Devon TRF Group Forum

Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: Suspicious Rock Placement


Novice

Status: Offline
Posts: 12
Date:
Suspicious Rock Placement


Evening all.

The last few times I have been across Ridge Road Stokeinteignhead I have noticed some rather odd looking rocks placed along sections of the lane. They have mainly been quite small but awkwardly placed to force you to swerve to avoid them or stop and move them. I was out on my Beta on Saturday after changing my suspension setup and i am certain these were not there then. I did meet a two groups on the lane and slowed down to chat to one group so I may have missed the first rock on the photos attached. it could be entirely coincidental but I was cycling there today and noticed 3 fairly large sized well placed stones/rocks had been placed along the narrow section of the lane.

Luckily I was cycling and was able to spot them early, due to the slow speed i was limping along at. These could be dangerous if you were on a trail bike putting along the lane. I moved them all to a location that will make them difficult to find again. But just a warning to keep your wits about you along this section as they look rather conveniently placed to either slow someone down or cause injury. As I mentioned its not the first time I have cleared stones in this section. Albeit smaller ones in the past.



Attachments
__________________
Sean Keenan


Champion

Status: Offline
Posts: 4998
Date:

Top of the class my friend 

Not only providing photos with a warning to others but not afraid to stop and find a solution, yes I'm hugely guessing they are there to slow or damage a rider/user of this road but we can't prove it I'm afraid 

Loads of history on this lane and the adjacent one wink

Thanks for every thing you've done smile



__________________

'He who dares wins'

trf member ;-)  qy100112bw



Novice

Status: Offline
Posts: 25
Date:

Hi sean

I was leading the group that stopped to have a chat. You are right these rocks were placed along the lane in such a way you had

to leave the path and ride along the hedge row into the overgrowth. I stopped on a couple of times and manage to move them with

my boot not easy as some were large and heavy. If you were to hit one at speed it would have you off.

Hope you got your suspension sorted.

Vic



__________________


Expert

Status: Offline
Posts: 1175
Date:

Looks like deliberate placment,
cant see them falling out of the hedgerow by themselves...

__________________


Clubman B

Status: Offline
Posts: 195
Date:

Hi as I live fairly close will try to monitor this . I used this route yesterday mid morning and did not see any obstruction along the way.

__________________
trackman


Champion

Status: Offline
Posts: 4998
Date:

There's a rut down South Milton where they can be used wink

Just saying smile

 



__________________

'He who dares wins'

trf member ;-)  qy100112bw



Expert

Status: Offline
Posts: 1337
Date:

Pedalution Blog  rock & limpet adventures, audax & organising ...

 

One I placed earlier. Luckily no one rode into it!!

;) 

Keep those peepers open. (Joke!)



__________________


Novice

Status: Offline
Posts: 12
Date:

Hello again vic!

Did you manage to get view ranger sorted in the end? If you over this way again give me a DM and I will happily tag along with you. I will warn you I am a novice though.

I cleared the worst of the big rocks. By shot putting them into areas where they will be difficult to find. Hopefully it stays clear for a while.

I think there's at least two of us now who will monitor the lane and remove any debris that may appear.

Now we have a baseline of the lane being cleared, it will be helpful to see if they miraculously re appear. I will update this post if I find any more in the future.

Mind how you go.

__________________
Sean Keenan


Clubman A

Status: Offline
Posts: 774
Date:

I cycled through this lane again a couple of days ago. There had clearly been a 4x4 along there recently, with tyre tracks right up to the hedges each side,

which appeared to have disturbed some rocks, mostly small, into the central area again. I think it was that, rather than deliberate.

One of the rocks caught my eye though!

ridge road rock.jpg  ridge road rock2.jpg



Attachments
__________________


Expert

Status: Offline
Posts: 1175
Date:

Hard boiled.?

__________________


Clubman B

Status: Offline
Posts: 258
Date:

clearly free range ......

 

perhaps its one of those sat nav problems and the shopping delivery vehicle found itself using the lane ?

One of the stones that were helpfully thrown to the side by trail riders, lifted the wheel of the delivery vehicle and out jumped half the shopping .....

The evidence is all here

 



-- Edited by youaintseenme on Monday 3rd of August 2020 08:44:29 AM



-- Edited by youaintseenme on Monday 3rd of August 2020 08:44:58 AM

__________________


Expert

Status: Offline
Posts: 1337
Date:

Oooooooooo, you cynics!!!

__________________


Devon's Best

Status: Offline
Posts: 2364
Date:

youaintseenme wrote:

clearly free range ......

 

perhaps its one of those sat nav problems and the shopping delivery vehicle found itself using the lane ?

One of the stones that were helpfully thrown to the side by trail riders, lifted the wheel of the delivery vehicle and out jumped half the shopping .....

The evidence is all here

 



-- Edited by youaintseenme on Monday 3rd of August 2020 08:44:29 AM



-- Edited by youaintseenme on Monday 3rd of August 2020 08:44:58 AM


 biggrinbiggrinbiggrin



__________________

totallyttrs.com

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.



Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard