Friday, 4 September 2015

Bikepacking 101

So you seen we went bike packing last weekend,  wondering what it is about?, what you need?, need some advice?, here is a film on Youtube published in May which is a good informative...

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Fatbike Holiday long weekend Pt 2, photo dump and film...


At Forth Fat last May the Welsh crew said they would love to return to east Lothian and explore the trails and visit some of the history around our wee county. I suggested they return during the harvest at the end of August and dates were set for the Bank holiday long weekend. I decided to cap the number i invited to 8 as it`s enough folk to stay at my house!, and for a wild  bivi camp where we would leave no trace of our stay,
As often happens some folks could not make it and in the end only Jeff from Wales made the long drive, along with Mike from the NE of England, closer to home friends Colin had his daughter but still met up for a cycle Saturday,   Sanny had the cold and others just never got back to confirm!,  so 3 of us made base Friday.  With a midday arrival the planned 2 day Bivi was changed to Saturday evening, with an all  day Sunday ride until sunset, leaving Monday for a short ride and return journeys.
We would top over 130 miles into the long weekend with a lot of nice food and a few pints along the way, Harvest views, big Harvest moons,and  laughter around a fire each evening...


Harvest has been late this year, and typing this after the weekend the main Wheat harvest has now begun...
Here is some harvest footage from the previous week and a few clips from over the weekend...

Song is `Internal Sunshine`  by Mr Sunshine...

Harvesting; East Lothian August 2015 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.



Friday;
Out for an afternoon cycle and local fields and trails await...























Ship Inn...





Pizza at `The Big Blu` at Steampunk cafe...






Back home...















Saturday;
Bikes packed and off road all day, meeting Colin and Ru on the Tyne Trail then around Pencaitland, Winton, Saltoun to Gifford, and a bar meal and a pint in the sun...









Haddington...









Pencaitland...








Goblin Ha...












Sunset, time to make camp...



Huge harvest moon...
















Sunday...
Awoken by midges biting we packed and rolled out under an amazing sunrise, Yester woods and a view point in the midge free breeze to cook breakfast,  then we were rolling to show the guys some of the sights around here...










Goblin Castle...















Garvald ROC Post...









Haddington...






Longniddry....



Gosford...



















Gosford Bothy Cafe...


Luffness, Bickertons tomb...



Gullane, `Bake Bean trail`,  Archiefield, Yellowcraig and on to North Berwick...




















Ship Inn...





Home as the sun set...




















Sunday;
Urbex walk around the old Hospital...

















Jeff headed home, Mike and i rode to Seacliff....


































Tyninghame woods, `Secret Trail`  and on to the Cafe...









And home...   :D




A great weekend, over 130 miles and never more than 20 miles from home!...

Here is a 15 minute film i made,
All songs by Boards of Canada;
`Gemini`  `Cold Earth`  `New Seeds`  `Sundown`




Update!!!
Jeff got his film uploaded today, i gave him my SD card away so he would have a load of footage of himself,
His film really captures the weekend, esp the sunset ride home from Town on Sunday evening...

You should know the song;; because we do live `A wonderful wonderful life...`



More soon...