After yesterdays no go gale force winds today’s winds had died down a bit but were still strong but at least I could ride in it. Unfortunately it was raining as well which didn’t help having that driven into my face, but I soldiered on taking a route around Cumbernauld’s north side and the return on the south side returning via Slamannan. Not a big ride but given the shitey weather it was enough for me.
Well it’s a nice sunny day with low wind speeds so I decided to take a crack at Ben Cleuch, the highest hill in the Ochils, and I friggin make it although I’m knackered now and have strained a muscle It’s quite a difficult ride up to Ben Buck but thankfully it evens out with the ride up to Ben Cleuch. It’s usually very windy up their but today it was a pleasant breeze so took some photos, had a bite to eat and headed down again, I wanted to get home before dinner. All in all a good day with over 3300 feet climbed.
A rather dull day but without the ridiculous winds, so at least I was able to get a decent ride before lunch time, although it was still a bit on the chilly side so I was still riding in full winder gear.
Shitey weather weekend, so riding Saturday was out the question, gale force winds were just too high, and even though Sunday was slightly better wind wise I was still fighting the wind the entire ride. The rain didn’t help either but wasn’t hard so I just ploughed on, not a big ride today but the weather just sucked