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Snowdon adventure on the 14th/15th of April

YES ;)
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no :(
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maybe :/
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to unfit well be breathing out of my hoop
2 (14.3%)
can't go my bum looks big in licra
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Snowdon weekender 14th/15th April
« on: November 09, 2011, 09:58:52 PM »
Anyone man enough for this in the spring ? http://www.pinkbike.com/video/227192/
im itching to get up there  ;)
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Re: Anyone man enough ???
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 10:16:35 PM »
I would for sure, I would love to do a bivvy ride? ;D

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Re: Anyone man enough ???
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011, 11:36:31 PM »
I'll be there for sure if there's some interest ;) :)

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Re: Anyone man enough ???
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 11:50:54 PM »
I nearly did it in the summer but family stuff stopped >:( Must do it! Can never remember the detail of the voluntary ban, anyone know?  ???

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Re: Anyone man enough ???
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2011, 09:09:20 AM »
I nearly did it in the summer but family stuff stopped >:( Must do it! Can never remember the detail of the voluntary ban, anyone know?  ???


Hope this Helps ;)


There is a longstanding agreement between the Snowdonia National Park Authority
and the mountain biking community over access to Snowdon and its bridleways.
All bridleways leading to the summit and the Cwm Llan bridleway are out of bounds to
cyclists between the hours of 10am & 5pm from the 1st of May to the 30th of
September. The Maesgwm or Telegraph Valley route is unaffected by the agreement.

Everyday is a School Day! ;)

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Re: Anyone man enough ???
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2011, 10:05:37 AM »
I'll be up for that, day ride or bivvy!

We could add in Cadair Idris as well - no ride ban there and better riding apparently.
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Re: Anyone man enough ???
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2011, 10:51:47 AM »
Lets get this show on the road!  This weekend?!  How cold is it up top?
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Re: Anyone man enough ???
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2011, 11:08:03 AM »
There is a degree C drop in temp for roughly every 100m of altitude gained, so Snowdon being just over 1000m would be roughly 10degrees lower temp than at sea level.

I haven't ventured outside so I have no idea how warm/cold it is out there so I'll hazard a guess that it will be cold on the top of Snowdon. Maybe even really cold, to the point of needing a flask of hot chocolate and a digestive.

Anyway, I'm heading up Kilvey now, which will have a 2dgree drop in temp, putting it just below the Swansea tropical thermocline....
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Re: Anyone man enough ???
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2011, 12:29:01 PM »
Not around this weekend. Next weekend is the Wobble 26-7th maybe OK. Urban DH weekend afrer. Then after that it could be ages before I could escape for a weekend!  :(

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Re: Anyone man enough ???
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2011, 04:51:37 PM »
Call me a lazy fecker .... But couldnt we catch the train to the top ?
Then whoop whoop all the way down ..... That way it's gets warmer every 100m drop !
By the The time we get to the bottom, a cold pint would be more appropriate than hot chocolate  ;)

Just me thinking aloud  :D
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Re: Anyone man enough ???
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2011, 06:37:54 PM »
Call me a lazy fecker .... But couldnt we catch the train to the top ?
Then whoop whoop all the way down ..... That way it's gets warmer every 100m drop !
By the The time we get to the bottom, a cold pint would be more appropriate than hot chocolate  ;)

Just me thinking aloud  :D
I love your  way of thinking you lazy fecker!!  ;D

Unfortunately, probably realising that if they did this Snowdon would become the HOTTEST DH venue in the world, they don't allow it!

Imagine, Dan or someone taking his shovel up and building a string of doubles down the Rangers Path!!  :D :D

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Re: Anyone man enough ???
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2011, 06:44:36 PM »
I know the seasons are barely defined these days but doesn't spring come roughly at the beginning of the year after the winter of the previous year?

Sorry I'm thinking aloud, I would think that a bivvy trip would be awesome to the top?

 :D

I had the thought about the train as well, My Lungs made me do it! ;D

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Re: Anyone man enough ???
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2011, 07:12:38 PM »
I nearly did it in the summer but family stuff stopped >:( Must do it! Can never remember the detail of the voluntary ban, anyone know?  ???


Hope this Helps ;)


There is a longstanding agreement between the Snowdonia National Park Authority
and the mountain biking community over access to Snowdon and its bridleways.
All bridleways leading to the summit and the Cwm Llan bridleway are out of bounds to
cyclists between the hours of 10am & 5pm from the 1st of May to the 30th of
September. The Maesgwm or Telegraph Valley route is unaffected by the agreement.

Everyday is a School Day! ;)

Re-reading this got a bit confused about the Cwm Llan BW - there is no BW in Cwm Llan!  ??? So I looked up the ban straight from the horse's mouth:
http://www.eryri-npa.gov.uk/visiting/cycling/voluntary-restrictions

So, despite these restrictions being lifted at this time of year, it's worth thinking about aiming to be descending when there are as few walkers as possible. Let's face it they'll get in our way as much as we'll offend their sensibilities by being there!  ;)

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Re: Anyone man enough ???
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2011, 11:00:13 PM »
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despite these restrictions being lifted at this time of year, it's worth thinking about aiming to be descending when there are as few walkers as possible
Gotta agree with this.  Even without the voluntary ban the descents gona be more enjoyable if you don't have to stop every 20 yards to let a walker past.

Does anyone know what the migration pattern of the common snowdonian walker is?
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Re: Anyone man enough ???
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2011, 11:06:06 PM »
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despite these restrictions being lifted at this time of year, it's worth thinking about aiming to be descending when there are as few walkers as possible
Gotta agree with this.  Even without the voluntary ban the descents gona be more enjoyable if you don't have to stop every 20 yards to let a walker past.

Does anyone know what the migration pattern of the common snowdonian walker is?

I think the recognised most successful way is to climb very very early, like 5 in the morning and descend with the aim of being off the mountain by 10 (which coincidentally fits in with the summer ban) but I'm not an expert so very much IMHO!