Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Yearly Totals

Well I thought I would sum up the year in numbers and pictures.

Paddles, about two or three !


From MapsNstuff

Total distance run 399.67 Km
Total time 39hrs 54min
Calories Burnt 29,557

From MapsNstuff

Total distance run 1,188.13 Km
Total time57 hrs 53min
Calories Burnt 48,691

Fun ie Trail riding not included unless a first time visit where I would sometimes wear the GPS.

That's me checking out for this year. Off for a glass of wine and maybe an Indian for dinner....

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Boxing Day Bash

We decided to go on a wee cycle with some people who really know what they are doing.

Team Fyrish

These guys have a winning reputation just look what they achieved last year.
Quads@ 10 Under the Ben '08
Quads@ Dawn Raid '08
Quads@ 10 at Kirroughtree '08
Quads@ 10 More in Moray '08
Quite stunning.

Gordy Mac has written a wee bit about the cycle which I will link to. Save to say that there was an abundance of skill on show, none of it coming from me !

Pic by Gordy.

I did have an early (sideways) dismount and a couple of walks.
I also had a problem with my chain when one of the links was badly twisted. Gordy rescued me with a new one. We made it to the top for cookies cake and whisky.

Pic by Gordy.

The descent was different too with a range of terra or should that be terror to deal with.
I had my usual puncture and David gave me his pump when my old one disintegrated before our eyes.

Pic by Gordy.

I was having an interesting day which was capped off by a stunning "somersault and roll down the hill" crash on Fridge Ridge.

Pic by Gordy.

What a great day out. Many thanks to Fyrishbikes and all the best for 2009.
See Gordy's report and read more about Team Fyrish.