Episode One. Singletrack Magazine Presents D.E.R (Dead End Routes)

by Matt Letch 9

A very wet Wales at the end of August found Ben And I Slogging up a mountain with the idea of a meg -tech descent similar to the descent that we did in Issue 48 of Singletrack magazine (21st Century Pass Storming). As you’ll see the rain and wind weren’t on our side and you’ll also see only 9 seconds of actual riding! Which in a few minutes of video, compares quite well to the pushing up and climbing compared to descending in real time.

More D.E.R’s Soon. Hopefully with more riding next time.

Matt

Comments (9)

  1. Great bit of welsh weather.

  2. Why didn’t you take it all the way to the top of Carnedd Llewelyn then?

  3. I reckon this is a better way to get to the top of Carnedd Llewelyn, at least on paper:

    http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php?id=20318

    Uses sheep and shepherd’s tracks you can see on Google Earth’s aerial photography. Gradient never much above 1-in-4 and is pretty flat in places.

    Who’s game?

  4. We’ll be back ! Just want a better day really, it’s of putting trying to ride the stuff at the top when the wind keeps trying to knock you of your bike…

  5. thats quite a steep track up onto the ridge

  6. re:
    “I reckon this is a better way to get to the top of Carnedd Llewelyn, at least on paper: http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php?id=20318
    Uses sheep and shepherd’s tracks you can see on Google Earth’s aerial photography. ”

    I’m pretty sure that there’s a bothy at “Mellynllyn” – you can see it on that route. I’m as sure as i can be without having been there yet – but its definitely in the bothy book.

    I’ll report back when i’ve tried it out…..

    w

  7. sorry, i should add, if anyone’s interested: the bothy is not at Mellynllyn, but at Dulyn Reservoir instead. That’s just north of the route, you can see it on the bike hike map link above. grid ref: SH705664. (no fuel).

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