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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:53 pm 
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We have some superb ones here, which have developed over time, they mean something to a select few.

We frequently thrash through 'Secret singletrack', 'Hairdressers valley', 'Hedgehog hill - (aka - The Widowmaker), 'Ollies Garden', 'White Fridge', and my all time favourite..... 'The 3 stages of enlightenment'.

This got me wondering what other nuggets must be out there.
Please share with the group... and I may reveal their locations...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:03 pm 
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snowdonstumpy wrote:
We have some superb ones here, which have developed over time, they mean something to a select few.

We frequently thrash through 'Secret singletrack', 'Hairdressers valley', 'Hedgehog hill - (aka - The Widowmaker), 'Ollies Garden', 'White Fridge', and my all time favourite..... 'The 3 stages of enlightenment'.

This got me wondering what other nuggets must be out there.
Please share with the group... and I may reveal their locations...


Widowmaker 8)

We have a few,

Dead Dog road
Shatterknee hill
Bug on a windscreen curve
Sewer sweep
Hornets Nest
Deaths descent
Stan Boardman alpine

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:40 pm 
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Sweet bit of single track with nice turns and a few rolling hills is "The Roller Coaster"

A particularly tough climb with a nasty bit at the end is "The Hillary Step"

Lastly the middle section of my daily ride has several sections that are steeper than the rest which is "The Three Muses" on days when you feel good and "The Four Horsemen" when you are struggling.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:17 pm 
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Location: Yateley, Hants.
Baby Maker
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Tank Traps

Quite widely known in Swinley Forest

An older one from BITD was Barney's Death Trap which referred to a particular jump on a trail where urban legend said a young guy called Barney Jumped his motorbike and hit his head on the overhanging tree branch breaking his neck.
My regular Monday night training ride usually involved a ride to this as the furthest point before returning home.

Carl.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:43 pm 
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Wookys Love Hole
Dylans Back Passage
Your Mother (as in I just rode your mother)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:01 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:36 pm 
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Location: Wherever it is, I'm being just that little bit more Lance
My loop takes in:

The Bidet
Seasonal Treat
The Bell End
The Jewel in the Crown
The Bushy Virgin
Golf course
Floating Crust
Teenage Kicks
Backflush


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:59 pm 
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drcarlos wrote:
An older one from BITD was Barney's Death Trap which referred to a particular jump on a trail where urban legend said a young guy called Barney Jumped his motorbike and hit his head on the overhanging tree branch breaking his neck.


We have one of those..... 'breton's leap'.. :!:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:12 pm 
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"The Bushy Virgin" is my favorite so far...


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:43 pm 
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Tad wrote:
My loop takes in:

The Bidet
Seasonal Treat
The Bell End
The Jewel in the Crown
The Bushy Virgin
Golf course
Floating Crust
Teenage Kicks
Backflush


We're talking bike trails Tad, not your local pub crawl :wink:


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