Monday, 23 January 2012
Cairngorm snowbiking discoveries
Yesterday Shirls (aka Shirley the Surly or the Pug) & I carved our first ever snow turns - lovely big swoopy ones all the way down a pristine snowfield, just like they do in all the ski vids- YES, you read right...carved snow turns...on a bike...in Scotland. Beautiful.
Fear ye not though, it was definitely still Scotland as I couldn't see to the end of my handlebars to take a picture of said turns 'cos of the clag :-)
I also discovered that the Endomorph is definitely NOT a tyre for Scottish snow.
Oh, and that I need lower gears for plugging through the slush on the way up. Or perhaps just stronger legs.
And then there's the postholing- just how can the Pug trundle up stuff but when I get off, I find myself waist deep in snow? How does that work?
Horizons well and truly widened. Like they say, every day's a school day. Pug works!