A glorious day today, I had time for a quick Edinburgh circuit by bike after we had been shopping. I took the photo of Porty beach after I had passed the crowds.
Some good weather let me get in a couple of bike rides whilst in Gatehouse. I did a little recce of the roads (since I’ve not been on them much yet this season) and was horrified by the potholes on the Lauriston climb. The top photo is the view from the car park about half way up the climb (as far as I went on the recce).
At last, the first bike ride of the season down near Gatehouse. Cycling uphill into a tremendous wind to start with – but hey, the idea is to get fit again, right? After a fika in the Gem Rock Museum in Creetown I felt ready for the ascent back, which was much easier with the wind more or less behind me. I stopped a few times on this ride – it was a lovely day and the scenery beatuiful. Wildlife to see too – I frightened two deer that were beside the road in different places. Continue reading
Glad to be back on the bike again. Touring Edinburgh anticlockwise for a change as I wanted to pick up some concert tickets (Väsen) on the way out. Hard going into the wind at times, and part of the cycle track on the way back is under repair, resulting in some navigation by guesswork. Legs beginning to give up at about 40km – will get out again soon. #notbeforetime #headwind #PortyBeach
Let’s Ride Edinburgh – streets without cars (also the start of the Tour of Britain, of course …)
The Solway Sportive again. The Zelos gearing (14 smallest cog) not so good for the flat bits, so somewhat slower than two years ago on the Crixus (11). Good fun though and a nice sunny day. 69km
Hooray! Sunshine! Glad to get out for a bike ride. A little loop to Cramond and back.
Cramond – new Queensferry Crossing road bridge still under construction in the distance.
Last bike ride of the season in Gatehouse – I’ll miss the lovely coffee and cakes at the Gem Rock museum in Creetown 🙂
A couple of years ago I got back on a bike. This has turned out to be great fun and excellent for helping me to get fitter. I post my (longer) rides on Strava – you can view them if you have an account.