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by summittoppler
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 54
Views: 921

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

voodoo_simon wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:28 pm
Sounds like a need a day ring these steep climbs in North Wales :-bd
Give me a heads up when you plan it, I'll drive ;)
by summittoppler
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2041
Views: 281651

Re: Todays ride

From the front day today. Up Conwy mtn and onto Tal y Fan. Loads of walkers and plenty of folk on e-bikes too, they make these hills look so easy! Trying out some new tires on the Bucksaw too... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50389859581_cbcafac73d_c.jpg 20200927_121644 by Jeff Price , on Flick...
by summittoppler
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 54
Views: 921

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

Llyn Cowlyd is tough and there are a few really tough climbs around there. Not sure exactly which way up people mean, but either from Talybont/Castell or from Trefriw. They are pretty steep!........ To throw a spanner in the works.... On the OS map the Trefriw road has 3 of those dreaded black arro...
by summittoppler
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 54
Views: 921

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

The Panceltic team, based in North Wales, were musing about the Rowan climb being the toughest in the UK and they’ve done the Llyn Cowlyd climb several times......... Where's this Rowan climb? My mistake, Rowen, the climb up the the YHA. It’s about 5 miles south of Conwy - I’ve done it loaded up on...
by summittoppler
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 54
Views: 921

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

voodoo_simon wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:07 am
The Panceltic team, based in North Wales, were musing about the Rowan climb being the toughest in the UK and they’ve done the Llyn Cowlyd climb several times.........
Where's this Rowan climb?
by summittoppler
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 54
Views: 921

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

I'm sure Jeff's done it zillions of times and knows every foible, pothole and bit of broken glass :-bd . I didn't see any of those 'cos I had my eyes closed the whole way up so as not to get demoralised... Yeah I've rode it but only on a mtb over the years and probably not in the last 7 due to ridi...
by summittoppler
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 54
Views: 921

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

The road to Llyn Cowlyd from Trefriw. Just 2km but :shock: Seconded, although Strava has it at 3km. Either way, it's on the home turf of ex hill climb champion Dan Evans so it must be good... Only a few miles from me, I get tired driving up it!! A tough one and Dan can make any climb look easy!
by summittoppler
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: The Hobbit's Tale
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: The Hobbit's Tale

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:52 pm
....especially staying west for so long out of Caernarfon?
The bit from Caernarfon to Porthmadog is a cycleway, its the old railway line-tarmac and some gravel
by summittoppler
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2041
Views: 281651

Re: Todays ride

Toppled the summit of Y Ro Wen today. It's been on the to do list for a while now but I knew it would be a killer climb. I followed the double track from Dolwyddelan which was tough from the start. The views though were worth the effort, not sure I'd want to ride a loaded bike up there though but we...
by summittoppler
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The Badger Divide In Pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 398

Re: The Badger Divide In Pictures

Fantastic Al, looking forward to the motion picture :-bd
by summittoppler
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Down Quilts
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Down Quilts

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:19 pm

Only source of Cumullus I can think of might be Andy ?? in Aviemore. EDIT - Scotroutes knows / often mentions him. Think he also does a lot of packraft stuff.
Andy Toop, Backcountry Scot:
https://backcountry.scot/
by summittoppler
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2041
Views: 281651

Re: Todays ride

A pedal around Gwydyr forest with the odd bit of the Marin singletrack thrown in for good measure. My first ride in ages where I didn't have one bit of hike a bike! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50338088936_74aaf42f8b_c.jpg 20200913_133245 by Jeff Price , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.co...
by summittoppler
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The Slippery Peak of the Witch (VIDEO)
Replies: 2
Views: 153

The Slippery Peak of the Witch (VIDEO)

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXWcboL2xyc A few weeks back I set off to do this overnighter but bailed as I wasn't in the 'zone'. I was pretty gutted as the weather was perfect, no wind, no cloud and the chance of a great sunrise. Fast forward 4 weeks and I wasn't going to let it go as I aga...
by summittoppler
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2041
Views: 281651

Re: Todays ride

Here's my film from last weekend in Snowdonia, it was a good un!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXWcboL2xyc


Hope you enjoy it!
by summittoppler
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2041
Views: 281651

Re: Todays ride

'Played' bikes 800 metres up in the back garden again this weekend, it was on form... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50290981631_24c873d4c1_c.jpg IMG_20200830_213638_071 by Jeff Price , on Flickr I would say I've had better Monday mornings but... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50290309313_...
by summittoppler
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Guiding on the Slate trails (Video)
Replies: 24
Views: 617

Re: Guiding on the Slate trails (Video)

Cheers guys!
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:36 pm
Some lovely rushes and tussocks there Jeff :-bd
Some of the finest Stu, I knew JC would love it and with the given conditions :lol:
*waits for JC's reply.....
by summittoppler
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bloody typical weather
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Bloody typical weather

If it helps, 3 weeks or so ago I bailed after riding for 2 hours despite the bluebird skies and forecasted clear night/morning. Last weekend I went for an overnighter and got as wet as you could in the bath.
So, go if you want to go or stay in if you can't be arsed :wink:
by summittoppler
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Guiding on the Slate trails (Video)
Replies: 24
Views: 617

Re: Guiding on the Slate trails

Here's the film from the trip. This film involves foul weather and hike a bike on day 2 :-bd

https://youtu.be/32xEdeTwWl4
by summittoppler
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Guiding on the Slate trails (Video)
Replies: 24
Views: 617

Re: Guiding on the Slate trails

composite wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:56 pm
Those stunningly big views are what I always go to Wales for. They just don't exist in the Midlands, I guess the Long Mynd is the closest we have here.
Snowdonia mate, but don't tell too many ;)
Give me s heads up if this way :)
by summittoppler
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Guiding on the Slate trails (Video)
Replies: 24
Views: 617

Re: Guiding on the Slate trails

Just watching the vid. Thanks for that Jeff and co. Stunning up there isn't it... wow (actually I'd normally say, God is Great :smile: )... I assume the slate wouldn't be too kind on any lesser tires than full-fat as Alen mentioned his were filled with PSI... Whats psi? Oh... I think I just realise...
by summittoppler
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Guiding on the Slate trails (Video)
Replies: 24
Views: 617

Re: Guiding on the Slate trails

Click on the image for a 14 second trailer for the film...

ImageMy Movie Trailer by Jeff Price, on Flickr
by summittoppler
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Guiding on the Slate trails (Video)
Replies: 24
Views: 617

Re: Guiding on the Slate trails

Yeah them slates are sharp looking buggers! Luckily the tyres and our skin survived. A fall up there would have you in bits.
It was super sketchy with it being wet. I've watched some of the footage and yep it was wet!!
by summittoppler
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking mistakes you’ve made
Replies: 31
Views: 1012

Re: Bikepacking mistakes you’ve made

I forgot to pack my gas canister on Sunday. I put it down to the fact I used a different pan set so my routine was 'changed'. Anyways, thanks to JC and Allen for loaning me some gas.