Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Cycling calander for the summer is filling up...
April; a weekend bivi trip,
May; Forth Fat
And signed up for this event in June
I`m doing it, not just because it is something i can afford to do at £15 to enter and a short drive to the start, But on a pure social thing, i am treating it as a trail ride at my own speed, pace and will prob skip the loops on the map around the trail centres and get the distance down to around 60 miles each day.
Thinking probably riding from 8am to 9 pm on the Saturday with some breaks and a pint mid affy, enjoy the views and get pics as usual.
Ride till around 9pm and then doss somewhere in the bivi or Hennessy Hammock,
On the Sunday i will see how i get on and short cut from the Pentlands if need be for a pint at the finish Pub.
I know most of the route looking at the proposed route map and really just need my OS map from Peebles to Pentlands to double check,
I don`t own a GPS (no need when a coastrider!) and really not too worried about stats and stuff to post up, Just going to enjoy it as a solo ride at my own pace and a social when i meet up with folks :)
I have posted this on forums and stuff but there seems to not be much interest by my friends, some who have bikepacking gear, folks this is on our doorstep!,
The mass start will soon spread out as the race snakes tear ahead on cross bikes and xc race bikes to go for the fastest time, that time is well safe from me!,
If you think the total distance is probably too long for you, as i feel it probably is for myself then you can do as i will no doubt do and leave out the loops to cut down the distance and enjoy the ride,
The entry money pays for a breakfast on the Saturday and the rest goes to Edinburgh`s Festival of Cycling,
Whats not to like? :)
My Bike choice?
Deft be on the 29+ Surly KramPug after my SUW ride last year, as it was ideal :)
Sunday, 22 March 2015
Friend Sanny came through early and we rode to Dunbar on the John Muir Way, met local cyclist Alistair, rode a loop of John Muir Park, then around Belhaven Bay, Met friend and fellow blogger Ped, checked out the fishing boats in ther harbour, and Peds new yacht, Had some chips, Then returned via Tyninghame Cafe and the woods, Despite an increasing westerly wind it was a great day, even the sun came out as we stopped to watch the motorcycles practicing at East Fortune...
I only took 2 pictures today-before we left of a lovely looking bottle of Cornwall Cider that Sanny brought me, Looking forward to enjoying this...
Here is a mega photo dump all taken by Sanny of a great day out...