Hi there, rode the Altura whinlatter trails yesterday and must saw they’ve got loads of potential but they’re redicuously slippery (especially the north loop). It wasn’t just me the rest of the group thought the same thing we all thought we had rear punctures at one point. Were we unlucky and just caught it on a bad day or is it always like this.
Its very slippery under certain conditions – if the surface is dewy or drying out after rain its very slick in certain areas. There’s strangely loads of grip when it’s raining or not so strangely when its dry.
I went with a group at the weekend and it was wet, some people were complaining. So you never ride when the trails are wet? I’m not the worlds best rider but I found it fantastic, challenging and interesting. Learn to ride a bike better!!! Sheesh.
Yeah i ride there a couple of times most weeks it was a bit greasey this weekend in places. Thought it was nice to get both wheels sliding on the bends so went round again for a bit more practice in the conditions. Its great to ride somewhere that rides differently depending on weather rain usage etc. All good fun and all good for skills! Hopefully it will be just as greasey next weekend! 😛