Saturday, 27 November 2010

Saturday Snowride...


Friday evening it snowed right on 8pm as forcasted,Northumberland had had 14" during the day!, i thought we weren't going to get any snow but we got a couple of inches and around 10pm i did a few laps outside the house...my first Larry snow tracks!...

Saturday i left early around 8am and the roads were half cleared after further snow through the night...

This is unreal for November...its just like last January!


No need to head up the hills today with the whole county covered and i wanted to go see my folks to check they were ok and needed anything so up the Garlton Ridgeroad...


The sky was clear with big snow storms rolling in from the North Sea all around...




Snow covered beech and Oak around the embankments of the Roman Fort...

Love the noise of the snow crunching under the tyres...

Up to the transmitters on Barney Hill and great views with patches of sun across to the coast of fife between the snow showers...

Took a break and enjoyed this `very unusual` November weather and its snow covered views...







Down through the woods to ride around the old market town of Haddington to the Railwayline walk to Longniddry and with the roads a ploughed wet mess i just road on the untreated pavements!

Onto the railwayline closed in the 1960`s and now a path there was alot of traffic already trampled the snow at the towns end-mostly dog walkers i imagine but the footprints thinned out as i left the noise of A1 traffic and the railway turned NW towards Longniddry...

With the sun out between snow clouds it was lovely, esp the snow covered trailside tree`s...



Views off to the sides of the old railway was a snow scene worthy of Christmas cards...there was one set of tracks in front-a runner i saw ahead but didnt catch as stopping to take pics and i had all this scenery to myself...



leaving the old railway i took some farm tracks down to the village...
after a whiskey stop...

these couple of tracks lead down to the village and are great in the winter landscape...




Returning home from my folks house after a couple of hours and lots of cups of hot tea i passed under this lovely Bridge which captured the winter scenery on offer today...

The railway trail has good signage including these nature signs you can swing open and they tell you what to look out for along the way,a good idea....



Heading home i climbed back up onto the Garlton Hills ridge Road and into a whiteout blizzard that lasted about 10 mins..the temperture dropped quickley but it was good fun!,The snow was heavy enough to cover the main road through my nearest village...


Soon i would be home and in a hot bath with a large whiskey...what a great day...
What i didnt know was that there would be more snow through Saturday night...a lot more...
Heres a film i made riding up the Garlton Hills Ridge Road just after sunrise...

9 comments:

  1. Awesome video!
    Diggin the Zero 7 too.

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  2. Beautiful! Looks like real Siberia!
    Hi from there - http://pics.livejournal.com/macsimka/gallery/00027pzg

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  3. agree, great video. Looks epic, how far/long was the ride?

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  4. Wow, snow!! Love the video. Expertly edited and fitting music choice. If I didn't already have a Pugsley, it'd sway me towards going out and getting one.

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  5. We have about 6" (150mm) of snow today with roads blocked last night with drifts but sadly its wet snow and was hard work to ride through today,
    but the forcast is to be colder next few days and more snow!,
    the ride was about 9-10 miles each way and took a good hour each way with stopping for pics and film, I dont know whats going on with the weather but this is 2 years in a row!...glad i did get the pugsley!

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  6. Real Pugsley weather, Yeaahh!!!

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  7. Quality video again! Zero 7 are pretty good eh?
    I had my first snow cycle on Saturday, what a laugh we had. I tried going out again tonight but the snow was just a bit too deep for me. I wish I had a pugsley!!

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  8. Excellent! Really like those shots with the pugsley on the dual tracks going on into the horizon! Really ominous looking coulds in the video, amazing light!

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