Sunday, 28 March 2010

Innerleithen/Southern Upland Way today.

Only Baz and myself today, and an early start made harder by the fact that the clocks went forward to British Summer Time this morning! We were off before 5.30 am and on the bikes at Innerleithen by 5 minutes past 6 to begin the climb to Minch Moor. A strong wind helped us on the climb to the top which we did in just over 1 hour 3 minutes and then helped to blow us along, the quite wet in places, Southern Upland Way to the Three Brethern. It was too windy and cold to stop there for too long and we descended the track into the trees to take some liquid on board and have an energy bar. All the technical bits were safely negotiated but the journey back to Innerleithen was into the same very strong wind and we decided against (thank goodness) doing the Z's , a mile long climb of some difficulty, so we could get home by 11am. The ride lasted just under 4 hours and to say I was pretty knackered at the end would be a huge understatement. Still that's Innerleithen for the first time this year and to coin a phrase "We'll be back) !!

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