I dug out an old 1:25,000 map of Harlech, Portmadog and Bala and went on the Trailwise website looking for tracks and byways. Found a few so marked up the map and set off today.
Had a great day, 190 miles and 8 1/2 hours on the bike. Miles and miles of trail riding.
The above track proved too much for me alone. I just couldnt get the bike over the rocks in front of the bike. There was about a 2 foot ledge. I piled loose rocks beneath and tried to ride up and over. But the large boulders were in awkward places so after 40 mins I gave up and tried to find a different way in. It would have been easy with another person to help!!!!
Looks easier than it was. Very steep with lots of loose rocks.
Up and over the mountains!!!
Woops, it had to happen sooner or later. Tahnks god I fitted crash bars earlier in the week!!! No damage (apart from a couple of scuffs of the indicators). Again, it doesnt look it but this section was very steep with loose slippy rocks.
And the trails took me through some woods. Very muddy and slippy.
And then up onto open mootland.
Finally a long trail, about 4 - 5miles to a lake before ending. Same way out again. No problem, good tracks.
If anyone in the North West / North Wales (or anywhere if you fancy riding to North Wales) fancy a ride out let me know and I'll try and organise something in the next month or so. Will be getting some more maps and will try and find more trails in North Wales.