Surfboards at the ready and TT and kites packed as well.
New Racing Ralph’s on the bike following my torn sidewall and bent valve …. sounds bad but then it may be because I am to blame:
Stopped to add air to rear tyre
Pushed handpump tyre on hard and THAT bent the valve.
So valve broken and pissing air (a technical term) I resorted to pumping up madly and then riding sections back – stopping whenever the back went really squirly ……
Think I rode it too flat and torn sidewall only appeared then.
So Racing Ralph on and new valve and I headed down the road (only a 5 mile cycle from here) to ride around Cathkin Braes where the 2014 commonwealth mtb course will be set. Not bad geographical venue although it’s going to be quite a build to get a top XC course in there – but brilliant for heritage and will be the closest course to Glasgow …..
Think there is more to explore but was a tad tired from the 5-a-side the night before so quite an easy one as also was trying to navigate and find a possible cracking loop. Appently the Glasgow MTB Club do a turn down there so must find out what they do.