Sunday, 25 August 2019

Dawn Harvest Cycle...


Weekend off, time to recharge and relax, and get in some harvest cycling, up before sunrise at 6am i was out early while the big monsters slept having worked late into Friday evening...








The beast sleeps...


Harvested fields linked across to the coast where i took to tracks and trails as fields here not yet cut...



Here is why your better with an Alfine type internal gear hub for harvested field cycling as the mech got wrapped with straw and chaff.  But it was good to get out on the new Surly Pugsley...









Across to Whitekirk and home through the woods...


Home for 8.30am before most folk are up and about...


Here is some film through the fields. Song is `Keratin` by Frost


Harvest Cycling 2019; Pt 2 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.



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Thursday, 22 August 2019

Harvest cycling again...



Combines are out now between showers cutting when it is dry enough around the county, with a baled field nearby home i got in a short cycle before sunset the other evening, good to get out cycling on stubble fields again and hear the crunch under the tyres,  and get the classic `Bike on Bale` pic!...











Last bit of sun of the day...



Wee film, Song is `Open Heart surgery` by The Brian Jonestown massacre


Harvest Cycling 2019; Pt1 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


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Friday, 16 August 2019

Midweek Cycle; back on the coast...


Been a real busy last 5 or 6 weeks with work,  2 Scottish Open`s and a lot of hard work with the wet weather and the early/late hours, though we were rewarded with a lot of overtime - that is saved for a future long term toy i have always wanted...

So the blog has been posting previous rides that were scheduled...
Back onto regular working hours of early starts and afternoon finishes and after split shifts for several weeks it`s great to get out and about in the afternoons again, despite the showery weather,
July has been recorded as the wettest here on record, and by August 13th we had exceeded July`s rain fall!, one day we had 30mm of rain in under 12 hours, that is nuts!,

So with the trails now a bit muddy away from the coast and many seriously overgrown with grass and stinging weeds as seen in some previous posts last month i`m just cycling on the coast now until the main harvest kicks in, the other evening after work i headed down to Yellowcraig and a receding tide, to cycle along to Archerfield beach, where i had a look at the two small caves as been a while since i have been in them...



The steps someone made a few years ago are still there on the westerly cave but the caves are both filling up now with drifting sand...



Same with the easterly cave,  no one has recorded evidence of why the wall was built at this cave,who by,  or for what purpose...





Back on the bike and a cycle across the sands and then some beachcombing on foot though did not find anything to take home...






Heading back to the van and the usual weather patterns of the last 6 weeks-blues skies in one direction...


And a heavy downpour coming in the other direction...


Wee film, Song is `I Should` by Phontaine


Surly Pugsley Beachride; August 2019 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.

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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Midweek Cycle; More green lanes...


More green lanes again today and i cycled up past Pencaitland from Longniddry,


This old Weigh Bridge is stamped `Henry Pooly & Son, dated 1939,




On through Boggs Holdings and Winton Estate and beyond...









One of many Mines marked around the area which once used the railways here...


This track was a bit overgrown but not to long to slog through, then onto a better track...



I was heading to Peaston Farm for some pics at the old row of cottages


Sadly they are being renovated as were very scenic, though this is not surprising as East Lothian continues to expand everywhere with houses...


Some 1980`s nostalgia lying in rubbish cleared out a house...



I rode a loop on tracks  back to the old farm to return to Pencaitland....




Wee film to here...
Song is `Seeya Later - 2014` by Boards of Canada


Surly KramPug IGH; Greenlaning (3) from coastkid71 on Vimeo.

From Pencaitland it was more trails through Winton Estate to join some of the old railway lines to Macmerry...




Crossing the A1 it was another old green road down towards Longniddry...


Big Sky day in the Shire...



A nice cycle,

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