Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Wednesday Evening Pub Run

Eight members turned out on a fine night for the pub run to Finavon.
Main group headed out from Forfar by Horny Cross and Justinhaugh.
Hotel busy with farmers so made for the peace and quiet of the conservatory.
Home by Battledykes.
Ian suggested a Saturday morning run leaving at 7am or 8am. We'll see.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Sunday Run


The weather was  disappointing, grey sky with a bit of drizzle.
Seven members started on the "A" run to Inchture.
Ron, Gus, Norman, Charlie, Ian, Graeme, Dave H.
On the way out we opted for the muddy track along by the cricket pitch and into Orchard Bank to avoid the roadworks at the West Port. From there we followed the first stages of the "Scone the Flat Way" Audax i.e. out by Glamis and Newtyle then up the hill past Kinpurney House and Halliburton Woods. Still very overcast there wasn't much of a view as we dropped down past Pitcur and on to Collace crossroads. Here the group split up with Ron,Norman, and Graeme choosing a route round by Ardler. The remaining 4  continued, turning left through the village then up and around the side of Dunsinane Hill. Just after the quarry we climbed gently into the glen up by Black Hill for a couple of miles before enjoying the fine descent through Abernyte and down to the Horseshoe Restaurant at Inchture for a bite to eat.
After the break it was over the dual carriageway before turning into the Carse towards Invergowrie. Now into a easterly breeze, we took turns at the front and maintained a good speed along the flats by Hallyards and Kingoodie. Once past Invergowrie we took the cycle path along Riverside and through the docks climbing out of the town by Strathearn Road and Claypotts. Helped by a tail wind we then continued up slope to Kellas and Bucklerheads to  start the final climb of the day over Carrot Hill. Very misty on the way up but a nice descent down to Inverarity and home.

Wednesday night pub run (16th November) is to Finavon
Next Sunday run 20/11/2011 is to Clatterin Brig