Monday, 21 November 2016

Autumn gold in Binning Woods...


Two days of hard frosts has seen the last of the chestnut leaves dropping, but  Autumn colour is not over yet, Oak and Beech are still golden and some sunshine was needed to show them off today as i went for a cycle on the winterised old Surly Pugsley.


 Planning to ride Binning Woods the Nate tyres and full lenght mudguards would be ideal. Riding the John Muir Way (JMW) through Craig Wood the sky was overcast and the light poor.  I stuck the old Go Pro and chest cam mount in the frame bag so stuck it on and filmed some of the trail, poor light and same old same old trail but nice to ride a carpet of frozen leaves that crunched under the tyres...

Song is `The Great Ceildh Swindle`(edited shorter) by Peatbog Faeries...

Surly Pugsley; Autumn in Craig Wood... from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


From Balgone it was east to Becky`s Strip Byway and down to Binning Wood, like magic the mist broke up and sun streamed through the trees bringing the autumn gold of the beech trees to life...





Bruce`s Circle...

At Bruce`s circle i said hello to Dad, at the Red Beech tree here where we spread some of Dads ashes. Dad loved the Beech trees in Autumn.The Circle Clearing with tree as shown on the map is not named as you would imagine after Robert The Bruce, but named after a favourite chauffeur of the last Lady of Tyninghame...

Stunning...

Some film here in the woods...
Song is `Garden` (edited shorter) by Phontaine...


Surly Pugsley; Autumn Woods, Nov 16 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.

Nothing lasts forever, and after a hour or so of magic light the cloud rolled in again and i headed home happy to have a couple of hours cycling and also get home when still daylight to do some firewood in the garden..
This now i leave for work and return in darkness during the week, but this will only be for 4 weeks or so...

Great having a Fatbike set up like this for winter, home and  the bike and myself were still clean!,
No need to wash it, just re lube the chain with Squirt Dry lube and jobs done...

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