Hi all, the more the merrier
We'll meet at the University, at the top of the steps, above the MacRobert, near the main carpark, ready to ride at 11.30. The weather forecast is light rain until 2.00pm then heavy rain, so bring a waterproof, plus the usual tools, pump/CO2, helmet, bike in good repair, food and drink. Plenty of food advisable as we'll be heading into lunchtime.
We won't be going up Dumyat but the route will be similar to that discussed below. We'll ride for about 2 - 2 and a half hours. No drop policy applies.
Please bring with you your emergency contact details if you are 16 - 18 years old. Please bring a chaperone who is solely responsible for you if you are 12 - 16 years old. Any under 12's with permission of the organiser with prior consent (please private message me)
Looking forward to a good ride, all welcome. So far there's 3 of us confirmed....me Steve C and Graham B. Its fine to just show up but message here if you can.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Helen Gorman
Hi Graham, Bruce and all club members
I walked up Dumyat on Wednesday this week, and the big bog was huge so I imagine it'll be even huger now. So, taking heed of Graham's and Bruce's comments, it's either a ride around the back of the Yat (Dumyat I presume!), or go elsewhere. Which option do you prefer, and what time can you make it for Graham?
MTB ride Dumyat Sunday 26th Feb
23 Feb 2017 11:51 #9241
As note of caution, the Yat mid section will be a huge bog at this time , there is a natural spring under there and with rain forecast I would suggest avoid it, not least of all for the damage to terrain and drive trains! The route around the back of the Yat and down Menstrie Glen is a really nice alternative as most of it is Landy Track although there is a wee bogslog up the hill at the ruined farmhouse. Good luck whatever you choose to do... B
This sounds good and I would probably be able to get out after I've finished parkrun duties. However, with the weather as it is at the moment and the heavy rain that is forecast for much of the day on Saturday, Dumyat will be a swamp and extremely muddy and therefore very hard going. It might be better to leave that ride for drier weather and find somewhere else.
Helen & I had pencilled in an amazing ride over Dumyat and into the Ochils, but at 20+ miles that's for the hard core (or for me in the summer).....so I was wondering does anyone want to do a ride in that area on Sunday 26th feb? I'm keen to do Dumyat and then maybe head west not east, but I'm happy to hear from others who have ridden there many times before......(more than my twice on a cyclocross bike). Weather looks calmer and warmer than today.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Graham Brown