Dalby or Cannock conditions

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scarbs85
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Dalby or Cannock conditions

Postby scarbs85 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 20:18 pm

Can anyone local tell me what state Dalby or Cannock are in after this snow? Aiming to go to one or the other on Sunday, and as Im equal distance between the two conditions will probably decide which.

Thanks chaps

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Re: Dalby or Cannock conditions

Postby .blitz » Sat Jan 19, 2013 21:01 pm

Cannock at least is a million miles away from those Coastal Crew images of pristine white pow and bright blue skies. The reality is sandy brown snow thats compacted in places and elsewhere soft enough to disguise the braking bumps and generally a PITA to ride in I find it really hard work. The ground underneath the snow is frozen and rutted you might like it, I dont. I dont want to come across all negative cause I know some of you love riding in the snow but I detest the fricken stuff and for me the novelty wore off a long time ago.

No problems with access to the Chase the roads are not too bad. Enjoy

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Re: Dalby or Cannock conditions

Postby scarbs85 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 15:29 pm

I gave it a miss blitz, but thanks for the reply! Opted for a morning at Sherwood Pines (local) as I know the trails. Didn't fancy a couple of hours in the car to have an average day cautiously riding strange trails buried in snow!

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Re: Dalby or Cannock conditions

Postby .blitz » Wed Jan 23, 2013 14:02 pm

If anyone's thinking of heading over in the near future I went for a potter round last night and most sections of the Dog are what you might call clear but the snow on the slower uphill bits is quite compacted and icy. The rest of it is the usual mixture of slush and obstacle-hiding deeper snow. Away from the official trails and out of the trees it's an Arctic wasteland - the combination of frozen ground, snow and sub-zero air temperatures make the conditions quite challenging.

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Re: Dalby or Cannock conditions

Postby Graham K » Thu Jan 31, 2013 22:27 pm

Were off to Cannock in the morning so will report back hopefully tomorrow afternoon,
Dalby is on the cards for Saturday.

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Re: Dalby or Cannock conditions

Postby scarbs85 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:26 pm

Went to Dalby yesterday. Parts of the trail are still snow covered, especially some of the black options. Bulk of the riding was good, and snowy sections were easily passable. Should think it will be a clearing quickly now things have warmed up.

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Re: Dalby or Cannock conditions

Postby Graham K » Fri Feb 01, 2013 16:22 pm

Graham K wrote:Were off to Cannock in the morning so will report back hopefully tomorrow afternoon,
Dalby is on the cards for Saturday.


Parts of the Monkey were abit muddy, nowt nasty, prob worst of it on the diversion and the fire road between sections.


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