Fair point, cupid. I'm hoping the therapy will make it all go away, then I can once again enjoy the unrivalled thrill of riding that metre-wide kerb-high north shore.
new bits on Llandegla red
It's just different....variety is good in my eyes!
Terrain is more rolling than most Welsh Trail centres so shorter climbs and descents and agree it's less technical unless you ride it really fast!
one bit of North shore must put you 12ft up at the highest point and the long loggy bit of Northshore is horrible but overall its fun and worth riding every now and again
did 2 days at CYB last weekend and some of the new sections of the Beast are brilliant fun....highly recommended!
If you took a rider who could handle the black run at llandegla and took them to an alpine/scottish/other black run and set them off they'd be seriously underestimating the technical difficulty, therein lies the problem.
Has this problem ever actually arisen? Surely people are capable of realising that not all black runs are created equal, what happens to the poor confused lambs when they venture onto bridleways that don't have a grading?
There are 4 trails at llandegla, hence blue/green/red/black. They could call them all blue, but that would get confusing.
If you find it dull, ride it faster. If you're not fit enough that's your problem
One of my fave ever trails is Brechfa green - yes, green - taken at absolutely warp speed. Technical it most definitely is! You really have to be on your toes.
So at Llangegla the message is put the hammers down.
Just to add my two pennyworth I ride Llandegla quite a lot and see an awful lot of "Technically Capable"riders who think they know the trail being ferried out in ambulances trail centre vehicles ,and the really proficient ones end up in the air ambulance.As with all trails a riders biggest enemy is his complacency,and some of you "experts" would do well to remember that even Llandegla can bite back ./rant ends
Couldn't agree more sidewinder, while not claiming to be a technically capable rider or indeed a rider of really any ability, I can ride Llandegla and have not really been put off by anything I've dome across in the last 8 months; and I also have the uncanny ability to get it wrong easily.
Just like on Saturday morning, while mildly hungover and full of lemsip capsules got one of the jumps wrong on the black bit and ended up head/knees first into one of the drainage ditches that run under it.
SO it can well and truly bite you on the ass when you're not 100%
Sorry if Ive missed it, but are the new bits open?
And if you do the full red, with the black sections, do you go on the new bits?
Been today for my first visit. Great fun! New bits aren't open yet.
The new trails, go past the main entrance on the tarmaced road, watch out for potholes, this is just traffic calming, when you reach end of road turn left, down hill and turn left again, follow road, around twisty bit, and take first left hand turn, follow road past first set of gates on rhs , at second turn on rhs, turn up slight hill, trail starts from here.
project...which bit of "new bits are'nt open yet" are you too dense to understand?
Isn't the 'black run' tag more a case of trail centre willy waving than a mark of its true technical nature, especially since the few technical bits that were in place when it was orginally graded have since been removed? Any trail centre worth its salt is expected to have a black run to attract the attention of the trail centre bible better known as MBR and thus they all try to include such a named trail, no matter what the actual technicality of said trail.
Rorschach, local knowledge, if youve got it youll know
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