Sunday, 20 November 2011

First time for the West Kip loop in the dark (and probably the last!)

On the way to the Pentlands

Narrow path descent to Glencorse reservoir

Washing the bike in the burn after the West Kip descent

Baz and I set off at 3.30pm yesterday on an afternoon ride and decided on a West Kip loop which was going to take in a fair bit of route in darkness. It's fair to say that this could well be the last time we do this route this winter as conditions could only be described as slippy and unbelievably muddy. Apart from the muck it was a fantastic ride with the hairy descent to the |Howe in darkness one of the highlights for me. We managed to find a deepish pool in the burn at the bottom of the descent to dip the bikes into, to wash the worst of the muck off them before we cycled home.

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