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 Post subject: Quick trip to Chicksands Friday Morning 26th Feb
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:41 pm 
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Hi Guys

I'm popping to Chicksands on Friday morning 26th Feb if anyone fancies tagging along.

I won't be doing any big jumps or drops but going to be blasting the dual slalom a fair bit to get used to my new hardtail etc. I am based in Wyatt's Green just out side Doddinghurst, Brentwood. I could more than likely fit one bike and one person in my car. I have 1 series BMW so not huge, but if you don't mind stacking bike on top of mine I am more than happy to drive. Or feel free to follow me up or meet me there.

If you don't know Chicksands Bike Park (most of you will) it is a great little place not badly effected by rain! There is a dual slalom which is great fun, a four cross course also very good. There are a few mini downhill runs with little gap jumps etc.. there is a little tight pump track and a couple of other lines dotted around. There is a progressive drop off area to build your confidence and one more dramatic and ballsy drop off which leads to a decent jump at the start of the downhill runs. Basically something for everyone.

This is Tom Dowie (a skills instructor dude based there) blasting the place:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfClHGdxCgQ

Another vid that shows off the four cross course:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsHN2568PkY

PLEASE NOTE: Neither of these videos reflect my riding ability lol.

I am aiming to leave here at about 7am so should be there around 8- 8.30am and have a blast for a few hours.

Let me know if you are interested.

Cheers guys

Matt


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 Post subject: Re: Quick trip to Chicksands Friday Morning 26th Feb
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:53 pm 
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My first time last weekend, the xc loop worth doing if you got time. You have lot fun on the HT


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 Post subject: Re: Quick trip to Chicksands Friday Morning 26th Feb
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:18 am 
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Yes, have done chicksands many times mostly in the part but have done part of xc loop. Love it there great fun


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 Post subject: Re: Quick trip to Chicksands Friday Morning 26th Feb
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:39 am 
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Sweet my first time there yesterday mate! had the place to myself got there around 11:15 & left 2:30 so avoided traffic.
really enjoyed it ! good place to brush up on skills plus dry as a bone for this time of year :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Quick trip to Chicksands Friday Morning 26th Feb
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:47 am 
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Yeah it's great fun. Come along Friday Simon :D

What did you do there? Also what bike do you ride? The Dual Descender or slalom whatever you call it is nice and flowy! I must have ridden that a hundred times, still slow but it feels like you are a pro when flying down the run.


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 Post subject: Re: Quick trip to Chicksands Friday Morning 26th Feb
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:56 am 
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Shame in work tonight mate! 5 on then four off so thinking day trip next week!


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 Post subject: Re: Quick trip to Chicksands Friday Morning 26th Feb
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:02 am 
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No worries. Let me know if you fancy popping over there next week. I am available a lot of the time.


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 Post subject: Re: Quick trip to Chicksands Friday Morning 26th Feb
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:15 am 
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Nice 1 :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Quick trip to Chicksands Friday Morning 26th Feb
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:08 pm 
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I could possibly be free for that next week..!!

I've never been there, bit unfit at the moment but my inner child tells me I need to go there.. :D :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Quick trip to Chicksands Friday Morning 26th Feb
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:33 pm 
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Yes definitely you will not regret it! Great fun and no need for fitness!


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 Post subject: Re: Quick trip to Chicksands Friday Morning 26th Feb
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:41 am 
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mattclover wrote:
Great fun and no need for fitness!

My kind of ride then....:lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Quick trip to Chicksands Friday Morning 26th Feb
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:31 pm 
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mattclover wrote:
Yeah it's great fun. Come along Friday Simon :D

What did you do there? Also what bike do you ride? The Dual Descender or slalom whatever you call it is nice and flowy! I must have ridden that a hundred times, still slow but it feels like you are a pro when flying down the run.



Check my Strava mate , Simon burns! :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Quick trip to Chicksands Friday Morning 26th Feb
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:51 pm 
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Hi Guys

I went to Chicksands Friday just as good as I remembered! Greta conditions although I just sessioned the dual slalom to get my confidence and speed back and learn how to fly again :shock: also on a hardtail now so that was an all together different experience.

Let me know whenever any of you guys fancy a trip there I will no doubt be up for it!. :D

Matt


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