Archive for November, 2011

This Wednesday’s ride was superb: we had a beautiful starry night and the trails are in fantastic condition. We rode out via the frosty beach at Loch Morlich, feeling rather chilly. By time we were at the top of the Badaguish trails it was pretty warm, aren’t temperature inversions great?
Badaguish was about as dry as it ever gets, with a carpet of recently dropped pine needles to smooth the way – just fabulous!

The lower section of the Canadian Trail has some huge wheel-eating potholes which we’ll need to sort out, but apart from that the course is in great shape!
We headed back into the valley frost, then onto the ‘red path’ on the far side of Loch Morlich for some slippery root action (I’m sure someone goes and polishes them up specially for us…)
Back to the Old Bridge Inn for refreshments and the best roasties ever!
Riders tonight were: David, Andy, Fraser, Ben, John, other Ben and Mette.


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November is always a time of change here at Bothy Bikes: summer staff leave for winter slopes, most of our hire bikes go to new homes and we start preparing for whatever winter will throw at us.

This year there’s more than ever going on. Phil has left to live in Edinburgh and Fraser has joined us as his replacement, but the really big news is that after 7 years at Rothiemurchus we’re moving to new premises in Aviemore.

We’ll be over the other side of town at the new Dalfaber Neighbourhood Centre (you know, where the new chip shop is!)
Right now we’re fitting out the new shop and we’re looking at opening towards the end of November.
It’s a big change and a challenge, but I think it’ll be a really great place for us to be – hope we’ll see you there!
More will be posted later!

Movin’ on up

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