The Longest Day
I would love to be out riding but it is my sons birthday. They will both be six today and are very excited! Very few things are better than going out for an all day’er on the bike, but their joy is a million times more wonderful. Also we are reminded that six-years ago we had twins who were not meant to survive pregnancy, but now charge about this world with such enjoyment, true wonder and endless curiosity.
Not many people are as lucky as we were…Posted 4 years agoDezBSubscriber
There was a report about all the people going to Stone Henge for the sunrise.Posted 4 years ago
I was amazed to hear the statement..
“..after all the litter has been cleared up…”
WHAT?! People go there for some ‘spiritual’ experience or whatever bollox they’re into and LEAVE LITTER? Jeez.FROGLEEKMember
Also we are reminded that six-years ago we had twins who were not meant to survive pregnancy, but now charge about this world with such enjoyment, true wonder and endless curiosity.
Not many people are as lucky as we were
This makes me happy. So much stress and BS about in the world. Only have to look at my kids to know what mattersPosted 4 years agoyunkiMember
WHAT?! People go there for some ‘spiritual’ experience or whatever bollox they’re into and LEAVE LITTER? Jeez.
get yer head out yer arse you mentalist!
there’s 20 odd thousand people up there this year..
last time I went up (to celebrate my birthday) there was 40 thousand plus.. at least 30 thousand of those were tourists, the place is lit up with floodlights, security, body searches and burger vans.. the remaining 10k were made up of students and cider drinking 2nd gen traveller kids, ravers and ramblers, morris dancers and mountain cyclists, chavs and Chulmley-Warners.. and a handful of druids
the experience is cold and tiresome, an you need at least a couple of cheese rolls and a can of fanta to see you through the drudgery..
20 thousand people will always leave a lot of litter.. when I went I imagine it mostly consisted of roaches, cider bottles, discarded gore-tex jackets, used smoke canisters and bead necklaces.. and about 4 miles of that foil emergency space blanket stuff..
rant over.. now I’m off to enjoy the rest of my birthdayPosted 4 years agoOCBMember
It just got gradually lighter here, in the drizzle / misty low cloud.
I’ll be popping out in a bit tho’, to see it on it’s way off over the far hills (assuming the dull misty rain stays off).
Coincidentally, tonight has been nominated as Global fat night ride too I see, so I’ll take my fattest bike (even tho’ it’s not a fat-bike).Posted 4 years agoKunstlerMember
That was the sunrise ride. Now for the sunset. Six summits this morning and six this evening (easy ones though).
Messiah – the rock under the cairn makes me think… Cairngormsish… Lochnagar? But then you couldn’t see a view to take a photo of so perhaps you were in Livingston.Posted 4 years ago
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