The outlook was grey, and rain was expected by lunch. We made good time through Hafren and found time for a quick break to see my little girl Izzie. We stopped again further up the road to see two Osprey's flying and fishing in Clywedog, this trail has it all!
As we approached Glaslyn, the heavens opened and the wind increased, no time for hanging around. As we descended Foel fadian we saw a rider hunckered down on the side, waiting for two others to come up the trail. The y were riding the Welsh Ride Thing and were returning to the start after a bivi night. They thought we were doing the same, but explained we were on the TC, something the had done a few years ago. With that in mind, I have no idea what possessed them to walk all the way up Foel Fadian, there are easier bridles (not much, but at least rideable) to get over to Glaslyn. each to their own.
We continued down, and found shelter in a barn for lunch. Not wanting to get cold we cracked on and headed for the coast with a quick stop at Talybontdrain to see Neil and Jayne for water.
We arrived in good time at Dyfi Junction for a quick selfie and put our heads down to ride into Mach. It wasn't our usual arrival to Mach as there were around 5000 people walking around the comedy festival with the Dyfi Enduro also on the same day. However this presented us with the perfect finish at the tent for a local ale from the Waen Brewery while watching the riders coming in with beaming muddy faces!!