Cwm Carn – new trail latest ?
Frankly I won’t ride it again until we have a dry spell.
As far as I’m concerned the big plus of trail centres is the surfaces tend to hold up well in the wet. If I want to slog through mud I can ride local trails on Caerphilly Mountain.
On the other side the Twrch and Y Mynnydd were dry, fast and empty.Posted 3 years agomisterduncanSubscriber
It’s pretty dry now. The first ‘top’ section is still a bit of a quagmire, but I reckon it’ll be dry in a week or two if the weather forecasters have got it right.
I really liked it. The climb was murderous in places, but well worth it. The gates are annoying, but didn’t spoil it for me. It felt like a cross between Gorlech at Brechfa and Twrch.
Put a nice big hole in my rear tubeless tyre going over some big rocks about 20m from the car park! Arses.Posted 3 years agoiain1775Subscriber
Anyone know how it’s riding at the moment?
Got a work meeting in Taunton on Thursday, should be finished about late lunchtime so was thinking a quick diversion over the bridge on the way home, but don’t fancy it if its still really muddy as I will then have a 3+ hour drive homePosted 3 years agodeludedMember
Yesterday was the first and last time I will ride ‘Cafell’ at night in thick fog with a seatpost seized in the tall position!
An odd trail … not too sure what to make of it. Don’t want that to sound unappreciative. It’s clear a lot of time and effort has gone into building it.Posted 3 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Well I finally got around to it yesterday. The climb is steady in terms of altitude gain but the uppy downy bits make it hard to get a rythmn going. Overall excellent though – hard work, not much chance to rest(although there are a few flat bits), and the descents are a fair bit more challenging than Twrch. Harder on the body too – my core got a good workout.
It was dry though, I can imagine it’d be worse in the wet. I’m just chuffed to bits that someone’s gone to all that effort in my (almost) back garden – whoever made that decision, I’m very grateful! Thanks! Now have the chance to do a serious amount of trail centre riding there – a lap of Cafell, a lap of Twrch then up Cafell to the Giant’s Carpark, switch to Twrch and finish on the DH 🙂Posted 3 years ago
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