Saturday, 31 December 2016

Last beachride of 2016!...


Overcast and breezy last beachride of 2016!...
A fun day spent at Peffrsands and Tyninghame with good friend Craig...
Some pics by Craig...












See you next year!

Wee film....
Song is `Meaning` by Quantic...


Last beachride of 2016! from coastkid71 on Vimeo.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Last Commute of 2016!



Thats this years commuting done for the year!,  again this year i cycled more than drove, driving on average 1 day a week.  Since November the route to my new place of work has been busier with cars as i cut through the rat race to Edinburgh on two roads, and the rout is 2 miles longer each way but the destination is way better!.
And today i took the new Pashley Speed 5. the pics are a bit grainy in the fading light and i will post up a blog on this new bike and why i bought one soon....







Groovy ride :D


More soon...

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Catch up...



With the shortest day past last week slowly the days will now grow longer as we near the new Year,
Today it was still dark when i arrived at work  having cycled in today with decent forecasts for the next few days.. By 8am the clear sky was  promising a lovely sunrise...



Fairy management is more fun than golf course management!
They don`t moan and they give you weekends off!...





Sunrise at a slightly later 08.43...


A day starting getting things checked for the days visitors. Passing by today on the John Muir Way (JMW) some friends out cycling, first two, then four!, a gaggle of Pugsleys!...



Today was proving busy with day visitors...



Sunset today was 15.44 and the first day i would cycle home with some daylight!...





Last commute on the Dawes Ultra Galaxy as it`s drive chain is taking some punishment with the mud covered country roads. Time to start using the new bike with low maintenance drum brakes and heavy duty BMX chain, more on that bike in a future post....


First will be the last ride of 2016, then the New Years Day ride which will be with some friends visiting,  as the sign says; Life is good...


More soon...

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Sunrise to Savanna...



Cold morning and a winch into the chill wind towards Yellowcraig for a loop through the grassland `Savanna`  dunes at Archerfield...





Shot a little film, enough to edit into something...

Song is `Introduction` by Drenge...

Sunrise to Savanna from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


More soon...

Boxing Day Beach bash...


The above pic could be an advertisement pic for Alpkit waterproofs as i was still dry having had just cycled through 2 crazy downpours on the way to the coast today for the annual Boxing Day beachride...

The flooding on the road along from home shows how heavy the showers were today....


Through Binning Wood and saturated ground. Full mudguards and chunky Surly Nate tyres on the old Surly Pugsley make this Fatbike ideal at this time of year...


Mosshouse point, and time to get out the gale around the corner at the salt marsh...



Saltmarsh Canyon from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


The sun popped out now and then and i managed to get some film with the Go Pro...


Onward and into the woods here the secret trail waited...


first a selfie!, and some sun...



Back home after a brutal headwind although it was only a half mile and once home and the stove fired up,  and a Cider poured while i edited the days pics and some film...


Song is 5/4 by Gorillaz...


Boxing Day Beachride bash 2016 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.

More soon...