- What is Afan looking like at the moment?
Can’t say personally but ‘bad enough’ that Trek / Giant have cancelled their demo day on advice from the FC
I’m sure there is a good insurance / H&S reason for not running an organised event, and you do it at your own risk, etc., but it’s one marker.Posted 9 years agoJMember
I’m at Afan at the mo. Fresh snow last night, at the visitor’s center there is about 2-3″ where it hasn’t been cleared. There is ice under the snow tho which makes biking interesting. A couple of guys i know went to do the wall yesterday and it took them 4 1/2 – 5 hours for a trail that usually take 1 3/4 hours! The snow at the top is 6-8″ deep and hard to keep plowing through. The snow also has filled in drainage ditches, holes, step downs, so effectively ur riding blind to where the obstacles are along with ice underneath. It is melting a bit and the main roads are clear, but it sounds like you won’t get across the bridge anyway. Glyncorrwg is a bit higher than Afan and they have about the same situation there. Hope that helps :o)Posted 9 years agoSimonDMember
Extremely welsh I would say – & before anyone gets upset about my use of the word welsh in describing a place in Wales, let me just clarify: Welsh weather is a law unto intself, VERY variable & almost completely unpredictable..Prepare for the worst, hope for the best – ENJOY!Posted 9 years agowonny jSubscriber
Today afan was pretty white. A group of ten of us did the penhydd in about 3 hours at a leisurely pace with a few mechanicals. Conditions on the singletrack was pretty good but the fireroad climbs were tough going on the compacted snow/ice. Felt like singletrack all the way.
I then did the wall climb, link over to the whites and then down to glencorrwg – took bloody ages cos those trails are a lot more exposed. Was about 8 inches of snow in places over the parsons nose link. I saw a fox in the snow (where did you go) and then a few meters later loads of foxtracks and the blood of something that had been eaten,.
Really beautiful as the sun was setting, then bloody cold cycling back down the valley to the get train back to swansea.
So yeah, penhydd pretty good, whites/wall/skyline much harder work.Posted 9 years ago
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