Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Epicness in Lochness (Part 2)

Fort William is a mecca for adventure. After hiking and climbing you can ride your MTB on a World class downhill venue or cruise about on the many cycle tracks. We hired MTB's from a local shop. We'd expected them to be real ratty bikes but they were virtually new Specialized Hardrocks and the shop put racks and panniers on for us. Brilliant.
We started off the journey with a bottle of Stella and followed the Great Glen Way up towards Inverness. The terrain varied with open tracks, singletrack, really hilly miles and some real off road stuff, which was rough enough to bounce my pannier off the rack. The scenery was constanly changing and the photo opportunities kept springing up.
Eventually we set up camp in a woods. The next day we set back and did the epic journey in reverse. The last 20 miles were ridden into a headwind with driving rain.

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