Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Sand, sand, and more sand...



Been out nearly every evening last week on the coast, cant seem to get enough beach riding this now, a combination of Autumn a coming and cooler evenings and sunset by 7pm, local woodland trails are again saturated and getting that big Magicshine light has put new fun into night riding as i can now safely see on the coast.
Using the car to drive the 8 miles max to an area of coast i get in a couple of hours riding in daylight then an hour or so once proper dark,

Last week at Gullane Point, high tide so along the soft sandy trails through the dunes...










These remains of a bird hide were on the shoreline when i was a kid and used to come out here with my dad when he was the Ranger, a lagoon formed from a spit which is now dry and about 70 meters of new land has has formed from the bird hide to the currant high tide line in just 20 years...






Concerned about me cycling along soft sandy paths in the Nature reserve?,
well apart from being legally allowed to do so being shared paths, have a look at the pugsleys 4" tyre footprint compared to mine walking to take photos... says it all about making less of a foot print!...






No sunset but once dark more fun through the pine woods...






Another evening riding from Aberlady to Longniddry, again high tide...
To my left a busy coast road of commuters, just a few meters away and the sea cuts out some of the traffic noise and on a near deserted coast apart form a couple of dog walkers i am a world away,
Gosford Bay...






Fernyness, more WW2 Anti tank blocks...


There was a diving pier here in Victorian times, before wetsuits... Brrr


There are always shells to be found beside a small burn west of the No 1 Car park at Longniddry...









Tachyon Micro XC camera update;

I did some filming with the new Tachyon Micro camera, and unfortunately it kept switching off, sometimes within seconds, sometimes after 20 - 30 seconds, have tried different micro SD cards but its not right, you don't know if its cut out if on your helmet as there is no bleep, so i have had to return it to Amazon, they have sold out so i have to take a refund, this is a pity, but it must have a fault, i have never had a problem with the 2 larger 2010 XC cameras, i could stretch the budget and get there HD micro cam but i don't want to spend that amount on a camera just for short movies, Ive sold one 2010 cam but luckily not the other so will just make a counter weight for the helmet which attaches by 3M Snap Velcro,

Did some Go pro filming last few rides so will post up soon...

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