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 Post subject: 'South Flow to Ditch' - Epping Forest
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:39 am 
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Hello,

I'm a big fan of 'South flow to ditch' (Strava) - Epping Forest and even more so since the double drop over the fallen tree has been built up. I've got two issues though; 1. Why is everyone going straight on after the drops over the tree? 2. It's not long enough...(typical Epping).

I always cut left after the drops then into that lovely loose, rooted right hander. I am going to start riding (not building) a new line after the right-hander which will cut over that straight pussy line after the drops and traverse the hill slightly then find some nice new lines which will extend that trail by A WHOLE MINUTE!

I need people to ride it in and clear it with me. Going up on Sunday morning to start. If you see it, please ride it or give me a hand.

I know the rules on trail building in Epping so I intend on clearing nice rutted or loose open corners nothing built up yet but maybe something in the future.

Neale


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 Post subject: Re: 'South Flow to Ditch' - Epping Forest
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:43 am 
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Ok. So I've scratched in the first line but it needs ridden in. If your riding that trail please try out the new line and help get it a bit faster.


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 Post subject: Re: 'South Flow to Ditch' - Epping Forest
PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:47 pm 
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Hello,

So I've been sessioning the new line on 'South Flow to Ditch' for the last couple of weeks now and I'm probably bias in saying it's a nice addition to the trail.

I've made one adjustment to the trail this week and really need help from someone to help me build a berm which will send you through some tight trees and over a jump. I've already layer out some logs and woven some branches between trees to build upon.

I'm also aiming on building a jump over the straight line after the double tree drop to tempt more riders down the trail and get it ridden and rutted in.

Please help.

Neale


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 Post subject: Re: 'South Flow to Ditch' - Epping Forest
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:20 am 
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Make it a tabletop rather than a jump. Its my experience that jump trails don't last long in epping whilst a handy looking pile of earth skillfully covered in leaves { to age its appear} will be overlooked by the wardens


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 Post subject: Re: 'South Flow to Ditch' - Epping Forest
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:24 pm 
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MarkL wrote:
Make it a tabletop rather than a jump. Its my experience that jump trails don't last long in epping whilst a handy looking pile of earth skillfully covered in leaves { to age its appear} will be overlooked by the wardens

Make it a jump, tabletops never get finished! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 'South Flow to Ditch' - Epping Forest
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:17 pm 
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What I'm thinking is to dig it out so the lip of the take off will be ground level and the landing will be the dirt pile from the hole. More like a step up. That way it'll be bigger but not as noticeable.

Can anyone help?


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