Good cycle ride with Edinburgh CTC group today in lovely sunshine. Last day of the summer? Met up at Fisherrow, then out via Ormiston to East Saltoun, Gifford, and Garvald to Stenton. Back via Haddington and Longniddry (coffee stop!). Including the ride from home and back to Fisherrow, the total distance was 107km (66 miles).
Well I never thought it would be Marwyn insisting that we get up for a lunar eclipse, but there you are … maybe years of being married to an astronomer is finally having an effect. It’s not exactly blood red though – more brownish.
Hooray! On Tuesday I achieved my cycling target for the end of this year – 103km (64 miles) in a single ride. I did a nice loop round from Gatehouse (a bit contrived to get up to the 100km) and it involved over 900m of climbing (according to Mapometer) as well. All in 4h 40m of riding time, just over 5h 30m of real time (lots of stops!). I am very pleased!
Here’s the Strava link: https://www.strava.com/activities/399156511
A nice video from Vicki Swan to encourage people to come next year. No encouragement needed for me!
I can hardly wait …
I’ve just been watching the Tour of Britain cyclists heading up into the Lammermuirs – cycled up from Haddington to the first climb of the day.
Here’s a photo of all of us, as long as Facebook maintains the link:
Got back today from the UK Nyckelharpa “Harpas at Halsway” weekend. Great tutors (Peter Hedlund, Didier François, Vicki Swan), great participants, the largest number of nyckelharpas ever seen together in the UK – a fantastic weekend. Lots and lots of new tunes!
Vicki also posted a video which is nice – as a teaser for next year!