Hyped trails that you found a bit meh
Trail centres I’ve ridden are CyB, Llandegla, Afan, Cwmcarn and Nant y Arian, all a bit meh if you ask me, there for a purpose, would rather go hunting real trails be it Dartmoor, Exmoor, Q’s or Lakes, not done any Scottish trail centres yet though so won’t pass comment on thosePosted 2 years agofathomerSubscriber
Glentress, it was alright, but massively over hyped. Maybe I was doing it wrong.
Inners xc was brill though. Need to go back without the wife and find all the other stuff that you lot go on about.
Edit: I disagree, trail centres are great, as is riding natural stuff.Posted 2 years agofathomerSubscriber
tenacious_doug – Member
If you just followed the signs then yes you were doing it wrong 😉
I figured as much, when I come back I’ll make sure I find a guide 😀
chakaping – Member
+1 on colwyd loop.
Sodden slog, huge tarmac descent and the only really good bit was the descent back to Capel curig from crafnant.
Very nearly did this a few weeks back, glad we went and did Cadair Idris instead.Posted 2 years agocoreMember
Dare I say Longmynd?
A lot of boring/demanding ups, and a lot of fast, but fairly featureless downs, where just maintaining your vision is the biggest challenge on a hardtail.
I’ve only been a couple of times, and need to explore more, but I haven’t found it to be the amazing place all the mags make out, yet.
BUT I live fairly close and can ride on hills anytime.Posted 2 years agogears_suckMember
I’m not suprized that pretty much every complaint regarding mostly trail centers has mention of “The only good bit.”Posted 2 years ago
I don’t see how you can go out and ride a trail someone else has broken their balls to build for you, then bitch about it.
If you don’t like the sloggy bits, you’re probably not fit enough!
If you don’t think there is enough reward for your climbing. You probably aren’t fit enough.
If you don’t get the “Flow of the trail.” You’re probably a crap rider.
Some trails are built better than others. I’ll grant you that, but your task is to go out there and make it all flat (figuratively.) If you’re struggling to do that or think it isn’t fun and challenging. You aren’t trying hard enough and/or are going to slow because, I can assure you, even the easiest trail gets harder the faster you go. So, you should go back the couch and quit slowing me down on “The good bit.”
Dare I say Longmynd?
Yes. Only been once and I did enjoy Minton Batch and the grassy, swoopy descent at the other end, but overall it was a bit of a disappointment.
I suspect it would be much better with some cheeky local knowledge though – a bit like Rivington.Posted 2 years agoFOGSubscriber
Definitely Dalbeattie, have stayed in the area several times, riding the Stanes and natural and every time I end up asking why did I bother with Dalbeattie .Posted 2 years ago
Some of the posts here are a bit sweeping though. The question asked was about trails but several people have dissed whole areas! Surely they haven’t ridden every trail in those areas?
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