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East Kent Riders? Margate/Canterbury etc...

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Hi All,

Been away from trials for bit, just got another bike and getting back into it (slow progress).

Waiting on springs to arrive for my freewheel at the moment but thought I'd put up a post to see if anyone wants to ride sometime.

Cheers!

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Recently moved to Canterbury. Although before moving I rode motocross enduro/technical singletrack, the move has required taking a break from motor's for a bit and lack of any large mountains for technical dh in the area has pushed me towards streety trials.

Currently only got an overly heavy full-squish bike I had lying about (Let's call is muscle training for now.), will hopefully change that in the coming weeks. If all goes right, and you can deal with a semi-quick over ambitious learner I'd be down for a few rides.

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Margate rider myself, regular cyclist, mountain biker not a trials rider, but trying to get into street type stuff on the MTB to make doorstep rides more interesting.

Current goal is to gain bunny hop height.

There's loads of stuff around the Turner centre, and Walpole bay clifftops of various heights which I'm slowly working my way up, either to hop onto or drop off of.

 

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Detoured on my commute home along coast starttng Pegwell bay, definitely a variety of spots between there and Ramsgate harbour. Maybe not so much if you're ultra pro, I don't know, I only see stuff within my capability and not much further beyond my ability. My ability being that of a beginner at trials on a rigid 26" mtb but having ridden mtb for years. Then a few spots suitable for beginners along the cliff tops (see image) heading toward King George park. If you're pro trials then ride down these steps turn left at the bottom and along the beach are some big rocks broken concrete structures. Actually, you can see then in 3d map view if you move out over cliff tops and rotate around. Might need to wait for tide to be out not sure I don't go down that way much. Beach is a bit unrideable down there (ie loose sand and/or flint stone & chalk rock).

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Random day off booked tomorrow and access to car granted mean I'm gonna give Deal skate park a go in the morning, been meaning to for a while. Not much experience of skateparks, but from photos/videos online looks like it might be one of the better ones in the area. Might have to take knee/elbow pads for this one.

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Well, all that concrete was quite a lot more intimidating than I expected. This pic is looking at the deepest part of the bowl. It goes round anti-clockwise and get shallower in stages. I didn't ride it much at all so wasn't really worth the 20-25 minute each way drive. Not much for beginner there.
On the drive home I stopped off at that place in the picture above. Didn't realize there's another spot at the top of that at street level. Quite a good spot for beginner, maybe more advanced stuff there with rocks and that.

 

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Little bowl in Ramsgate.

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Found this nice little spot this afternoon. I knew there was a line of rocks along the side of the road from before I started trying to do trials, but never spotted this. There's a line I can almost just ride over (start on rock rear wheel leaning against and heading through the gap toward RH arrow), but beyond my skill level to do it with real trials control.

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Just signed back into mush account after many years.

but never sold my bike. Me and a friend have got back into trials we are near ashford/Maidstone.

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