Sunday, 8 May 2011

Mountain biking in Glen Orchy

The Simply Epic crew were out on a charity day with an 'over-privileged adult from Newton Mearns' - Peter!

Peter owns a detached villa, a holiday chalet, runs his own business and owns more cars than he can fit in his drive way...a great candidate for us to help 'over-privileged' folks...he even let us pay for is petrol on the short journey to Tyndrum; a true aristocrat :)
One of Pedro's many cars.
Headed up to Tyndrum - buying our charity case a coffee and cake on the way - and headed off in the rain with the prospect of fun and games ahead on the bikes. After reaching Bridge of Orchy, we headed up Glen Orchy on sweet single track and one of many food stops - plenty of Mars Bars to keep us going.



On the way we found what we thought was a new piece of single track but Mark assured us we were looking at a wide - super wide - logging trail for heavy goods harvesting vehicles...we thought they must be heavy duty motorcycles for harvesting...and proceeded to rib Mark for Clear and Present daftiness!!  Anyway, Peter demonstrated the size of log which a motorcycle might bring up on a good day...much to our amusement!



Moving on, we found a good river to cross, which has been much worse before, but we had fun crossing in our shoes...apart from Peter who got his hobbit feet out for a laugh.



Anyway, after a detour near the end through trees and plenty of mud and moss, we had a a good cycle up the road to Bridge of Orchy, then the A82 to Tyndrum, into the wind big time :(, followed by a quick change in the car, using a poly bag as a towel...then a quality coffee and snack at the Green Welly.

Overall, a stellar day in the rain on the bike; reminds me of why I ride!

Great fun, and more to come of course.
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