Thetford black route

boxermatt Posts: 40
edited March 2009 in Routes
I went to thetford yesterday and rode the black route, what a mess, it was so waterlogged the only bit i could get any speed on was the beast, just thought id warn people thinking of going in the next few days as the red route is shut for maintenance so its not worth going to be honest.
I ride a 2008 felt compulsion ...................well i did till i went to the north downs and my swingarm decided to detach itself from the frame


  • mudsucker
    mudsucker Posts: 730
    The black route seems to get rougher and rougher everytime i go. As you say you can't really get any speed up anymore. Just turning into a slog round that being fun like it used to be. Needs some maintenance big style. If its wet it becomes a nightmare.
    Bikes are OK, I guess... :-)

    2008 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp.
    2013 Trek 1.2
    1982 Holdsworth Elan.
  • Silent
    Silent Posts: 49
    i went to thetford last year and black route was horrid in places then, and it was sunny. i thought the red route rocked though and much better than the black. more technical. going again this year.
    Marin Alpine Trail 05, with a nice nex fox float on the back!
  • BeardedDave
    BeardedDave Posts: 1,977
    I ride Thetford pretty regularly but never ride the black or red. They're both pretty badly eroded in places (the black way more so than the red) and don't drain very well because of it. You're better off exploring some of the trails that aren't signposted, there's plenty out there.
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  • Wag$ter
    Wag$ter Posts: 69
    I rode it yesterday it was pritty awfull. had been raining through out the night so it was just a bog for most of it :( The Beast was ok tho :D
    I much prefer the Brandon Country Park side some nice gems there to be found :wink::wink: