Golspie Wildcat Trails [GoPro]
Really need to get back up there… It did annoy me a bit with the amount of totally unsighted features- the jump line near the top frinstance, you can’t tell what you’re getting into until you’re committed, that’s not clever. But still, it’s really superb. And not far from Balblair either which is also superb.Posted 5 years ago
I had one of those rare but amazing runs at Golspie wildcats the other day, where it just opened and flowed superbly. Did the whole 1200ft descent in one take and capured it on my GoPro.
If you’ve never been and are wondering what to expect – this is it… Enjoy!
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClKTTEFBo7Q[/video]Posted 5 years agostevemtbMember
Went up there last weekend and really caught a cracking sunny weekend sleeping in the van.
Well worth a 4+ hours trip from Edinburgh, got to be my favourite trail I’ve ridden in the UK.
Went round first on my hardtail then got the big 7 inch freeride bike out for a lap – was difficult getting to the top but soooo much fun on the way down!
Going to watch the vid now to remind me of how good it is. Cheers!!Posted 5 years agomaxtorqueMember
Great video, and nice and smooth camera work (usually the undoing of vids like this) I can see how that might be a bit er, interesting, in the wet in places. It’s also pretty obvious from the vid that you “know you way down” it, as there are plenty of blind leaps! 😉Posted 5 years ago
lol. it does look like a Grizzly, but not likely in scotland. I think it’s just the roots of a downed tree.
A deer did jump on the trail at 14:28, continuing the animalistic theme. 😉
* Sorry about the it not playing on mobile devices; it’s on account of the music and copyright determining what devices the video can be viewed upon (no mobile/tv).Posted 5 years agomartinxyzMember
Hi Ant,’mart’ here ;O) Yes its a great clip. I watched it the other day after you posted it – right the way through. I’m impressed! Like I said, I skip a lot of the techy stuff and the blind rolling humps. It seems I completely forget what each of them look like on the other side (not to mention the fear of what happened to the rider and walker on the trail mid flight years ago!)
Haven’t you been riding for only 3 years? Fearless!Posted 5 years ago
Thanks Mart! 😀 3 years is about right yeah, but what can I say, addicted! I have a lot of fear for the section @ 04:24, that’s the rock chute that I crashed on back in April; broke my wrist, ribs and took a mental knock to the face.
Won’t ride the black without a full face no more, but it almost counters in terms of safety as that just makes you want to go faster.
@devs – yeah, got through the gully, but it’s pretty tough. The whole run was done without a foot down. Was just lucky on the day though mate. The more I conquered on the way down, the more of a confidence kick I was getting. By the bottom I was just buzzing man. 😀Posted 5 years agoYetimanMember
Cool, another Golspie vid to watch….. I’ll take a gander when I get home. I’ve just realised it’s been nearly 2 years since I was last there and considering I live less than 3 hours away, that just isn’t good enough. I think it’s time I took a day off to head up again. Just thinking about riding lactic ladder on the 2nd and 3rd loops is making my legs hurt :o)Posted 5 years agoARTSubscriber
Nice reminder this – not been up that way for a couple of years, but being as far away as DrP means it’ll have to wait for the next trip. Great run BTW – also impressed with the no-dabs wiggle through the rock gulley squeeze in the middle section… phased me every time so far we’ve been there. [sigh] 😉Posted 5 years agorobinlaidlawMember
Got some footage at Golspie myself at the end of last week:Posted 5 years ago
Most of the rest is in my channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/robinclaidlaw?feature=watch
First trip there so I was a little cautious on the blind jumps, but what a place, superb fun, highly recommended.
Unfortunately ended up binning it on an easy bit near the bottom and hurting my ribs but still, superb trails.
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