When you look at certain blogs and chat to certain people it appears that everybody is suffering from the above !
In some ways it is a good a thing that we are lucky and the recession has not hit us yet !
On the other hand it sucks as there is no play time !
I decided to redress the balance and go out on my bike.
Despite the heat I packed the truck after work and 10 mins later was on the Eaglesham Moor.
As I biked up the usuall track I decided to explore the left branch from the gate, I had always looked at it on the map but not bothered to have a look as it appears to come to a dead end.
The main track dies away at some recently planted native trees which give a welcome break from the regimented rows of pine.
Their is a faint track that continues on so I followed that as water poured out me in the heat and flies swarmed around me.
Despite the dry weather there was still a few patches that were still really soft giving some tricky lines to attempt to ride.
The grassy ground just sucked all the momentum out the bike and at one point I gave up and pushed a few hundred metres.
The faint path follows the Munzie Burn giving interesting terrain.
A short down hill of nice single track seen me joining the usual track just before the gate that is padlocked.
The going was a bit easier on the hard pack of the track with some of the downhill undulations giving a pleasant free wheel.
Interestingly when I got to the end of the track things had changed !
Instead of the big piles of boulders that you normally have to scramble over to get onto the wind farm road there was i nice ramp which you could simply ride up !
I done a wee loop round the turbines, listening to the woosh of the blades as I passed.
I don’t find them offensive and some ways like them !
After the loop I returned to the top of the track and had a look at the sign.
Its refreshing to see that they are embracing access and not hindering it like before.
I descended the track and back to the truck just as the rain shower started.
I was wearing a Dale Merino short sleeve top which done an amazing job of wicking the sweat away as did the Montane liner bike shorts (which they don’t make any more !BOOO!)
Its a whole different kit choice choosing what to wear in this heat and I guess its something we may have to get use to.
I could not help picture myself sliding along that wee track on a set of nordic ski’s or stomping along soft snow drifts with the snow shoes on !
Bring on winter !!??? is that wrong ?