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Whinlatter Freeride July 4,5 & 6th

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:17 am
by GoofyMark
I feel like a runaway dog coming home for his dinner.....

Howdy all, hope your all well, beleive it or not Ive been under a text-book shaped rock for awhile now, still managing to get out riding now and then ,but with time for little else:-(

Some of you may be interested to know that we are planning another trip to our favourite Cumbrian forest - Whinlatter on July 4th, 5th & 6th

Plenty of fast fire track and some nice twisty mountainbike tracks if your feeling energetic

check out the facebook event


Sorry no donkey thongs this time!

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:51 am
by Daleyg3
Can't wait! Probably be my first real test of the Kite Mechanics NoSno deck, with a brake by then :)

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:03 pm
by Mutley
Awesome that this amazing event has returned. Im stoked about it and its months until it happens !!!!

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:57 am
by GoofyMark
Video from our last vist

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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:56 am
by Ben
so three whole days! whats the general plan? also what kind of set up is recommend generally?

i know its personal preference but im considering comeing over from Israel straight to this event and then heading southwards to Kent to my family so id like to bring as little equipment as possible.

i currently have:
-a trampa/mbs hybrid
-nosno kite (alloy axle)
-8s and 9s
-abs brake (with fittings for both matrix and nosno alloys)

any info greatly appreciated!

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:38 am
by Daleyg3
Brake is needed, 9's are highly recommended mate :) We're all riding NoSno, cept I'll be on my Nompa! Go with whatever you want though, it's not mega rough, apparently.

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:12 am
by GoofyMark
9s and the ABS would be best combo, a brake isn't essential but it is useful.

Most of the tracks are firetrack, rideable on 8's, but silky-smooth on 9s - there's some tight and twisty DH MTB tracks, a lot are too rutted/tight-cornered to be much fun, but a few add some interesting extra bits to the firetracks.

More importantly bring insect reppellant, I was eaten alive by the mossies last time we went!

There's also stuff that we can only ride at night:rolleyes:, so again brake is handy for that and maybe torches, although we should have some spares you an borrow.

It will be awesome if you can make it!

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:23 am
by Ben
nice one guys, 9s + abs and probably my trampa it is!
and good heads up about the insects mark!
what are the options as far as accommodation is concerned?

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:45 pm
by GoofyMark
There is a campsite very nearby, not sure ofthe name, i'm pretty sure the details are on oneof the old winlatter threads. I will have alookwhen i have abit more time and post the details.

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:29 pm
by The 6th degree
Lanefoot Farm campsite - just down the road from the mountain and near a pub :)

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:41 am
by Mutley

Make sure you book ASAP! The spaces are filling up fast !

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:57 am
by Mutley
11 Days to go !
Campsites all booked
Board has been stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. (still need to fix a slow puncture!)
Tent and accessories are coming down from the loft this week and my daughter is kindly going to air the tent for me for her birthday
Getting Excited! I expect the boarding related dreams to start anytime now

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:11 am
by Mutley
Nice to get a mention in the newsletter hopefully it will encourage more people to come !

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:46 am
by Daleyg3
3 days to go! You can be sure to see an edit next week..

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:38 am
by GoofyMark
Gettin excited now.... Bring on those mountains:)

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:44 pm
by Mutley
Thanks for everyone that came it was awesome to ride with you all. Biggest turn out yet ! Good to meet new friends and old. Some amazing new tracks and an unbelievable weekend !

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:55 pm
by GoofyMark
Raw footage of a lush new run we found;-)

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