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Apologies for the break in posting, it’s been a tough couple weeks! Let’s get back to the UK vacation recaps. The highlight of our trip was time spent on the Scottish Borders, south of Edinburgh. We loved the green valleys around the River Tweed. One day, we took the bus over to Innerleithen – this tiny town has made a name for itself in the mountain biking community. Rob and I rented two bikes from a nice shop and hit the trails:
It was a steep climb to the top, through mossy forests and meadows. At the summit we pedaled across the moor, covered in authentic heather. That’s the River Tweed shining in the distance:
The descent was fast! I was cold and hungry, so chose to ignore the fact that I’m not much of cyclist while bombing down the hill. On the final descent, rocky drops it got really technical.
We followed our ride with a visit to Traquair House for lunch and beer from their onsite brewery!