Lee quarry

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  • 1mancity2
    1mancity2 Posts: 2,355
    Try to keep right on the nose of your saddle, stay relaxed so you can shift your weight back and forth, get in a gear you can spin in but not too low or you won't have enough momentum to keep you going, look ahead pick a line and stick too it.
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  • mcnultycop
    mcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    I got a bit further up that bit than I have done with only a couple of dabs, but still had to push the last bit. I'm going to have to keep practising (also I'm blaming my slightly draggy front brake).

    I was the only person up there this morning, apart from one dog walker, and there were a couple heading up when I left. The horizontal hail on the way over to Cragg wasn't fun, and the wind at Cragg (where I was definitely the only person) was so strong I only did the first half then looped back. The link back to Lee from Cragg is one of my favourite sections of trail anywhere and with the hail hitting me in the back it was slightly less painful. Coupling the link with the second predominantly downhill half of Lee means I always get back to the car thinking I could do more, but Poppies beckoned for a sandwich.
  • delcol
    delcol Posts: 2,848
    i used to struggle with this teccy climb especially on the hardtail. i now clear it everytime.

    rest up before the section i always take a cheecky breathe and a gulp of fluid before i hit this climb..
    or walk the first part from the carpark to the trailhead so you can hit it with fresh legs..
    select a gear that lets you spin a high cadence but not to high, you need to have that little bit of power left for those little punchy bits and the square edge hits. have the seat at a height were you can easily move fore and aft to help loft and push the bike up and over the slabs.
    a good place to practice is on the pump track learn how to pump the trail generating free speed this can translate into getting the bike up and over some of the more awkward slabs..
    also sitting on the nose of the saddle helps..

    session it to learn the good lines, maybe walk up to the trail head then session the first climb till you nail it..

    i always missed this section out cause i could never clear it or would walk it,, with a little practice i soon had it and actually enjoy it now.. even if it is a lung buster..
  • mcnultycop
    mcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    Cheers, I know I'll get there if I keep trying. Was going to hit Lee again tomorrow but am going a bit further afield to Whinlatter or Llandegla instead. Hopefully I'll be back at Lee on Saturday morning.
  • DodgeT
    DodgeT Posts: 2,255
    Let us know if your up there saturday as may tag along and have a go at that part too.
    I never even knew it was there until a few visits ago, I used to ride straight past it, always wondering where the "official" start was.
  • 1mancity2
    1mancity2 Posts: 2,355
    DodgeT wrote:
    Let us know if your up there saturday as may tag along and have a go at that part too.
    I never even knew it was there until a few visits ago, I used to ride straight past it, always wondering where the "official" start was.

    you need to get up in 36t that is a killer!!
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  • mcnultycop
    mcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    I'll aim to get up there for about 0830 on Saturday, but then I was supposed to be setting off for Llandegla at 0930 this morning and I'm still sat in front of the PC.
  • DodgeT
    DodgeT Posts: 2,255
    1mancity2 wrote:
    DodgeT wrote:
    Let us know if your up there saturday as may tag along and have a go at that part too.
    I never even knew it was there until a few visits ago, I used to ride straight past it, always wondering where the "official" start was.

    you need to get up in 36t that is a killer!!

    I will, 36t out back that is :)
  • delcol
    delcol Posts: 2,848
    Ally i done that fisrt climb on the demo when i had it that had a 38 on it.. it was hard bouncing up and down with each pedal stroke..

    dodge we could be up for a quarry session on sat, not been out biking for a few week since i was up in scotland,,
    the last 3 weeks i been tied up with little summers snowboard lessions,, she been learing up a rossendale dry ski slope...
    do you still have me mobile no if so drop us a text if you going.

    we can session that climb for a bit then go have some fun.....

    is Ally free sat?
  • 1mancity2
    1mancity2 Posts: 2,355
    Nah im not bud, and sunday doing a local route, but I am free tomorrow afternoon was planning on Gizzy?
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  • DodgeT
    DodgeT Posts: 2,255
    Col, will be up there around 10:30 tomorrow. Weather's looking good for the morning, so should be a good play :)
  • Oh my god was up lee quarry yesterday the weather was horrible lol
  • How, I was in Littleborough and it was sunny and cold. Might have been a bit windy up top like...
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  • It was pissin down and blowing a gale ha
  • Was there last Wednesday, it was a really nice day, even up in the quarry! Surprisingly muddy though

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  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 7,915
    Cragg Quarry (2 miles away) three days earlier was like this:-

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  • thelonegroover
    thelonegroover Posts: 1,073
    Where do people usually park when riding at Lee Qaurry?
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  • Free car park at Futures Park, check out pmba.org.uk for details
  • thelonegroover
    thelonegroover Posts: 1,073
    Thanks for that, I assume Cragg quarry car parking, is also at Futures Park?
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  • mcnultycop
    mcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    Thanks for that, I assume Cragg quarry car parking, is also at Futures Park?

    Yep, ride up to Lee from Futures Park then over the moors to Cragg. The signage has been improved but the route to Cragg can be difficult to find the first time.
  • mcnultycop
    mcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    I've just got back from Lee and Cragg. The wind made Cragg almost unrideable so i only did the first loop to the PBW and headed back.

    On the way back to the relative shelter of Lee a guy had an awful OTB on the first kicker on the link. I stopped with him and his mates until he got up and was walking, but he'd done shoulder and ribs as a minimum. The guy at the bike wash said he'd heard a few people hurting themselves on that kicker, so watch out.

    I also found some glasses near the car, PM me if they are yours and I'll get them back to you (with a proper description of them, of course).
  • grant43
    grant43 Posts: 170
    was up cragg saturday rode up the road to nowhere weather was ok not too windy,sunday had a local ride brown wardle,watergrove etc very windy and wet but good fun
    keep smiling no matter how much it hurts,commencal ramones 1 loving it lol
  • mcnultycop
    mcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    Had a session up there for a couple of hours today, really windy like usual but still great fun. I'm getting faster on some of the descents, which is a good feeling.
  • DCW
    DCW Posts: 54
    Hi there

    is there an idiots guide to finding Cragg Quarry?

    Been to Lee Quarry a couple of times with a mate, spent about an hour trying to find cragg quarry on Sunday but no joy :(

    Yes, we are idiots

    Cheers
  • Follow the waymarked red route round Lee. At "the back" of the quarry, there's a steepish climb, followed by a flat stretchwhich overlooks the quarry to your right. The path to Cragg heads off to the left along this stretch, there's always a "stream" of water across the trail where you turn left. Keep following this trail, it'll open out onto the moors, a longish climb. Turn right at the top onto the penine bridleway, follow this for a bit, Cragg is on the left. This probably sounds over-complicated, but once you've cracked it it's pretty obvious.
  • DCW
    DCW Posts: 54
    Follow the waymarked red route round Lee. At "the back" of the quarry, there's a steepish climb, followed by a flat stretchwhich overlooks the quarry to your right. The path to Cragg heads off to the left along this stretch, there's always a "stream" of water across the trail where you turn left. Keep following this trail, it'll open out onto the moors, a longish climb. Turn right at the top onto the penine bridleway, follow this for a bit, Cragg is on the left. This probably sounds over-complicated, but once you've cracked it it's pretty obvious.


    Cheers sir. Will take notes when we next got over there :)
  • mcnultycop
    mcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    I go that way, if you follow the red round there is an alternative route signed (well, left for Cragg, right to do the last downhill of Lee, not the best sign ever).