Wrap up well as it will be a wee bit on the chilly side as we head off towards Kirrie, round the back of Kinnordy loch, Cortachy, Memus, back through Kirrie, to Lintrathen for coffee at the Wee Bear, either 27 or 31 miles so far. Then two options, both just under 10 more miles, up Kilry hill home, or slightly flatter, via Formal. Decision probably depending on how many scones are consumed !
Oh yeah, this is for Sunday 15 December !!
Interesting variation this weekend… No not the 10am start from the Brewdog Pub in Perth, although that is a variation…. No, we are being lead by a new ride leader.
Despicable behaviour will have to be wound in. Sign up on Strava or the Brewdog Web site.
So, Sunday the 8th at 10am from Brewdog Perth.
I don’t know where to start with this run.
OK, at midnight in the pub I was not feeling over enthused at the thought of cycling this morning. At 8am, I decided it would be a shame not to. 9am Simon arrived closely followed by David.
We set off pretty much on time with a slight head/cross wind. The Campmuir kicker is just too early, Simon is already feeling the burn.
On Towards Kettins, and SE takes the 30’s. He would not get it all his own way today. The road has slightly flooded sections and muddy gutters. That said, it didn’t dampen SE’s desire to claim 30s, he got Ardler. I took Meigle, and weave in and out the cones to head for the 8 mile road. Who knew they were not directly behind me. They lost me, how is beyond me. I am a large sort of person dressed in an oversized bright yellow jacket (well its a bit speckled now). David got dropped as yet again his Garmin broke free from it’s mount. Time for a new Mount. By the time he got into Meigle he saw Simon circling having lost Andrew.
Eight mile road, is just that, it has more up than I remember. We cruise on with SE’s radar picking up cars and me sometimes. Going past a wood a bull terrier in its harness shot out at us, I bellowed, and David clipped it with his pedal. A couple of inches further over and we would have been picking David out the tarmac. The dog and its lab companion were alone. No sign of the irresponsible owner.
Crossing the Kirriemuir road and going past the sawmill, this road has more floody sections (thank goodness for Sealskinz). We roll on to pananandramalamadingdong and head for Forfar, I need my Cuppa. SE takes off racing for the 30. Its a 20. Then the 30 is 100yds round the corner. David and SE, safely negotiate the roundabout, but me, I am met by a speeding volvo v40, who slams in the anchors, and I go safely past. Only to be squeezed at the traffic bollards by the twat.
We arrive at Panzerotti for coffee, its closed. The door is open so SE calls in. The owner tells us it opens at 12.we explain that we just want coffee, so we get sat in a dark corner of the restaurant… Well it’s away from the windows so it was not showing as open. Anyway, coffee and panettone scoffed. We were just about to leave when another 5 random arrived doing exactly what we did… Hiding us didn’t work did it.
As we headed toward McDonalds, David scores a surprise 30. It was a surprise as nobody saw it until David has run it through.
Forfar is far behind and we head towards Scarytown….Right, its an easy road to Eassie. I had to chase SE down, to make sure he got the left turn.
Gone left, the only interesting thing about this road is the flock of Guinea Fowl. The ever observant SE gets the 30. Scarytown to Kirkinch is and easy roll, then Meigle to The Pot and Pantry for more refreshments but no eats.
Back to the house now, but not before I had goaded Simon into the 30s at Ardler. I stole Kettins.
Mudguards could be the way forward judging by how clean the back of Simons Jacket was compared to ours. Even the “ass saver” on Davids bike had failed to live up to it’s name.
NEXT run is next week WP as usual unless you Fayring when next run is the Brewdog one on the 8th December from Brewdog in Perth.
The hunt will begin at 9:15 from Burrelton on the 24th . Chitter out to Kettins, Ardler, Meigle, the eight mile road, panananadramam, Forfar, Glamis, Newtyle, Kettins again and back to Burrelton.
There should be a coffee stop somewhere (please not McDonalds)
As ever this excursion will be weather permitting.
Sunday 3rd November. Starting from Burrelton we will have a casual no drop ride out, approximately 40 miles in length with the distinct possibility of a coffee stop somewhere along the way.
As I have signed up for the Loch Ness Etape, this is where my training begins. The goal is to beat my previous time.
So, training starts on a low heat. Burrelton to BoC, then over to the Tullymurdoch road, down to the Den of Alyth and then on to Meigle for a coffee then back some way to the start.
As ever, weather permitting. Start time is 9am.
Sunday 27th, anyone about for a Perth start and about 30 miles?
Perth Stanley Ballathie Cargil Redstone Kinrossie Balbeggie and back into Perth
9am start shout if you want to join me and meeting point can be arranged,
The forecast is predicting heavy rain for Sunday. So there may be a Saturday call off so make sure you let me know if you are coming along so I can tell you should a call off happen.
Assuming weather is favourable.
8.30 start Perth, ping me if you need to know where, but usual place.
Plan is for Dunning Glen to Yetts o’Muckhart then double back through GlenDevon to Gleneagles. Coffee hopefully in Auchterarder then back via Kinkell bridge and tibbermore.
There may be a late substitution of route for one heading Forteviot then Glenfarg, Loch Leven and back. Coffee in Milnathort or Beer in Kinross. The route switch is just to keep you on your toes and not sprint off for a 30 when there is actually a route switch coming 🙂