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Tour of East Lothian chimney farms

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  • Started 11 years ago by Cyclingmollie
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  1. Jackson Priest
    Member

    I had some nice coffee and cake at this cafe in East Linton not long after it had opened - not been through that way since so not sure if they're still there.

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  2. amir
    Member

    30th is good for me.

    Here is a link to the Smeaton tea room http://www.smeatonnurserygardens.co.uk/. It's a while since I have been there and never by bike. Can't remember how good the scones were. Never been to Ferrari's. We can hover outside trying to judge how happy the clients are!

    The one in Tyninghame is a good if we need a back up.

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  3. chdot
    Admin

    Forget the chimneys -

    Tea Shop Tour.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  4. riffian
    Member

    I was in the Smeaton tearoom sans bike on Sunday. I thought the serious wedge of chocolate brownie was excellent - other cakes (including the scones) looked good too. Tea/coffee reasonably priced.

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  5. Cyclingmollie
    Member

    Jackson Priest: "not sure if they're still there"

    I know Mike as he's a keen sportive rider and he's never mentioned a cafe so it may not still be there. Unless that's the deli across the road from the post office in which case it is.

    Amir, the Tyninghame old smiddy is excellent and the last time I was there about two weeks ago seemed popular with cyclists.

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  6. DaveC
    Member

    What is the predicted pace for this please? I'm interested but if you'll be hoofing it faster than ~13-15mph I'll never keep up.

    DaveC

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  7. amir
    Member

    Is that an average speed DaveC? Or min and max.

    Though as some here might have witnessed, I often go downhill more or less the same speed as uphill.

    I for one would suggest that we go at the speed of the slowest. But it is obviously important to be able to manage the distance.

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  8. Cyclingmollie
    Member

    I was out on those roads yesterday on my winter bike and was doing 15mph average. So I wouldn't want to be doing any more than that. But too slow and we'll never get all the way round (with cafe stops).

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  9. DaveC
    Member

    Sorry I was talking average. It may come down to food though, as I did the Tour of East Lothian in Feb and managed it in 6.5 hours including stops at Dunbar & Haddington, though I wasn't aware of how much calories I would need having just started cycling at Christmas, and the hill at Red Stane Rig was a big killer. Also now I take more fluids and tend to eat real food instead of relying on jelly babies and fig rolls.

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  10. chdot
    Admin

    "tend to eat real food instead of relying on jelly babies and fig rolls"

    Some people think that is real food...

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  11. amir
    Member

    Scones - that's real food. Drools

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  12. Cyclingmollie
    Member

    You could go a long way on jelly babies and fig rolls. But eventually you'd want a scone.

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  13. DaveC
    Member

    We cycled out to Linlithgow this morning and up Cairnpapple. On the way back we cut uo to the finish of the hill time trial??? any we missed it but cycled back east along the ridge and down to Threestonemile?? & saw a farm with an old mill and chimney. Funny how you miss these things but pick up on them once you know they exist.

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  14. Cyclingmollie
    Member

    DaveC: "saw a farm with an old mill and chimney"

    Thnks DaveC, that's Waterstone. Canmore photographed it in 1975. At the bottom of the hill there's a steading development which has retained the chimney base but not the chimney.

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  15. PS
    Member

    "hill time trial???"
    Yes, the West Lothian Clarion's Kingscavil Hill Climb. I was there supporting/making some noise. Didn't take part this year on account of my bust collarbone and associated minimal fitness, but I'm back on the bike now and riding back to Edinburgh with the tailwind served to cheer me up no end.

    "Threestonemile??"
    Threemiletown

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  16. DaveC
    Member

    Yes sorry PS, I was sending from my phone so limited web browser access whilst posting the text.

    The tail wind will have cheered you up on the way in!!! Wait until you're cycling home. Are you In Clarion? We have a Clarion member at my work, Dr Hammond.

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  17. PS
    Member

    Dave - no need to apologise - just thought I'd help out with a bit of detail. Looking at the timings on your post on your other thread, you must have only just missed the hill climb.

    I'm not in the Clarion - was out there supporting the Hervelo girls - but the Clarion seems like a really friendly club. And they laid on a great set of home baking in the hall at Philpstoun afterwards.

    I live in Edinburgh, so just had the tailwind to blow me home yesterday - no need to struggle into it today. :)

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  18. kaputnik
    Moderator

    This weekend still looking OK for the Chimbley Sweep?

    Posted 11 years ago #
  19. chdot
    Admin

    Is there a time/starting point?

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  20. Cyclingmollie
    Member

    Can I suggest this Sunday 10am (clocks go back so it will feel like 11am) from Musselburgh Harbour?

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  21. amir
    Member

    Okay by me, subject to weather. So we'll be have lunch en route?

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  22. Cyclingmollie
    Member

    Yes, I think if we time it right we should be ready for a refuel at East Linton or Tyninghame or Fenton Barns.

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  23. kaputnik
    Moderator

    When you say Musselburgh harbour do you mean Fisherrow, or is there another?

    Agree on date / time / location and making a lunch stop.

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  24. Cyclingmollie
    Member

    Yes, I mean Fisherrow Harbour.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  25. amir
    Member

    Forecast is not looking too bad for Sunday, at least cf Saturday (cross fingers).

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  26. DaveC
    Member

    I can't make this I'm afraid. I spent 4 days diving off Mull last weekend & SWMBO has said she does'nt want me away for a whole day... I'll do the usual Fife Circle up Cleish & Lomond from Falkland.

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  27. Cyclingmollie
    Member

    Yes, Sunday is looking better than Saturday.

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  28. chdot
    Admin

    Edinburgh, but presume EL will be similar.

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  29. Cyclingmollie
    Member

    Looks good, better than today anyway. I'm having to work this morning anyway.

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  30. kaputnik
    Moderator

    Apart from Headwind and a few spots of rain this morning was OK. Tomorrow will be better - but might want to avoid coming home along the coast for too long, was more sheltered inland a bit.

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