Monday, 27 June 2011

Wild Weekend...

40th birthdays are often celebrated here in Scotland, a kind of milestone, and sometimes for some a bit of an achievement making it -:),
At the end of the day its just a number...but an excuse to celebrate something with friends,
Friday evening i had my last ever thirty's beachride on the pugsley at Peffersands with friend Jason, an evening of cycling and jellyfish...lots and lots of common jellyfish have been washed ashore...




Jason did a really kind thing and filmed making a film for me, i could get used to this-having someone else make the films!,


Anyway this is in wide screen HD, unlike my Go Pro efforts though im waiting on more memory to arrive by post for the PC and soon i will be able to use the right editing software and go HD quality too,
Check out Jason`s channel on Youtube , watch out for a lot more fatbike films coming soon,
check out his slow- mo bits, ace!, thanks Jason...



Big party in the garden and man cave Saturday evening went on until 5am, and typical of the Scots there was a serious amount of booze drunk...i was totaly buckled by dawn on Sunday morning, we did the right thing not opening the whisky..it would have been carnage...














Here is Mikes smoker cooker made from an old BBQ found dumped and a 45 Gallon drum...


Door welded on the base can be used to draw air,it is a section from another drum...


The grill, tray and top are from an American made Weber garden BBQ, not cheap to buy,free if found dumped like this!, its grill and lid fits perfect over the drum...


The drum top cut out sits on 4 bolts acting as arms, this plate holds the coal tray-
which is an old baking tray drilled to draw air...


My Alaskan Salmon wrapped in foil to cook tasted amazing on here!
The Winton Massif cycle gang got me a voucher for a microlight flight from here at East Fortune and i got another from friend Al so its going to be great seeing our coast from the air,Thanks so much guys!, i will wait a month until the fields turn golden, hopefuly ican take a camera to film and take pics,

Sunday morning and the mother of all hangovers...
best way to sober up is food and a bike ride, down to North Berwick, the first really warm Sunday and the town beaches were mobbed...


We met my big bro and wife and dog who had been walking the coast,
after an ice cream we rode west along the coast, kids had been drawing and digging all over the exposed low tide sands, here some sort of space travel theme was going on...
The Earth...


A space rocket...


Saturn...


And the Sun...


We left the day visitors behind and just had more jellyfish for company...


The common jellyfish dont sting, most are around 6" across, a few are bigger, this one about a foot across...


Near Marine villa we stopped to answer my mobile phone-1st time i took it riding for months -:) and a couple stopped who were running along the beach,
Peter and Mary are now friends on Facebook, they stopped to ask about our bikes, Peter took some pics and we had a chat about what we do, us cycling and our bikes and them running along the coast, i suggested `coast runner` would be a good blog but Mary already did a blog on running called yak hunter ,
Turns out this is a blog similar to mine... and on 19th June Mary posted a picture from a race finnish with my Sisters partner Ian!, small world eh? -:)
Marys partner Peter has made some great wee films, some are on his facebook page, i will post a link to them once i find where else there posted for public viewing,
What a great weekend...

And 40 year olds can do wheelies just as well as 39 year olds...-:)

9 comments:

  1. Aye, was a grand night!

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  2. Just a couple o bairns really aren't you?

    Sorry I couldn't make the do on Sat.

    A great wee film lads.

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  3. Happy 40th birthday!

    What do you guys typically grill? I don't guess that fajitas are on the menu?

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  4. a bit late but... Happy Birthday CK!
    nice weekend to spend your transition to 40s!

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  5. Happy 40th, and I like your man-cave!!

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  6. We had small steaks, usual burgers, Salmon, pigon and Canada goose meat, it was cooking stuff all night!

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  7. Nice birthday treat to have yourself filmed .. great perspective. Happy 40th a bit late!

    p.s. It frightens me to see you ride so close to the edge!

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  8. Loved the film! Happy Birthday.

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