So this plan went to pot I was planning to do my full Ochils loop (85 miles) today, as the so called weather report said it wasn’t going to rain until around 16:00 and I would be close to or at home by that time. Suffice to say the weather report got it so wrong that by 11:30, when I reached Bridge of Earn it poured down, and of course I had no water proofs with me, didn’t think i needed them, bastard weather. I spent the next 2 hours riding in the rain with no hope of getting home soon, I’m just too far away, getting soaking and cold I cut my ride short but I’m so far away that I can only cut it by 10 miles and I have to ride over the Ochils instead of around them which makes it harder. It did stop raining for a little while but started up again by the time I reached Kincardine. Suffice to say by the time I got home I’m wet, cold, knackered (cos I put my foot down to get home asap) very soar thighs and thoroughly pissed off! >:-(
Decided not to do my full Ochils Loop and instead ride to Loch Lomond, primarily because it’s a bit overcast and windy, and because I’ve never ridden to Loch Lomond. So set a course to take me to Balloch Castle and down onto the Loch shore. Had lunch at the shore line and then headed home, 80 miles clocked up and tired now.
It’s been such a nice week weather wise, I’ve been able to do my “15 mile falkirk loop” nearly everyday. If it keeps up I’ll do my “Full Ochils Loop” tomorrow.
Well rain was off and on most of the day, luckily it wasn’t heavy so I didn’t get too wet, and on a tough ride like this being wet I can do without. Falkirk to Perth today over the Ochil Hills, TWICE, and back home, very sore knees, legs and hips but thats my own fault for riding in an incorrect position, seat was too low, I’ve learned my lesson, seat higher now.
Quick loop around the forth before the heavy rain hits, but still windy on the out leg.