Snowdon, anyone fancy it?

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  • Snowdon, anyone fancy it?
  • I’m good for either the 20th or the 27th. If it goes well on the 20th I might even consider doing the 27th as well! Darkside,
    I’m also travelling from Chester!

    plumber
    Member

    The riding isnt the issue with Snowdon its the weather

    I ridden it 4 times with various bikes including rigid the only difference is your speed

    I’ve also been twice and called it off before even getting out of the car due to rain/wind – Its not fun on the top section if its windy although I’ve been up when it was snowing with no problem

    If you get the right day its a brilliant ride

    Dark Side
    Member

    Bugger, it looks like I can’t get out of my prior engagement for the 20th after all. How about the 27th then?

    johnnygooner – Member
    I’m good for either the 20th or the 27th. If it goes well on the 20th I might even consider doing the 27th as well! Darkside,
    I’m also travelling from Chester!

    Well that can work as a lift share I guess then Johnny!

    scblurlt
    Member

    20th is good for me , coming from cheshire in 4×4 pickup with room for two extra peps and bikes , and if weather turns against for the 2oth happy to try again on the 27th

    grum
    Member

    Think I could do 27th. It would give me a few weeks to try and get a bit fitter!

    hora
    Member

    We are riding it this Sat if anyones about

    Junkyard
    Member

    not sure you need to be any fitter Grum as most mortals will walk large sections anyway- I dont recall it being as hard as Skiddaw up the zig zags though it was a while agoe so I amy have just blocked it out.
    you can ride it on anything though a FS would be my choice.
    I agree weather is the issue as big winds means I am oot

    maxtorque
    Member

    Cool, lets call it the 20th then, and have a mid morning start if poss to allow people to collect from all 4 corners of the UK! (With the option to bug out if the weather looks terrible…..)

    Junkyard
    Member

    I will be heading over form Manchester way if anyone wants a lift
    i will be deciding on weather long before I set off!!

    scblurlt
    Member

    So which is it 20th or 27th ????

    Junkyard
    Member

    20 th and a splitters for the 27 th
    I will let the OP start a seperate one with date and meet time and perhaps grum /someone else for the 27 th.

    scblurlt
    Member

    Either date for me , have always wanted to do this trip , and my mates keep jibbing out on me

    timc
    Member

    if weather not ideal why not a ride at Penmachno or similar?

    hora
    Member

    Why is it that walkers get the best weather/time of year and cyclists have to work round them? Doesn’t seem right does it.

    robj20
    Member

    Yes, seems logical to me considering pedestrians have right of way on bridleways.
    “Cyclists using a bridleway are also obliged to give way to other users on foot or horseback.”

    We get ample time to ride it. I wouldn’t want to ride it during busy times.
    I’m tempted to join you but i prefer to go real early during the summer months.

    Junkyard
    Member

    yes hora we should indeed be charging down the bridleway when it is heaving with walkers …what could possibly go wrong?

    IIRC it was causing real problems and the issue was a threat if a FULL ban so a voluntary agreement was reached so they could walk safely and we could ride it a bit faster and equally safely.

    Premier Icon rhid
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    This sounds like it could be fun, I could do either date and I work in llanberis so could provide upto date weather updates if necessary!

    So, with all of the above in mind where and when for meeting up on which date?

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    Google reckons it’s a 5 hour drive for me so I’m thinking I might have a day/half at BikePark Wales on the Saturday (19th) to break up the drive…

    Dark Side
    Member

    johnnygooner – Member
    So, with all of the above in mind where and when for meeting up on which date?

    It looks like there is interest for both dates then. I really am going to struggle for the 20th, so I’d rather aim for the 27th so I can start planning. I am happy to do the logistics for the 27th, someone else will have to take up the mantle for the ride on the 20th. If you wanted to do the 27th Johnny, we can car share if you are interested. I’m happy to drive.

    robj20
    Member

    It sure is, this was from my last visit.

    maxtorque
    Member

    Think we need a list! Lists are good!, so i’ll start

    Maxtorque, 20th, Northampton

    grum
    Member

    Grum
    27th
    Hebden Bridge
    Berlingo

    🙂

    Dark Side
    Member

    Dark Side
    27th
    Chester
    Space for two more in the car

    grum
    Member

    Actually I guess it works better like maxtorque did it, and people could copy and paste it and add themselves, so:

    20th

    maxtorque, Northampton

    27th

    Grum, Hebden Bridge, room for 2 more
    Dark Side, Chester, room for 2 more

    Day or half day at Antur Stiniog on the 26th sounds good. 🙂

    scblurlt
    Member

    27th for me

    scblurlt , nantwich , room for three more

    Junkyard
    Member

    20th

    maxtorque, Northampton
    Junkyard Lancashire room for 1 possibly two

    27th

    Grum, Hebden Bridge, room for 2 more
    Dark Side, Chester, room for 2 more
    scblurlt , nantwich , room for three more

    chrism110
    Member

    20th
    maxtorque, Northampton
    Junkyard Lancashire room for 1 possibly two
    27th
    Grum, Hebden Bridge, room for 2 more
    Dark Side, Chester, room for 2 more
    scblurlt , nantwich , room for three more
    Chrism110, Wirral room for one more

    hora
    Member

    Can I get away with a EXO Ardent on the rear?

    Premier Icon eddie11
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    If you’ve got anything dual ply hanging around I’d stick it on for the day. You’re not going to win any records on the way up anyway and you seem to pick up speed so easily on the ranger path it’s easy to pinch. Not done it tubeless mind.

    hora
    Member

    Ah got it. Have a dualply tacky swampthing in the shed

    SOAP
    Member

    I used a Spesh purgatory tubeless on the back and got a split, would use dual ply roller/minion next time so I can go faster 🙂

    Junkyard
    Member

    no one punctured when we did and i neither asked nor noticed what tyres folk had
    I doubt dual ply is required but if you have it it might be with bothering

    stomlinson
    Member

    Does anyone have an estimated time up then down? Cheers

    maxtorque
    Member

    At this rate i might have to try to clear my diary for the 27th instead!

    maxtorque
    Member

    2hrs up, 16min down

    timc
    Member

    20th
    maxtorque, Northampton
    Junkyard Lancashire room for 1 possibly two
    Timc, Liverpool (can also do 27th)

    27th
    Grum, Hebden Bridge, room for 2 more
    Dark Side, Chester, room for 2 more
    scblurlt , nantwich , room for three more
    Chrism110, Wirral room for one more

    scblurlt
    Member

    “2hrs up, 16min down”

    You can lead the way and get the kettle on at the summit 🙂

    andeh
    Member

    Anyone thinking of going from Sheffield way? I’d be up for riding Rangers again, good route. I had awful weather last time, would be nice to try again.

    hora
    Member

    We did it yesterday- Telegraph, llanberis up down Rangers.

    I now agree, whilst pushing up llanberis a lad coming down had zero control of his bike. Mental as he should have stopped. I hated the first part of Rangers apparently lots of new rubble added recently- soon as it went into gully-like switchbacks I loved it- on a slab on this part I was sideways laughing. The next bit of say 20m’s I walked as it needed talent. That was the hardest bit.

    Weather was spot on. Lots of low cloud at top but CAN NOT complain. You’ll love it! 😀

    scblurlt
    Member

    20th
    maxtorque, Northampton
    Junkyard Lancashire room for 1 possibly two
    Timc, Liverpool (can also do 27th)

    27th
    Grum, Hebden Bridge, room for 2 more
    Dark Side, Chester, room for 2 more
    scblurlt + willio , nantwich , room for one more
    Chrism110, Wirral room for one more

    Dark Side
    Member

    How long did it take you Hora? Can’t wait for this!

    hora
    Member

    The push up isn’t bad. If I had the bike weight in my backpack it’d been 100% easier on the last 2/5’s. More hassle than hard. Glad I did it. Walkers were all great.

    Well worth the visit. Relax. I was soo tense on the build up that I ran too much psi than my comfort zone and on a return I’d enjoy it more. Hang on. Whats your route?

    Premier Icon trailhound
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    Been wanting to do this for ages too, but didn’t fancy it on my own. Can do either date, am travelling from Llangollen with room for 2more.

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