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  • is guiussy still muddy?

     tomlevell updated 11 years, 11 months ago 9 Members · 19 Posts
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  • Alex.

    Member
    25 February 2009 at 4:38 pm

    as title suggests is it still shitty up there? ive not been for a while, didnt see the point if i werent gonna enjoy it. if its ok now might get my arse back up there soon

  • Gunner

    Member
    25 February 2009 at 5:15 pm

    In my opinion, the woods are very muddy, the moors however are quite dry in comparison. I was up there on Sunday and not really impressed with the conditions.

  • tomlevell

    Member
    25 February 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Of course it’s muddy.

    Worst part is from Pinchintorpe when you get to the Home Farm t junction if you carry on up the hill all the way round to the unsuitables. Other than that it’s not too bad. Other sections are muddy but are easily avoided. The weather is so good at the moment it can’t not be enjoyable.

    3/4s or shorts in winter is always good for the soul.

  • Alex.

    Member
    25 February 2009 at 8:19 pm

    yes tom i appreciate its muddy ;). i remember seeing some pics on here of the fireroads being totally trashed and was advised to stay away.

    may have a pop over on sunday/saturday for a relaxed pootle and have a little exploration.

  • saggle

    Member
    25 February 2009 at 8:48 pm

    yeah its still a bit muddy mate was up the other day word of warining though i found some timbers with nails in on monday i think it was on some downhill courses so looks like the little shits are up to no good again

  • SeanO

    Member
    25 February 2009 at 9:23 pm

    yeah its still a bit muddy mate was up the other day word of warining though i found some timbers with nails in on monday i think it was on some downhill courses so looks like the little shits are up to no good again

    Oh sh*t, not again. 😯 👿

    Do you ave any more details on where and when these were found?

    These gits are gonna serious hurt someone or some animal one of these days. 👿 👿 👿

  • Gunner

    Member
    25 February 2009 at 9:31 pm

    You’ve got to wonder what motivates such people to do things like this 🙄 🙄

    What are people doing when they find these “Traps”, can I ask.

    Is it something that is being brought to the attention of the Forest Rangers or the Wardens, I mean think of the risk to Horse and rider as well as child or Cyclist……………

  • paradox1509

    Member
    25 February 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Do you think it’s kids or someone who doesnt like mtbrs?

  • SeanO

    Member
    25 February 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Do you think it’s kids or someone who doesnt like mtbrs?

    Got to be. I can’t see anybody wanting to target horse riders even if they are insane enough to think that these traps will merely pop our tyres and put us off those routes. 😕

    The person (or persons) can’t even call themselves a walker as people who enjoy the countryside wouldn’t contemplate doing something that could be so damaging to wildlife.

    What would you do if you caught them in the act?

    If I was in a group I’d get the bugger cornered and call the police (secretly wishing they would try & run off or put up a fight!). 👿

  • rilodog

    Member
    25 February 2009 at 10:59 pm

    yer very muddy up at gizzy woods .

    me and a mate up there on sunday going to try hamster forest next week ?

  • matt.will

    Member
    26 February 2009 at 8:34 am

    Last Sunday’s ride ended with the bike looking like this. There’s a front mech in there somewhere, honest. So yes, it’s muddy.

  • tomlevell

    Member
    26 February 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Blimey where did you go!

    We did 14 miles on sunday on the local moor and from one end of the forest to the other and didn’t look anything like that!

    In fact this is practically the end of the ride and he’s hardly muddy (yes we avoided the really bad fireroads.

  • matt.will

    Member
    26 February 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Blimey where did you go!

    Pinchinthorpe – Home Farm – Hutton – Cart Road – Highcliff – Sleddale – Gribdale – Capt Cooks – Kildale Cafe – Dykes Lane – Airyholme Farm – Black Route – Fireroad to Pinchinthorpe (suspect this last bit was the chief culprit mud-wise, though the shock/mech area on that bike does attract and cling on to mud!)

  • tomlevell

    Member
    26 February 2009 at 12:45 pm

    That’ll have done it. I’m avoiding that fireroad like the plague at the moment.

    It’s annoying as it’s a nice alternative climb to start a ride and get’s a couple of extra miles in.

  • matt.will

    Member
    26 February 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Yeh, there was a guy and his kids trying to ride/push up as we came down – it didn’t look fun for them!

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