Saturday, 14 February 2015

Marks training for his enduro gets under way

The start of the journey.....the car park by the side of the River Tweed in Peebles

Getting up near the top of the black route at Glentress and there's still the odd patch of snow lying.

Time for Mark to have the first of many pieces of flapjack!

The end of the long climb before the descent to Innerleithen and it's more flapjack!

Baz and I did a little 5 mile local loop as a warm down when we got home

Mark's entered an enduro at the end of March and so far has done more ski-ing than biking this year so some hard riding was called for to get his leg muscles (and lungs) back into condition! We started at Peebles, climbed to the top of the black route at Glentress then turned over to descend the fast, furious track back down to Innerleithen golf course. There we climbed again up into Caberstone forest where he began to suffer (to our amusement) but never complained before the slidy descent to Innerleithen where I nearly wiped both him and Baz out when I lost it on one bit, thank god for trees, they stopped me just in time! After Innerleithen it was back along the side of the Tweed to Glentress again and the climb back up to the Buzzards car park to take in the enduro descent down Janets Brae. By the time we got back to the cars we'd managed over 30 miles and  over 3500 feet of hard climbing. To finish the day off Mark, when he got back to his house, was driving with a fiend up to Aviemore for a days ski-ing  tomorrow!
Baz and I did a short 5 mile local route as a warm down when we got back home to give us just over 36 miles for the day. 

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