Another bright sunny Sunday, all be it cold and breezy welcomed us to the Forfar Leisure Centre for the run up the hill to the Glen Isla Hotel.
Six of us headed off, Brian being the first casualty off the day coming off on some black ice in the car park, thankfully both Brian and his bike were OK and after dusting himself down we headed on the main road to Kirriemuir. We had our first flurry of snow in Kirrie just as we turned left for Glen Isla at Viewfield. We were into the wind virtually all the way, the flurry of snow disappeared then came back with vengeance as we climbed the brae at Purgavie and was pretty heavy by the Sawmill, by that time we all had stopped to dawn full water proof body cover with the President and Secretary bloused out at Dykend to go to Peel Farm leaving just David, Gus, Ron & for the remaining seven miles or so to Glen Isla.
By the time we arrived the roads were white and it it was showing no signs of easing off, thankfullt there was a roaring fire to warm us up and we had a cracking bowl of soup, it was good to see the place fully booked with the new owners making a big effort to squeeze us in.
The first seven miles backdown to the lower levels at intrathen were slow, the tyre tracks in the snow were turning to ice making conditions slippery and we saw a few cars getting caught out with the conditions. We all made it with no falls and the rest of the way was just slush and with the wind behind us we made good progress sticking to the main raod all the way back into Forfar.
Next Sunday is the Mince Pie Run to Tom & Mary's, with the group leaving from the Leisure center at 10 with a rendezvous time of 12:30ish.