Ride 04/05/2013 Fintry Loop

Ride 04/05/2013 by PaulLund at Garmin Connect – Details.

So today’s ride was my Fintry loop, which is Falkirk to Stirling, Stirling to the Trossachs and Loch Lomond, although not actually getting to Loch Lomond. At about 4 miles from Loch Lomond I swing South towards Strathblane then East towards Kilysth and back to Falkirk. Unfortunately today there was a prevailing Easterly wind of 18 mph blowing at me for 35 miles going to Loch Lomond. I hate head winds, they sap your energy and are soul destroying and I still had to climb up the hills at Drymen, thank god once I was past the hills I had the wind behind me, but the damage had been done. My legs hurt, my neck hurts, everything hurts, am absolutely knackered. I did 69 miles but I feel like I’ve done 169 miles, I need to live in a country with less wind!