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Evening Ride 12 of 2017 to Musselburgh

Page history last edited by Jim cameron 3 years, 9 months ago


Twelfth Evening ride,  to Musselburgh, using some new navigation


Thursday, July 13, 2017 6:46 PM BST
Distance: 11.9 miles
Duration: 1 hours, 58 minutes, and 15 seconds
Minimum Elevation: 21 feet
Maximum Elevation: 447 feet
Total climb: 1232 feet
Total descent: 1221 feet

Link to Map https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kOajK2gRipHs7eR24l74JtY7dkY&usp=sharing





17deg Sunny (mist) Rainy (end)  9mph Westerly wind (it felt warm) 



Twelve riders set off in sunshine, promptly at 18:45, because we had forecast rain at 9pm (Or so we thought)


Wiggling to the Meadows, we  took the paths to Pleasance, Crown St, and Dumbiedykes Rd. That took us on the the bike-only path at Queens Drive.  Circling clockwise, we came to Abercorn Ave and exited onto Northfield Rd, then crossed the big junction to Mountcastle Crescent in Craigentinny. 


A sharp right onto Fishwives Causeway soon led to Portobello Prom North, where Figgate burn runs to the sea. We then started to ride along the quite busy prom, pausing at the pillars to share sweeties and take some pics.  Exiting onto Eastfield, we ran along the Bruntstane Burn path and that took us to the paths that would lead home by the Innocent.  


But the rain wasn't going to wait until 9pm - at 8pm it started and soon became heavy.  It was a wet bunch of chaps and chapesses who ran up the Innocent and up the tunnel. We had heavy rain then and almost all were disinclined to continue much further, or to go for an isotonic break. 


So the leader closed the ride within a few yards of the Meadows, and we all lived to fight another (hopefully drier) day. 


Lead: Verity  Photos: Verity  Trace: Jim  Text: Jim













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