It was rather windy when we set off up the south side of Loch Tay but at least it was dry. On this tree lined road we were well sheltered from a strong south westerly wind and had only the steep undulating road to contend with. There were some fine views up the loch but the cloud base was fairly low with the top of Ben Lawers and other hills hidden from view. At Killin we briefly stopped for some supplies at the coop before heading out of town passed the demolished former youth hostel. Turning off along the Glen Lochay road again we wern't too bothered by the breeze in the sheltered spots. It was becoming rather damp as we started up the Hydro-board road that would take us over into Glen Lyon. The long climb was hardwork made more difficult while attempting to dodge the huge potholes. Once over the summit it was even more perilous on the speedy descent with the light rain making the road slippy and affecting visabilty. Once into Glen Lyon, the rain stopped and we enjoyed a fine tail wind down the road to Bridge of Balgie for a lunch stop at the Post Office.
|Charlie Norman and Gus at Bridge of Balgie|
On the fast descent after the dam we had to take a bit of care as there was a classic car rally coming the other way. Once down on the main road on the north side of Loch Tay it was up into the big ring as a galeforce wind propelled us the last 9 miles or so back to Kenmore. The distance on the day was around 62 miles (100k) or so.
The Wednesday Evening Run will be to Roundyhill
The run next Sunday is to the Spittal of Glenshee