Edinburgh misc. thread

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  • I’ll be driving from central Edinburgh to Glentress tomorrow for some mountain biking, if anyone wants a lift?

  • similarly, I've never had any issues with windfarm access. they usually just ask you to observe the outdoor access code and be respectful around any working machinery... usually bastard hard riding inside them, mind, since they all seem to be built on big hills

  • Just saw a bunch of folk doing an e-bike tour down the innocent railway path. Did I hear someone on here runs them? My DAS by the Jewel was met with looks of confusion so not you I guess

  • There’s a firm down in Newhaven who have set up doing ebike tours - they were still setting up last time I went by (summer 2020 IIRC) - which would be in the right place to see them on the old railway (never heard it called the innocent railway but google confirms we’re on about the same place). Didn’t seem like forum types when I stopped to chat but you never know.

  • We have 6 E bikes in our fleet, so might have been Ricky (Tall, beardy, on a Cinelli.) Ive been away drinking my body weight so wasn't me anyway. There is another few folk doing tours so maybe not us but yeah we take the Innocent Railway Path. I think the brakes on my Tour de Fer are too shit for skids :(

  • The bikes were a kinda ebike/brompton/fatbike mixup. Tail rider was indeed bearded and on a regular bike. Too busy with kids to pay close attention to exactly what the ride was.

    Guess the e-assist stops non-regular riders struggling up the hills and being outside minimises the plague risk. So not a bad wheeze for tourists on a sunny day! Gets them away from the royal mile without being on one of those terrible buses

  • 'Tis very popular during "the season" and of course more so pre-plague, will wind down now but don't completely close down.

    I'm back at it tomorrow.

  • Reekie folk - What hotels are worth it these days for a long weekend for my partner and I?

    Neither of us have been there for a looong time, and, to be fair, never actually stayed in hotels when we were up there.

    I assume the Caledonian and the Balmoral are still overpriced tourist traps?

  • I walk by this regularly and always thought it looks nice inside. The Bonham Hotel

  • the eden locke ? if you can get one of the cheaper rates

  • Thanks for the recommendations, both - we've ended up booking a small hotel in the West End

  • If anyone fancies some Strava art...there is a tiny bit of gravel involved.


    Anyone know any other arty routes?

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Edinburgh misc. thread

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