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Conditions at Cwmcarn?

Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,072
edited February 2014 in Routes
I'm off there at end of this week for a spot of uplift. I know the place is mostly hard pack and usually drains pretty well but the amount of rain everywhere since I last went has been biblical. Anyone been recently?
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  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    I'm off there at end of this week for a spot of uplift. I know the place is mostly hard pack and usually drains pretty well but the amount of rain everywhere since I last went has been biblical. Anyone been recently?

    a mate rode the xc yesterday and said it was fine, so I assume that the dh will be too. I'm going on weds to ride the new trail so i'll stick my head onto the dh and let you know :)
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,072
    welshkev wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    I'm off there at end of this week for a spot of uplift. I know the place is mostly hard pack and usually drains pretty well but the amount of rain everywhere since I last went has been biblical. Anyone been recently?

    a mate rode the xc yesterday and said it was fine, so I assume that the dh will be too. I'm going on weds to ride the new trail so i'll stick my head onto the dh and let you know :)
    Thanks Kev, I need to know whether to pack my scuba gear :)
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  • i would say a rib would be best, or a canoe if you want a work out ;)
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,072
    i would say a rib would be best, or a canoe if you want a work out ;)
    As well as the rain there's a fair bit of wind forecast for Friday, should make the jumps interesting :)
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  • In the past with the wind up there i have hit the jumps in the freeride section and pretty much come to a dead stop in the air... most amusing, also taken off on one side of the (right side) of a jump and landed on the very far left of the downside... i stoped jumping those days haha.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,072
    It was a bit windy on Friday but TBH it never caused any problems on the bottom section jumps for me. Riding down the track when it had turned into a small muddy stream was quite interesting though. By time lunchtime came we were soaked and spent the rest of the day feeling like I'd had an accident in my pants :) Still plenty of grip though even in the wet - probably better than when it's bone dry.

    Possibly one of the best places to go for DH when it's wet?
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