.

    Isn’t that bad!!? It’s scheduled to be 24 degrees! In Scotland! I’m doing Valle too, should be a good one.

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    Any gen on Valle route? We’re in the valley “training” for King and Queen and would be good to know what to avoid. Any info/guesses/speculations on K + Q route would be nice too.

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    Any gen on Valle route? We’re in the valley “training” for King and Queen and would be good to know what to avoid. Any info/guesses/speculations on K + Q route would be nice too.

    The full course will be released tomorrow after the rider briefing at 1900. From the notes issued, looks like it’s 100% GT, so I would just ride at Inners instead that weekend.

    RE King and Queen – here’s the 2019 route for reference:

    https://www.trailforks.com/route/tweedlove-king-and-queen-of-the-hill-2019/?activitytype=1&z=12.2&lat=55.62455&lon=-3.04135

    Nothing too nuts in there. I guess it’ll be of a similar difficulty.

    Premier Icon LD
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    Cheers, they were both my assumptions. Planned Golfie Saturday and Inners Sunday so should work out OK.

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    Any news on what’s unavailable to ride at the weekend due to the enduro?

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    Been out and about today and quite alot seems to be from the mast. I think the map goes out tonight

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    I’m up at Glentress Forest Lodges from 16th to 20th August, any one available to show a couple of wobbly eBikers around?

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Drop us a PM if you want showing around.

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    Campsites really – will be in the van.

    Edit – that’s a delayed reply to JoshVegas, on where to stay in September around Glentress / Peebles – never been so not sure where’s best to stay, but planning on travelling around a bit…

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    We have just had 5 nights with the camper at our usual spot which is Crossburn in Peebles, always first class. when we booked a couple of weeks prior the website was showing full for the full year but they had plenty of room when we rang.
    Also stopped in the camper at Glentress Lodges and Tweedside at Innerleithen, both were good but think Crossburn pips them.
    Stopped at Rosetta in Pebbles once but didn’t sleep much as there was a lot of youths wandering about in the early hours.
    I think some park on the carpark over the bridge in Peebles and it has public toilets at the top end

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Golfie was about as good as it gets today conditions wise.
    Some right grumpy folks about though.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    hotel in Innerleithen

    It’s not St Ronan’s is it?

    Premier Icon v7fmp
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    spent last week in the tweed valley, like many as a trip abroad wasnt possible.

    What an absolutely stunning part of the world. So many good trails. We did two days of adrenaline uplift. Then 4 days of riding, took in Golfie, Thornielee, Glentress etc.

    A lot steeper than the usual stuff on the south coast of england, but a decent challenge. Thornielee was a particular highlight for me, Slabs n Tarts was an excellent trail.

    Did a fair few of the more well known trails, NYNY, Feed the pony etc etc. All really good with their own charms.

    Local bike shops were really helpful, I-Cycles doing a last minute brake bleed before they closed for the day.

    No1 Coffee house had some banging veggie wraps.

    All in all a great week and definitely a part of the world i would like to visit and ride again.

    Please note, the above opinion was during a week of glorious sunshine, i am not sure how confident i would be on some of the steep trails if it was pissing wet! 😀

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