Well, I had some leave to take, so I booked myself two nights accommodation down in Brechfa. I have to admit, looking at the weather last week - I was more than a little nervous - but the weather has been stunning!
I drove down yesterday - getting to Brechfa at 11:30 - just time to ride the blue and green trails. Decided to err on the side of caution as I'm on my own. The sky was blue - not a cloud to be seen - chilly - but well kitted for the temps. Got some good riding in - luvverly to be out on the bike!!
Then headed for my lodgings - at MudTrek. They have two "barns" - very pleasant. Hot shower - hot pasta - wood-burning stove - beer and a little red wine - and Nuns on the Run
This morning - clear skies - sunshine - hard frost. I'd arranged to head out with Jason, the resident guide. MudTrek is at 1000ft - so out of the door - and within minutes we're heading down some great trails - that just snake down into the valley. Some climbing - some singletrack.
There was some stunning scenery - and great riding
The route Jason planned meant we got into the Brechfa trails and finished with the best descent on the Black (remember those BIG berms Giles?) and the final, brilliant descent on the Red. BIG GRIN VALUE!! Down to the carpark at Abergorlech, where the Landy was waiting to ship us back to MudTrek HQ - Ruddy Luxury!!
And tomorrow morning, more of the same! Weather forecast is good - slightly warmer than the -1 when we set off today.
Wanted: Trek XO2 54cm
Running:- Orange AluO; Orange Gringo; Orange Evo2; Trek Madone 6.9 SSL; Trek 1500 SLR
In Progress:- Orange Elite; Trek Elite 9.8
Selling:- Orange Sub3; Orange O2
Sold :- Merlin Titanium; Specialized 99 FSR Elite; Orange Mr XC; MountainGoat WhiskeyTownRacer; Orange AluO