So no big website updates for a while… Since I am out of the UK for 2 weeks. Getting some much needed sun in Cyprus! 🙂
Here are some photos, I took before setting off.
Here is my very first vlog wearing my new 2XU A:1 Active wetsuit! Just to make it even more fun, I went a walk up the Campsie Fells in the snow!
Neil and myself walking from Killearn up to Earl’s Seat, the highest of the Campsie Fells which are a range of hills in central Scotland. During the walk, you get to see great views of Glasgow, Dumgoyne, Loch Lomond and where the lowlands turn into the highlands.
If you have watched my three vlogs below then you will already know most of this… It was a really, really nice day… like 19C which for Scotland in April is very good indeed. So my plan was to go out a nice cycle maybe to Loch Lomond and back. I got all geared up in my sexy cycling gear. Then went outside, to get my bike. Only to find it had a flat tyre. If I had been in England, it would have been OK. Since I have the tools to fix it. But I did not have anything at all to fix it. So all I could do, was put the bike back away. Then think of something else, to do in the great weather.
So I went back inside, half changed out of my cycling gear. In other words I kept my cycling shorts on, just put “normal” shorts on over the top of them and changed out of my cycling top. Then I set off out towards the Campsie Fells, which was just a very short walk from my Mum and Dads house in Killearn.
The plain was only to go a short walk, but ended up doing 8.14 miles. I know this since I took my cycle GPS with me :). Now I will bore you with some of my walking stats. I spent 2:16.39 (h:m:s) walking. Avg speed was 3.6 mph, not 2 bad for hill walking if you ask me. Max speed was 12.7 mph, yes I did a bit of running also. Min elevation was 87 meters and max elevation was 535 meters. So well pleased with myself. In the whole time I lived in Killearn, it’s the highest, up point I have ever got to up the Campsie Fells.
While doing the walk, I also got some great photos. Please check them out at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/me/2011/page/5/.
Oh in that photo above did not go 2 far into the water, since it was a bit on the cold side. Also had no idea how deep it was. I have a feeling it’s a lot deeper than it looks. But next time, I go up will make sure I have my wetsuit with me, to find out :).
Here is my third and last vlog, I filmed while walking up the Campsie Fells in Scotland.
Here some photos from the walk…
Lots more can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/me/2011/page/4/.
Here is the second part of my walk up the Campsie Fells, starting to get a lot higher now…
Last part will be posted very soon…
I was planning to go out a cycle, but my bike had a flat tyre. Since it was a great day, went out a walk… Ended up going up the Campsie Fells.
Part 2 will be posted very soon indeed :).