Sunday, 30 October 2011

2000 off-road miles, 6 months to the day since I got my Garmin!

Baz stands on the direction indicator on the top of Allermuir Hill

Me still recovering from the climb up Allermuir at the trig point at the top.

A new track, but a bit precarious in the strong wind today!

The Garmin tells no lies ( though it is a bit grubby!)
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18 miles were needed this morning to pass the 2000 miles mark in the 6 months since I got the Garmin and we did it with one of the hardest routes we've tried in the Pentlands. First off it was up Castlelaw and then up to the top of Allermuir though there was a bit of hike-a-bike involved near the summit! Brilliant descent back down the steep grassy slope and up over and down to Glencorse by another new track. Back up via the track at the side of the wood strip and then another previously un-cycled (for us anyway) sheep track to the top of Castlelaw again! From there the descent down (thank goodness) the north side of Castlelaw and right down to the side of the Edinburgh Bypass, along to Hillend, up to Swanston and back home via Old Pentland. In the relatively short route of just over 18 miles there was nearly 3000 feet of climbing with an average speed of just over 6 mph, not very fast but pretty knackering!

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