Thursday, March 22, 2007

Road and Mountain

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I looked out to mist hanging over the village this morning but it cleared quickly to blue skies, it looked good for a road bike outing.
I needed to get a new tyre and some brake pads for the mountain bike so thought it would be good to start from Eglinton and pick up the bits at Walkers cycles Kilmaurs., soup at Stewartons coffee pot cafe then up to Dunlop to take in the view from the ridge over the Garnock Valley. Its a cracking little road, views down to Ailsa Craig over Irvine and out to Arran across the Garnock Valley, it is a strong contender for prettiest road in Ayrshire.
Got back about 1.30 had another snack and, after changing the bulging rear tyre, got out on the MTB over scarey Glentane to Kaim hill for a downhill thrill. By the time I got home I'd bonked so stuffed my face with yet more coffee and cake then crashed out for an hour. Guess I'll need to put in more time on the bike to get the endurance up a bit.

View a similar route here and the downhill description here

Some photos here.


Blogger Jinxx said...

Got as far as Failford today, thanks for the heads up on the Annbamk section of the River Ayr Way, decided to give it a miss on the way ou, however gave it a try on the way back, seemed fine till i went through the double gates, and then onto the River itself, was ok, nice and flat, so was good for a return journey

7:08 PM  
Blogger Whee said...

Glad you had a good time, the river trail is nicer on a bike than walking, there's a few thrills if you let the bike run.
Did you get a pint of the Failford Inn (home) brew?

7:21 PM  
Blogger Jinxx said...

Was hoping to get one, but i do not have a bike lock, something that i will have to remedy soon, the smell of food from from the Stair Inn was driving me mad

10:15 PM  

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