Saturday, 4 January 2014
No, no the trail centre, that would have been sensible. Instead we got sent on a wild goose chase by this book which sent us up to the CIC hut (168722 - mostly a push), across to the Halfway Lochan (147724 - also mostly a push), then down the Tourist Path. Even though it was a weekday in May this was still rammed with people but also extremely technical. The people meant you had to ride it all on sight - no inspections. The whole path is constructed of stone steps, but soem steps and quite big and some conceal wheel eating drainage ditches. Rich rode about 60% of it, I rode about 20%. Pushing your bike downhill with an audience who are telling you what a silly idea this is is no fun at all when they're right. I definitley wouldn't recommend this route unless you like pushing your bike, you have a lot of confidence in your technical riding ability and you can find a very quiet day!