Singletrack Issue 121: Ley Lines – Don’t Do It!

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Barney takes a good hard look at whether the legend of ley lines might hold spectacular secrets of sumptuous singletrack.

Words & Photography Barney Marsh

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Barney Marsh

Singletrack Magazine Contributor

Barney Marsh takes the word ‘career’ literally, veering wildly across the road of his life, as thoroughly in control as a goldfish on the dashboard of a motorhome.

He’s been, with varying degrees of success, a scientist, teacher, shop assistant, binman and, for one memorable day, a hospital laundry worker. These days, he’s a dad, husband, guitarist, and writer, also with varying degrees of success. He sometimes takes photographs. Some of them are acceptable.

Occasionally he rides bikes to cast the rest of his life into sharp relief. Or just to ride through puddles. Sometimes he writes about them. Bikes, not puddles.

He is a writer of rongs, a stealer of souls and a polisher of turds.

He isn’t nearly as clever or as funny as he thinks he is.

Comments (2)

    Ummm, Ley “lines”(?) are straight lines on a (flat) map, not on the (curved) Earth. So druids/aliens used a Mercator projection (or something like it) when drawing their maps, just like us! Isn’t that amazing? Not a lot of people know that.

    Good point well made (oceandweller) on one of the very many debunky issues applicable to leylines. Would be good if there was a website/maps/app that showed official trails that specifically take you to archaeological sites though (none of which were built by fairies/giants/witches though folklorists are welcome to celebrate the Idea that they from a folk-historical perspective). (But they weren’t). (And definitely not by aliens).

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