Friday, July 03, 2009

A mixed bag.

Thats right, a mixed bag of Boatin' and Biking this week. Tuesday saw small (2.5'- 3') surf at Sidmouth. The first time in 2 1/2 years in a surf kayak. It's been all boards for that time. (as it should really). A great session though with all the shop staff including the Boss Mitch, Jim, Jemma and Kayliegh. Alice and Sam had other things to do? I even tried Jims waveski. Not going there again.

Wednesday night saw a little ride up at Haldon just to see whats happening. Check out Elbrys Gopro headcam footage on pink bike.
The new red/xc run is looking really good, flowing and fast, not too trickey. Fun for the whole family.

Thursday we went for a mooch to pastures new. Funny really. I had seen some footage of the OP trails from Elbrys blog and thought it looked nice. Then Pete Ford (Yak Paddling equipment)sent me a pic of some north shore he had found near his place in somerset. (I now know why they are called the op trails as well, its all in the name) They looked excatly them same so we went to check it out. Yup we struck trail gold. This place is cool. Smooth fun and pretty flowing tracks with loads of berms and jumps. A great little session on the shore and jump after. Lots of trails under construction which when finished will make it a great full on fun spot.
After drinking all our liquid we moved on to Petes more local spot of Triscombe for some afternoon DH fun. I had never been. This place is a massive hill full of trails of all kinds. Steep rocky rooty twisty turny stuff or smoother faster jumpy stuff. Wicked. We only managed a few runs before the Scots like flies and midges attacked and the top of the hill was too far from the bottom to walk up again. We will be back.

As usual; Photos to follow!

Gawton and Chipshop next, then a return to puddletown in Dorset. One of my fave spots.

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