Conditions - XC & Single tracks

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Conditions - XC & Single tracks

Post  Ade on 2010-01-04, 17:04

Hi Guys, I was informed by some MTB folks that recently paid a visit to WS that the single tracks are water logged and XC trails are muddy ... yada yada yada confused . Obviously, in comparrison to Epping Forest it's only slightly better!

So, giving the freezing weather and hardous M25 / M1 driving conditions, I'm wondering if it's worth driving up to WS or wait for driving and riding conditions to improve!

Question Can you shed any light on the state of play in WS please?
Much appriciated.

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Re: Conditions - XC & Single tracks

Post  speedy_daz on 2010-01-05, 05:07

Depends where you go Very Happy
Even when its been raining lots its possible to get a dryish ride at Woburn as some bits drain better than others

Its nice and cold at the moment so most of the muddy bits should be frozen as well I was out newyears day and there wasn't much mud at all.
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Post  Jase_MK on 2010-01-05, 05:10

In my experience about 80% of the trails are totally fine. Being sandy it only takes about 2 days of dry weather to drain the worst of it away and with this cold the ground is really firm anyway. There's 2 or 3 trails I can think of that I stay away from at the moment - not that they're unpassable but more 'cos I don't want to wreck them too much come spring/summer.
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Post  Kurt on 2010-01-05, 10:55

Was all Peachy on Sunday Very Happy No damper than to be expected and I can't imagine anywhere being much different. Stick to the higher trails and you're not even likely to see any water....

As Jase_MK said, it drains quite well. Even so, I find any mud brushes off really easily with a soft brush afterward once it's dried out.

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Post  phil on 2010-01-05, 11:03

i like Very Happy
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