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General Category => Audax => Topic started by: Banjo on January 08, 2018, 03:14:09 pm

Title: Tregaron Mountain Road
Post by: Banjo on January 08, 2018, 03:14:09 pm
Anyone know how rough the surface is lately?
Thinking of doing Black Sheep "this is not a tour "100 .Have Slick Scwalbe 28c on bike now.Could transfer some 32c from my commuting bike if needed.
Title: Re: Tregaron Mountain Road
Post by: Lee K on January 08, 2018, 03:53:24 pm
The road from Abergwesyn through to Tregaron is in pretty good shape. After the Devil's staircase it's very smooth, well it goes up and down a bit but the surface is smooth!  :P
Title: Re: Tregaron Mountain Road
Post by: mattc on January 08, 2018, 07:24:07 pm
well it goes up and down a bit but the surface is smooth!  :P
;D

I've only ever ridden in that area on 25/23mm. And I remember a section near the phonebox being resurfaced about 2 years ago. There are a few grains of gravel round Llyn Brianne, but nothing of note.

So I'm surprised the question has even come up! Plus this is Wales we're talking about - if it's marked as a road on the map, it's usually a good surface (or at least twice as good as you'd expect in England).
Title: Re: Tregaron Mountain Road
Post by: Ian gaggiaport on January 09, 2018, 11:40:41 am
The road up after the telephone box is really really  smooth

the descent in to Tregaron has a few patches of gravel in the centre of the road
Title: Re: Tregaron Mountain Road
Post by: Kim on January 09, 2018, 02:45:58 pm
Hang on, isn't this the one with toad hazards?
Title: Re: Tregaron Mountain Road
Post by: Brianfox on January 09, 2018, 02:50:39 pm
Did it on 25s last summer.

Through the suffering, can't say I noticed the state of the surface at all, but I would rate it as the single most challenging road I've ever ridden!
Title: Re: Tregaron Mountain Road
Post by: Banjo on January 09, 2018, 04:00:27 pm
Than ks for replies.
Sounds like no problem apart from the gradient and toads. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tregaron Mountain Road
Post by: Somnolent on January 09, 2018, 05:11:04 pm
Than ks for replies.
Sounds like no problem apart from the gradient and toads. :thumbsup:
And the potential for certainty of WEATHER.
Last time I was there....Snow at Abergwesyn, sunshine on the Staircase, hail on the descent to Tregaron
Title: Re: Tregaron Mountain Road
Post by: duncan on January 09, 2018, 05:40:59 pm
Worth checking the height of the Irfon to see if it's going to see if the bridges are currently bridges before setting out!