What trail obstacles do you really struggle with….
is jealous of the trails james rides, altho on that last one you do appear to have forgotten to get changed out of your pyjamas when you got up that morning 🙂
Recognise the scree, that’s fun, scary as hell but fun 🙂 don’t know any of the others but they look good.
Ruts, I hate ruts, either riding inside them or having one next to the trail I’m on, cannot for the life of me hold a line when there’s ruts around. Not big on jumps either but as they only pop up on the occasional trail centre visit it’s not often a problem. No need to mention wet roots, surely that’s a universal thing….?Posted 5 years agowhatnobeerMember
Step down, corner type things. Like the one on Pie Run and at the bottom of the old Ewoks Village. Although interestingly, I’ve always managed to get around the one on Pie Run but never the other one at the end of Ewoks. THey dont hold any fear, I’m just a bit rubbish at them.Posted 5 years agoEuroMember
yunki – Member
needing a poo usually knocks me off my flow a bit
I’ve discovered if you blast down a trail, the need mysteriously vanishes. Quite the opposite of what i expected. I think you can scare poo away (as long as the pace car is still out). Sometimes it can take hours to pluck up the courage to resurface.Posted 5 years agoPJM1974Member
+1 for damp, green chalk. There’s a very long climb nearby that consists of lumps of flint embedded in chalk. In the summer, it’s a test of fitness. In the winter, it’s a test of bike control. If you’re on a full suss with very spitty traction you quickly learn the art of speedy unclipping.
Oh and dropoffs. I hate them.Posted 5 years agotitusriderMember
Jumps with a steepish takeoff ramp (the last big one of these kicked my rear wheel over my head…)
Jumps with gaps > about 2 feet
strangly if there isnt a take off ‘ramp’ and i can just launch flat drop to downramp or flat im happy with pretty much anything….. (that you would do on a mojo sl anyway!)Posted 5 years agorichmtbSubscriber
I don’t like that corner on Pie Run either, it just looks guaranteed to catch my front wheel and land me on the deck.
I struggle with up hill steps as well, its probably just bad technique coupled with the fear that if I stall compeltely I will just fall over still clipped in!Posted 5 years agoads678Subscriber
There’s a couple of runs at Warncliffe that have lef hand switchback into right hand switchback on really steep soft ground that i just cannot carry any speed through. i always end up on the brakes too much and loose my front wheel. I just can’t seem to get my weight in the right place, or i just need to man up and go for it, but trees hurt!!Posted 5 years ago
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