Sunday, 19 February 2017

Saturday`s Epic Cycle with Sanny!...

All pics on this post by Sanny...

`The no need for a Fatbike ride on these trails but we took them just the same anyway ride!...`

A massive post with loads 90 pics and six 3 minute films!...

Been a while since good friend Sanny has been through from Glasgow for a cycle here in the Shire...
Busy with riding away from home for magazine articles and testing stuff, he popped through for the day with his blinded Cannondale  Fatty  test bike for as he called it a `catch up and short recovery ride` having been ill a couple of weeks with a lergy,
His `Short ` ride turned out to be a bit of a 7 hour epic of nearly 40 miles mostly off road as we rode inland for the day on a big loop of trails which circled the Hopetoun Monument, one of the landmarks of the county.
We rode the Tyne trail to Haddington, then trails to Gifford and after a cafe stop, on to Pencaitland and Macmerry before nearing the coast at Longniddry where a stop at my mums for tea and biccy`s before rides through the local Gosford and Luffness estates, then the former Drem Airfield, and then home from Drem.
The day was into a tough South Westerly gale that while mostly sheltered in woodland trails was a bit tough going in the open, until after Longniddry where we enjoyed some free wheeling wind assisted cruising!.  Fat bikes were not really needed today and in fact + wheels would have been a better choice, esp on the many muddy sections of trails in the woods, but what heck it`s fun to ride what makes you smile, and Fatbikes always do that!...




`We serve no one here`,  been closed for years...



 Linn Rocks at East Linton, filming with the mono pod...


Cherry Blossom, Snow drops and shoots of Daffodils and Wild Garlic as signs of Spring is in the air today along with a milder temperature...

















Here is some film i shot between The Linn Falls at East Linton and Hailes Castle,
Song is `Let Forever Be` by Chemical Brothers...


Fatbike cycle Feb17  Pt1 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


Continuing the Tyne Trail we rode along to Haddington...










Here again another short film, Pt2


Fatbike cycle Feb17 Pt2 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.



There is a fun trail from Bolton Village to Gifford village which i have blogged about already, trails south of Haddington pass a memorial before a mile of tarmac to Bolton and the trail...



Once into the woods it is real scenic alongside the water with some fun detours ideal on the Fatbikes where some extra grip comes in handy...





Lol!...

We met a family out walking, Howie is a reader of Singletrack online and has read Sanny`s recent Fatbike articles and a keen rider, who was curious about Fatbikes...

A quick ride and the big grin says it all!, future convert!...




Moving on and onto Gifford village and a cafe stop...



Into Gifford village and a we stopped at Lanterne Rouge Cafe for some lovely food and good banter with the owner...







Another film riding from Bolton to Gifford,  Pt3
Song is`Painkiller` by Turin Brakes


Fatbike cycle Feb17 Pt3 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


A fun trail at Gifford is a loop around the woods north of the village before heading west out out onto what was once the railway into the village as we headed for the next forest at Saltoun...










Another wee film, Pt 4,
Time for some fun in the woods from Gifford to Saltoun...
Song is `That Goose On my Grave` by The Quantic Soul Orchestra


Fatbike cycle Feb17 Pt4 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


Down to Pencaitland and Winton Estate...





Sprouts...

Thousands of em...




Down to Longniddry and we stopped at mum`s to say hello and had tea and cakes :D


Wee film from Pencaitland through Winton Estate to Macmerry and down to Longniddry...
Song is Ovary `Stripes` by Kasabian...


Fatbike cycle Feb17 Pt5 of 6 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.

Onwards and with the light fading and high tide down we left the coast for another time and stay inland on trails as we rode west now enjoying the tail wind when out in the open through Gosford estate and onto Lufness estate before home via the former Drem Airfield and short 3 mile road ride with the lights on...










Wee film of Gosford and Luffness Estates,
Song is `So` by Working For A Nuclear Free City


Fatbike cycle Feb17 Pt6 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


Home and bikes washed and the kettle on for more tea and banter before Sanny headed for home...





Thanks Sanny for the pics and usual laughs and giggles, a great day around local trails, not sure on total distance but over 45 miles nearing 50...


More soon...