Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Sunday Cycle; Flying with Phil...



Sunday dawned clear and frosty so I headed down to Gullane with Phil who had packed his Drone to do some filming on the coast....




Between Gullane and Freshwaterhaven we managed to get some film between waiting for people out enjoying the coast to walk by...




The day was stunning, only later some cloud rolled in from the east taking the shine off things, but by now we had enough footage at the small beach at Archerfield.
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We then rode inland through Archerfield to the large picture frame and some filming before heading to The Walled Garden cafe for some ace food!...



By the time we were back to the car it was getting dark and the Xmas lights were on....


Same film, two edits....

Back home and i edited up this wee film,  a new cycling perspective of some of our coast...
Song is`The Sea` by Morcheeba


And Phil edited his own film once home in Yorkshire,  His editing is better than my go on iMovies
Enjoy...



More soon...



Sunday, 4 December 2016

Global Fatbike Day 2016; East Lothian...

What a fine gathering of like minded people... :)

The weather could not have been better for this years Global Fatbike Day here in East Lothian!,
Mild, calm and fantastic east coast light  for 19 riders who travelled near and far for the day,
Thanks to Jason for organising and bringing the bottle of Lindesfarne Mead for the traditional toast at the WW2 sumbmarine wrecks out in Aberlady Bay, a toast to the original riders who came together for the very first UK Fatbike Gathering, you can read about that Here...   how time fly`s!...

Nice to meet new faces this year and hopefully will ride with them again maybe in their back yards in the future...




Lewis nearest in picture i met and rode the Sunday to finish at this years Capital Trail i loaned him a Pugsley for today and he loved it!, after riding a rigid Genesis he took to the Pug like a duck to water!, another convert!  :D ...

From the subs we rode east to NB enjoying the sun and coastal views all the way...










Food at Craig`s Cafe!...
lunch at Craig`s cafe Chandlers- thank you Craig, Sandra and staff for organising!...

Returning to Gullane via Archerfield we were in Gullane just as it got dark for a refreshment at the Old Clubhouse, job done...

Did not shoot much footage as riding mid field most of the day and relaxing!, managed to clobber together something,  Song is `Five Trees` (instrumental) by  Chapel Club,


Global Fatbike day 2016 East Lothian from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


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Friday, 2 December 2016

Catch up... Into December...


December, and only 3 weeks until the shortest day, soon the dayligh hours will slowly get longer again,
Busy day last Sunday!, i cleaned out the `Man Cave` and took a car load of defunct bicycle parts to the skips, 26 pairs of bent or narrow handlebars for instance!, burned a lot of rubbish in the chiminea.
Good to get the cave clean again, i even hoovered it before mopping it out!...



Been busy at work again, dark on arrival and leaving but good sunrises and sunsets, with a couple of sunny days...











Commuting again last two days on the Dawes Galaxy, and today Friday i`m riding the new bike!

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Chasing the Bullet...

I have not had a motorbike for 5 or so years now.
With anything retro being cool these days-post soon on my new commuter bike, the itch to save and buy a British motorcycle has returned,
Having escaped death over 20 years of riding motorbikes i`m happy these days to look at a bike to plod along country lanes.
Although i used to ride rip snorting 600cc Enduro motorcycles on the road (and off) i always fancied a Bullet in pre65 trials trim for said plodding along lanes.
Maybe some 25+ years after they went on sale in the UK i may buy one once i save the pennies.
In the meantime here is a cool film on the Motorbike that originally launched as an offroad trials bike won more competitions than any other British Motorcycle...




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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Ride to Lammerlaw....


Saturday and i met Craig, Jason and Donald in Haddington for a ride up into the Lammermuir hills via Gifford and Hopes Resovior...


We rode via the old Right of Way from Bolton to Gifford...

Craig did not feel well so split for home at Yester and we carried on to the Hopes and on up the big climb up onto the hills...

Plenty of ice up here...





Red Grouse were all around and this one was happy to pose for a pic!...


Check the ice here!...

Along the old ancient track across the shoulder of Lammerlaw and we turned up to the summit with trig point and cairn...


Views from the summit and although overcast were great...








M&Ms....






Some film to here,
Song is `Wider than the sky` by Quantic...


East Coast Fatbikes; Lammerlaw Nov 16 from coastkid71 on Vimeo.


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