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  • I would but am nursing a mystery injury… ๐Ÿ™

    Enjoy!

    ojom
    Member

    you are too quick anyway so now at least i get a chance! heh

    whats the injury BTW?

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    Might be tempted if I'm not fitting forks to a friends bike and/or going out on Thurs night. I'll meet you at the wee shop in Bonaly if I make it. I'm guessing it'll be about 7 before you get there.

    stanfree
    Member

    Bikechain Im just back and your spot on with getting dark at 20.30 . I came down from Bonaly reservoir it was getting dusky but looked superb . Quite a few bikers oot there tonight as well.

    ojom
    Member

    Who is coming with HEH Jimmy n me and perhaps Kit?

    Usual chilled pace. I am slow.

    Meeting at shoppe at 6 for a dinner of Torq gels and Clif washed down with Menergy drinks.

    Looking outside i dont think we need lights til 203o so it will be simply lovely.

    Anyone?

    Premier Icon RRD
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    Hello

    I might be able to make it and would meet at the wee shop at 7pm if that's OK.

    Cheers

    Richie

    I thought i'd given myself tendonitis in my wrist (didn't mention before for fear of laboured 'wrist' jokes ๐Ÿ˜• ) but my paramedic flatmate reckons it isn't tendonitis as it had obviously swollen, which tendonitis doesn't usually do.

    which means i managed to somehow sprain/fracture it in my sleep, ooer!

    (oops, dammit!)

    bawbag
    Member

    Hello

    Is this open to anyone? Which shop do you meet at? I finish work around 5pm out near Gyle Centre and can cycle to Currie fairly quickly. Is that anywhere near your route?

    Cheers
    Chris

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    The wee shop is on the hill up to the Scout camp at Bonaly and some of us meet there. The others will be coming up the WOL to Colinton from TheBikeChain?

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    bawbag I'll answer as I don't know if TBC is still on line –

    Anyone is welcome – its a social ride not a training ride.

    we / they tend to meet at "the bike chain" at cannonmills – the OPs bike shop – and then ride out to the pentlands.

    The wee shop RRD mentions is the small grocers at bonally – if you know it.

    Folk would tend to ride out from TBC along the water of leith to bonally and climb into he hills from there – but not always – can arrange to meet at any obvious point en route. ie the water of leith visitor centre or at murrayfield somewhere or at bonally.

    I can give you directions / grid references or whatever to a meet point.
    Edit – a bit slow – story of my life ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thomohawk
    Member

    What time you be at Bonaly MD?

    Tempted if I can get away on time.

    Thomo.

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    I won't make it this time, got some forks to fit.

    bawbag
    Member

    Think I'll head along to Bonaly and meet up there. What time and what street is the shop on?

    Ta

    ojom
    Member

    Hi Bawbag

    The shop is on Bonaly Road, just where it levels off before the flyover.

    It is just general store.

    Hope that helps. We will be there about 7pm – we will wait as long as you will wait.

    Kit
    Member

    I'm doing my own thing tonight as I want to get in the door before 9pm for sensible dinner and bed options!

    My route is planned (fitness depending) to be Maiden's – Green Clough – Hare Hill – Maiden's – Harbor Hill (?) – Puke Hill and if I have time, Poet's Glen. Maybe see you guys somewhere out there!

    ojom
    Member

    OK DOKEY!

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    I won't be out – legs are not right and I don't have enough miles in them

    I may be able to make it – if so I'll be at the wee shop at 7 but dont wait.

    bawbag
    Member

    sorry, I would have been at Bonaly for 6pm so don't think I'll find much to do for an hour. May be there but don't wait for me.

    Anyone got a gpx of the route? Need to explore the Pentlands at some point.

    Cheers

    ojom
    Member

    You can meet us at TBC (Rodney Street) for the ride out if you prefer bawbag. 6pm.

    TJ – FAKES. not good enough.

    Kit
    Member

    bawbag, I *should* be passing by that shop about 6pm, if you want to join me instead. I'm not particularly fit so pace will be fairly easy, and I have my camera so likely a few photo stops too!

    bawbag
    Member

    Cheers Kit, that sounds good. Will be there for 6pm. Slow pace suits me fine!

    Kit
    Member

    Righto, keep an eye out for a pastey ginger lad on a black Cove hardtail. Hopefully won't be late getting there…

    tonight i shall mainly be doing yoga ๐Ÿ™‚

    what are the pentlands like at the moment? i did 5 laps of arthur's seat this afternoon, and got home just as the sun came out ๐Ÿ˜ก

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    Aaarrgghh – lovely evening now. I might turn up – but my legs hurt. Dunno what to do

    Thomohawk
    Member

    Cheers for that the night guys…. quality blast!!

    MD, cheers for organising.

    All, cheers for the banter.

    Thomo. (white five)

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    aye grand day out. Glad I went in the end

    jockhaggis
    Member

    Good to meet you all.

    When I recover I'll be back for another 'easy' ride.

    Cheers

    (the slow guy at the back on the scandal)

    ojom
    Member

    That was pants. Don't know why i bothered.

    (ace fun, thanks guys!)

    *wonders if jimmy got his way to flotterstone ok…*

    Yep – a lovely spin on a lovely evening. And I even saw DUSTY bits!

    Oh and Thomohawk – small hint: when you go riding at night bring a light! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thomohawk
    Member

    Haha… it's more extreme without! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Sorry I couldn't hear what you were saying to me about your light… which one is it you've got? Was impressed with how bright it was.

    ojom
    Member

    I saw a fox. That was cool.

    Sorry I couldn't hear what you were saying to me about your light…

    Its a ยฃ50 "bastid" (aka Magicshine). Bright, good run time, etc etc but its tempremental.

    Good range of cheap options here inc Magicshine with links:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=15720460#15720460

    and a mind numbing discussion on them here:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12660192&sid=2f88556a8332080e006541515a221ab0

    You can email me if you want more info.

    Premier Icon robgarrioch
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    Nice wee turn guys, thanks indeed, & great to have it so dry… Hopefully young Jim made it down ok; parted ways at Phantoms after hearing strange blood-curdling animal sounds from Bonaly reservoir…
    Anyway, here's a pic or 2 (to remember him by) –


    (photopage)

    ojom
    Member

    Edinburgh is truly a fine place to live.

    AlasdairMc
    Member

    Were you the group stopped at the top of Beech Avenue when we passed you? I was on a white hardtail, my friend was wearing a white top on a black hardtail.

    Great night to be out, trails were really nice and weather was perfect.

    Alasdair – no we werent near Beech Avenue. Lot's of groups out though.

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    Its cold out herreeree *shiver*

    Sent from my Blackberry.

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    Oops – I take it the phantom of phantoms cleugh got you

    Kit
    Member

    Well cheers to bawbag for accompanying me tonight, although I'm sure he got fed up of my wheezing (not as fit as I thought!) up the hills. Maiden's Cleugh is a total mess at the top, likewise parts of Black Hill are in a bad state, as is the start of Green Cleugh just after the house at the head of Loganlea. Grumble over, mostly dry on the regular trails, but I suspect a lot of stuff is still pretty wet.

    What route did you guys do?

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