Tuesday, 6 October 2009

autumn colours





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...













8 comments:

Niamh B said...

wow - beautiful pics - love the sound of peebles as well! just the name alone.

Titus said...

Wow to the vegetation and light, good heavens to the adoring photo of the hero mountain bike. I can see the love through the lens. Surreal.

Roxana said...

and lovely pictures she took! and i who was only imagining greys and greens over there :-)

swiss said...

peebles and the surrounds are lovely. i'm almost tempted to spend a week solely there at some point soon.

the hero mountain bike! i'm ashamed that it's so obvious! lol

yes, the grey and green! tho i've never yet come back to you with the craiova-a-like pics. in the meantime the following is probably more appropriate....

Plouă, plouă, plouă,
Vreme de beție -
Și s-asculți pustiul,
Ce melancolie!
Plouă, plouă, plouă...

swiss said...

except for the drinking, obviously!

Pam said...

Great pics. Husband is a cyclist. I'm usually off somewhere with the camera.He can't race any more due to recently diagnosed arterial stenois, so his heart is a bit broken in more ways than one.Thanks for your visit to my blog and I look forward to reading more of your adventures.(We'e been to Peebles and loved it - great name!)

Pam said...

..we've that is.

sarah haliwell said...

Fabulous photos. And what a beautiful place to go biking. Like something out of a dream of life.