Author Topic: Tregaron Mountain Road  (Read 886 times)

Tregaron Mountain Road
« on: January 08, 2018, 03:14:09 pm »
Anyone know how rough the surface is lately?
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Re: Tregaron Mountain Road
« Reply #1 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

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Re: Tregaron Mountain Road
« Reply #2 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).
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Re: Tregaron Mountain Road
« Reply #3 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

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Re: Tregaron Mountain Road
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 02:45:58 pm »
Hang on, isn't this the one with toad hazards?
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Re: Tregaron Mountain Road
« Reply #5 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!

Re: Tregaron Mountain Road
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 04:00:27 pm »
Than ks for replies.
Sounds like no problem apart from the gradient and toads. :thumbsup:

Re: Tregaron Mountain Road
« Reply #7 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

Re: Tregaron Mountain Road
« Reply #8 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!