The run took us through Gosford and Luffness to Gullane, then back along the coast to Longniddry. I had a wee shot of Bruce's Pugsley, a crazy looking balloon tyred bike designed for riding on sand and snow. It was great fun riding around on it, I hadn't ridden a bike with hub gears before and I thought it was great especially not having a derailleur to worry about getting burst.
|Bruce flying the Pugsley|
here. Just keep an eye out for the sexy bastard with the green fleece on the pink bike.
The run really nackered me so I refueled myself with some homebrew and the rabbit that the Hoodster had shot for me. Fuckin champion!
The next big first was my first trip to Glentress. Woody arranged the trip and Aaron, Jason, Morton, Dave, Woody and myself headed down after a gid breakfast at Dave's.
|Dave'll be on masterchef next year.|
|Jason pre mud.|
|Another viz style "up the arse" moment? Answers on a postcard.....|
The plan was to ride up to the top of the red route and hammer down, then have a wee play about on the jumps. The climb up was hard going but good fun, there's loads of rocky bits, skinny wooden bits and logs to try and ride over and wee stopped for a few rests to make it a bit easier.
Everyone will be glad to see that Morton has got himself a crash helmet this time.
|Aaron takes a well earned rest|
|Morton attempts the skinny log thing.|
|Jason's 1000 yard stare|
|The gut at Glentress.|
Hub for some cake, soup and a full breakfast for Morton (he rates it at three out of five chainsaws.)
Another top day, good effort from everyone.
We'll be doing this again.
Left to right - Aaron, Dave, Jason, Woody, Morton and me.