Working for the legend that is Andy McKenna from Go-Where Scotland, Craig met Daniel 'True Lies', a French-Canadian living the dream in Geneva, at Glasgow Airport and spent a great week showing him some of Scotland's finest biking in the Tweed Valley and Andy's Crown Jewels Deeside secret trails, which he has scoped and bled over.
Danile had spent a week biking around Zermatt in preparation for his Scottish tour and, like Crowded House, brought the weather with him - well done Daniel :)
Great food and hospitality helped make for a great week but the highlights, bar the biking of course, were the truly amazing Dunkeld sandwiches (8 bread choices and 26 filling choices...in Scotland??!!?!) and our mutual love for ice cream - sampled every day in every flavour...mmm :))
Two more classic days in the hills in the southern 'Gorms gave Daniel a real sense of Scotland's beauty and abundance of biking opportunities. Fantastic descents (some rideable others merely survivable!); tough but manageable climbs and one hike-a-bike saw us complete some 4500m of ascent and descent over the week - Go-Where for biking...Go-Scotland of course!
|The 'merely survivable' approaches - Daniel contemplates|
|Daniel gives the holiday the big 'thumbs up' :)|
Haste ye back - always welcome :) Especially on your new flying carpet...hope it's like the Audi R8...