Monday, 25 April 2011

Misadventures on the West Highland Way, Pt.2

So, refreshed (or severely hungover) after a visit to the Kingshouse, we continue along the Way.

Now though, we are entering hill country, and the climbs and descents just get bigger and better.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Misadventures on the West Highland Way, Pt 1.

The West Highland Way shouldn't need too much of an introduction, so I'll spare you anything too thorough, other than to say as a neatly packaged weekend jaunt into some big scenery, you won't find much better!

Monday, 20 December 2010

Loch Lomond to Spean Bridge Pt.2

Argyll had been kind to me, lots of rideable trails, lots of nice weather. However, the second leg was to leave Benderloch and head to Bonawe quarry, to pick up the western shore of Loch Etive.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Like a fool to his folly: Loch Lomond to Spean Bridge with the B.o.B. Pt.1

My first outing with a B.o.B. trailer (see here) had been an unmitigated success, despite the pushing, and the swearing, and the willful malevolence of the overloaded trailer. As such, I saw no reason not to do it all again, except further.

This time though I left the harmonica and the hiking boots at home...

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

You will need... pt.1

Salaries are annoying. They clutter up your bank account and raise the expectations of friends and loved ones alike. Your best bet is to treat your salary as a sort of financial 'hot potato' and move it along as fast as possible, to let someone else worry about.

What better way to do this than to invest in some high tech biking and camping gear? Don't let the protests of your significant other put you off, after all, these aren't just expensive toys, this stuff is bona-fide 'survival equipment' and as such no expense should be spared.

(For a handy guide to further excuses, check out the excellent 'Fat Cyclist')

Part 1. The tent.

Learning from my mistakes, Benderloch, Ballachulish and the Fort William World Cup

There are many mistakes you can make when trying to travel light, self sufficient and off-road in the highlands. The heather ale was only one of them...

Sunday, 7 November 2010


There are many good reasons to take a few days to go exploring with your tent and bike in the highlands. Below I've tried to explain a few. Needless to say I've omitted the many reasons why you may wish not to, because that would just spoil the surprise.