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 Post subject: Re: So what do you think of Hadleigh?
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 5:13 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 7:27 pm 
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Is this posted everywhere at every entrance?

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 Post subject: Re: So what do you think of Hadleigh?
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 5:36 am 
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Hi, Thank you Spencer for support Sunday . Needed it. Had fun on the down bits , killed me on the climbs (not fit) 2 laps 1.20 mins . Berms going down was really fun . Need to grow testicles for the rock bit(frieghtened of heights and walked it first ) after that no chance of riding it. Sometimes just doing it is best . Saw a few crashes but nothing to serries . (even experts crash) .Over all good fun for fit people .
Will do it again if get time .
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 Post subject: Re: So what do you think of Hadleigh?
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 11:03 am 
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LOL most will ride past that and not read it. Hadleigh's way of saying "We Told You So" they still need big directional arrows. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: So what do you think of Hadleigh?
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 12:57 pm 
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Excellent use of the internationally recognised colour for danger on signs - blue :)


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 Post subject: Re: So what do you think of Hadleigh?
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 6:57 pm 
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I agree with what vanders has put and blue danger signs !! Not really highlighting danger are they and as correlates the place is not got any people of authority to police it and wearing helmets is not a law just common sense for your own safety !! Needs helmets compulsory signs to make people at least think you have to wear them over there

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 Post subject: Re: So what do you think of Hadleigh?
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 8:02 pm 
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Made the trip to Hadleigh today. Car park is still free. Echoing whats been said really, the signs need some improvement, the surface is quite loose in places and some of the rocky bits are ok. I did not see the reasoning for putting a few rocks of roll over half way up the climbs spaced out evenly, didn't feel very natural.

Glad I've been, but not sure If I will be returning anytime soon, bit more work needed.


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 Post subject: Re: So what do you think of Hadleigh?
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 8:08 pm 
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Just out of interest how busy was it? How full was the car park? Thinking of heading there next weekend.
Its got a good mention in MBR this month.


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 Post subject: Re: So what do you think of Hadleigh?
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 8:12 pm 
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The carpark was over half full. Seemed like quite alot of families making the most of the bank holiday.


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 Post subject: Re: So what do you think of Hadleigh?
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 4:57 pm 
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There are signs at each 'junction' and at each feature, using colour and dots, i.e black 3 dots is very hard. Although these signs are a bit small and easy to miss.

it does really need a good start sign as this is the bit that confuses everyone, I tend to ride the skills area first, ride over the berm and head towards Deans Drop as the first feature, but this isn't really a natural route.

Met someone at bottom of oak tree drop yesterday so some features could do with big no entry signs, even though its pretty obvious !

It hasn't been that busy on main track but skills and pump tracks are often rammed full of kids/scooters/prams/babies and all sorts which is somewhat off-putting.

The rocks on climbs add to the difficulty and I encountered similar ones/roots when doing uphill at Cwmcarn.

Its very local to me so good fun but there are some obvious bits that are screaming out for modifications, these are becoming obvious because you can see where people are leaving the track.


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 Post subject: Re: So what do you think of Hadleigh?
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 5:26 pm 
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That may well have been me at the bottom of the drop yesterday. It wasn't till I passed you and rounded the bend that I could see by the rock drop offs it wasn't a way up. Agree on a no entry sign there.


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 Post subject: Re: So what do you think of Hadleigh?
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 7:04 pm 
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A few features we hit on a lap

Apologies if the slow mo is offensive was the first time I'd used the function on my phone



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 Post subject: Re: So what do you think of Hadleigh?
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 7:18 pm 
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Liking that Andy, surprised how much compression on the gap jump preload.

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 Post subject: Re: So what do you think of Hadleigh?
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 7:46 pm 
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Me too we were messing about with the rebound but I don't have compression damping on those forks.

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 Post subject: Re: So what do you think of Hadleigh?
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 11:08 pm 
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Inspires me to ride but exams and distance bogs me down


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