Walking bottom and Yog Pots…
Some of the flat corners at the beginning need to be taken carefully
Yep, I’ve always taken that initial bit slower than I’d like. Something about it makes me feel like I’m constantly on the edge of binning it. Used to like the entrance start point (with that roll-in) all those moons ago.
@ spacemonkey what’s your other two favourite trails?
Dunno TBH. I’ve always done YP at least once (often twice) when in the area as it has an addictive quality to it, even when full of gunk. Can’t remember the name of the one that runs parallel with Lawbrook Lane (crosses near the top) and end in WB. Nice bit of variation along the way. Barry’s doesn’t do it for me since “the change”. Got bored of Telegraph Row years ago – much prefer that saucy little off-camber wot-no-dabbing-allowed jaunt down to the Glade.Posted 4 years ago
The early flat corner with the little root by the tree?
That got replaced by a mahoosive berm last weekend. The next two are the flat ones. Except now you’re carrying a load more speed into them 🙂
saucy little off-camber wot-no-dabbing-allowed jaunt down to the Glade.
I’m waging a secret campaign to try and get that one re-named from Secret Squirrel to ‘Keep The Faith’ on the basis that’s how you need to ride it 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Something about it makes me feel like I’m constantly on the edge of binning it
The camber’s just a bit wrong, on the right hander after the turn to Doc at the Radar Station (which I tried to do a couple of weeks ago and was distraught to find it’s gone, was good fun when it was dry!), I always find I lose the front if I go in too fast.
I’m waging a secret campaign to try and get that one re-named from Secret Squirrel to ‘Keep The Faith’ on the basis that’s how you need to ride it
I always ride that like a total mong, not quite sure why, just have a proper mental block and always end up screwing it up!
Can’t remember the name of the one that runs parallel with Lawbrook Lane (crosses near the top) and end in WB.
Supernova, that is good, sure an additional berm appeared in the middle of last weekend 😕Posted 4 years ago
I tend to worry about dog walkers at the top of YP
Just after ‘the ‘change’ I met some (with kids as well) at the start coming the other way. Encouraged them politely that they should head back to the footpath blah blah for their own safety. Received a muffled reply before they carried on. Idjits.
Years ago a mate crashed into the swampy bit when a dog ran in front of him. He literally smelled like a bog for the remainder of the ride. Thankfully didn’t have to share a car with him later.Posted 4 years ago
4 hour ride to and over Surrey Hills this evening. Wow, YP really is quite different know. Like the berms at the start (and don’t miss that root!) but you seem to carry so much more speed. Had three close shaves with the silver birch on the sweeping LH bend about 1/3 of the way down due to the faster speed. In the old days with all the puddles, I had mixed feelings about that run, but it is great fun now. Thanks to the trail builders.
But where was everyone? In 4 hours only 3 riders at the top of Pitch and 2 on the trail with the gap jump and the drop and berm below Evian on the way down the F Green. Oh and Tattoo Dave doing his good work (great trails Dave, thanks? Just wish I could do the jumps justice.)
Blimey £5 for a pint and some nuts in the Hurtwood. Tasted good though (well before the return climb up Pitch!!)
Little bit of a surprise half way down supernova? Has the doubleback/switchback gone or did I just miss it?Posted 4 years ago
Yes njee, only saw that gap jump pretty late. Wasn’t expecting in.
Anus, it’s very different for sure. Not convinced which was better, but still a lot of fun at the moment IMO. Wasnt the work really to try and minimise the mud/puddles?
The pitch/windmill stuff has changed a bit too!Posted 4 years agowebcoreMember
That new first yp berm isn’t perfect yet but we can’t touch it till its had a real good soaking. Anus, you can still ride the rooty bit, we left it open. If it tracks too much mud onto the main trail in the winter we may close it. Mud would knacker our efforts to keep it dry to stop it deteriorating. Anyone know who f^¤ ‘d up supernova? Or was it just unfortunate it came dry and it fell to bits after they did it ?Posted 4 years ago
Webcore, thanks for all your efforts as, unlike anus, I think you have done a v good job. Interesting what you say about first berm (if you mean right at the very start where it is very yellow and sandyish). IMO it feels better with more speed carried from higher up towards the top if the hill. The bit where I have to concentrate is immediately after the bigger new berm that covers the old root. The next 10 meters (the narrow, very slight flat corner before the obvious real S bend) feels a little trickier for some reason – maybe it was just the tires feeling a little loose on it!!!
Shame about supernova digging. Just looked a mess when I was up there last week.Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
I’m not convinced by the new Yog Pots, but it is obviously a welcome change as it had become unrideable due to the increased traffic. Maybe I need to ride it more. I always disliked the flat corner at the top but thought it was a good addition as it tested your skills – we’re a bit flattered with berms on trails these days aren’t we?Posted 4 years ago
After ignoring Pitch for several years I went there on Friday and will be spending more time there in future – some brilliant trails.
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