- Edinburgh – Wednesday Night Ride
Hell yeah TBC. I’m a cowboy, on a carbon fibre horse I ride…
In theory I ought to be able to do 1 other person, from the west side of Edinburgh… In practice that person will need to be fairly accepting of worrying mechanical noises and an increased probability of a wheel falling off
Any preference of where? Always think GT makes a better night ride but I’m up for either.Posted 6 years ago
Hi cfinnimore – welcome.
“What would we be riding?”
If you mean in Innerleithen, I would suspect the XC route, unless someone comes along to suggest otherwise.
If you mean in GT – usually it’s a mix of the red and blue.
Either way we usually arrive around 7, finish 9.30 ish.Posted 6 years ago
Forecast is suggesting it will clear up tomorrow afternoon/night. Let’s go for a 7pm start at Glentress leaving from the lower (lower) car park. I will be leaving around 6pm from Gilmore Place and have room for 1/2 people/bikes.
Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to hook up.
See you tomorrow.
Will we need lights ?Posted 6 years ago
7pm at Glentress sounds grand to me. Anyone wanting a lift from the Currie end of town can give me a ring on 07796 896173, though, if the weather’s looking evil I reserve the right to bail 😉
As for lights- don’t think we should need them but I’m bringing mine, group rides are a bit more vulnerable to delay.Posted 6 years ago
Right, to try and lift the Tuesday blues (which have run over from yesterday) I’ll commit to this (DISCLAIMER – this is based on the forecast of it clearing up!).
Will be leaving from Gorgie, probably around 6. Presuming the lower (lower) carpark is the first one you come to? I’ll be driving a blue Mondeo ST.
Give me a shout (either on this thread or email) if anyone wants a lift. Not a problem for me to swing by the Gyle if it’s out of your way Northwind.Posted 6 years ago
Ah ok – think I know where you are. If it’s where I’m now thinking it is then I nearly had an over-the-bars incident plowing into what I thought was a shallow muddy bit (but wasn’t!) during the winter.
Previously I was thinking it was the bit that floods that’s in the first dip that you get to when heading from Bavelaw Castle into Green Cleugh.Posted 6 years ago
The first two climbs were crazy, seemed to be a race to see who could burn out first!! Glad it evened out a bit after that as I seriously suspected I was going to get left behind.
Great fun though, been a while since I got out on a relaxed ride with the wheels off the ground a fair bit!
Good to meet you all.Posted 6 years ago
All good fun though, although I started to notice how bad I smelt when standing in the chippy, I think there was more than just mud in some of those puddles 😕
Novelty of having an Aspen tyre on the front in the wet is starting to wear off though, big bars or not its sometimes a little tricky trying to find the edge of the tyre when slipping sideways round another corner…Posted 6 years ago
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