Would you ride Snowdon solo?
Here’s my logic; it’s a mountain, not a trail centre, so if you come off you could be waiting an awfully long time for someone to scrape you up. Ok so you could be a absolute riding god but accidents still happen when you least expect them, and it’s not exactly a canal path!
Not worth the risk in my book – find a friend to ride with! 🙂Posted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
probably, but I’m allergic to long drives so more likely to wait for a friend to offer me a lift 🙂
Do a lot of solo riding and there’s not been many occasions where I’ve not ridden something coz I was on my own. For some reason I did get The Fear up nan bield in the rain the other week, txt my mrs to tell her which descent I was starting and to check up on me if I didn’t reply in an hour. Skipped the step section at the bottom too 😳
Possibly the first time I’ve let anyone know (part of) my route aswell, I’m a naughty mountain user.Posted 4 years ago
Here’s my logic; it’s a mountain, not a trail centre, so if you come off you could be waiting an awfully long time for someone to scrape you up.
It’s a pretty popular mountain though.
If the OP is riding early morning, his corpse will only lie there until the first walkers go up either Ranger or Llanberis paths.Posted 4 years agoEcky-ThumpMember
Don’t know which route we’re assuming here but I’d always suggest it’s better to ride with a buddy when in proper mountains, even the honey-pot ones like Snowdon.
I’ve had a close call riding Rhyd Ddu in Winter. It would have been a long time before anyone found me if I’d been alone and fallen any further than I did.Posted 4 years agoIanMunroMember
Yes,Posted 4 years ago
I’ve ridden the more touristy routes in groups, and the more cheeky routes solo. The cheeky routes were probably more dangerous, but I don’t think the presence of another rider would have made them safer.
In fact I can think of circumstances when if I was solo I would have turned back on a mountain, but the bravado caused by being with someone else meant neither wanting to be the one who quits and ending up with the potential for more risk.funkrodentSubscriber
I don’t think I’d ride it solo. Certainly not without having set up a failsafe end of ride call to friend/partner. I’d certainly be up for riding it first week in September. Let me know if it materialises and I’ll be there (though I’ll be in the Alps the week beforehand, so infury may be a factor in my attendance 🙂 )Posted 4 years agojesSubscriber
Tried it many years ago on my own at an age where awareness of your mortality is overshadowed by a belief of being invincible :).
It was around March time, weather wasn’t great with a low cloud base but not unreasonable.
Got about halfway up and hadn’t seen a soul, weather turned to gusting wind and horizontal rain so decided to turn back (self preservation finally kicked in)
Helmet put on and just starting a nice steady roll down when whilst hopping a water bar a gust of wind grabs me and spits me off the bike.
Very lucky, winded, grazed and holes in clothing at all the pointy bits but no serious damage, but somehow managed to travel 25-30 ft further down the track than the bike whilst avoiding some very sharp sections of rock.
Go for it but take care.Posted 4 years agotwoninerMember
It’s local to me, post up nearer the time and I will try and join you. What day you thinking?
Done it loads of times and a few on my own. If I do it on my own I try to stick to the major routes just due to the fact that if I do come off I will be found. The rangers isnt really one of the more used trails.
If the cloud is down dont go up. There are some pretty big drops up there and it’s so easy to fly off one.
It’s totes amazeballs in the snow. 😀Posted 4 years agoGolfChickMember
Out of interest, are there any apps out there where someone can track exactly where you are? would be good if Strava did this
If you use endomondo as long as you have Internet signal it will update profile and activity as you go along so people can watch you that way.
No I wouldn’t ride it solo nor would my Oh let me having recently faced the this is 999 your fiancé has been in an accident call whilst riding my bike solo.Posted 4 years ago
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