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).Also posted to:
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 readingAlso posted to:
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 #PortyBeachAlso posted to:
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.
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).
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
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.
Another good CTC ride today, in lovely sunshine, through Midlothian and into the Borders south of Edinburgh. About 63km (39 miles) so that’s over 173km (107 miles) in the last week. It can’t last, autumn is here and I really don’t want to cycle a lot in the rain!