20 February 2010

7Stanes in Belfast!

Those fine chaps from Scotland's mountain biking paradise were over in NI today, and a fine day it was too. Just look at this lad flying his bike!



Helmet tip to the good people over at Trailbadger - keep it up, laddios. That Jiggledun Cider is magical stuff.

14 February 2010

Kirroughtree: Mountain Bike Madness

Perhaps against my better judgement, I let my little brother talk me into a trip to Scotland to tackle the 7 Stanes track at Kirroughtree Forest Part, just outside Newtownstewart in Galloway. Here's the GPS elevation profile, which really doesn't do our 32km justice. The tracks are marked like ski runs; most of this run was black, and it was tough going.



A couple of tumbles; no major injuries. I did take down a tree, however. Slid into it sideways off the track, and it and I ended up down the slope. All part of the fun...