The ramp from Talybont was quiet and still, with very little happening in the valley below. It was clear from the tracks that we were the first out that morning, just the way it should be. Nearing the top the wind was whipping it up and the snow became crisper, crunching as the treads rolled over fighting for grip.
Down by the Neuadd Pontiscili was a further drop in air temp, so we didnt waste time by the water and headed for the Gap. A few walkers were out, all kitted up, and these idiots riding through! The gap was like sheet glass, but surprisingly grippy when you caught the rock edges. A quick photo and time to drop down. I took the Genesis High Latitude 29er, 34mm stanchions and a trail geometry to match. It was a beast on the loose stuff, while Polly chose her lines with a little more care on the Cotic.
Once down, we jumped onto the canal tow path and headed for the Star Inn for Sunday roast and a pint of Brecon's finest. Happy Valentines...x