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FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  Tin Tin on 2010-04-22, 13:12

Any one interested in a visit to Cannock Chase on May 16th to check out the new trail which opend last weekend?

Just a view of one of the fist to ride the new trail:

"What a truly amazing trail the builders have achieved.
Lots of surprises, so fast and technical in places.
We were taken by surprise a few times!!!
The 'original' Monkey trail was great; But what the builders have achieved here blows that away. Bit loose on some turns but it should bed in?!?!?
Short 'Black' runs are cool. Took 3 attempts, but got down them in the end!!

The Monkey Rocks!!! LARGE!!! "

Meet in the usual Forest Centre car park at and leave from outside Swinnerton Cycles at 10.00

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=401870&Y=316880&A=Y&Z=120

http://www.chasetrails.co.uk./index.php


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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  Darren on 2010-04-23, 06:10

I'm defo up for it Very Happy I know Jim was thinking of leading a ride up there at some point as well.
Fancy this date Jim???? sunny
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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  jim on 2010-04-23, 14:00

would love to but i'm off paint balling that day

"ooh thats goin' to hurt" affraid
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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  Darren on 2010-04-23, 14:30

That's a shame Jim,maybe we could negotiate the dates?Would be worth it as Jim know's
Cannock better than most bom
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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  Tin Tin on 2010-04-25, 12:49

Darren wrote:That's a shame Jim,maybe we could negotiate the dates?Would be worth it as Jim know's
Cannock better than most bom

Can move it to the following Sunday, the 23rd if that helps guys?
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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  Caroline on 2010-04-26, 01:26

Either date is good for me. cheers

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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  Darren on 2010-04-26, 07:45

23rd would be fine with me also,its over to you Jimbo Question
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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  jim on 2010-04-26, 13:40

now thats better,23 i can do
it's now in the diary'no turning back Very Happy
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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  Darren on 2010-04-26, 15:07

Cool Very Happy,look forward to it cheers
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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  pinky on 2010-04-26, 15:11

Yeah,
me and Martin are kidless and can ride
Well Martin will, I'll be riding but doing my own thing cos apparently my knee caps in the wrong place (thought my elbow looked a bit strange)


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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  Jase_MK on 2010-04-27, 00:42

This sounds fun, saw the new trail in one of the mags. I think I'll join you if that's ok

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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  jim on 2010-05-11, 07:25

lets not forget this ride to cannock on the 23rd

who's committing 100% to this

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Post  Darren on 2010-05-11, 11:16

I'm definitely going Jim cheers
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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  Martin on 2010-05-11, 15:31

Me Me Me.........................Pinky can't ride, but then we've all seen that................Ouch.

(Her knee is still knackered)
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Post  Jase_MK on 2010-05-16, 13:03

Me too Twisted Evil
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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  Paul on 2010-05-16, 16:20

Put me down for 2 more ....... depending on weather - I don't like rain, soft southern jessie that I am!
What time were you thinking of meeting?
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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  Tin Tin on 2010-05-17, 14:00

Paul

Tin Tin wrote:Meet in the usual Forest Centre car park and leave from outside Swinnerton Cycles at 10.00

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=401870&Y=316880&A=Y&Z=120

http://www.chasetrails.co.uk./index.php

And dont worry about any rain its going tp be good and the trail is excellant wet or dry Smile
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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  speedy_daz on 2010-05-17, 14:04

Rode it wet and dry last time I was there, very lucky with the timing of the downpour while we were in the cafe!
It was really sketchy in places when it was really dry a bit of water made things a bit better
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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  jim on 2010-05-18, 01:53

the weather for sunday is "lookin good" Cool

http://uk.weather.com/weather/10day-Cannock-UKXX1025
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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  Caroline on 2010-05-18, 06:58

How long do the trails take on average (no fast boys need reply!). We were thinking of meeting about 11 o'clock as we struggle to get up the local woods for 10. Hoping we could catch you on the next round. Sleep

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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  Martin on 2010-05-18, 09:38

Follow the Dog is 7 miles and The Monkey Trail is 8 miles. I would think 2 hours to do both with stops to talk about near misses and waiting for me to get up the hills.

Jim may be able to direct us on a short cut to the Monkey first and then do the full loop after. Just a thought. Or we can come and hammer on your windows at 7am!

I did a Singletrack skills course there on Saturday and got to put my new improved skills to the test on the new end section from the top of the chain slapper (now blocked off) back to the carpark on Saturday. Fantastic burmed switchbacks and big rollers...........big FAST rollers.
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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  Tin Tin on 2010-05-18, 10:36

Caroline wrote:How long do the trails take on average (no fast boys need reply!). We were thinking of meeting about 11 o'clock as we struggle to get up the local woods for 10. Hoping we could catch you on the next round. Sleep

Caroline,
What ever time you turn up just follow the trail from Swinertons, you are bound to catch me up Laughing It took me a lot longer than 2 hours to do both the dog and the monkey the other week.
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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  speedy_daz on 2010-05-19, 08:27

I was abit miffed that the chain slapper was closed but the replacement more than makes up for it Smile
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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  Tin Tin on 2010-05-19, 11:52

Cannock has always been an evolving trail, the chain slapper was way past its sell by date but the trail building never stops and there is even more of the new Monkey trail being built and due to open later on in the year. This is a working forest and these volunteer trail builders are totally committed to improving this ride.
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Re: FTD + New Monkey trail at Cannonck Sunday now on 23rd May

Post  Darren on 2010-05-20, 03:54

Gutted Jim not going to be able to make it now as I tore my gastrocnemius calf muscle last night playing five a side footie Sad . On crutches for 7 days then a slow recovery by the looks of things. Any advice appreciated if anyone has done something similar to help speed up the recovery to get riding again cheers

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