A day full of little surprises. The first one is that the first twenty kilometers out of Crianlarich are all downhill to the shores of Loch Lomond. The A82 is narrow and full of blind curves and of course no shoulder. But the drivers, including big tour busses, coexist with me nicely. The second surprise is that about halfway along the western shore of the lake, a dedicated cycle path appears. This takes me to the end of the lake where I pick up the National Cycle Network 7 path along canals all the way to Glasgow. So more than half the day on bicycles only pathways. Nice and peaceful.
I can’t remember any other surprises although I think there were some. Oh, like how slippery cobblestones are in the rain.
The day in photos.
Overlooking Loch Lomond in the morning.
A quintessential cottage.
My own little private passageway most of the day – or so it feels.
Clear signage along the way.
Modern sculpture along the trail.
And Fiach OBroin-Molloy (PC Yr 26) who I was able to have coffee with, in his anorak ready for Glasgow rain.
And the city all wet after the sun has set.
Stats – for Monday 10 September 2012
Distance: 95 km
Time on Bike: 4 hours 23 min
Average Speed: 17.6 km/hr
Distance to Date: 8,645 km