Forecast of Rain, Hail, Pestilence, Hurricanes & a Plague of Rats did not keep our Ronnie down. Neither the exaggerated news of his premature death,
Surprisingly, we met at Tarbet for a very hearty breakfast. Considering the forecast, a goodish turnout, including one of our new Members, Dave Mac
Given the conditions we decided to curtail the distance covered & headed via Crianlarich, past the Green Welly and very much enjoyed the “challenging” road to Dalmally & thence to Inveraray
We were obviously quite early, nevertheless some seemed to be starving some 2 hours post breakfast!
A couple returned by the A83 & A82 & enjoyed the DRY roads & weather, and lack of traffic.
The bulk (well named), travelled by Dunoon & Sheila’s Diner & got absolutely drookit- bloody shame- what!
Nonetheless, a great day out, and well done to Johnny & Cathie for coming, he, having travelled about 10,000 kilometres thru Spain & France, returning barely 2 days earlier
Again a great forecast. You would think so called bikers would take advantage of the chance to have a “Grand Day Out”
However, those that did had a wunderbar day. Starting at GoUldings in the Clyde Valley for breakfast. Thereafter by Lanark, Biggar (hellish roadworks) to Peebles for a wee stretch of the old pins. Really busy. Few empty shops, which is reassuring to see.
Then we travelled to Innerlethen & over the hills, past Traquair House to Jarrow.
We stopped at the Green Welly of the South- Tibie Shiels cafe. Here we met other Club Members- real bikers!
We really enjoyed the road to Moffat, which has been resurfaced & the sheep by this time of the year didn’t even open their eyes, never mind move!
We ate a first class lunch at the Balmoral Hotel in their garden. They even had Lamb Shanks on the menu. Spent time relaxing there.
Off home in due couse by the A74 as far as possible. A clear road and no hassle.
You lot- you certainly missed one of if not the best Sunday run we ever had. Certain anonymous parties did not arrive- isn’t that right Les- but in the end 5 of us had a whale of a day; we’re still smiling over it.
Setting off from Milton, our usual fix in Tarbet & then via remarkably empty roads through Inveraray & then rubbing in the new tyres to Lochgilphead and then to Tarbert.
This was the second day of their annual festival, as advised by Eoghainn, who joined us there with his new (second hand) acquisition. A lovely Triumph, so it is.
A lively & lovely view of all the activities there & after a reasonable lunch, we decided to take the 2 ferries to the Mainland.
The first from Tarbert to Portavadie followed by a great run to Sheila’s Cafe near Dunoon. The road surfaces were particularly good all the way- magic.
So Sheila’s did not disappoint & as we got on the ferry waiting for us- everything fell into place, time-wise.
We went our separate ways in Gourock,
We can call the Run a RESULT