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A shorter ride

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  1. chdot
    Admin

    For anyone who doesn't fancy 'putting in the miles', but likes a bit of a challenge -

    I have a 15 mile ride starting in Morningside and never going more than three miles away before returning about 3 hours later.

    Quite a lot off-road, visiting various bits of water, a few steps and two short steep bits where most people will need to push.

    Not really suitable for skinny-tyred racers (or funny bikes - narrow bits and tight gates), but won't need full-on MTBs.

    Any takers for a guided tour?

    Likely to be Sat/Sun (sometime) 10ish, back for lunch.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. Tom
    Member

    Sounds intriguing.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. chdot
    Admin

    Is that a 'booking'??

    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. amir
    Member

    I'd be on for this, given availablity. May even persuade my lady wife. We would be on long-neglected MTBs

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. DaveC
    Member

    Sounds nice. I'll seek permission from SWMBO

    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. Roibeard
    Member

    I'd be up for this on Saturday morning.

    Robert

    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    Seems to be some interest.

    I'd prefer a Saturday, not this week.

    There is a different route on a similar theme that could be done after lunch, though there is a farm track I haven't ridden for a while so I'll have to check it's not too unfun to ride.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  8. Uberuce
    Member

    If wee blue floofy isn't in dry dock, then I'm in.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  9. Can probably count me in (though not this weekend as it's a household birthday weekend, nor the weekend after as I'll be samplying some Spanish delights!).

    Posted 2 years ago #
  10. chdot
    Admin

    I declare a provisional for the 16th.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  11. Roibeard
    Member

    Ah, sorry, thought it was for the 2nd - I'm otherwise engaged on the 16th.

    Apologies,

    Robert

    Posted 2 years ago #
  12. Numptie
    Member

    As long as its not this weekend (Saturday/Sunday in Glasgow) then count me in.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  13. wingpig
    Member

    Possibly. Parents probably up visiting but it could be an opportunity to finally get them out on bikes up here.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  14. chdot
    Admin

    "could be an opportunity to finally get them out on bikes up here"

    Certain level of stamina required - involves hills.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  15. Tom
    Member

    chdot: "Is that a 'booking'?? "

    The 16th is the Lepra Edinburgh St Andrews ride but your event sounds a lot more interesting. I'll have to check with other household members first though.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  16. chdot
    Admin

    "The 16th is the Lepra Edinburgh St Andrews ride"

    Hadn't realised - not that I was planning to do it. Makes a nice alternative option!

    "but your event sounds a lot more interesting"

    Well everyone has their own idea of "interesting", but I'm not going to disagree.

    Of course I'm 'expecting' a day like today. Pouring rain would be less fun.

    If fine and warmish could have (optional) picnic in a nearby secret garden.

    Unlike the E-SA ride there will not be an icecream van at highest point.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  17. chdot
    Admin

    Saturday doesn't look promising -

    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/chdot/7183962705/]

    Posted 2 years ago #
  18. kaputnik
    Member

    Saturday I've mentally pencilled in a trip to Glasgow as weather looked less wet through there.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  19. Tom
    Member

    That's a pity, I still had this pencilled in but I think I will plan something with the instead. Maybe another time?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  20. amir
    Member

    I'll go if you can fix the weather :)

    Posted 2 years ago #
  21. chdot
    Admin

    "I'll go if you can fix the weather :)"

    So will I!

    Unfortunately...

    I've got a ride planned with a school tomorrow morning and weather not looking great for going up Balerno Path.

    Weather forecasts have been fairly unreliable lately, but satellite pix show a lot of rain clouds coming from Atlantic

    Wind too apparently.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  22. chdot
    Admin

    "

    Met Offfice Warnings (@metofficeScot)

    16/06/2012 00:41

    Yellow Warning of Rain for SW Scotland, Lothian Borders : Dumfries and Galloway & Scottish Borders valid from 00... http://bit.ly/MdVh2U

    "

    Posted 2 years ago #
  23. chdot
    Admin

    I know it looks like it will never be nIce and sunny again.

    Proposing this for next Sat - last day of the first summer month (or something).

    Posted 2 years ago #
  24. amir
    Member

    Oh that's a shame, ill be on my way back from Moldova so won't be able that day. Never mind perhaps it will be raining ;)

    Posted 2 years ago #

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