- cwmcarn – ride-able this weekend?
Same as above. It had stayed colder than I had expected, so more crunchy than slushy, and there was a fair amount in the trees completely dry. Plenty of sketchy bits of ice to watch out for but all pretty much ridable with decent tires, control and a bit of nerve.
If it stays at freezing and below, which it might, it’ll probably be similar.
I loved it, but my mate hated it. Depends whether you enjoy the challenge of a tricky ride, and don’t mind the possibility of landing on your arse!Posted 7 years agoKev79Member
Went last night and to be honest it wasn’t that rideable in a few sections, the climb after the picnic area before the fireroad to the freeride section was even difficult on foot. In the end we came down the DH course as we figured that would have less ice. That said there was still a few sections which were fun.
I guess it depends if any of the ice manages to thaw today as the temps are a little higher.Posted 7 years ago
Yes, managed half a lap this morning then picked up the walkers path back to the bottom near the steep concrete ramp. Set off about 9am and most of the trail was compacted sheet ice, not a lot of fun and was even difficult to walk. I live local and been riding there approx 5years and it was the worst condition that I’d seen it this morning and wouldn’t imagine it to be any better tomorrow (Sunday)Posted 7 years ago
Hope this helps
Yes we usually ride cwmfelin and Machen but have done Cwmcarn the last 2 Saturday mornings and both times it has been pretty extreme. Was wondering what it was like over this side, went for walk up the line earlier and that was like an ice rink but then it’s in the shade all day.Posted 7 years agoscantMember
thursday the mountains above cwmcarn were nearly entirely clear of snow & ice. since then we’ve had 2 dumps of snow. not massively deep, but it freezes every night & doesnt thaw much in the day. supposed -3deg is gonna feel even colder on top.
I never thought I’d miss chucking rain, mist & cloud, but its a damn sight more rideable than this snow/ice.Posted 7 years agorobinbettsMember
If the previous ice cleared, which I think it will have, then the fresh snow will probably be quite fun to ride. Not been up there yet, but we have a foot of snow in Cardiff, so that’s probably a good indicator. I’m taking the bike out tomorrow (not cwmcarn) along with the snowboard!Posted 7 years ago
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