Winter Mountain Biking Adventure | Blake's Epic Weekender

Winter Mountain Biking Adventure | Blake's Epic Weekender

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Welcome back you beautiful, people so my brother ray and I decided, to pack up the Jeep hit the road head over to Snowdonia, National Park. Which is in Wales a place that we've both never, been before we. Thought how let's go do some camping, let's do some / landing, we took her hardtails I'm, going to explore what. That place had to offer for trails so sit back and relax get. Yourself some popcorn and enjoy this. Morning. Morning morning morning. Okay. So we've got here it's taken five and a half hours, to drive all the way up and to look like, the middle of Wales somewhere, along the coast west coast just picked up some wood we're gonna gonna set up camp in this valley her brother Ray who stood outside there, he's gonna open the gate are we gonna find a cool campsite, there's a river that runs through this campsite, so we're gonna find, a cool spot pitch, up 10 on top of the car whoa. Wow, I can't wait and then there's a pub not very far from here, wicked. Get set up. All. Right yep, find, a spot. We've. Arrived in Wales, freezing. Yeah, we, found a spot we've gonna set up tent there and we're the only ones in the campsite but all to ourselves, you can ask for more yeah why is it for warmer. Weather more whether it's freezing, it's not bad it's not bad it's minus zero, it's - Sarah it's ice this look at the grass is white got a little fire pit we've, got some wood from the farm we're gonna set, up ten then go to the pub for dinner because hail, cooking, in this weather noise noise I'm. Just gonna sit by a fire in this weather yeah, and, drink. Hot chocolate right. Run, time-lapse, of us setting up camp right. Set, up my little front run a tent on the roof, that's all set up brace getting the bikes ready through, what the hardtail so raised running, the, new proof scout hotel, and I'm running my, new new, proofs carpark, tail. It's. Cold, I'm feeling the cold coming out the warm car out here it's, getting very cold we by the river which is making it even colder that water's freezing but.

I'm. Going in that in the morning we'll work you up right. Let's get this fire started. Rooftop. Tent that's all set up it looks freakin, cool I can't think of that this is the kitchen good a table, got. Our food oh, man. This we're gonna cook up breakfast, you're sleeping, upstairs. You. Got the bike set up we're, going to the pub so we've got lights on there I got my cool. Exposure lights banged. On the front I'm just gonna crack open a beer all, right I reckon Ray's gonna start that fire. Okay, right we're gonna go to the pub I'm gonna show ray the. Route that we're gonna be taking what mountain there who can have you hot and huh, what valleys, will be shredded down hang, on it but. Say. Anything about get up amount, mountain biking ray anyway. Let's. Go. At tents frozen. I just. Got back set. Up a fire you. Know warm up because, he is. So. Resumed, out yeah it's gonna be fun tomorrow it's. Gonna, be up here within. The downhills, I'm gonna be spot, on and it's hope so right yeah yeah they looks, good looks good I mean that the hills around here are massive so looking, forward to it it's however let's get warmed up from this. 500. All. Right Morris. The next day today's, the day we're gonna shred our heart tails up, in the mountains up here in Wales, get ready get suited and booted and, then catch. Wow. We're gonna go up to the river cuz, there's a cool trail and then go across the other side yeah I'll explain everything. Alright. We're. All set, dude up and. Ready, to hit the trail you, ready I'm ready, he looks very warm, I think warm let's go right yeah let's go. And. Fell over, lady L still, eager fry and race just bombed off up there okay. Going, for some. Nice. I had to get this view, look how insane this is that's, like an old sheep. Barn, or a Buffy. That's totally. Destroyed, we're. Gonna see a few of these on our travels, we're gonna stop at one and Cody Brennen we're, at the foot of Penn, gawa, Mount, I don't, know what Mount have I can't speak washed, anyway, I'm gonna catch up ray. I. Will. Just cycled up from, inside that Valley oh yeah, what a beautiful day we can't ask for any better weather right. It's. Not even windy. Touchwood. It's, cloudy temperatures. Pretty, cool huh I reckon it's about 1 degree it's.

Pretty Cold it's still frost on the floor we're gonna head out there to this stone, arch thing, and hopefully. We can see the other side and, then the like. The s3 the. Big. River. Mouth which, we have to cross to get to the other side yeah, I'll see you at the top. Grass. Is frozen me. Okay. Well. Cycle from that peak, quite, far away down there now. We're. Gonna go across the valley to, those mountain, ranges over there so, we're gonna find our way down, there. The, footpath goes that way it goes downhill kid follow the valley down speed and follow the valley down we'll, find out nice. Let's, get some descending. Right. Do this road we're, going here to that bridge and then where's the trails, all, in here they're outside try running it up to the top of it at the top of that mountain now this is about another 20 mile or. A bulky. Right. It's. Alive on a. Bridge. Nice. So. That lovely lady down there just gave us a pound, for. Us to cross because we didn't have any change so thank, you very much young lady, it's, very card we just carry card right we're gonna cross this bridge is super, old it's from 1770. Been like over, a hundred ships, were built in this area using. The local oak in The Woodlands around, to. Build it's like pretty. Famous for their shipbuilding, around this area pretty crazy yeah yeah well, this part of Wales is super. Beautiful man we're crossing this Little River. Into. Kearney. Brennan which is over there and. Funny, that there that white building there is. The. Original, toll. Keepers. Heart. That from, 1770. So, so, old, crazy. We're. Gonna head up the value behind us I'm. Excited I'm gonna have lunch in a bit. Wow. Wow, wow. Look, oh. Yeah. I guess, it's worth it for that now, a hundred percent look at this view, and we just rode all. Over that. At. The foot of that, plane. Glar good, we have to google it right penguin. Or whatever yeah. I'm sorry for my Welsh. Pronunciation. But, we just cycled all of that to, bridge up here we're, gonna go over, all of this behind us over.

There Well. I think we're gonna have lunch. That's. That massive one over there was it called penny, gotta penny. Penny. Garden. Gotta. Mr.. Eshton's climbed that man. Yep four, hours to climb that apparently two up two down. All. Right so we got to the top while we're not fully, at the top that's the top over there, now we're just go to traverse, across because over, there is Glen Cody, Brennen not Glencoe, we're not in Scotland play, Cody. Brennen it's just over there. And. We're gonna cycle. Along there on that path, down, there and drop. In and then, the town the village is behind us which is just over there which we're gonna end up, for a nice, hot, chocolate. And. Back into town and, then back to camp and then tomorrow we'll. Hit up Tony Brennan because, it's pretty cool I've heard a lot about it yeah, I've never written. All. Right. There's. A number of these little. Tar roads in the back in these, valleys that link from trial to trial that wife, spotted, routed it out well, on there. We've, come to this, other. Trail now we're, gonna head over this, little, bit of ridge line mountain into, the next, Valley, this is Valley number three of day, one here is it well. Yeah. Highest climb over this once. Oh. Right. So we've come to a real tough, build a trail you can't ride through hiking the bikes up to this fire road which, we can traverse, down into, Coney Brenna you. Know just looking in the horizon, it looks super. Close. But there's, miles away, it's a beautiful hike oh. These. Memories. These, long as it's actually. Very. Mission. Wow. This, stuff's horrible, to ride on a SAR, well it's, Cody Brennen, right. Over there, we, gonna head down there the time is. Was. Half to ray the. Sun's gonna go down it hot in about an hour, and we are about. An hour and, a half to and, then there's a horrible tire road which is gnarly, that. Runs all the way through the valley back to where, we had dinner last night which. Were we gonna have dinner again but. We did say we're gonna cook. But. It's been a long day. Like. Okay. I'm a snack before I drop in here, all. The way down into this valley, ride. Back into town. There's. Gonna be a cool descent though you. Ready I'm. Ready. I'll. Look at this ray we. Write the tip of Kearney Brennan Forest Park this is, literally. This is probably a trail right here or anything yeah a red and a black trail but all these white lines are, all trails.

Man-made. Trails it's a trailer park so they take time, then it goes all through that fire, it is quarter, to three is a bit later we still got an hour to get into town but then we've got 30 minutes to get back to camp we did bring some ice we didn't think ahead we did all right can we head back into town and if there's a trail down here somewhere, yeah, we just ride down it there then tomorrow, we'll come back and write Tony Brenda Sal. Get it as low as a good trouser yeah I'm looking forward to some good ones. So. We found an alternative. Route the, 8470. Which is on the other side of the valley we found this route yeah this is maroon. 82. Which. Is a cycling. Route a lot more chill. Horrible. Fast-moving, road not, safer, as well. So. We got words two. Bags of it are. We gonna make a huge, fire tonight and, drink. A few beers. Celebrate. Our last night here yeah. Hi. Good morning it, is day two and, uh not. Gonna lie, last, night was freezing it got down to minus, three degrees everything. Is frozen the past rows in the tents frozen. Actually, we were all right we had full, thermal zone who are sweating, in these sleeping, bags but we've got the fire started phrase making coffee I need it we're, gonna pack down today because, we're gonna move out, we've. Got quite a long way to go today we've got five, and a half hours again to go home yeah. Cody. Brennen just parked up we're. Gonna go look at the trail map because we've never been here before so we want to see where we're going see. What trails. We want to ride, or. The biggest loop that's why we want to see. So. There's four different categories you've, got green blue red and black, so, from. Right. From beginner up to extreme, expert. Riders, you. Can ride house pretty cool caters, for everyone, I reckon. We should go and find Black Diamond right bit of red bit of blue that orange trail looks pretty sick we should going like that. It's. 20, 20, miles of trail. That's. It let's go, all. Right we're. Gonna do a Red Dragons. Back it's called yesterday's, cool fogs up. Nice. I'm. Gonna carry on up here oh it's, a short just try all of them or the red, it's got waterfalls in it before. That. All. Right, forgot. Your shoe. It's. Your size right put. Some cleats and that thing here. Tell. Me well there's. A good level of like. Balance between. Descending. And, climbing. Oh, it's. Like non-stop are. You thinking right. Tiring. On the. Little. Descends, a fun night little, hops, everywhere. It. Goes another one. Look. At my tripod, man a. Little. Shelf and everything I'm gonna put you on this little shelf watch, this action. Nice. All. Right yeah, see, that log a really. Wet one yep mmm. Good, try if you do it out there if. You don't do it I'll still do it oh this is the log of dude look guy, right you got it. Dude. Oh. Wait. I swear you slippery, yeah, let's get it it looks green Oh a, slippery, what if we just take this bit off you reckon still. Snuffy like that's made it worse. You've. Come, was that better or worse. It's. Cara riding the trail. So. We're following, Dragon's, Back which is a red trail and the Beast which is a black trail because, we've been climbing going, up and down like this following, this river it's so beautiful, that it's like we're in Canada no lie it looks insane look at it, so.

We're Gonna follow up this tar road feel like it's gonna be descending, all or back to the trail Center it's 2 p.m. we, haven't got much time, you ready right. So. This is a this, is a real, Buffy where. You. Can come and stay in seek refuge, of your hiking you. Can come. And stay here make a fire keep warm and, see how the cold correctly, we should do a trip to this Buffy we should do a hundred percent. So. It's scary and yeah it's. Like Blair Witch Project. Right. It's. Bit creepy it is creepy. All, right can we could for. Sure come, and step yeah, oh. The. Buffy definitely. A another. Adventure trip. Bike. Packing, in this area for sure but I've reached the top of the hill we're gonna drop. Down back to the trail center because we're a bit cut, for time so, hopefully there's some cool descents. All. Right I like. Like when you glass it's, a. Lot. I can't see anything. Yeah. These. Pyro's, are super, beautiful man they, like link from, one side of the valley to the other from, one trail to the other we're. On the beast or. The Dragons, back, but. It's a good combination of fire, road to trail you got loads of cool single, track trails. It's very rocky but. It's super fun we're, on our last bit of, ascending. Where. We gonna descend down to the, trail Center, for. A well-deserved. Cup. Of hot chocolate tea, or coffee anything, hot it's, freezing. It was really cold and we running out of snacks. Snickers. End of a little journey out here into Wales, Snowden. National. Park it's been insane. So, good it's been polls though it has been it has been very freezing, here hope, you enjoyed this video if you want to see more content like this in the future or if you, want to see. More of this less know in the comments down below but, if you want to see another rad video click, just down here don't forget hit. The globe I pick, gremlins face to subscribe to the channel because you miss out on some cool stuff give, us a thumbs up like and we see you the next one see, ya.

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love it bud, very well done

Meanwhile in the southern Ontario part of Canuckistan, we just got a 30cm dump of snow. Not even the phat bikes are out.

What's the model of the jeep? Hell of a set up!

Been waiting for this vid to drop since it was first mentioned on the channel, and I have to say I wasn't disappointed, great job and what a fantastic (if freezing) ride!! Also, I only rode Coed y Brenin for the first time in autumn 2018 and I rode the route you did (on my hardtail too) so it was great to see sections of trail I recognised and it brought back memories of my ride there. I will definitely go again and explore some of the other trails too ... perhaps the black, though I think I'll take my full-sus bike for that one! ;)

Did u where knee pads???great video

What a sweet vid! Top Quality from the Samsons!!

Epic video lads

Loved this one!

Awesome video. More adventures please

Guys it’s -0

Blake is hilarious haha it's great!

Well done. More content like this please. Love the channel but let's face it. 99% of us can't ride like the pros. 99% of us can't afford the tech stuff. However, to 99% of us a ride/trip like this is doable and one we can see ourselves doing.

Thanks Edward, we try and do a bit of everything here. Glad you liked it!

GMBN!!!! Once again another awesome video!!:) You guys make the best and most informational mtb videos on youtube. If you could check out some of my videos and leave some comments on what I need to better check out RB&B Films!!!!! PS: You da best!!!!!!!!!

Loved this, I hope you keep making more of these.

this is amazing! Great video edit, please Blake do more like this!

l live in Wales always freezing or raning but awsome trails

Great video, always enjoy watching these epic ride vids, more please!

Thanks dude

This was a fantastic video! Really really enjoyed it! Though Blake and his brother were very funny together! Really hope there is more like this to come! Epic!!

Thanks Ivor!

Laughing at your bro's misfortune is the best form of laughter. Great video Blake and Ray.

Great video and you and your bro work well together. More of these videos would be nice as this is probably more like the sort of riding and adventures most will do

Awesome guys

One of the best Video ever!!!!!!. More video like this guys GMBN and Blake!!!!!! PHENOMENAL I LOVE SO MUCH GUYS!!!!!

awesome video, more of these, please!

Please do a bike check or review of Blake's new hardtail. I am looking at getting one and I can't seem to find any videos on it. Keep up the great videos!

Class boys, something totally different to the norm and will make a lot of other rider do the same so fair play .. Can you tell me why you went for hardtails over full sus ? Thanks Glen

Frozen just watching this!

Wales in summertime! Simply amazing. Especially southwest...

Epic ride

In South East Wales there is cwmcarn with sick MTB trails and probably easier for you guys to get there(closer)

12:22-12:26 setting a good example to all of us. If you carry it in, you can carry it out. Big fan of your work.

Bloody brill loving Blake’s videos more of this stuff guys it’s epic

What an awesome video, mountain biking at its best just exploring nature. Whats the campsite called? Would love to explore round here on my hardtail too!

Awesome video, makes me want to go buy another mountain bike and get out and explore

Blake! coed y brenin is pronounced Coid y brenin

Nice video, i ride coed y brenin all the time

Blake, were you invited to this years dark fest? And will you be attending??

Blake, please can you send me this route?

Loved that! Blake’s editing is sick, it’s made me want to ride....right this second.... but I’m in bed so it’ll have to wait

Keep it up! This is awesome! Now It’s time to get on my bike!

Good ride guys really enjoyed your video. Must do more of these.

Great film guys - love the mix of cross country riding and trail centre stuff.

Brave boys camping in -3C. Great vid. Very cool.

you should do a video at the tutti frutti mtb epic

Aj lajk maj bajk

You guys should do a long weekend in wales a trail center per day.loved the vid in my homeland

Great video Blake and co... perfect way to show case wales and all the great riding that’s to be had...

fab video.. proper MTB ing

Yes please, more vid’s like this. Always enjoy Blake’s videos. So inspiring, such beautiful countryside to boot.

You should go to Corris there is lots of good trails there

Awesome video! I would suggest that in the future you refrain from using river rock for making a fire pit. If there is any moisture in the rock there is a possibility of the rock exploding as it heats.

"Touchwood" he says and touches his head while he is sorrounded by real wood!

You had to pay to walk across a bridge?!

You bought wood to go camping in the woods?

Super! Enjoyed it! Can't wait for summer.

Coed'y Brenin is awesome! Love that place!

Meanwhile in Finland, -25 degrees and my hardtail still going strong

What an epic adventure... in winter... in Snowdonia. WOW!!!

Beautiful countryside, great riding and plenty of laughs-top job

This is mountain biking!

That was a cool ride.

Awesome video! You guys should make more of these.

Loved, loved, loved, this video. Thank you!

Really amazing video... Congrats

Love it! But so funny that 5.5hrs seems like a long way?! If you're a long way away in Oz... there's definately no pub nearby

Ray apparently loves a good drift! What a trip, guys! Well done for documenting it so thoroughly!

this is awesome content. adventures are the best. camping is way fun. if you have the funds, should do camping rides in other countries. swiss alps, turkey, morocco, new zealand. one country every year or something.

Fantastic adventure guys, thanks for sharing. You need to add that stripping the bark of the Slippery Log Of Doom to your Bad Advice video.

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God Blake you are hilarious.

Should i get a E bike or non e bike ?

Great weekend with the bros! Enjoyed this hope to see more of this type of vlog please.

Who esle saw this on blakes instagram story

Awesome stuff Blake - where did you camp?

+Blake Samson Id pay good money to hear you pronounce that campsite name ;-) great video this is all my home trails

Thanks dude. The camp spot was in a little valley, the site is called Hafod Dywyll Campsite. beautiful little spot

Nice Video Blake please more ! Erich from Germany

Thanks Erich. I will start planning the next one then! Blake from England :-)

‘We ‘were’ going to cook tonight’

Epic video dude

Cheers Luke

Awesome Blake! Looking forward to more of these videos!

MORE VIDEOS LIKE THISS!!

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing that time with your Boet Blake. Go Ray. Well done guys. I really envy you at times, and this was one of them, but without the "minus zero" temperatures ;-) well done!

Great video, where is this awesome little campsite you stayed at?

Well that was the best way to waste a boring 30 mins at work

My wife and I took our two girls (9/11yrs) to the Gower last year to ride your route and that was one crazy decent down to the campsite with out my dropper

Stoked you loved it dude. I'll keep on making them for you to get inspired. Reviews and kit list is a good idea, I'll remember to shoot one after the next one.

This has to be a contender for best GMBN video filmed in 2018

Im gonna give Blake a Super Nice

Cheers dude. Super kind

Mr Blake Samson, you are a real go pro hero! You go where no one would, you are a pro of course, and that footage you take is simply astonishing, such a magnificent camera work... And the action! And interaction between you and Ray! And the dialogs and commentary! And the sound! With the top quality edit, typical of this channel, that was the ultimate bedtime story. So inspiring! Thank you

+Blake Samson, thank you for taking the time to both reading and replying, in addition to producing the best content ever. Motivation, inspiration, knowledge - anything one can need in mtb or on an ordinary Monday - is there thanks to your genuine skill of sharing what you care for. Thrive on!

This is the best comment I've read to date. Thank you very much for your kind words Agata! I thrive to film the best I can to get the best out of what we are riding and where we are riding. Thank you again for the positive comment and the time to write it.

Send some of that water over here please. Awfully hot and dry. Great vid and adventure.

Great vid as usual Blake

I just ordered my first hardtail as you release this! I live in dolgellau where that pub is! So cool! Keep this up

Going to snowdon myself on the 23rd of Feb, going to be doing the rangers path, cannot wait :D

Awesome video!! More epic rides like that, makes me want to ride, discover and chill with friends

I am obsessed with Mountain Biking, so much, I decided to make my own YouTube channel devoted toward Mountain Biking, aswell as GoPro Footage. Thankyou GMBN for this awesome video's. Also here's my first video, of my mountain bike https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIy4qrgIezY&list=LLYiAGRlBgGnLH9UFokBGNWA&index=3&t=0s

Super Nice

Love it! One of the best things I've watched on YouTube for ages. The hardtail, is there anything it can't do?! What would be ace, is a full bike and equipment check please?

blakes waterproof jacket can not be found in the shop. please information where i you can buy them, thanks.

mean while in australia, 49 degrees

Blake looks like a happier more enthusiastic version of his brother

hahahaha I'll tell him that

"it's been cold. It's been freezing." - Dude in background coasts by in shorts. :D

R u based in the uk??

Yeah

You’ve just discovered GMBNs newest host.. please welcome UNCLE RAY! decent rider too it seems

Could anyone help me pls?.... Shoud i go for 3x10 system or 1x11 system coz im more on very long rides... Help me pls

More this, please! Blake you going to make that snow riding video that you was ment to do 2018?

Yes, I'm hoping to film a snow fat bike edit

9:20 free advertisement for John Deere lol

"we are all to ourselfs" *ignores foreign car in background*

always carry cash

Lovin the Jeep/tent set up! Awesome vid

I like how you incorporate Overlanding with mtn biking. A great marriage. Would love to see more of this. Maybe in Moab, Utah or Montana with Expedition Overland or in Australia with Ronny Dahl?

Where would you go camping with your bike in the dead of winter? Florida....yep...definitely Florida...you guys are crazy. That looked like work!

Love the video! Great edit!

Nice video ,what Camara you using ?

Moar!! Moar!!!!

That's what a real fun ride it's all about.....a simple riders reality. Please....more of that in the close future!

Epic -- I'll give you that. Winter, not so much. You've got running water out of which you picked up a rock with your bare hands. Now out where I am we've been getting crazy climate change/polar vortex temperature shifts; one day it will be +2C, the next -17C with a mix of snow and freezing rain. The trails are solid ice with rocks and roots sticking up out of them. You have to go fast and hope your tire finds something to grab onto before your bike slips out from under you.. I was telling my friend, it's like standing on the hood of your car and repeatedly throwing yourself onto a pile of frozen rocks. Only more fun. Enjoyed the video, it just needs a little more suffering. :) Keep 'em coming.

So Wales in on the same island as England but is a different country correct? The United Kingdom is the entire island?

Great video Blake, the scenery is absolutely stunning over there

Yup more bike packing would be great, cool bro hangout too.

Hi Blake, what Camelbak are you using please?

That was an awesome video :)

Damn Blake, you are a legend. Your adventure vids are amazing. True mountain biking, enjoyed every minute! Cheers

Did you partake in the warm shower facilities at Coed y Brenin????

make ray a part if GMBN

go to elan valley coz me and my friend wanna go together but hes been before and ive never been

Awesome riding, we are jealous.

Freaking amazing - I‘m so glad Blake‘s joined GMBN, what an asset to the crew. You guys rock

Amazing video

I cant believe you didnt go to Barmouth...

Blake I would love to see a what’s in my bag video please

More of this great vid

Here in Norway it has bin down to -13 Celsius

Great vid guys

More videos like this - I love Snowdonia Park - there's so much to see and ride - you haven't even scratched the surface yet.

that was beautiful entertainment. great pics and editing! thx

hey blake, um when going camping and setting up a fire, idk if this happened to you on this trip off camera but rocks collected from rivers or creeks explode when heated up so never put rocks from a creek or river in or near a fire, trust me Scouts in Australia do some really stupid stuff AKA rock came flying at me LOL

wales is great for riding, beta in the suma though

Could you go llandegla please

More More More! Cool trip

Really enjoyed watching this, my family have a holiday home in Dolgellau so I've done plenty of mountain biking in the area. Love Coed y Brenin.

How far was the ride on the first day please?

So lucky to have this on my door step.

Any chance you can share the route for day 1? Looks amazing

It look @BKXC taught Blake something :) This video is the definition of "Biking Adventure". Nice shots, good job with the editing. Awesome place you showed us. Thank you.

Love Snowdon! Been a few times, next time we'll be giving this a go! We'll be taking the MOHO for the camping bit though obvs. #warmth

Great video!! Which camelbak were you guys using? Keep up the great content

Thanks for the video. Last time I was at Coed y Brenin they were still running the old visitor centre to the west of the A470 and stayed in the forest in a holiday let at Maesgwm

Awesome vid boys! What campsite was it?

That was awesome. If you ever come to Colorado I could take you on some all day hardtail epic rides.Thanks for sharing, really enjoyed seeing you guys shredding and shenanigans in beautiful Wales.

Two things... 1: extremely jealous. I'm in the Maritimes in Canada, so - 0. I wish. Try - 20 lately with about 2-4 feet of snow, been itching to bike, even clean the whole bike as much as I can with my new Park Tool PCS-9 stand. Just got big in to MTB in last few years at 40+ years old. 2: loved this video, had a two door Jeep like Blake's, same color and everything and never saw that setup, just got ride of it after 11 years and love camping wish I'd known. But this is an awesome vid and love to flow and it all. Thanks for helping me handle a little of the itch until I can ride again

Cool vid. Btw NEVER use river rocks from river for a fire... They can explode when steam is released from within rock. Also.. sleeping bags... Leave them out of the compression bags at home ..they will be way way warmer..as aminimum un pa k them first after your tent. But great vid!!!

I have been there man it's an amazing place.

You boys are so lucky. Challenging but beautiful brothers ride. Remember it forever. Thanks for sharing.

Another super vid by Blake. Real MTB.

I live near north wales and would recommend visiting llandegla

This my sort of riding, love it! Mix of trails and natural, and camping, beer, hot chocolate ☕.

Superb video!!! Reminds me so much of riding me and a mate did in the lake district.this is real mountian biking

Very cool! I want to go to Wales this spring, do you got some tips were i can stay? I am from the Netherlands and will stay 3 or 4 days.

Brilliant effort lads, if you'd done it in the summer i would be very jealous

Coed Y Brennin is awesome, rode there many times before moving to Oz! Miss the trails! Big up to Dafydd Davies for making it all possible! Cymru am Beth

Awesome vid Blake! Given me inspiration to arrange a similar trip with my Nephew. Wont have as quite a sweet tent as you have though!

Damn! hardtail on a trail.. I love it!

Best vid

So cold even the sheep are blue

can you put up a the strava map of your route?

its c-oi-d y brenin not cody brenin

Wow, what a stunning landscape, that is just so inspiring! Nice editing and shots, needs to be said!

Awesome! One of the best videos I've seen in ages.

cool video guys keep up the good work!

fair play camping out

Nice work! I know the area from my 4x4 days out green laning but I've never ventured out on the bike, my aging legs don't like the uphill bits LOL! So maybe with that bit of inspiration it's time to get a bigger cog on the back and give it!. Lovin the Jeep by the way, they're a cool bit of kit and I imagine the heater works, unlike my old Landy!

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Loved it lads!!

Hey, which camera did you use for this Video?

Nice to see you GMBN Boys in Wales #CoedYBrenin awesome trails and great video!!!

Keep an eye out for the holy grail

Ma quanto dura la batteria al freddo?

I used to do this kind of ride in the Desert of central Arizona. Mostly in the 1983 to 1992 of ATB bike riding. Our old buildings dating back centuries were Indian ruins some still intact but mostly not. I saw the advantages of off roading as a way to explore and keep fit. You guys (and brothers at that) did this ride very well. I had old topographic maps and no Go Pro to record but it's in my memory. Places like Crown King, Bloody Basin Road and Tortilla Flats were great adventure places.

Ah an other winter ride with no snow or ice or rain. How do you find this weather?

Me and the lads in Llynfi MTB are planning this trip for the summer,it looks awesome,already in Wales so a bit closer for us.

Such a mint vid, just like a high quality edit of a down to earth riding weekend away. More like this please

Brilliant, that’s what it’s all about

Great bonding, you guys are great. I LOVE THE JEEP!!!!! Where can i see the customizations for a Wrangler? I would like a tent like that

Where are yall from ?.

GPX?

This has inspired me to take my hardtail MTB out on an adventure tomorrow. Cheers guys.

You captured the spirit of UK Mountain Biking so well. Adventure and discovery on the wild trails, then followed up by trail centre ride. But it's always the wild rides that make the stories you'll be telling for the rest of your life.

I want this kinda vids this feels soo great to watch love it!

Hi, nice vid, but what is the name of the campsite please?

What app are you using to find the trails guys?

Great video guys! We did our first outing to coed y brenin the other week! Dragons bach was worth the trip!

When I went to Snowdonia to check out the trails everywhere was covered in this horrible fog. It was so thick you couldn't tell a rock from a bridge, and there's no signal in most places so there wasn't much I could do but leave it. I was on my own so it would have been pretty dumb to attempt a ride in those conditions, especailly as a beginner. I had to head back down south for the weekend and by then the fog had cleared so I tried out the Afan Forest trails instead. They were epic but Snowdonia looks better in my opinion! More rural and so much bigger. I'd appreciate if anyone could recommend me any Scottish trails? I'm heading that way in the summer but still need to settle on a destination that's close to all the best MTB routes!

great vid. what shoes do you use to ride offroad and hike in or do you take different types?

perfect thanks

Props for the million extra miles you must have done to get those wide shots! Great adventure.

awesome video guys looked so much fun Coed y Brenin was the first trail center

Outstanding vid guys. Well done

The way he pronounces coed y brenin

Could you make this tour public? I would love to ride it

To long

Olive car, olive beanie, olive bike - nice! BTW would be also nice to see review of the olive Paratrooper some day - looks like a hardcore bike

So cool video you brothers really love to see some more of those adventure trips PERFECT!

Ha, I’ve camped there by the stream- in summer the insects were murder.

Great video guys awesome scenery and fab tent

Excellent !! more of this type, please.

First GMBN vid ive watched that made me seriously contemplate getting my 99 Rockhopper updated. Cool adventure!

Nice video! Big fan. Whats brother's bike wheel size?

this video is the dream. great nature, great bikes, great guys.

Awesome video, more videos with your bro for sure!

good work. got me on the exercise bike watching this looking forward to spring

More like this!

Best video ever!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAID_Fku4w12xh6biUqC88Q Have at look at this for some Scottish info.

Considering buying my first good MTB...Not sure if I should buy a hardtail or a full-suspension bike

Hello enjoyed that . could you share the route of the first bit ?

Great vid guys

I only ride park! 0:40

Brilliant vid. This vid; the GCN 10k calorie challenge, and; OB’s Everesting have been the 3 best vids for a while. Keep them coming like this. How about West Coast of Scotland for awesome road and mountain biking?

That looked amazing

Had this saved to watch later - great job :) Brilliant filming and a lovely video. More of the same, please! :)

So its around 0 celsius,and you arent wearing a cap or beanie?Like how tf

20:42 Gods must be crazy reference?

love those adventures

Simply brilliant, I'd love to do this with my pals. Would be great if you could do more videos like this please.

"It's minus zero"

Brilliant video you are both great mountain bikers and have a great sense of humour! I will try and go to that National Park in Wales and seek out the trails.

Wicked ride thru the Welish landscape. Maybe that bunniehop over a wet log wasn't a good idea :-) You did say it was cold (-3) but the rider behind you had short bibs, hahaha Did a ride last weekend at -6 is funny how a trail works out at these temps. Keep up the good work (videos)

That bit around the 15 minute mark looked horrible! Especially after several hours of hard riding. You must both be crackers.

... but the trail at 21:30 looked brilliant, so maybe you're not as daft as I look! ;-)

What a wicked video I love watching these kind of adventure riding videos!! Lee doing them guys plz

EPIC ride guys, so much fun, who cares about the cold. More like this please.

Easily the best ever GMBN video so far. Subbed ☺️ More like this please

+Michael Atkinson True. Scotland is a mountain biker's heaven! I prefer riding long distance rather than spending time on the more competitive short trails, but I love a few challenges inbetween even if it's just the odd obstacle or technical patch. So far I've only ever done blue or red routes. I know a lot of trails aren't graded but its super helpful when they are. Pretty sure I could manage a black route but it would be slow going and best to wait until I've mastered the mediocre. I'll definitely check out the stuff you mentioned

There is no one place in Scotland with all the best trails. I know more about the Highlands and for real stuff - look up the highland Trail 550 route - or a few other long distance routes. Not ideal beginner stuff. Plenty trail centres well documented to get skills up everywhere from Borders to the North of Scotland. Of course - there are loads of forest trails up here too that aren't specifically MTB trails - but give chance of long routes out. All depends what you want....

I love these series.

Which camp site is that?

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