Monday, 13 July 2020

Cycle again with friends!...



Good to finally get out with friends cycling again!, meet up and cycle at safe social distancing, it was good to catch up and have a bit laugh again,  new bikes, and lots to chat about...




A short loop around the lake and although busy with other folk out cycling and walking as expected we had a good wee cycle...




Wee film, Song is `#20` by Aphex twin



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Isolation Cycle 90; Summer Solstice Cycle...

4 Weeks ago...

The Solstice,  Longest daylight, Traditionally the 21st, some years other days, some expert on the tv said it is the 20th this year with the alinement of planets or something, I don't know, the weather was nice on the 20th so we went out both days anyway,
Today we cycled west of Gifford for a loop of trails, and old roads out around Pencaitland,
Was good to get away again on quiet trails, many you rarely meet others, is ideal this now,
Were really enjoying the unsocial theme of Isolating, only when your in Towns at Supermarkets and there open areas you witness some real strange behaviour - folk either are scared like its the end of the world, or not caring anymore and hugging each other...


Anyway back to our bubble and out cycling...













Wee film,

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Sunday, 12 July 2020

EL MTB #3; John Muir Park Woods

Can (and will) post several films of trails in John Muir Park (JMP) here at Dunbar, a favourite is a diagonal sandy single track directly through the centre of the Scots Pine Woods, sheltered on a windy or wet day it is nearly always dry and a fun trail,


Wee film, Song is `Lonely Planet (Mixed)` by Aurtas



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Isolation Cycle 89; Balgone Trails...


4 Weeks ago...

Better weather today and we headed back to Balgone as G was keen to ride the new sections of trail and I was keen to make a better film!, again like nearly everywhere else there were more folk about walking, we managed to stay away from them and folk were meeting these days seem to be well practised on social distancing outdoors on paths and polite and friendly. When all this started folk looked either terrified or were oblivious to anything going on around them and wandering along in their own wee worlds! lol...



The new trails have been a bit chewed up with horses since yesterday morning but hopefully they will firm up and smooth out, G enjoyed the loop around the fields and like me is keen to see more all weather tracks like these in the countryside through farm land, there a great way to cycle away from traffic...







Wee film, as usual send G in front to make the film more interesting, Song is Zusammenalian`` by Autoglider

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Saturday, 11 July 2020

Isolation Cycle 88; Evening cycle at Peffersands...

4 Weeks ago...

Midday high tide so we had early evening cycle to Tyninghame and enjoyed the peace and quiet,
Car parks are bound to be opening soon and I know it will be mobbed here - busier than usual as everywhere else is accessible by car, something we have noticed the last few weeks is folk in general will not go anywhere unless they can drive there!, this week (June 18 as I type this) We should be moving to lockdown phase 2 here is Scotland,  Why there are different stages of the Lockdown in the UK for each Country is pretty pointless with no hard Borders and folk driving about freely where and when they want, except here and a few other car parks!,  anyways were staying safe away from folk and touch nothing when out...


G taking a pic of me taking the pic below of the new very wobbly double yellow lines! :)





White Foxgloves...



Good to get on the sand again...






Life is Good!



Wee Film, Song is `33 Degree` by Thievery Corperation

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Friday, 10 July 2020

Isolation Cycle 87; New Trails at Balgone


4 Weeks ago...

Not the best weather again today but was warm despite the onshore Sea Haar and light drizzle showers,
I cycled around recently finished new trails west of Balgone, still bit soft they will settle in time and add a few more miles to my local loop around the Lake here...





Sadly I had the Go Pro set too low today on my helmet to get much decent film but managed to cobble something together with the point and shoot bits,
Song is `Nylon` by Phontaine

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Thursday, 9 July 2020

EL MTB #2. Hedderwick

Midweek Cycle after work - The John Muir Way (JMW) section of trail above Hedderwick Sands at John Muir Park is a nice section of Sandy Singletrack, passing remains of former WW2 Coastal defences above and below on the beach it winds  along through Ferns with views across Hedderwick Bay, close to the eroding edge it detours here and there and makes for a fun section of trail,

Wee film, Song is ` The Glass Bead Game` by Thievery Corperation



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Isolation Cycle 86; Abandonded Hospital...


4 Weeks ago...

A few days dull misty damp weather, and another solo cycle near home around the old Hospital grounds,
a couple of miles but ideal to stretch the legs, I took the Go Pro for some film and editing up added some stills from previous posts of inside some of the Wards, 
The place is riddled as Asbestos so you don't want to go raking about in there...







Wee film, Song is `Late Night Final` by Public Service Broadcasting

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