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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:37 pm 
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I eventually dragged myself out today. Even the road up to the Chase was a bit sketchy.

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Got there ok though and got kitted up. Despite riding in shorts, a base layer and a jacket I wasn't cold.

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Here are some random pics of bits of the trail.

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The boardwalk sections were lethal, really slippy.

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Quite a lot of snow had thawed out, but all the mud froze when it hit the bike.

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My bike weighed a ton by the time I had finished, my rims were about an inch taller than normal. No wonder it was such hard work.

I managed not to slam which was great although I did have a couple of moments on Tackeroo (a series of berms) and nearly ended up in one of the drainage pools! The last two descents on the Monkey Trail were ace, although pretty sketchy.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:18 pm 
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Going by the look of the trails a few people have taken advantage of the fun on offer.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Tazio wrote:
Going by the look of the trails a few people have taken advantage of the fun on offer.


I think it must have been early on as I only saw about 10 other people, which is pretty damn quite for a Saturday afternoon.

It was lads of fun though.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:50 pm 
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Cracking pictures! Looks like good fun even if it was tough going.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:14 am 
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You do know there is a thread in General "Today's Ride"?

Get in there!


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