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Justin_R

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Planning on riding all bank holiday weekend at various locations in the Welsh valleys. A Saffa friend from London is coming down to sample the local riding delights.

I'm flexible on the itinerary but might do something like this:

1.) Saturday: Tirpentwys near Pontypool.

Some fantastic trails built by the Tirpentwys Trail Crew. Never been before but the trails look fucking amazing.

Here's an Instagram segment with Laurie Greenland ripping it:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BV4K4LMAdLE/

2.) Sunday: Loamworld

3.) Monday: Afan or the Masts. Monday looks worse weather wise so Afan might be a good call.

If anyone is interested in any or all of these rides feel free to let me know and tag along.  :)

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Re: August bank holiday weekend - Sat. 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 04:03:47 PM »
Sounds good.  Do you know how to get to the Tirpentwys trails?  Is it invite only?
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Re: August bank holiday weekend - Sat. 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 04:50:05 PM »
I asked them via Instagram about people riding there, they're fine with it. They have a GoFundMe page so have suggested a donation from riders which goes towards trail building.
I have a rough idea of how to get there but will find out for sure by Saturday.

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Re: August bank holiday weekend - Sat. 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 05:48:53 PM »
Sounds great! I'm up for hopefully two out of three days, depending on the status of my cold after the first one... Weatherwise, it looks like its Saturday and Sunday.

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Re: August bank holiday weekend - Sat. 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2017, 08:05:47 AM »
Alright, nice one David. Hope you can make it.

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Re: August bank holiday weekend - Sat. 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 09:14:00 PM »
Any particular time in mind for tomorrow Justin? I'm very flexible for once! :)

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Re: August bank holiday weekend - Sat. 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 10:08:30 PM »
Not too early. Maybe around 10?

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Re: August bank holiday weekend - Sat. 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 10:11:05 PM »
Leaving Swansea or arriving Pontypool? Not too early sounds good to me  ;D

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Re: August bank holiday weekend - Sat. 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 11:13:14 PM »
Let me know what the plans are, I'm not sure at the moment as I've just started getting a migraine aura!!  :-[ >:(

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Re: August bank holiday weekend - Sat. 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2017, 12:02:05 AM »
Anyone want a lift? Justin reckons leave Swans about 10 ish so get tjere about 11:15 id imagine.

I'd suggest meeting at "Plas Y Coed guest house" so we end up on the right side of the hill.
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Re: August bank holiday weekend - Sat. 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2017, 08:29:49 AM »
I'm going in my own car as I'm bringing the dogs. Is it smart to avoid the traffic on M4 or is that just silly?

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Re: August bank holiday weekend - Sat. 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2017, 08:53:50 AM »
Im tempted about this
Planning on living forever .... So far so good !!

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Re: August bank holiday weekend - Sat. 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2017, 08:55:42 AM »
I'm going in my own car as I'm bringing the dogs. Is it smart to avoid the traffic on M4 or is that just silly?
Bog all difference between going head's of the valleys and going M4, so if the traffic does start building on the M4 it really could be worth avoiding.

Anyone want a lift? Justin reckons leave Swans about 10 ish so get tjere about 11:15 id imagine.

I'd suggest meeting at "Plas Y Coed guest house" so we end up on the right side of the hill.

If I  could jump in with you Tristan, that's be great? 

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Re: August bank holiday weekend - Sat. 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2017, 08:24:29 PM »
Really great ride today! The dogs especially liked dragging me down the "jump line" on the far right hand side! Without a bike I should say...

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Re: August bank holiday weekend - Sat. 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2017, 09:05:04 PM »
Cheers guys, a great ride! Craig, if you're watching this, you'd have hated it - drops the size of mini cabs!  ;)