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 Post subject: FoD - Tuesday 30th Oct - Verderers trail
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:29 pm 
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Joost (Crash) is coming to the UK and will be able to ride on Monday or Tuesday next week during half term.

We are looking at FoD on either of these days and taking the AM bikes rather than the big rigs. There is meant to be some issue with part of the start diverted during the week which I need to find out about, but it shouldnt affect the ride to much I believe (he says!).

Will still be thinking about doing some DH stuff and paying for single trips on the day I expect if it happens. Still a few places available if anyone is keen just for the uplift btw.

All welcome as usual :)


Last edited by Grin on Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:36 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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 Post subject: Re: FoD - 30th or 31st Oct - Verderers trail
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:56 pm 
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Location: braintree , and leytonstone
Really would have loved to have come along but im on kids duty the whole week!
looks really col in this vid!

http://www.pedalabikeaway.co.uk/advancedriding.html

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 Post subject: Re: FoD - 30th or 31st Oct - Verderers trail
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:38 pm 
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I am up for this


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 Post subject: Re: FoD - 30th or 31st Oct - Verderers trail
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:42 pm 
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If its the monday i might join you for a bit of trail riding, i am there on the sunday for some uplift action, will keep you posted

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 Post subject: Re: FoD - 30th or 31st Oct - Verderers trail
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:58 pm 
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Monday is 29th ;) not many places left on the uplift but all available tue, wed, thur :)

Only affects the top part of the verders, guessing that means the flat bit with the berms and few jumps before the fireroad.

conditions, wet and muddy.

I doubt can make it but will be a last minute call.


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 Post subject: Re: FoD - 29th or 30th Oct - Verderers trail
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:26 am 
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Oops!, Cheers for the date advice Chris. Post header changed

Will confirm day soon as gents.


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 Post subject: Re: FoD - 29th or 30th Oct - Verderers trail
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:19 am 
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Got a very quick response back from Ant at FoD bikers website who says the felling is only affecting a minor part at the top, not the good stuff :)

Monday is the chosen day and theres an outside chance may stayover for DH fun on the Tuesday. I will change the header once Neil confirms he is OK for the Monday

BTW - Clocks go back this weekend so sunset will be 4.30 ish :(



Update:- Header changed. Will know tomorrow if staying over for Tuesday aswell :)


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 Post subject: Re: FoD - Monday 29th Oct - Verderers trail
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:14 pm 
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I'd be up for it if there's a lift going :)

Andy


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 Post subject: Re: FoD - Monday 29th Oct - Verderers trail
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:55 pm 
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Gutted I cannot make this...(((((

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 Post subject: Re: FoD - Monday 29th Oct - Verderers trail
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:08 pm 
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Tuesday is now confirmed as it looks like the best day weather wise


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 Post subject: Re: FoD - Monday 29th Oct - Verderers trail
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:20 pm 
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Don't think i will be making it but might head to danbury on the monday

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 Post subject: Re: FoD - Tuesdsy 30th Oct - Verderers trail
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:41 pm 
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Tuesday now as Best day for weather and also room for single uplifts if we get a chance :) Aiming to be there around 9.30 am


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 Post subject: Re: FoD - Monday 29th Oct - Verderers trail
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:45 pm 
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Mattvanders wrote:
Don't think i will be making it but might head to danbury on the monday



Hope the uplift was fun today mate, shame we couldn't do the Monday and meet ya there. How were the dh trails running?


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 Post subject: Re: FoD - Tuesdsy 30th Oct - Verderers trail
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:37 pm 
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Hi Grin, slightly lucky with the weather today (spitted or dry for most of the day) before raining at the end of the day. This made the trails very slippy on the roots inthe day (which every run has) and muddy (and starting get a bit cut up by the end of the day). Hopefully it will try out for you on tuesday but i would proploy say aim for trail riding and add a few runs if you can. Theres plentyof runs there so i'm dure you will find something to play on

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 Post subject: Re: FoD - Tuesdsy 30th Oct - Verderers trail
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:04 am 
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Firstly Cheers for the Info Matt, much appreciated.

So we travelled down early Tuesday in sunshine battling our way round the moving car park known as M25 lol. Made it around 10.30 am met Joost, got sorted and started rolling around 11 ish.

Loved it, really is all weather trail with great ascent to warm you up at the beginnning, nice flow to it and the swoops are there to reward you when you need it but starts to really emerge after were the trail crossess the fireroad that the DH boys would use to get to there start point. Got round fairly quick and had a brew and rolled off again.

Second loop was quite eventfull as I managed to loose a pedal !! Luckily it was on a flat and in the only bit of slop on the trail so not to consequential but still managed to re-arrange the saddle LOL. Transpired the pedal bushing seized and was undoing the pedal as i rode. So numerous pedal losses later we got back and the cycle shop tried to fix it without luck but very kindly lent me a DMR pedal to get round for our last loop after some late lunch. Energy levels were really dropping at the end of the last loop but was still fun, fun, fun. Reckoned if we were just a little fitter and no mechanicals you can get 4 loops in easy.

Alternatively, I reckon you could easily do two loops and play on the DH stuff after, if room allowed.

The Verderers is a very viable winter destination as long as there isnt frost/ ice on the ground due to the stoned weather proofed singletrack around the majority of the trail. Personnally enjoyed it more than Cannock loop, and reckon another trip will be on the cards.

So lastly a very big thanks to Neil for driving , much appreciated fella :)


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