Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:32 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 151 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ... 16  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:08 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 7:25 pm
Posts: 4977
Location: Edinburgh
velomaniac wrote:
Another alternative might be to do an epic ride to Selkirk from Inners via the Southern Upland way or such like, lunch in Selkirk then wind our way back by same route taking in Caddon Bank descent.


That sounds like a good idea. The long "going somewhere" rides appeal more to me than a trail based loop.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:05 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:11 pm
Posts: 8700
Location: DUNDEE
What about the Tweedlove routes - are there bits we can hijack any of those?

http://tweedlove.com/events/local-ride-outs
(not the best link) Pic is from the 45km Natural Tweed Route Map


Attachments:
Tweedlove.jpg
Tweedlove.jpg [ 202.74 KiB | Viewed 92 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:13 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:11 pm
Posts: 8700
Location: DUNDEE
Pics do look very old school type ride... http://www.flickr.com/photos/brian_phillips_pics/page6/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:26 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:16 pm
Posts: 8658
My suggestion in a wee bit more detail :
Climb up the XC route to the shortcut around the final Minch Moor climb then follow timber road untill it meets Southern Upland Way and ride that to the Three Brethren. Then jink off that and descend if its possible down the Long Philip Burn path and into Selkirk. Lunch break then head along road trying to avoid A707 if possble then rejoin SUW and climb back up to Three Brethren and retrace route back to top of Minch Moor for the XC trail descent back to car park.
Need to recce it but it might help us avoid being viewed as a group that only does trail centres.
If weather is not good then we just stick with the XC route and any oldschool DH we can find.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:27 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:45 pm
Posts: 2614
Location: Near a tree, by a river in a hole in the ground....
Loads of Links to B&B on the Innerleithen Web pages (think I just googled Innerleithen..)

I can check on availability of the rooms at my local - think it's about £20PPPN.

I was hoping to be able to offer a garage for secure storage (not that it's really a problem in Inners but...)

The Hill to the north, aka the Golf Course (or Caberston) has some good tracks, not ridden it for years though and those I did were mainly DH. That would be the one with the big square water tank....

I could ask Ian Linton if he could suggest some other routes - he's been a local since day dot and knows the hill better than I do... I know there are some hidden tracks which wind up as well as down

TK Most of the Tweedlove tracks are shut now...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:52 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:16 pm
Posts: 8658
Some photos of the Long Philip Burn path, looks quite good.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=33556029

Also arial photos show a lots of potential for the route I suggest over to Selkirk 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:01 pm 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20771
Location: Sol Kitts
Velo I like the sound of that! I'm going tomorrow, so tonight I'll try to plot what you've described onto a map.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:49 am 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20771
Location: Sol Kitts
Change of plans, I'm not going today but on Thursday if anyone is interested? My back is noodled after Saturday, hopefully a couple more days will help!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:34 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:16 pm
Posts: 8658
Might be able to skive off on Thursday to join you, what time you proposing ?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:19 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu May 21, 2009 11:02 pm
Posts: 5252
Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
velomaniac wrote:
Might be able to skive off on Thursday to join you, what time you proposing ?

+1... Checking with boss.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 151 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ... 16  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group