Sunday, February 18, 2007

A splendid weekend







Law castle

What a great weekend, cool and bright, Saturday morning Anne and I went a walk up to Busbie Muir windfarm. The windfarm is a couple of kilometres south east of our village. Just before the windfarm is a small area of old woodland nice to wander through, its a bit wet underfoot but with the birds singing in the trees it was worth the bog jumping. As we wandered along the windfarm roads we saw two pairs of skylarks on the moor, first this season, I think they're early this year.

PM got out over to Kaim hill on the mountain bike, over the side of Glentane hill on the scarey narrow singletrack, up the tarmac then off road to the cairn at the top of the hill. There were five paragliders up above the quarry getting loads of lift off the moderate breeze, took a bit of video of them before setting off on the 1100ft 2 km downhill all the way from the top to the road, fabulous fun.

Today I picked up Graham, he was desperate for a MTB outing, we took the bikes on the car to Muirshiel country park and cycled over the moor track to Kilmacolm, coffee in the cafe and return the same way. There was plenty of water and ice about to keep us on our toes and the track is very rough, lucky Graham with his full suspension machine, me with a less than adequate suspension seatpost to save my rear end, even so it was great fun.

View the week end video here.

Busbie muir photos here

Route description here


Blogger Jinxx said...

Never thought of upgrading to a full suspension bike

1:34 PM  
Blogger Whee said...

I've got one in the shed a Marin Quake 5 but its old hat.
I like to be able to shoulder the bike if necessary and generally don't feel the need, except now and again when a trail gets really rough.

10:46 PM  

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