- Cwmcarn is now fully open again
If you didn’t know, it’s all good. Few bits of new trail on Cafel still bedding in, but they’ve done a great job reinstating most of the last three downhills.
With all the trees gone, you can now see exactly how far you have to climb. Reminds me of Whytes after that was deforested.
Both loops is still a tough few hours. Went Saturday and the car park was pretty full, and quite a lot today when I returned for a skive ride 🙂
So if you were thinking of going, it’s fab. Also 99% dry.Posted 1 month agoP-JayMember
Rode it Saturday, the refreshed bits are both awesome and take no prisoners. You have to be pretty pinned to not land to flat and there’s a sudden steep uphill bit with a slab at the top that you need momentum to make.
It’s sort of the same, but different and as the OP says, a bit claggy in parts, it’ll be different now, but Day 1 it was just clay-like enough to collect on the tyres which made braking a little interesting, looking forward to riding it again!Posted 1 month ago
It’s still a bit tyre-filling terrifying on the new bits. Not sure my ratio of making the transitions and landing flat was that great 😉 Bit better today, it’s bedded in a lot since Saturday. Lots of riders going through.
That new uphill bit was unexpected! Got its number now tho.Posted 1 month agoP-JayMember
That new uphill bit was unexpected! Got its number now tho.
Yeah, I’m sure it’s just after a bit where the old trail (which is blocked) goes on the high-line and the new trail below it and just as you’re get your head around that it’s “Jesus tap dancing Christ that’s a big slab” uphill.
I reckon it’ll be 4 or 5 rides before I ‘learn’ it, and it’s going to be blazing fast when it’s bedded in and dry, proper Cwmcarn style.Posted 1 month ago
I don’t think so. There aren’t many trees left! The Uplift was looking full on Saturday as well which is good news. BPW nearly killed that I think.
It was a fantastic day for a skive ride. Blue skies and +9 at the end. Dry trails and no one on them. Looking at the forecast for the next few days, this was a very good decision 🙂Posted 1 month agoreluctantjumperSubscriber
Rode it Sunday afternoon, very strange without the trees. So happy they managed to save a few bits like the twisted trees near the top but sad the fast blast between the pines just after has now gone. The new jumps near the end are an interesting choice, could cause some issues if people don’t know they’re there but I can see why they put them in, replaces what was made by the roots that are now gone. Makes a few hours doing both trails a good workout again.Posted 1 month agomadedgarMember
I was up there this morning, quick lap of Cafall, running well, bit of mud in some places, but nothing serious. One section still closed towards the end, little descent between a couple of fireroads, which means you miss a minute or two of single-track descent with a fireroad instead so not too bad really.Posted 1 month ago
But today it was so windy on the West side of the hill it was really hard to gain momentum and keep it going. Should be better tomorrow.
Sad to see all the trees gone, different feel about it now. Still good though!
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