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 Taff Trail to Brecon and Back, A classic MTB endurance ride/day out
Huwsy
Posted: Dec 18 2011, 06:30 PM


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Next March (just before i dust off the road bike) I will be riding this classic 104 mile round trip so anyone wanting come along let me know.

the route will take on the Gap from Cardiff end and drop down into Brecon. its a 12 hour ride with a few stops but for those not up to the full route there are plenty of bail outs but would suggest if you have not ridden the gap before dont bail out until brecon.

This is not a technically difficult ride but more endurance and good prep for the summer.

let me know if you are interested - i'll pick a day eitherside of the reliability rides.

Kevin
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BrianG
Posted: Dec 18 2011, 07:43 PM


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Do you know the proposed route yet Kev?
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Huwsy
Posted: Dec 18 2011, 08:19 PM


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Taff trail all the way to Merthyr - Upper Neuadd (stop)- The Gap (bail ou for some) - Brecon - Talybont on Usk (railway line)(stop) - Merthyr - Taff Trail to Cardiff.

Kevin
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david med
Posted: Dec 19 2011, 03:15 PM


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Definitely up for this please! Let us know dates closer to time :)

I'd prefer early/middle of march as have exams end of march/april

Cheers

Dave
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DarrenGill
Posted: Dec 19 2011, 03:38 PM


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I'd be up for this too .........

How many pubs did you stop at last time round?
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Huwsy
Posted: Dec 19 2011, 04:56 PM


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only one as we didnt have lights with us so we had to belt it back from brecon in 4hrs

Kevin
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STEADY SIMON
Posted: Dec 19 2011, 05:41 PM


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Sounds interesting :D
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Huwsy
Posted: Apr 20 2012, 09:10 PM


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Now that March has come and gone - date set for Sat May 19th. Ideal taster in prep for the Dragon Ride.

Anyone interested in this epic 104 mile steady but demanding ride let me know.

Route will be leaving Maindy at 9am returning close to 7pm.

As said before MTB's or CX in good working order suggest not full suspension but was done by one last year.

for those not wanting to do full route transfer back to Cardiff on Train.

Let me know if interested.

Kevin
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eadwig
Posted: Apr 20 2012, 09:24 PM


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Sounds good, will have to see how I'm fixed workwise.
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mountain-nic
Posted: Apr 21 2012, 07:47 PM


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I'm in - my stolen MTB has been replaced and knee tendon and leg muscle rebuilding is coming on well. Probably bail out at the Welsh Water facility before the gap climb though - have to be sensible :-/

Possibly bringing a few MTB friends too. :D

It was an epic last time, I expect the weather, equipment or our bodies (crashes and fatigue) will ensure that this version does not disappoint!
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BrianG
Posted: Apr 23 2012, 11:22 AM


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Sorry Kev but planned to go up to Llanwrtyd that weekend for a day round Doethie Valley (Trail of year 2011) check out www.offroadadventures-online.com for some info. about 25Km but lumpy

On the Sunday planning on doing the Cambrian Bike Bash at www.redkite-events.co.uk either 50 or 80Km.

Plan to camp at Llanwrtyd over weekend, just west of Builth Wells

Anybody interested let me know
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mountain-nic
Posted: May 8 2012, 05:57 PM


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Sorry Kev - have to pull out - work commitments have changed. Hope you have a good one

Cheers

Nic :(
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patjennings
Posted: May 8 2012, 08:24 PM


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Looks like Kev's Devil's Elbow ride is on instead. :D
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Huwsy
  Posted: May 13 2012, 04:09 PM


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As i was expecting a bit more company particulary given my previous solo ride experience disasters to do by myself im going to push this back to the end of September hopefully there will be some more to tag along. :(

So Pat you are right its the devils elbow for me.

Kevin
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Posted: May 13 2012, 04:12 PM


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Sounds good, make it so!
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