It’s been s poor start to the year with weather impacts and a dose of the lurgy.
Now my breathing has improved, and my fitness is at rock bottom. I am planning a wee run out to Dunkled.
Starting from the Garage at 08:00 on Sunday the 24th.
No racing, no despicable behaviour and a scone with the hot beverage of your choice will be the order of the day:-)
To help the Big Red Bus plan where to send us lets make some route suggestions to him.
- ABB – Anything But Ballo 🙂
- Explore Fife – Anstruther Chippy 🙂
- Loch Rannoch (easy 26 miles with a BBQ in the car park after)
- St Andrews – Ice Cream mandatory
- Inverness to Perth
- NE Scotland Around the Coast!
- 100 milers for sure
- Trinafour, another excuse for a Pitlochry based run and coffee and cake at Escape Route.
- Loch Earnhead from Perth
- Callander Killin callander on Cycle route. 50 miles
- Glen Isla – Pitlochry
- Edinburgh – Perth, says this every year but never manage to do it.
- Dunning Glen
After last weekends foray, dipping a soggy toe into the drookit County of Angus I’m hoping for some less moist weather this weekend.
So 08.45 start from my place and then it’s Forteviot, Kintillo and on through Glenfarg to Mawcarse. Then it’s Glenlomond Gateside and then head for a suitable Coffee and Scone. Approx 65km
After the zigging and zigging or the last two plotted routes… A calmer, flatter rattle round is planned. Weather permitting it goes something like this: Coupar, Alyth, shanzie, Kirriemuir, the 8 miler Meigle Kettins and home. Start time 8:30am… Did I say weather permitting?
Usual start time of 8:30 from Burrelton. And as per normal, weather permitting.
The route: up the main road, left to Kinnochtry, on to Kinrossie and Thorngreen road to Balbeggie. Them its a quick four miles over to Rait. Going right we pass Kilspindie and the Pitroddie turn and go to Glendoick. Then it’s on to Pitlowie, murryshall and into Perth for a scone. Home bound now it’s up the main road through scone(if Isla Road is not open). Old scone. Stormotfield Guildtown and whitelee road.
The other week, I found alpine style zig-zags in Perthshire while going to “rescue” the wine tasters at Cairn-o-mor. While descending this bit of wiggley tarmac, I thought, I have to climb this!
So Sunday 11th is the day. Given my performance last week on the hills (and the flat) it’s not going to be fast or pretty.
Burrelton start, weather permitting obviously. A morning of despicable behaviour on a bike, with some hills and a wee bit of off highlighter (always a worry) 08:30 I think is a fair time, and hopefully the pot and Pantry will be open when we get there. Got to spread scone pound around 🙂