Burma Road

Rode the Burma Road by moonlight. One of those once in a lifetime beautiful spiritual experiences that make mountainboarding such an important part of my life.

Mountainboarding in Scotland – The Plan

So, Dave McBean posted this on Surfing Dirt Forum:

Scottish freeridey goodness on the 17-18th September? In typical Jock fashion this promises to be badly thought out, unplanned and with probably rubbish weather. 2 mile forest runs, singletrack steepness and puddles are guaranteed though.

Can’t say no to that. Better get the week off work and plan some riding. Think I’ll head north on Tuesday, spend Wednesday and Thursday in the Lake District to check out a track for a Downhill Comp next year and get myself one of those ridgelines I’ve been eye-ing up for a while. I’ll head up to Scotland on Friday, maybe check out Drumlanrig on the way, meet up with Marvin, ride the BX track in Perth Friday night. Then over to Dunkeld to camp for a Saturday and Sunday of riding the 2005 ATBA-UK DH track and scouting potential courses for a Scottish DH comp next year.

Glentress: Scotland’s Mountainboarding Heaven

Glentress: Scotland’s Mountainboarding Heaven
Glentress: Scotland’s Mountainboarding Heaven

I’ve been exploring the mountain bike tracks at Glentress and found loads of cool tracks that are rideable on a board, including built tracks, northshore drops, footpaths, and tarmac roads. And I’m sure there are loads more out there. Think I need another roadtrip to Scotland next summer.

First Scottish Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot - Scotland

Found a sweet spot to camp and have my first mountainboard ride in Scotland. Nice mix of grass, rocks, trees, roots, and mud.

Weekend in Scotland

Drove 872 miles, listened to S Club 7, watched some awesome mountainboarding, ate a massive naan, called an ambulance, analysed a pump track, thought about turbulated surfaces and vortices, and scratched my head.