Great weekend of riding, but I do have to wonder.....
Where the hell were any other riders? We saw very few groups in the whole weekend, probably no more than about 12 riders in total. There was no evidence of other riders having been on the trails either, tyre tracks etc. OK, so it was a little cold, but surely more people are out riding there?
Diversions for logging were a bit loose on the Raven/Black trail. Could well have got rather lost without having map and brain on the ride! (We had both.) Some of the huge bermed sections on the Raven were a hoot, overall I like it!
The Gorlech remains a really nice little trail. A great mix of playground stuff and (semi) natural feeling trails. The ice and thaw had taken it's toll on some parts, but overall it was riding really well, great fun.
Black Lion in Llansawel was a top spot. OK, so the food wasn't great, but the locals were a fine bunch, great banter and chat from the moment we walked in. Oh, and the ale was top notch as well!
All in all, I reckon it's a place that either needs to grow, or else to stay all back of the bus and quiet......I can't really decide which! I loved the fact that we had the place to ourselves, but can't help thinking that for all that investment, more people deserve to enjoy it!