Tuesday, 6 October 2009
so off we go to spend a weekend in the tweed valley. i'm off on the bike with some of the singletrack people. day one we're up on minch moor, along part of the southern upland way. wind is forecast and it doesn't disappoint. we receive a bracing battering and agree it's the only time we've seen bikes blown about when they're lying flat. the rain doesn't fail us either! but changeable tho the weather is, it's a fabulous day.
the following day, the weather's died down a bit, the sun is shining and seventeen of us embark out onto the gypsy glen route at glentress. for those of us who've been out the day before it's sore on the legs. but the descent down the ridge back into gt is the best i've done this year. unfortunately we then have to climb back out of peebles up to the top of gt red. by this time i haven't the legs for a technical descent so i take the easy way down the red route but even then i have to detour onto the blue two thirds of the way down as my legs are done.
meanwhile after a day of craft investigation in peebles on the saturday t takes advantage of the weather to get herself along to the gardens at dawyck. as she correctly points out, i should have been there but as i wasn't it doesn't interfere with her picture taking...