Tuesday 7 July 2009

Nothing better to do

Now I'm no fan of the police but this really makes them look like the idiots that I've always thought that they are:


With crime rates going through the roof and more convicted criminals out roaming the streets than ever before it's good to see that the good old boys in blue are putting their time to good use.

Idiots, all of them !

Monday 6 July 2009

Lee Quarry Rocks (part II)

Some pics of the epic trails at Lee Quarry:

Lee Quarry Rocks

I know that it’s not in Wales, but I rode the black run at Lee Quarry on Sunday and couldn’t wait to blog about it!

I rode the red route there a couple of weeks ago and it was awesome. The black however is a whole different ball game! It’s short, super technical and an absolute blast!

As you can imagine there are rocks and lots of them - Really big, big, and pretty big ones. One of the downhill sections hugs the side of the open quarry wall while you pick your way down a series of steep scary looking rock slabs. If you’ve ever ridden the Gully Monster on the Moray Monster trail in Scotland then its similar, but a whole lot scarier!

Anyway, I didn’t clear it. I nearly went over the bars and ‘dabbed’ twice. I can’t wait to go back there and give it another go though.

There are also some great skills areas with obstacles ranging from do-able to just downright mental – skinnies, rocks (again), see-saws and jumps bigger then you could shake a Santa Cruz V10 at! In summary it’s short, sweet and although it’s at the more technical end of the trail grading spectrum there is something for everyone.

Good Points

It’s an hour away

Super technical black run.

Gnarly red route.

Brilliant skills area with lots of options.

Bad Points

There’s no real trail centre just a car park about a half mile from the quarry. There are loads of shops nearby though for ‘essentials’

There aren’t any more bad things ......