For the first night run of the Day Light Savings Time It was a good for cycling, slightly cold but very little wind and the rain which had covered Forfar all day had stopped. Six of us head off from the club rooms at the bottom of Lowson Avenue on the normal route to The Drovers at Memus where we met up with Ron and were later joined by Andy and although the place was mobbed we managed to squeeze into two adjoining tables.
The Drovers usually has two guest ales as well as Addlestones Cloudy Cider and Glasgow's West Brewery's German style larger, tonight it was Wild Rhino and Empire form the newly created Burnside Brewery in Laurencekirk, may be it's the sign of the times that the Metcalfe duo have a large fire protection business have ventured into ale making - this has the makings of a good summer trip for some tasting!
It was nice and warm in front of the log fire and an extra pint could have been had but we headed back out for a gentle run down the hill to Forfar, Andy went with Ron to Kirrie in penance for taking his van half way up the hill! 17 miles av 13.1 mph
Monday, 29 October 2012
Ten headed from the clubhouse to The Tavern in Ardler. We set off towards Drumgley and the Bogside Rd with a diversion via Linross before regrouping at Meigle we turned right for a short a short sprint along the A94 then left after the Mausoleum through Mains of Camno. The Tav serves a great bowl of soup and usually has two ales on hand pump today it was Pentland IPA and Atlas Nimbus, Kip Mary & Etta joined us for lunch.
L to R Jimmy, Charlie, Colin, Ron, Kip, Brian, Gus, Tom, David, Norman & Ian
After lunch we enjoyed the benefit of a light breeze behind us back to Forfar through the Belmont Castle estate, Kirkinch and Glamis before hitting the main A94 for the final 5 miles back into Forfar.