Sunday, 26 October 2014

A tour of West Lothian courtesy of Baz!

Ready for lift off from Baz's humble abode!

Only done about a couple of miles when Baz badly underestimates how greasy the ground is! 

Disaster a stray branch catches in Clives back wheel and snaps the derailleur hanger, he did however have the foresight to have a spare oneso the repair was done reasonably quickly!

A short break before some technical descending, or in my case, not technical descending!

If ever a place name summed up Central Scotland this must be it!!

A stop under neath the new bridge being built over the Firth of Forth, engineering guru Baz tells us the huge girders are slowly pushed out from the shore, quite a bit of pushing to do yet then....

For a change of scenery and the fact it was blowing a gale and the Pentlands would have been horrific, Clive and me drove along to Baz's house at Boness and had a guided tour of some of his local biking haunts. Each of us had our mishaps but live to ride again. From the technical rooty singletrack of Beecraigs to cycling under the new bridge being constructed over the River Forth there was a bit of everything thrown in. And the wind wasn't too bad either! 45 miles and over 3300 feet of climbing, that got my weeks mileage up over the weekly target "nae bother at aw"!! 

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