Report as promised
Two intrepid and hardy macretro bikers decided to do a spur of the moment rekkie for a future Macretro meet- namely Awaycaboose (facial hair fella) and clockworkgazz (big foot goon).
Date 14/12/08, Start time 12pm, Location- milngavie train station Glasgow, just at the start of the West Highland way.
The weather was cloudy but not to cold, 2-4 degrees with little or no wind but a very low cloud base giving your typical grey day in the wet coast of jockland. The route would be about 28-30km over some pretty easy and picturesque trails, not to many hills but some nice XC terrain to get your heart beating and the wind in your puss.
The weather had put a fair few folk off so the trails were not to busy
and within about 1-2 miles we already felt like we were deep in the countryside. The ground was pretty firm if a bit gravely, thankfully there was very little ice albeit there were quite a few patches of gloppy mud to navigate and a few water features to contend with too. The West Highland way pretty much took us the the Dumgoyne distillery which will be a def. stopping place on the official Macretro meet
From here we then took in a good climb up thru the woods to the Aqua duct with no name, and we then hugged the hillside heading up to the village of blanefield- the campsie hills were shrouded in mist and cloud giving a sort of cool if rather grey skyline.
After Blanefield we hit some pretty crappy roads with some even more crappy hills, now realise we should have taken the moor back over to Mugdock park and we will need to get this section sorted for the next meet.
Once in the park we switched bikes for a mile or so, would have been more but Jason really didn't like my clockwork- what can you do with a man who's primary concern is having a comfy mountain bike experience!
The On-one with judy's and Mary bars was a sweet ride (albeit a set up mainly for big Jessie types) and I am now looking for a set of Mary's for the dale.
Arrived back at Milngavie for about 3pm tired and muddy but with big stupid grins.
Top day the retro bike way!