Happy days, I got out a cycle

Happy days, I got out a cycle for the first time, since getting to Scotland last Sunday. Till today, the weather has been to rain and windy most days. Also since the bike I use here is off the road right now. I had to wait for a new GPS holder to turn up, so I could fit my Garmin Edge 705 to my Dad’s bike.

It felt weird using my Dad’s bike. Since it does not have clip-less pedals or toe-clips. Like I am use to. I was hoping I could fit the toe-clips off my bike, onto my Dad’s bike, but they did not fit his bikes pedals. It was weird, it was like learning to ride a bike all over again. I could not work out where to put my feet at all.

So now on with the main event. The cycle it’s self. It was a great cycle. Went on roads I have not been on, since 2000. If not before and also covered roads, I have never cycled on before in my life. Plus lucky the rain stayed off. It was a bit on the cold side at times, then I did climb to 336 metres at one point.

I must say, I did really feel the hills today. In Scotland I can do 50 miles and not even feel it when I got home. I only did 26.34 miles. And my legs really did notice it. Then lots of that could be, riding a bike I am not use to at all.

So now here are some photos from the cycle, then will follow the map. And the cycling statistics, that I know make your day when I post them :).

Taken on the Crow Road (B822)Taken on the Crow Road (B822)Taken on the Crow Road (B822)

Route map:-

Not the best map in the world. Makes the route look really boring when it’s anything but. If you have the time, I would look at the route using Google Street View.

Elevation graph:-

Route statistics:-

  • Distance: 26.34 miles.
  • Time: 2:19:51 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 11.3 mph.
  • Max Speed: 21.1 mph.
  • Elevation Gain: 491 meters.

Data from: Garmin Connect.

One Reply to “Happy days, I got out a cycle”

  1. Glad to hear that you’ve managed to get out on the bike. Hope the weather stays fine up there for the rest of the week. I looked at Killearn on the net and map – seems to be an attractive place. Also liked some of the other place names: Boquhan, Dumgoyne, Campsie Glen. Wonderful!

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