Sunday, September 10, 2006

A Start to East Ayrshire off Road

Orchids at Buck Cafe Straiton
Today Anne was going south to Girvan to visit her mother so I asked to be dropped off at Ballantrae to start on a new route through East Ayrshire.
We stopped for a snack before I got dropped off to make a start.
I'd chosen the easy option from Ballantrae to Pinwherry but the forest ride toward Barr was a bit of boggy push and then I had a bit of a dehidration bonk around Changue but luckily I found a nice little burn and threw down half a pint of cool water and felt much better soon after.
I had arranged to meet Anne at Straiton but was late and no mobile signal but eventually got through and had time for a coffee and cake at the Buck before pick up. Great day out but perhaps this isn't the best route choice for the start of the route, so may have to do some investigation in the area.

Pictures here.


Blogger Jinxx said...

I was also up at Straiton yesterday, climbed up Bennan hill, and checked out a couple of routes

9:48 AM  
Blogger Whee said...

Lovely area, Bennans nice, and there are some great routes.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Jinxx said...

Might try and do the Bennan trail, then onto the Monument loop, hopefully i can link them, and then get the MTB across them, steep, but i reckon it will be worth the effort

10:47 AM  

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