Andy B wrote:
Nice pics gtRTSdh
I'd look further down the trail than you are doing in the pics, in the last 3 pics it seems like you're looking at the outer edge of the left hand turn & as you approach the turn you continue to look at it until you are at the turn in point
You should be looking at something like the trail near the bike in the bottom of the pic, the further ahead you look the more time you have to react to the trail
OK I'm sat here in a chair & haven't ridden that trail, but I suspect that you were looking at the rooty drop right before the corner in the last few pics, which is why you are over to the left side of the trail when the right should give a better line into the corner
I'm not having a go by the way, just noticed it in the pics, it stood out to me like a sore thumb
Thanks, we used the burst setting on my camera, 10 shots over 5s.
You could quite possibly be right, I haven't ridden much off road for some time so am a bit out of practice. I am a little to the left correcting oversteer if you notice the bar position in p8, p10 shows me turning avoiding the roots!
Are you local enough to have a go? edit see you're in Lincolnshire 5hrs!
I made it down without falling, which considering a) most won't even try riding down & b) most that have tried, including me have fallen / bailed / just not been able to stick to the path.
If there was a picture from the sie, over the root in pic three the bike is at least 45deg down, put simply, it's so steep that stopping without skewing the bike sideways is not possible! Runaway train comes to mind, you're largely a passenger with limited input heading down there!
See here, for my buddy doing the same and the S bend, the last two pics in the thread give a better idea of the steepness.
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=