Chapel Gate to close for good

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daytona-supersport
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Re: Chapel Gate to close for good

Post by daytona-supersport » Sat May 17, 2014 6:34 pm

Well no surprise on this one. It's been on the cards for a while now. Shame, I loved those rock steps going in either direction.

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Re: Chapel Gate to close for good

Post by Heavysnake » Sun May 18, 2014 8:06 pm

Being new to all this I would like the chance to do this trail before it is closed, so I would jump at the chance to come Wednesday, I am on a 800gs.

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Re: Chapel Gate to close for good

Post by mancunian » Sun May 18, 2014 9:01 pm

Heavysnake wrote:Being new to all this I would like the chance to do this trail before it is closed, so I would jump at the chance to come Wednesday, I am on a 800gs.

Antoni
It would take a fit skilfull and brave rider to ride chapel gate on an 800 gs ;)

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Re: Chapel Gate to close for good

Post by felco » Sun May 18, 2014 9:36 pm

Real shame about this trail closing, got me thinking about the first time I rode it many years ago, I was shown it by mick flyne, the son of mick flyne m/c of Sheffield, great guide(sort of) and bloke, he past away a few years back in a rta,
he showed us lots of other trails in the area, I was on a 200 ktm and struggled, as years have gone by its got easier with all the grading and drainage thats been done, seems that whenever thay start to spend money on a trail thay shut not long after.so its now another night trail.

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Re: Chapel Gate to close for good

Post by daytona-supersport » Mon May 19, 2014 7:08 am

mancunian wrote:
Heavysnake wrote:Being new to all this I would like the chance to do this trail before it is closed, so I would jump at the chance to come Wednesday, I am on a 800gs.

Antoni
It would take a fit skilfull and brave rider to ride chapel gate on an 800 gs ;)
Yep, do,able but sump shield a must and not road tyres.
If your bike is not set up for roughty toughty off road going, don't do it on your 800GS. It's too good a bike to get all banged up. See if you can borrow a mates bike. :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Chapel Gate to close for good

Post by NDC. » Mon May 19, 2014 8:53 am

If this is your only chance of doing it......... Go for it. Start at the North side, its the easiest way up. Going down you should be fine if you take your time. If not just do the North side both ways as thats the most fun (thumbs)




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Re: Chapel Gate to close for good

Post by Heavysnake » Mon May 19, 2014 10:36 am

The bikes set up for it, but would rather tag along with someone, do any of u guys have this on a map

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Re: Chapel Gate to close for good

Post by NDC. » Mon May 19, 2014 10:51 am

Pm me your email address and will send you a Gpx file :)




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Re: Chapel Gate to close for good

Post by NDC. » Mon May 19, 2014 10:53 am

mancunian wrote:
Heavysnake wrote:Being new to all this I would like the chance to do this trail before it is closed, so I would jump at the chance to come Wednesday, I am on a 800gs.

Antoni
It would take a fit skilfull and brave rider to ride chapel gate on an 800 gs ;)

Counts me out then. :lol: :lol:




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Re: Chapel Gate to close for good

Post by KTMBLAG » Mon May 19, 2014 3:37 pm

mancunian wrote:
Heavysnake wrote:Being new to all this I would like the chance to do this trail before it is closed, so I would jump at the chance to come Wednesday, I am on a 800gs.

Antoni
It would take a fit skilfull and brave rider to ride chapel gate on an 800 gs ;)
Mmmmmm sounds like a challenge

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