Thursday, May 26, 2005

Kilmarnock circuit

Took a fancy to repeat the Kilmarnock circular run, as I guess that off road will be deep in mud after all the rain.
Started at Dundonald Castle car park and went anticlockwise to Tarbolton area Galston and Fenwick.
Thought I would get lunch at the Fenwick cafe but unfortunately it has closed so I continued on to The Gleg Whittle Cafe in Kilmaurs (excellent spot) before carrying on to Gatehead and back to Dundonald. About 4 hrs cycling in suuny but breezy conditions.

Click here for todays photos of Kilmarnock circuit.

When I got home Anne was starting into the decorating so couldn't really dash out again, just did some sanding prep for painting tomorrow (when its raining).


Blogger Jinxx said...

The way the weather has been going of late, i am seriously considering getting a road bike for myself

8:48 PM  
Blogger Whee said...

You should, it gives you the option of a quick blast without the mud or on really hot days (soon maybe) you can keep cooler.
Theres also a good chance of a beer or lunch on route.
It definately isn't as exciting though.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Jinxx said...

The only real problem with a road bike, is not the bikes themselves, no its other road users, mostly cars, but not always.

It seems that they like to play, how cloose can i come to the cyclist without hitting him/her

9:52 AM  
Blogger Whee said...

The secret here is to find all the small back roads that have few motorists and those there are can't go fast although the back roads are rougher so tiny thin tires arn't a good idea.
There are loads of little minor roads east of Ayr all the way up to Stewarton, across to Mauchline, down to Straiton, and navigation is easy just get a landranger map and follow the yellow till you get where you fancy.
Its also easier, you get further, its less muddy but less exciting than the mountain bike.

9:02 AM  

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