rick james wrote:King Boonen wrote:Here's the final ride:
Need to add on a bit as I've started it not from my actual start.
Usually I'd have ridden back from Kilmarnock but the A76 is a horrible road so I was pushing to get to the end of it and the weather wasn't pleasant. Constant headwind/sidewind pretty much the whole ride (I'd planned for a tail wind home but didn't get it due to the route change). A76 is a trunk road through that bit of Scotland, heavy traffic and loads of idiots, I only use it when I absolutely have to. The rest of the roads are very nice.
I used an 81" fixed gear, 48x16 actual chainring/sprocket.
I've got the radar road on my hit list this year, that Mennock pass, I've got one of the slowest ever times on it, I tried to do the radar road but the wind was crazy, I got blown off the road twice climbing the pass then becuae of snow I could only make it 3/4 up the radar road
Sounds like a typical day in May in Scotland I couldn't even see where the Radar tower road was, not even sure if I passed it. I stopped in the valley bit to take photos but the fog came both pretty much as soon as I did so I pushed on. I'm sure it's got views when you can see, but all I could see was the guard rail on the other side of the road!