Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Out comes the mudhugger again....the rainy seasons are back

Clive agreed with me that a wet backside was not the most comfortable feeling on a 3 hour bike trip so the mudhuggers were dug out of their hiding places in our respective garages and while I've only put it on one of my bikes, Clives' plumped for it as a permanent fixture on his Fuji, which should more or less guarantee dry weather for the next two months!

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Dreich doesn’t even begin to describe the weather today!

One of the few photos that wasn’t rain splattered today 

Clive just after he’d gone over the bars when his glasses became impossible to see through 
To round the trip off Barrie discovered hisD linkage bust, for how long is anybody’s guess but it could explain the creaking noises we’d heard!

The weather was the complete opposite of last Saturday and we finished the ride cold and wet, but that’s Scotland for you, never a dull moment with the weather, over 28 wet and windy miles done!

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Back up the Kirk Road again

What a fantastic morning after a dire weather forecast, this was the start of the descent from the side of  West Kip 

Going down!

Met a couple of guys flying a drone,seemed about as much fun as watching rain dribbling down a window 

On the way up the Kirk Road, it does get steeper......

A lot steeper.

And finally the view 

And then the descent!

A wee while since we’ve done it but today the sun shone to make it a memorable ride, just over 26 miles and2.2k feet of climbing to make it a good mornings ride

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Crash caught on camera as it happened....

This was a photo I grabbed from a video that was running as I came to grief on,in my opinion, a tricky greasy descent, the end result was several bits of skin removed from my arm and the usual blood everywhere (for me that's usual)!

At the same time as I was coming off Clive was having a similar result just slightly further down, though in his case no skin was removed! 

A bit further on Barrie and Roger were experiencing their own problems with the greasy conditions which made walking almost as difficult as biking !

Another day of blood, plenty sweat but no tears at a very humid Glentress.