So the run that was supposed to take place last week went ahead today. From Fife, over the Kincardine Bridge and onwards to Drymen. It was one of those odd east coast days where the haar refused to lift until well inland, though once out of the fog, the weather was glorious. One of those days where you get moving quickly, just for the cooling breeze. A minor detour in the Blair Drummond direction saw us down a farm track giving the suspension a workout, but we soon rejoined the main road, pulling into Drymen around noon. Lunch was at the Drymen Pottery Café, which was very nice, if a wee bit on the steep side. Good selection of cakes gives a spanner rating of 3.5 out of five, let down by the fact that you only score above 4 if you sell fair trade teas. (It’s my spanners and I make the rules!)
From here it was off along the west of Loch Lomond, with a few layby stops. Should have packed a water bottle, as it was roasting. A short stop in Crianlarich sorted out the liquid situation before returning via Killin, Aberfeldy and the A9.
Only real problem was that my lid, which was the largest that Shoei made at the time is a bit tight, and my head was thumping by half way round. I have discovered that Shoei have gone one size larger, so Forth Gear may be getting some extra custom in the near future.
I really like this bike.
Pan miles so far 000469