Saturday, 24 March 2012

Week in the Trossachs

Nice break in Aberfoyle but nice to be back. It was magic on the bike during the middle and end of the week where I collared one of the best circuits I've ever ridden. After a heaving start up the verticality of Dukes Pass where the road rises 220m over 4km (I don't know why it doesn't feature in the 100 great British climbs book), it's left at Achray to Loch Katrine and giving it plenty along the northern edge on a single track road with virtually no traffic for 12 miles before steering south past Stronachlachler Pier and returning on the back road to Aberfoyle past Kinlochard. They've resurfaced some of it which is super -fast, but there are enough potholes here and there elsewhere to keep you focused. Thirty miles or so.

Only managed a couple of short runs but a little more than 100 miles total on the bike made it a week to remember. Loads of bikies. Even a few shafts of sunlight and the occasional rainbow. Thought about stopping late for the Nigel Barge 10k, but too many big dinners have left me a bit Billy Buntered...

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