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CarnaptiousB'Stard



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FoD looks A OK to me.
Nice one Doomanic Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ta.
CarnaptiousB'Stard wrote:
FoD looks A OK to me.

I love the place, started riding here over 20 years ago, so much to do and see (including wild boar). There are three waymarked trails; the Green Family Trail, the Blue Verderers Trail and the Red Freeminers Trail. There's also Swallowvallets which is the DH area with loads of tracks and a skills area. Additionally, there's loads of unmarked singletrack available so you can explore to your heart's content.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mega's lookin sweet mate Cool

Weirdly I've never riden in the FoD ... and it's only about an hour from me Surprised

What are the trail climbs like? .. I'm struggling with my fitness at the mo after very little bike time this year Embarassed Mad

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's an hour for me too, whereabouts in the mudlands are you?

As for ride-able, I'm overweight and underfit and can do 3 laps of the blue in around 2.25 hours. That's 19.5 miles and 2000 feet of climbing. There's nothing too technical on the lap that can't be ridden.
The revised red trail is a different kettle of cats though; tight, nadgery climbs, steep descents, tabletops, dropoffs and roots. Loads and loads of roots.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tbh the techy stuff dosent bother me too much, I've always ridden natural terrain usually in the middle of nowhere on my tod and come across some pretty gnarly stuff, I just seem to have lost my core fitness this year having done very little riding Embarassed

The short "out of the saddle " techy climbs are fine, I seem to be really struggling with the sustained climbing tho .. it's pissin me off a bit tbh Sad ... partly cus I know the only way forward is obviously a lot more riding ... and pain ... oh yes, lots of pain Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and without being too specific, I'm a bit closer to the m5 than you Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going back next weekend. Not sure which day, but you're welcome to join me.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doomanic wrote:
I'm going back next weekend. Not sure which day, but you're welcome to join me.


The mountain bike trails at FoD will probably be closed next weekend as its the wyedean rally. They don't want to take the risk of someone wandering off the trail and into the path of a charging rally car...

Check the forestry commission website though as they may keep a couple of trails open.

Edit: it's closed on Saturday but should be open on Sunday http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestofdean

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a**e. Thanks for the heads up though.

I'll have to see which day my buddy wants to dive, I may be able to persuade him to pick Saturday.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doomanic wrote:
I'm going back next weekend. Not sure which day, but you're welcome to join me.


Yeah I'm up you showing me around the trails mate Wink

My weekends are a bit hit n miss but sure we can arrange summut mutually doable at some point, tho I know I can't do the next two weekends cus of work Sad

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