Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Day at the coast with friends...



Friends Stuart, Jason, Chris, and Craig turned up for a days riding on the coast last Saturday, and it would be an odd day weather wise as the cloud broke to a real scorcher mid ride, then across the Forth high rain clouds poured across Fife, all the time treating to swing our way but luckily we just got a 15 minute light shower!...



Good banter as always as we rode the flat sands past Yellowcraig to the sandy single track and rocks below Archerfield and Muirfield...
Craig`s own Pugsley Fatbike had crank problems so i stuck the old wheels on my old Pug and loaned him it for the day,
Onwards along the coast and a quick stop before the long ride along the hard sand at Broadsands past Yellowcraig and onto more technical riding..



Scorpion...



Freshwaterhaven...

 Gullane...


Aberlady Bay from Gullane Point...


Out to the sub wrecks to pay homage...



If your new on here some history of these crafts and how they came to be here;  Link..




Film of the ride to here,
Song is `Wider Than The sun` by Quantic...


Coastal cycle to the sub wrecks; Sept 17 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


We rode inland and up Gullane Hill...


A favourite view...


As we climbed above the cliffs at `Maggies Loup` the clouds cleared and it was roasting!...


Time for some uncut film to show the trails and here dropping down to Gullane beach car park to top up water bottles, it was like an Indian Summer now...

Listening to Radio 6 Music i have discovered some great artists, the latest is Jane Weaver, whose new album `Modern Kosmology` is a cracker, here is song 2 `Did You See Butterflies`


Coastal Cycle Pt 2; Gullane trails Sept 17 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


Rehydrated and Bake bean Trail next, though devoid of Buckthorn berries this now!,
Another film,
Song is `Mary please` by The Brian Johnstone Massacre...


Coastal Cycle Pt3; Bake Bean Trail Sept 17 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


Then it was down through the Pine woods and a play at the Crater Dune, before returning to the shore...




More film,
Song is `Nailing Honey To The Bee` by The Brian Johnstone Massacre...


Coastal Cycle Pt4; Woods, Crater dune and rocky singletrack from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


While the sky over East Lothian could of been in Ibiza...


Over across in Fife it could have been Mordor...



We had a light shower of rain as the clouds moved up the Forth, but were lucky!..




From Yellowcraig we took to the woods and the John Muir Way back into town...



Tide on the way in now as we rode along the West beach...



Some film at Scorpion and back into NB...
Song is `The Seeker` by The Who...

Coastal Cycle Pt5; Shoreline Sandy singletrack  Sept 17 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


Back to the Cross, and the town busy with day visitors enjoying the sunshine...
Another ace cycle with friends...


More soon...

1 comment:

  1. "across in fife it could be Mordor"

    Is that no normal over there in the badlands! :)

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