a possibly underbiked struan
A few too many raven ale’s after champagne and wine meant that we made a slightly later than planned jaunt to Falkland for a bit of downhill bike action. Getting sorted in the car park I think that Stru felt a bit underbiked on the cotic rocket compared to the silly bikes that others were riding.
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cathy climbing at carron valley
So month 2 of the 4,000 mile 2014 challenge has proved a hard one! weather and the shortness of the month has meant getting the miles in has taken some dedication.
The month started well with a full w eek of commuting and a couple of night rides in the wet to get the legs spinning. The local loop has been used a lot in the first few weeks of 2014 to get the miles in.
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Title: downhill at falkland
Location: falkland, fife
Date: 9th March 2014 Start Time: 10:30 End Time: 15:00
Description: A trip to ride the downhill routes at Falkland, though can be pretty sure won’t be riding some of the big wooden structures…
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After visiting a busy Mickey D’s for a Chicken Legend and a coffee, I made the short drive over to Sherwood Pines and met up with Ben, handing over a McFlurry (and then remembering it was a milk shake he had asked for).
We got ready in the darkness of the car park, surrounded by occasional bright torchlight, as other riders got ready to ride too. The weather was warm and dry, with the sky clearing.
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After a week where there had been something that even Noah might call more than a passing shower the forecast for Sunday was one of sunshine.
Deciding that natural trails would be a tad on the boggy side we decided to head to down to Glentress for the day.
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As if there wasn’t enough this year I have decided to set myself a 4,000 mile challenge.
Put simply to try and ride 4,000 miles over the course of this calendar year.
To try and achieve this (and the only way I could be bothered to work it out) I have set a monthly target of riding 333miles. If this was hit spot on I would be left 4 miles short but sure I could fit that in on me years eve.
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It was a late arrival for the Northern Branch, as Tony and Ben arrived in ZQ time at the newly re-furbished Birches Valley cafe (now twice the size, but with half the chairs, for some reason). Steve had brought a copy of WMB, with a route in mind, until Pod pointed out that a lot of it was firetrack. We knew the rain was blowing in from the east around 3pm, so after coffee and bacon rolls all round, we decided to ride the Dog and Monkey trails instead.
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ben on follow the dog
Been a bit busy with other things (or slack depending on your view) and completely failed to do write up for the Cannock Christmas ride. So here are a few short words… read the rest of ride report: cannock christmas »
It was a bright and sunny day, as we met up in the Sherwood Pines car park. A welcome change after all that rain! Cakeriders were out in force, with rider numbers bolstered by new friends. It looked good, as we all parked up together in a row of seven cars, with arrival times staggered on an unplanned basis!
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