Well that was a braw weekend, starting off on Friday afternoon when Fi managed to get an afternoon off work. We headed up towards Aberfeldy and stopped at Errichel, a posh (ish) kinda place just as you drop down to hill to Aberfeldy for lunch, despite looking like a couple of vagabonds the staff were very nice and the food good. I remember when as a motorcyclist you weren't very welcome at many restaurants or pubs or indeed campsites but thankfully that's changed in the main. The staff looked through our clorty bike gear and realised that Fiona was a nice human and could afford to pay the bill. Stunning view from where we sat and it made for a very pleasant stop. We then headed towards Tummelbridge in glorious sunshine and stopped at the wee layby just beyond the road to Schiehallion where we partook of a home brewed tea while lounging around in the dirt which obviously we are more suited to. A stunning run home and no point in cleaning the bikes because we were going out the following day.
One moan, Winter gear, its shite, no matter how much you spend, multiple zips and layers, it's heavy but it keeps you warm and sometimes dry but I was saying that I cant wait to ditch it and just get back to wearing a leather jacket and not having all the faff with multiple zips and connections to the bike for heated gear, only a small moan, honest.
Saturday and we had a job to do, well Fi had a job to do, she wanted to check a site near Dunkeld for it's performance, that basically means stopping near the site and doing technical stuff on a special test phone, because I USED to do the same I also went along to nod sagely when she commented an anything even though I didn't have much of a clue but the good thing was we included it into a run on the bikes, hurrah, I can do biking! It was wet and miserable but who cares I was out on my bike anyway, we had a braw run around the Sma Glen after and got the bikes even dirtier.
Then Sunday the sun shined and it got to double figures in temperature so that was brilliant, we managed a run over the Glenquaich road which was great and the first run over in 2024! The Polis have been moaning to the newspapers about people getting stuck on the road and have labelled it the "most dangerous road" In Scotland, well done you idiots, now people who have never heard of it will be looking out for it in Summer and what was a quiet well kept secret will be full of idiots in bikes and cars videoing it for you tube and causing chaos. (I've already done it so remember like and subscribe.....NOT)
We decided to give the Bridge of Balgie road a miss as it appeared to be snowy at the top (and we wouldn't like to be charged by PC Plod for driving on a slippy road) stunning along loch Tay to Killin and back to Tullybannocher for a cuppa, but no, it was shut, sunny day and loads of people out on bikes so lets shut the cafe, a quick stop at Cultybraggan and looks like they had the same idea. No point in serving the public it would seem! Luckily we had tea on board so we stopped at Kinkell bridge which seemed to be very warm in the sun for tea and a biscuit, so Cafe's £0 made and Rondelli's at least £25 saved, woo hoo.
Fantastic weekend and a few more miles on the bikes, love it.
|Cap park photo
|Braw view from the cafe
|Braw view from the layby
|And I climbed a hill to take this!
|Fiona from the top of the high hill I climbed
|Saturday misty and driech
|Interesting graveyard, dating back to the early 1700's
|Fiona laughing at my technical questions, site in the background and test phone in the poly bag, no expense spared
|Glenquaich, look no snow but some on the far away mountains
|And it's good night from her!