What a start we had to our summer cycling season on Saturday – and it showed that it takes more than a spot of monsoon weather to keep Dumfries cycling families down! Cycling Dumfries member Jim Craig was there with his camera and took some great photos that really captured the spirit of the day:
Rain, what rain? Rachel arrives with her trailer and toddler – framed by the Stove’s giant cargo bike. Photo (c) Jim Craig, 2016
It’s amazing what you can carry by bike … Photo (c) Jim Craig, 2016
Bikes, bikes, bikes, bikes! Getting down to some serious conversations about all things bicycle. Photo (c) Jim Craig, 2016
Just a little bit of adjustment to the brakes (and some instruction) from Rhian … Photo (c) Jim Craig, 2016
… and one lad’s cycling career begins the way we like to see it – all smiles! Photo (c) Jim Craig, 2016
Trying a front mounted childseat for size with much discussion of the pros and cons. Photo (c) Jim Craig, 2016
But we didn’t neglect our summer rides in all the excitement. It was great to see some new faces as well as some old friends for the afternoon’s jaunt down to Kingholm Quay and then up to the Old Deer Park.
The peleton approaches (shortly afterwards we had the inevitable mechanical … some things never change). Photo (c) Jim Craig, 2016
Over the Kirkpatrick McMillan Bridge. Photo (c) Jim Craig, 2016
The traditional group photo! Thirteen of us for the ride in all. Photo (c) Jim Craig, 2016
All in all, we couldn’t have asked for a better start to our summer ride season. Join us at 1:45 for 2 next Saturday for our next ride!