Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Snow at Sanquar

I thought that with the hard frost today would be good for a MTB loop down at Sanquar, so toddled off there this morning.
My it was cold, however the first bit was up Euchan Glen so soon warmed up, but as I got further up into the hills there was snow lying and it was quite icy.
Further up again where the forest started the snow got deaper 2 to 3 inches, it got very hard to peddle up hill.
Luckily at the main track a vehicle had been along so it was easier going but in the end I decided that the loop over the hill on the Southern Upland Way would be uncyclable so, at the summit of the path, had a break for grub and turned back.
The views were nice in places but I got painfully cold, to the point where to warm up I applied the brakes and peddled against them downhill.
I was very pleased to get back to the car for a warm up.

View pictures of the day here.


Blogger Jinxx said...

I think a set of snow tyres would have worked just fine, either that or a set of skiis strapped to the back

5:10 PM  
Blogger Whee said...

Skis would probably have been more fun, there was enough snow for cross country skiing. Trouble is I didn't expect snow just frost.

7:15 PM  

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