Tuesday, July 05, 2011
The path of most resistance.
After joining my father in law for his 70th birthday in Crieff, by way of a pedal on the quieter roads up from glasgow, we had a great day chilling out in the sunshine at Crieff Hydro. Many happy returns Ian! i hope you got one or two good swings in.
Taking advantage of the weather, i took a wee crack at a route i've had my eye on for a little while. The first hour was spent carrying my bike up an unfeasibly steep slope, often in thick, high ferns on wet ground. The route then hit tussocks and open moor land, which left me changing plans and dropping through a disused slate quarry.
The reward was hitting the ridge from Ben Venue and dropping down southwards. As you can see in the pic, it got a little tricky at times, but was for the most part rideable. Further down, the trail has ben badly damaged by water since i was last there, no surprise! but it was a good day in the hills.