Ready to set off, bike pristine clean!
Rocky part of the track up past the Howe.
Top of the podium at Harlaw.
Ouch!! Cut knee, the result of the bike's maiden crash!
Off out with Dougie and his son Marc, with Marc's new Giant Anthem 29er on its maiden voyage up the Pentlands. The bike and Marc acquitted themselves really well until the descent down Maidens Cleugh where he chose the wrong line through a technical bit and the next thing I saw was a flurry of legs, arms, biking glasses and a new bike as he went down like a factory chimney being demolished! However apart from being winded and having a cut on his knee he survived his bike's maiden(sorry couldn't resist that pun) crash and lives to ride another day, and if he's like me, to crash again (frequently!).