Best Bike Rides 2015-9

Number 9

West Coast Wall to Wall Sunshine

There are almost no words to describe today’s beauty, it was without doubt wonderful west coast at it’s very very best. Wall to wall sunshine naturally, superb air clarity, no wind, warm but not hot with woodland giving dappled shade which was cool but not unpleasant. There was a downside, it  was a bit cold at the start but the mist made everything even more atmospheric. Curious elevation profile, temperatures from 5c to 26c (on September 30th!). HR’s gave up as usual, probably the battery. Add on excellent bacon roll, cake & coffee at Acharacle and feeling fit and strong all day .  It all adds up to a perfect day in my life. Photo’s don’t really capture the faultlessness of this day.

Date: 30/09/2015

Route: Glenfinnan-Glenuig-Acharacle-Strontian-Corran-Glenfinnan

Country:  Scotland

Distance:  81

Time on Bike: 5.2.02

Average: 15mph

Max:43 mph

Ascent: 4575 feet

Temperature:9 Celsius (this was the mean temperature with huge variations during the day)

Wind: no wind

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The Main (A) Road near Acharacle
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The Pap of Glencoe & Aoanach Eagach Ridge  from near the Corran Ferry


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