Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Around East Kilbride

Strathclyde Park

I spent six hours on the bike yesterday navigating around various tracks near East Kilbride starting up Calder Glen, some nice track but lots and lots of stairs then discovered it was all no cycling so felt a bit of an outlaw.
From there went over by Uddingston by the Clyde to Bothwell Castle, the track along the clyde there was lovely and I had it all to myself although its bound to get busier at the WE.
Had a bit of difficulty getting across to Strathclyde park and didn't have time to go through the singletrack, finished off along Chatelherault Country Park but again was in outlaw mode as it is all no cycling although there was plenty of evidence of other cycling outlaws
The track I chose turned out extremely grotty so it wasn't much fun slogging through it.

All said it was a bit of a disappointment overall.

View pictures here


Blogger Jinxx said...

Nothing worse than checking out a promising looking trail and then it proves to be dissapointing.

Had the same thing up at Barr, a cracker of a fire road, that looked like it would make a briliant loop, only it dead ended

1:26 PM  
Blogger Whee said...

In this case it was the stairs, the NO CYCLING sign, the lack of singletrack in Strathclyde Park and finally the mud in Chatelherault other than that it was great.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Jinxx said...

I like going down stairs, not managed yet to master the skill of going up them

8:22 PM  
Blogger Whee said...

I can go down some steps depending on thier spacing and up some short section up to three but thats my lot after that its walk/push.

7:15 PM  

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