I rode Llangdela on Friday. 3in of snow on the trail, rain/sleet/snow and 40mph+ winds. That long drag out in the open was brutal. I was light on layers cos I thought it would be a quick thrash, we'd be sheltered by the trees, and I’d be able to go as fast as I wanted and ride little loops back to Wife when I got ahead.
I wasn’t banking on the snow meaning as soon as I got out of the saddle (SS) the rear would slip, I could only sit back on the saddle and slowly churn the pedals to keep traction. Couldn't build speed any speed because of the snow braking, couldn’t do anything quick enough to keep warm. I could have got off and run, but the grip on 5.10 dotty stealth wouldn’t have helped much either!
Good fun riding once back in the trees, but the painfully numb feet took the edge off somewhat. Proper winter, but I enjoyed Cli-machx with sunshine, without snow, wind and sub-zero temps on the Sunday a hell of a lot more!