Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Its nice to be out again



Clyde view above Fairlie

After our few days travelling to Venice it was great to get on the mountain bike again.
Saturday the sun was shining it was cool with an esterly breeze, so started off down the beach to get the following wind, over Goldenberry looping back along the main road up Biglees quarry's lovely rough hard surfaced road with its marvelous view.
After our few days of rest I was feeling good so decided to climb all the way up Kaim Hill to get the full twenty minutes downhill run from the top, 330m and 1.5km all the way to the main road.
I keep thinking on the way down that I should mark the turn off near the top, it would be so easy for any other MTB'r following my route description to miss the turn and end up in the middle of nowhere wondering what was going on.
As I bumped down into the old millstone quarry a chap was lunching, sunning himself while admiring the view, he'd been up walking over Caldron and Kaim.
After a short chat I was off down the quarry track, there are one or two muddy places getting cut up, I may go up and put down some rocks to stop it deteriorating, also someone has put in a couple of little wooden bridges over ditches which helps but I prefer more natural looking route improvements using rocks and turf.
The run down was a thill as always just a couple of other spots that could do with a bit of clearing and filling, work for a nice winter day.

A few pictures here.

5 Comments:

Blogger Jinxx said...

Got too admit, its great to be able to get out on the MTB at this time of year.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Whee said...

Yea, dry and cool just great!

4:45 PM  
Blogger Jinxx said...

Have you ever been along the forest trails up by the wind turbines near Barr, from what i could see on the map posted at the gate, it looks good

6:32 PM  
Blogger Whee said...

I've been along the tracks from the B784 to Tormichell and Girvan. The other side according to some web info connects to the minor road you stopped at but I haven't been along it yet.

8:30 AM  
Anonymous James said...

Near us we rarely have any weather so we rarely get to go mountain biking perhaps we need to take our bikes abroad.

9:32 AM  

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