Edd and Leo bring you MMMM! The Midlands Mad Muni Meet!
Okay the Midlands Mad Muni Meet is basically a Muni weekend which entails riding in two primary muni locations in the Midlands (well chiltern hills area).
Chicksands - trails and Northshore - Saturday
Ashridge Forest - Trails, tracks an general rides - Sunday
All styles are welcome, experts to beginners, although it will mainly be Muni, there could also be natural trials included if anyone so desires.
MMMM is being organized instead of having a fully fledged BMW as some people consider a ride at chicksands not suitable to be called a “british”, perhaps their right, i dont know but hey!
This should hopefully be great Muni, north shore, and socialising event with a really chilled atmos with no competitions or whatnot. (however if u wanna race at chicksands theres nobody stopping ya!)
The two possible dates are the 22nd-23rd of sept or 29th-30th of sept, depending on whichever is most apropriate for the majority of riders.
There are youth hostels around the area so there should be plenty of places for people to stay, if anyone needs more info just post and i’ll find out more.
Alright who’s interested? please post your thoughts on this and if the date is ok, we can always move it to suit either.
We also made a video from a recent ride when visited chicksands, for anyone who hasn’t seen it the tread is here!
As for pictures and meeting places etc i will post in due coarse.
If you do it now it could be the Mostly Malvern Monumentally Moist and Muddy Midlands Monsoon Muni Meet for Mariners.
Edd/Leo: I’d quite like some more practice on that northshore (even though I’m useless at it) and the four cross and slalom courses are excellent fun. I probably won’t be able to make it, but if I’m able to get away that weekend I’ll try to get over there.
Chicksands has some great entry level stuff to get you in to north shore, it’s not all hairy gap jumps like in the video. I guess we should start thinking about who’s driving from where so the younger/carless riders can get lifts.
Quite the opposite, 99% of the trails on the hills are bone dry and dusty now. The only reminder of the rain now are a few fallen trees and some huge great ruts up to two feet deep in places where torrents of water have scoured the surface of the trail away.
I can ride about enjoying the sunshine while looking down at the Worcestershire Ocean all around…
Sorry to sound harsh GK but if you never try anything slightly above your skill level you will never improve. I didn’t think I was going to be able to ride north shore, it looked really scary stuff in Universe and the like. When we got there I just got stuck in and had a go and found out it was tremendous fun!
No-one cares if you are a rubbish rider or not, as long as you are enjoying yourself then thats all that matters! Thats what unicycling is about, having fun, not who is better than who, thats why we are making this a chilled out sociable weekend, no races, no pressure, just fun!
I hope to see you again sometime GK, be it at one of these or another ride!
EDIT: Just read Joes post down there / and its true, there are marker posts with easy on them.