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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:03 pm 
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lovely clear day, no wind or rain but temps from -1 to -3 degrees C all day.

pushing 2.5hrs up, for 25 mins down...

the 12 year old GT lapped up the downhills! but i just couldnt keep up with the point and shoot modern downhill rigs i went with.

excuse the bad taste in clothing, realising i dont have any 'downhill' clothing i had to wear my motorbike jacket! and the only full face helmet i have is this old crosser number i had back in the day.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:14 pm 
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bet that was great?? :D

How did the LTS feel though? Bet it was great !! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:22 pm 
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i dont know if anyone here has been to the summit of Snowden via the main (5m) route, but is is very very knarly. bouncing off 1 foot to 3 foot stone boulders, jaggged edges and rocks with cliff faces on the outside of bends... i had to stop a couple of times just to give my arms a rest.

i dont think the boxxers were set right for my weight and the speed of the trail but the rear of the GT was great!

I did chicken out and fitted a magura on the front, looking at the front v brake the night before got me worried


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:29 pm 
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I thought there was a ban on bikes on Snowdon?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:34 pm 
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bouncing off 1 foot to 3 foot stone boulders, jaggged edges and rocks with cliff faces on the outside of bends


:shock: :shock: that errm sounds really fun :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:35 pm 
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orange71 wrote:
I thought there was a ban on bikes on Snowdon?


there is, May till September.

mind you its not a ban as such but an agreement with other outdoor people, most of the routes around Snowden are bridleways and not footpaths.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:37 pm 
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Cool way to start the year :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:39 pm 
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got it. sounds great :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:12 pm 
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i do recommend it, and its not downhill exclusive, loads of good xc riding to do.


its the first time ive taken a full suss bike offroad! being more of a xc rider im a late starter!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:28 pm 
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crud wrote:
Snowden via the main (5m) route, but is is very very knarly. bouncing off 1 foot to 3 foot stone boulders, jaggged edges and rocks with cliff faces on the outside of bends
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I did chicken out and fitted a magura on the front, looking at the front v brake the night before got me worried


I wouldn't call that chicken, more like common sense :D
Nice post, thanks for sharing I enjoyed reading this.

Enjoy!!


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