Wednesday, 25 May 2016

29+ Tuesday cycle...


When Christian texted to go for a ride i thought i would stick the offset 29+ wheels on the new Pugsley as been a while since i have rode a Pug in `KramPug` mode. The new Pugsley will have to take over the duty with these wheels now the old Pug has the Alfine hub.  Meeting Christian at NB Train station with his Surly Krampus Ops 29+ on the 5:15 train we rode a loop to Dunbar John Muir Park taking in Balgone estate, Oak Wood, Knowes and tonto the JMW to  a loop around the woods at JMP.
High tide saw no beach riding and no bike to wash after retrning to North Berwick via Scoughall and Seacliff...
A real cold easterly onshore wind continues to blow and it was cold despite the sunny afternoon after an overcast day.

Geese with their chicks...


Mosshouse Point...



Secret trail...



KramPug...


Ravensheugh...



Nice old Enfield...


And back to NB with a tailwind...







Love the ridged 29+ concept for trails around here. I could have used my Krampus but it has the suspension fork on it and was not sure if we would be on the beach or not.
I really want two KramPugs now, one with regular gears and riser bars, one with Alfine hub and Jones bars!

Monkey sees monkey wants...


More soon...

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Monday Blues??? na man it`s an early midweek Cycle; Surly Wednesday on the rocks..


If the suns out then be rude to not go riding after work, so i popped down to North Berwick to ride west to Marine Villa for an hour or so and did a wee bit filming as after a no doubt busy day on the coast with visitors judging by the amount of footprints the beaches were near empty now...

Cool old Fiat in town...



Near deserted coast...



Sea horses...


Did some filming here at Marine Villa rocks, you can do a nice little loop here on the rocks...



Back into town and a strong  easterly headwind and soft sand made for a hard cycle so i took to the  grassy single track some of the way...



Wee film shot with the old Go Pro,
Song is an edited `BMX Track` by Boards of Canada...


Surly Wednesday; Coastride May 16 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.

More soon...

Monday, 23 May 2016

Sunday Big Sky day; Surly ECR; East Coast Rollin...



Sunday dawned clear with big towering clouds that brought a couple of heavy showers through the day...


I have hardly ridden the Surly ECR so took it out on a loop to Mums for a family get together for her Birthday via the coastal John Muir Way trail, then home via the Longniddry Haddington railway line walk and the Garleton Hills Ridge Road on a ride that was rewarding in big sky scenery and a decider on what to do with this bike...


Alpkit bar bag had a tyre to pass on to my big bro...


Cherry blossom has passed it`s best now...





Leaving town and through Yellowcraig to Dirleton and onto Gullane and Aberlady...







Around Gosford Bay and afternoon meal at Mums...






Home via the Garletons i missed some big showers and soaked up the big sky scenery...





















The Surly ECR is a great bike, also owning a Krampus 29+ and a pair of KramPug wheels for my geared Pugsley i would find this build on a Surly Pugsley more usefull as it would give me a Jones bar Alfine hub KramPug 29+ that i can if i want fit 4" Fatbike wheels,  one camping /long day bike with both wheel size options so more versatile. And so i have made plans for this soon and when another frame arrives i will post up another bikes parts swap over!...