Thursday, 5 January 2012

Wednesday Evening Pub Run

Wednesday night was wet a miserable. Gus and Dave set off from Forfar taking the direct route out by Horny Cross. The roads were running like rivers but it was relatively warm and windy. We met Ron at the Drovers and stayed a while before returning home the same way.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Monday Club Run

With New Years Day being on the Sunday this year the weekly club run was moved to the Monday instead.
Heading down to Craichie Mill
Brian Batson and Ron
Six members turned up on a cold sunny morning, Ron, Dave, Gus, Ian, Charlie, and Brian B. We decided to head for Arbroath and we soon warmed up on the climb up the Lour Road. The back roads were looking a bit icy and the climb up Lour Hill was quite bad. Once at the top it was along by Crachie Mill  then up and around the back of Idvies and down to Pitmuies where we took the main road to Friockheim, Ron turned off here and the rest of us made our way through the village to join the back road from Boysack to St Vigeans. Just before the climb out, a car clipped Gus's bike and knocked him off and didn't bother stopping. Being in front of him we didn't notice so couldn't identify the car. Thankfully no injuries so we continued up by Meadowbank  which was closed so we headed down to Morrison's Supermarket for a coffee. Near the Abbey on a slippery footpath, Dave came off and hit the deck but was unhurt. After a warm cuppie we set off for home via Arbirlot and Carmyllie. The wind was getting stronger and was now against us making the going a bit hard especially on the exposed parts up the hill to Curleys then along to Kirkbuddo and Whigstreet. Missing out Lour Hill we kept on going down to Inverarity Kirk then back to Forfar using the cycle path alongside the dual carriageway.

The Wednesday evening pub run this week will be to the Drovers Inn.
Next Saturday 7th January there will be a run to the Bothy arriving about 11am.
The next Sunday Run on the 8th January will be to Stracathro.