Baldernock Cycle Gala

Anyone who thought of going to the gala at solid rock cycles in Balmore and decided not to , missed a treat. The Clan stunt team turned up with Danny McCaskill on board and gave an outstanding display of acrobatics. I had only seen the youtube clips of Danny McCaskill, but to watch from 10 feet away was breathtaking, the guy is a genius on a bike and the rest of the Clan were equally brilliant.

Thursday Road Ride

Thursday 24th: Stephen Malaney, Chris, No Helmet Al and myself headed off up over the Stockiemuir. Down and round by Dumgoyne and through Strathblane. Up the hill to Mugdock and back. Good ride no real straggling. No idea of distance or speed.

Fine selection of bikes: Al on his carbon  Boardman with the new mavic wheels which take it under the legal racing weight (so he had to carry the bag of tools and spares)… Chris had an old Raleigh titanium out for the first time. Stephen had his Cannondale Cross bike with 25s and (due to a last minute puncture) I had my usual mtb (with road wheels)..

 

Good to see Stephen making it from so far away.

 

31st  March 2011:  Next week it will be light much later- so plan would be to do the Auchencarroch mega – loop?  35 miles – 2.5 hours Or just the Auchencarroch loop? 32 miles – 2 hours

 

Hope to see a few out.

Good days!

Nice work guys and gals on the new site. It looks terrific!

A great wee ride last night – out over Drumclog and onto the top moor with a great mix of some familiar and some not so familiar trails. As predicted, it was frog central. Good to see a few faces who we haven’t seen out in a while too. We pushed the pace on the descents meaning we got back bang on ten for a right good post ride blether. Here’s hoping the almost hot weather continues for a while.

Tuesday ride

16 out tonight (18 until Jacqui and Simon abandonned due to new chain not meshing with a worn chainring).  Lovely night, great ride, nice to see a bunch of old faces return after the winter, plus a few new ones, biggest work-out I’ve had in a while.  As Sanny mentioned, Mugdock is currently the west’s biggest frogging spot, so any wet paths near water best avoided at the moment unless you fancy yourself as an amphibian serial killer.  I was slightly disturbed by those taking photographs: frog’s porn?