Sunday, 15 May 2011

Next week it's Ten Under The Ben!

The long haul up from Glencorse reservoir.

Honestly I've only stopped for a second or two!

Baz on the Font Stone, at this point it was only a couple of degrees above freezing point!
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Off at five this morning for the last big ride before next week's Ten Under The Ben at Fort William. It was fair when we set off and within 4 miles Baz had a puncture in the front tyre. We couldn't have picked a better place to have it though, in a sheltered spot in the trees and a quick change of tube and off we went again. We did a route today we hadn't done for a while, skirting West Kip to take us down to Nine Mile Burn. The Garmin later showed the temperature up the top to be just above freezing and with the wind nearly blowing us off the bikes, it felt like it too! From there, back along the road and down past Penicuik House, eventually coming out at the west end of Penicuik where we went down onto the Penicuik-Dalkeith cycle path, coming off at Auchindinny and then home to record just under 34 miles with 3373 feet of climbing in four and a half hours. The rest of the week wont be so strenuous!

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