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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:26 am 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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North Wales Regional Ride: Glyn Ceiriog

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:: Date: Saturday 9th April 2016

:: Distance/time: 21miles. Approx 5hours.

:: Meeting at: Provisionally - Car park opposite the Swan Inn on the main road B4500, Pontfadog, LL20 7BN. 10:30am start so aim for 10am.

:: Directions: A55 - A483 - A483 (Oswestry) - A5 Llangollen - B5070 Chirk - B4500 Pontfadog

:: Terrain: Farm tracks, green lanes, fire roads, rocky knarly shutes, open exposed moorland, lots of water everywhere and a bit of Tarmac.

:: Route: Most of the climbing is on Tarmac while the descents are rocky lanes or very rocky shutes with exposed sheet slate in places, I'd recommend some front boing. It can get exposed on the Moore so be prepared. There is a lot of water too, so bring your waterproof socks. Be prepared for no pub stop, bring sarnies!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:27 am 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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I'll be checking out the route this Sunday and update the announcement with full details, I just wanted to get the date out there first.
This is the route I have planned.

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Yeah, go on then, I'm a sucker for the details! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:50 am 
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Joking aside, it is really nice to see a proper map 8) and not just because I can see shortcuts...

Can we do it clockwise please (arrows point downhill on a map, right...?)?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:00 pm 
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Going to need a couple more rides to finalise a route. Some of the trails are just lakes waste deep...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:44 am 
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Easy_Rider wrote:
Going to need a couple more rides to finalise a route. Some of the trails are just lakes waste deep...


Yes, sounds very wise - gotta make sure we don't miss those!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:33 am 
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Hope to be there for this. Not ridden for ages so will be walking mostly...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:59 pm 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
Hope to be there for this. Not ridden for ages so will be walking mostly...



Good news, always a pleasure to have your company Mr.K! I may have to break character and ride something classy in your honour...
No promises mind :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:53 pm 
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Excellent Mr.K!

New route planned, same area but more retro friendly and more weather proof. Hopefully be out to explore this weekend

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