dragon downhill routes

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dragon downhill routes

Post by kelvin » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:35

Martin , nobby said you wanted some route guides for Mountain ash downhill .
I,ll knock em up in the week for you , an i,ll try and get some pics if it stays dry/sunny.
I,ve also rode the downhill at abercarn which is about 5mins up road from cwncarn . both are good with mountain ash being a bit hard core in places , with abercard more flowing and so big drop offs but loads of off camber roots.

watch this space

small clip of one lads doing the bottom gap at mountain ash ,ps it aint as small as it looks on cam ..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDnd9AiF1jo
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Post by MartinF » Tue Mar 13, 2007 19:17

Thanks Kelvin - looking forward to it.
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Post by MartinF » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:36

Hey Kelvin - any updates?
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Post by kelvin » Mon Apr 09, 2007 14:32

oaahh sorry mart forgot about this :oops:
i,ll get on it this week :P
hers a mini bit i previosly collected on the abercarn downhill which is less than 5mins from cwmcarn and if you went" off piste " would make an intresting route .
http://winsurfing.co.uk/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1183


ps done brechfa again this weekend -thats very worthy of a day trip !
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Post by MartinF » Mon Apr 09, 2007 17:41

No probs.

Out of action this weekend - damaged and in Germany. Though one
is not the result of the other :wink:

Not done Brechfa yet. It's quite a trek from home, so may make a weekend of it, taking in Afan, over the summer.
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Post by kelvin » Tue Apr 10, 2007 17:53

Dragon Downhill part 1 .
Directions - M4 Coryton Junction to A470 (you know by the fairy castle)
Head up A470 towards Merthyr .
The first roundabout you get to turn left and head for Aberdare .
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1.7miles up the road take a right into for comm---
pic of turn -
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if your in right place yuo'll pass this as you turn in
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Just follow the fire road up a few hunded yrs and pull in , no real car park here its a bit basic . pic
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OK the course bit . - you have to cycle up the fire road or as your parked right at the bottom of course you could push up to check it out (highly recomended)
route up fire rd from park up take fire rd to left , then continue straight up
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just keep going
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eventually you'll go through a barrier to stop cars - keep going for a further mile and your on the halfway mark the trail decends from here to bottom through the forrest .
I.ll photo the top half later but you need to push up from here to top to see what your gona be coming down (bit severe some of it )

The bottom part of the trail here decends through heavy forrestry most of it just very narrow single track with loads of exposed roots , a log drop before exiting onto a bit more of a man made trail

pic of exit from forrest with local kid who was there aft on a hard tail willing to demo the 2 ramps as you exit
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trail then sweeps down through some berms etc
view looking up to forr exit
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bit further down looking back
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double berms riding view coming down
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then some northshore style planks
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differnt angle view
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view looking back up
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after northshore more berms and bumpy stuff
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then a sharp turn gives you a vert little run in to a gap jump over a stream
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, recomend you take a look before riding theres a wooden bridge chicken run , but the ramp as you turn the bend hides the gap it just looks like a little kicker on a normal jump .
her is the shot as you turn the bend kicker to left and bridge to right .
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side view
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landing area
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one of our crew clear the gap
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trail then runs down to car park area
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another shot looking from near bottom back up
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very bottom up and down
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that about covers the bottom end part two from top down to follow
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Post by MartinF » Wed Apr 11, 2007 20:32

Good Grief, Kelv - Thorough, or what?

I feel like I've been down there already - just from your photos.

Fantastic. Many thanks.

Anyone feel up for it??
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Post by NigelP » Tue May 08, 2007 08:04

Looks like the route is shown here. http://www.dragondownhill.co.uk/mtnashmap.htm

Not as graphic as Kelvin's photos tho' :cry:
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Post by kelvin » Tue May 08, 2007 19:28

how about this un

castle coch secret spot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-QPRBadq6Q
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Post by NigelP » Wed May 09, 2007 08:19

Love the knees! An intense ride, but could not spot any chicken runs, which worries me.

Do you have any information about the trails around Machen (Sp)? I have heard some good reports.
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Post by steve powell » Wed May 09, 2007 11:06

Kelvin

Brilliant pics, anyone up for a trip here the weekend after Bigbury ?

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Post by NigelP » Wed May 09, 2007 11:27

I'm interested, subject to the wind...
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Post by kelvin » Wed May 09, 2007 12:28

theses plenty around machen , but they are heavily populated by tossers on crossers !
your be better off for a longer ride to go more "off piste " at cwmcarn as theres stacks of more natural trail to be had off the beaten track , including 2 other dragon downhill routes !

last little outing I took the guys on !! :lol:
http://winsurfing.co.uk/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1295




cwncarns seceret route ! shhhhhhhhh
http://winsurfing.co.uk/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1271
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