Organised Wednesday Pentlands/GT ride ?
7hz – Member
Where exactly is the store you meet up at? I haven’t done this before and fancy it…
Two meet point – “the bike chain” on rodney street ( near cannonmills) at 6.15 or the small general store in bonally at 7 pmPosted 7 years ago
Was up the Pentlands today for a wee spin .(Castlelaw over hill >Capelaw nth >Bonaly res > Scalextrix > Clubbiedean > Pistachio > Maidens to Flotterstone > Castlelaw). Stunning day but conditions were to say the least wet , On the high ground you were getting nice frozen paths then a thawed out 6″ deep puddle of mud so be careful tonight folks . Enjoy.
Posted 7 years ago
Cheers Rob , to be honest before I went on the TBC rides I thought I knew the trails up there . But with the knowledge of yourself , TJ, Druid and Mark there was a whole lot more I wouldn’t have had a clue about.
Paul was pretty cold up at the top but the views were stunning with a totally blue sky . Felt like I had stood behind a muck spredder after dropping down to Glencorse.Posted 7 years agostevenmenmuirSubscriber
Unfortunately I’m starting to think that all the best bits that are doable on a night ride are all starting to get really badly worn, the likes of Phantoms, Black Hill, the woods along pistachio way, Nail trail etc. Apart from Maidens I’m struggling to think of anything fun to ride on a night ride.Posted 7 years ago
Shame the Lammies are so uninspiring , basically miles of Land rover tracks surrounded by nothing.
er yeah totally bog ridden nobody go there…..
all this is now ploughed over for a supermarket!…
and this day i first met yodagoat 😮Posted 7 years ago
That was a cracking night, rode with the girls from Hervelo in a group (we elected to ride non sensitive bits and split the group over sections where needed etc) and they schooled us appropriately!
Couple of ill call offs, hope the knee is better NW and Jo dropped off with suspected concussion… oops.
very wet up there in some places and then bone dry in others and a lot of ice.
I can confirm the conformation of TJ’s bike to legal things with the sheer amount of reflective ‘stuff’ he has placed all over it… dim your lights near him or be blinded. You have ben warned,
thanks all. I needed that!Posted 7 years ago
I agree with Steve to some extent – its getting hard to find stuff to entertain that is not eroding. today we did a fairly dull ride because of that. Having said that even at its dullest the pentlands beats road riding hands down. I ain’t road riding for sure. Just say no!
Today right at puke hill towards clubbie dean but miss the clubbidean singletrack, up rocky road miss the bit in the woods, maidens, castlelaw on the landrover track, round capelaw hill, back to puke hill – 4 of us split off and went thru the woods the rest straight back down puke hill. Nothing there that is too fragile but not the most exciting ride either – apart from the ice in places.
Rather than road riding I’d rather ride the canal and old railway out and around the almond and similar stuff.
Remeber there is a few of us that don’t have carsPosted 7 years ago
Good ride – well chosen route that wasn’t muddy (for the most part).
I looked at my brakes when I got home – no oil in both reservoirs – must have used up more pads than I’d though in the last couple of weeks, or just not filled up the reservoirs enough when I put new pads in some months ago.
Anyway, working now. Thanks to Ian for guiding me home after I trundled on ahead and went the wrong way. Going down Dreghorn Drop with no front or rear brake… even walking it was hard work, if I was walking down a hill I’d normally drag the breaks to keep me steady, bikes are funny things without brakes 🙂
So – my first Wednesday group ride. Must try harder (maintain the effing bike better!).
Hope to see some of you on Sunday?Posted 7 years ago
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