/ Biking Videos - Landegla
Parts 1 & 2:
Good fun, but tracks not quite as much fun as they could have been: hard to pin down why, but we all came away with the same thoughts. Just too smooth? not rocky enough? Felt peddley on the downhills, so are trails trying to eek out too much from the vertical drop? But we had good worthwhile day nonetheless.
Cheers guys, so looks like we are not alone in having mixed thought about the riding then - thought I was just having an off day!
Although the Llandegla red is a bit boring in the middle I think the red/black combination misses out pretty much all of the boring stuff after the initial climb. However most of it is straightforward (not really black) unless you go fast and jump, which I don't except for a few small ones. I wonder if some people who could enjoy it get put off by the black rating?
Penmachno is great but prone to ride like a stream in a wet spell.
Interesting to see as I haven't been there. First Vid looks similar to the GOrlech Trail at Brechfa (Red), smooth and flowy (and very quick if you are up for it)
I take it Landegla isn't just down hill?
One thing I would say is - you either need mudguards, or to stop and clean your lens more often (or use a different camera mount), the first part of the vid looks like it's shot on a poor quality smart phone because of all the stuff on the lens
Very sensible. LOL. Mud guards not quite my thing.
Saying that, those Neogurad fork things might be OK.
Mud/water on the GoPro comes with the territory this time of year, though I do need to spray some more Rain-X on the Gopro case. Wiping the lens bit tricky on the DH fly.....
Filmed recent ones on a chesty mount. Helmet mounting is a bit of a rubbish POV for most normal riding IMO. Also got RAM mounts for down tube (see earlier Vimeo films), but GOPro would just gets caked this time of year.
But yes, I do need to clean the lens more often, I do try, but the red mist just get in the way and one forgets....
Landegla has up, but up footage would be really really dull on a GoPro: as opposed to mine, which are just dull [so wife keeps telling me]
Ha, was a staunch anti mud guards rider myself, but I think my 30s are getting to me and ive recently bought a set, although as they dont fit havent used the back one yet (must remember to go get a refund!). What I was amazed by is how well the rrp neoprene thing for the forks is, it means I don't get in crap in my eyes now, and especially for night riding don't need to wear glasses anymore which is a big improvement.
Looks like a place well worth a visit, especially as its not just dh
I'll get one on my list to Santa then :-)
> I would have thought Antur Stiniog was more your sort of thing.
It does look fantastic - was hoping to go soon .... just waiting for the 'right' moment to let the wife know I might be going off to hurt myself....
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