Wednesday Pentlands 'au revoir' ride
D’oh! Shows how long its been since I’ve been out. I’m happy with half an hour later, so 6:30 cargo 7:00 Bonaly?
My mate is interested in seeing a bit more of the Pentlands but might be suspicious of prolonged boggy climbs, if he comes out I’ll definitely be proposing a short sharp climb followed by descent approach.
Househusband, likewise, its been a pleasure!Posted 5 years ago
It’s been reasonably dry up there the past two weeks and until tonight I don’t think we’ve had much rain. Can see how much rain comes down tonight and see what route suits from there!
I’ll probably be on the canal around 6.40 if anyone comes from Cargo or at the shop by 7, see you there!Posted 5 years ago
After a long romance with the road bike and a brief dalliance with the trail centres, I feel I should patch up my differences with our soggy local hills before I jet off for pastures new.
Would anyone care to join me for a quick and simple up-and-down ride tomorrow? I’m thinking straight up Allermuir and back down, or if its a bit crappy maybe a simple Poet’s Glen + Harbour Hill combo. Hoping to keep it shortish as I’m still nursing a back injury incurred on ‘Berm Baby Berm’ of all places 😳
Usual 6:00 at Cargo, 6:30 at Bonaly shop?Posted 5 years ago
inappropriate and badly maintained bike.
Excellent, I’ll see you there on my undersprung, creaky, too small Pitch with 740mm Answer Pro-Taper bars on a 100mm road stem…
Debaser, I’m counting on it!
Edit: Actually chaps, I’m going to head up 15 min early to pick up a new stem from pixelmix who lives in Bonaly, so will see you all at the Bonaly Store for 7:00. Marti, could meet you at the shop for 6:15?Posted 5 years agorobgarriochSubscriber
Darn, just spotted this. Might manage along, but doubtful. Got out on Sunday, where the only proper wet bits was the mini-glens draining the hill towards JZ / Shearie Knowe, BTW (ditches at the bottom, alongside the Swanston – Allermuir track, totally full too, some blocking by the recent improvements perhaps). Will give it a go but don’t wait around. As if..Posted 5 years ago
Anyone tried climbing Allermuir army road since it was motor-wayed?
(ps i’ve got a 50mm stem doing nowt mate – yours if you want it)
cheers Rob, 50mm might be too short, will try out a 90mm first, thanks!
I’m hoping to get at least one ride in a week between now and July, would be great to get a ride in with as many of the regulars as possible, will just post up weekly.
Beers and Burgers on the next sunny evening we get!
Marti, see you there.Posted 5 years agorobgarriochSubscriber
Just the kind of ride I needed, that; exertion, friendly failure, exploration, all fun (even if I can barely see the hairs on my legs for midge bites 😈 ). Always good to ride with (i.e. watch) those who dare…
Cheers guys.Posted 5 years ago
Aye, great ride, nice to find new lines in the Pentlands after 10 years… 8)
That was a weird/stunning sunset too!
Thanks for the good wishes everyone, bit premature since I’ll be here for another three weeks but I can honestly say I haven’t ridden with anyone off here who’s company I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed (although I’m not actually sure I’ve ridden with Cynic_al yet… 😀 ). Although in truth, if things go well with my girlfriend/badly with the new job, I might be back in a couple of years…Posted 5 years ago
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