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Snowdonia, Wales, UK off road in the snow ☃️

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:54 pm
by linssen
A few weeks ago it snowed. It snowed a lot. A couple of us rode our GSs from London to Wales to go trail riding through that, mostly because we're idiots.

I have to say, it was totally gruelling getting there; the snow was forecast light, and we figured we're adventure types, it'll be fine. Riding through thick snow in the dark is horrible. I've not done it before, and because you can only see flakes coming towards you, the sensation is that you're not moving. I got super travel sick, which is also new to me. It's also (obviously) slippy as hell. Should have been 4.5h, took 10h, and I felt bobbins when we arrived.

BUT! The days riding on Saturday was absolutely stunning. You take it easy on the roads, and the trails aren't that much different than they usually are. Snowdonia beautiful as it is, but in the snow it was extra special.

We took a drone, and got some really nice photos and vids. I spent some time cutting it together recently. 👊✊❄️


Re: Snowdonia, Wales, UK off road in the snow ☃️

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:36 pm
by IanB
Well done Will, that looked tricky :)

Re: Snowdonia, Wales, UK off road in the snow ☃️

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:45 pm
by daveuprite
Great footage and so well edited. I really like the shot at 1:23

Full marks for taking such heavy bikes up there into the snow.

Re: Snowdonia, Wales, UK off road in the snow ☃️

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:46 pm
by pieterv
Thanks for posting. Great video (and the riding skills are not bad either).

Re: Snowdonia, Wales, UK off road in the snow ☃️

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:52 pm
by richeyroo
That looks fabulous. Is much (or any) of that route part of the TET route?

Re: Snowdonia, Wales, UK off road in the snow ☃️

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:24 pm
by bikenav
Promo for Wales, Bmw ,Trailriding outstanding, Video of the year already won? brave too, thanks for sharing. TET- ye did spot Barmouth in that vid taken from the TET route, a very popular pic spot.

Re: Snowdonia, Wales, UK off road in the snow ☃️

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:48 pm
by garyboy
most excellent 8-)

Re: Snowdonia, Wales, UK off road in the snow ☃️

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:51 pm
by TomBoyNI
Brilliant video!

Heading back to Wales again this year for the Welsh Road Race but I'll definitely be on more of the tarmac stuff :lol:

That look difficult enough just watching it - but it looked great! 8-)

Thanks for sharing 8-)

Re: Snowdonia, Wales, UK off road in the snow ☃️

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:52 pm
by TomBoyNI
Oh and by the way - what drone did you use?

Re: Snowdonia, Wales, UK off road in the snow ☃️

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:16 pm
by linssen
Thanks for the nice comments all!
richeyroo wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:52 pm
That looks fabulous. Is much (or any) of that route part of the TET route?
It takes in a bit of the route around there, yea. There's so much you could spend weeks just bimbling around Wales. My favourite place yet for riding, good to be with someone who knew where to go, since the big bikes can get into bother.
bikenav wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:24 pm
did spot Barmouth in that vid taken from the TET route
Yea, we stopped off for lunch there. Apparently you used to be able to ride the bridge across? That would be an amazing way to see it.
TomBoyNI wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:52 pm
Oh and by the way - what drone did you use?
It's a DJI Spark - was a present to me, from me this Christmas. This was it's first outing, so there's a ton to learn. So fun having out there though, and loved it's follow me shots.