- Raven @ Brechfa
It's blacker than llandegla's black by miles. Mainly because it quite long but really those berms must be the largest in Wales the biggest freaked me out. The mud descent is tricky IMO I fell three times. The tight section after the big climb I couldn't do much of and I pushed some of that climb too. This never happens to me on red trails so I'm happy with the black grade. Thought it was quite fun actually even in the rain and on my own (stupid i know but most of my riding is solo due to a lack of friends)Posted 8 years agonjee20Subscriber
Yeah it's always going to be a comparative assessment at trail centres, as above Thetford black is easier than green at many trail centres!
There is one bit of the Raven on the climb which was 30%, that can't be fun on many of the DH bikes people seemed to be lugging round!Posted 8 years agoDrPMember
When I did the big berms for the first time, I felt like my head was being messed with! Not sure which way was up, time ran backwards, and water flowed up-stream…!
Not that they were difficult – just filled so much of my view that I had little in the form of reference/perspective points!
DrPPosted 8 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
Took me around 2.5 hours but I had done the excellent blue twice in the morning and I am deffo a leisure rider! I agree about the berms I did the first 2 great then rolled into the 3rd and thought gravity had changed direction for one moment as the ground fell away. Surprised I stayed upright. Amazing.Posted 8 years agoJonEdwardsMember
Did the red and the black on Saturday. Black is definitely steeper up and down than the red, although not a massive amount more technical. There's a couple of proper drops (not massive, but you can't roll them) and the jumps are much more comitting than the red. The mud DH requires a bit more commitment than the rest of the route too. Rather enjoyed it actually in a slippy slidy way.
In conclusion, it might not be "black", but it's darker than the red…Posted 8 years ago
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