Sunday, 1 March 2009

St David's Day Sunday Run

Sunday Mar 1st
Leeks and daffodils were conspicuous by there absence on Sunday as five riders left Linlithgow Cross for the Dalmeny Estate. Andy was happy to repeat his Saturday ride, Matt was on his fixed, Lesley arrived on her expedition-level Peugeot and first timer Craig, from Lauriston (AKA Long Legs Lance) was on a 62cm Trek. His bike is so tall that we had to get special permission to ride by Edinburgh airport. Jim turned up complaining about a mysterious bug he'd picked up on a trip to Peru, and 'talked up' his five weeks off the bike.
We took a steady pace out of the town, chatting about unusual Scottish names such as 'Versace McClatchy' that Jim had come across and whether the club will be entering a women's team into the Scottish TTT champs. Surprisingly, an 'ill' Jim took the 30-sprint into Kirkliston in a style that was described as 'Ewartesque'
On the return leg we had the pleasure of riding the newly surfaced road to Dalmeny before we split at Kirkliston, Jim and Leslie headed back to Linlithgow while Matt, Craig and Andy took the high-and-mucky roads into the Bathgate Alpes.


manders said...

alternative St david's day run - Dave harris memorial -mandy and andy headed over to Rosewell to do the 200km audax - Lovely hilly country - first hill out of Tweedsmuir after the first reservoir - 1 in 5 steep little climb this was followed by a flattish section to St mary's loch then over the River Tweed up another long ascent then down to kirkhope over Witches knowe - Traquair then over paddock slack to Peebles then to Innerleithen then cloverburn then back to Rosewell up the A7 . we managed to complete within the time - HUrray

Matthew Ball said...

Sounds like a goodo day out for you two. Did you manage to get any photos?