- New Afan Trail … apologies in advance for tomorrow
If your posting asking about it then dont bother with the skills park, just do the awesome option on 373 and the additonal loop before the zig zags.
As the sign posting is utter rubbish, ride from bettws lodge towards zig zags and dont turn off the fireroad, takes you up to the start of the corker (as people are calling it on Strava) which then brings you back down to bettws lodge.Posted 5 years agomtbantMember
could do with a sign on 373 to be fair, I thought the right turn up was potentially a exit of new section so carried on, only to find the proper exit of the new bit a little further down doh! I had to ride back around to do it again 😉 always love new trail so all worth it ?
The little bit down from the end of 373 to grave yard was good too.
Played about on the skills area, it turns out I don’t have any, but as they say pretty much all rollable no probs, when you first get there it is a tad confusing, just do a few runs to get your bearings and you will be fine. And I will say it is jolly good fun ? when I get the stones I will be giving those table tops a better stab!
The new bit down from above Zigzag back to the lodge is pretty good fun, it was dark so a few of the corners did catch me out having not done it before but worth the trip.
Good work to the trail builders! Lets hope they get the funding to put some more bits in place.Posted 5 years agoMr AgreeableSubscribernickseeMember
Cheers milkie for posting my vid 😉Posted 5 years ago
the new xc loop (corker?!) appeared to be open saturday with nothing blocking the trail and plenty of people were riding up the fireroad to ride it. Here is the trail
The new section between 373/graveyard however was covered with branches as mentioned above and gave it a missNeil_BoltonMember
Rode the new park yesterday and had a whale of a time; ALL of the new trails are utter balls out fun – the berms perfect, and the jumps well spaced and lipped/timed.
I was catching up on some lost time not jumping and was really enjoying jumping about. The highlight of the day is the far left trail which is huge fun and an absolute blast.
Here’s a video of our messing around yesterday…Posted 5 years agojonah tontoMember
they are caused by poor technique mate. you can prevent skipping under heavy braking by adjusting your body position, and by choosing your braking points more carefully you will maintain more speed and control without prematurely eroding the trail.Posted 5 years ago
maybe i should just rebuild my bouncy bouncy bike and stop complaining 😐imnotverygoodSubscriber
I’m not defending braking bumps but you clearly don’t understand the physics of braking. Applying a retarding force to the wheel will have an effect on the ground on which it has contact. The heavier the braking the more effect it has, but any braking will effect the ground and eventually degrade the surface.Posted 5 years ago
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