Posted by: Simon Berry | 8 June 2006

Stage 11 – Track and Map – Hamilton to Arrochar

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The drabness of today’s first stage was compensated for by this one. This stage was where the amazing scenary of Scotland started but I had to get through Glasgow first.

I decided to head for Glasgow on the main roads and then turn left as soon as I could after crossing the River Clyde. This took me through parks and onto the National Cycle Network that goes to Loch Lomond. This was superb except that it took me through a poor part of Glasgow where the path was strewn with broken glass. It was here that I picked up my third puncture and wrote off a tyre in the process.

I left the cycle path after about 10 miles due to lack of signs and took the main road the rest of the way to Loch Lomond. Once I hit the Loch the sceneary was fantastic all the way to Arrochar. I didn’t get there until 9pm but I’d phoned ahead and my landlord and ladylady to be had ordered me a meal before last orders at the Village Inn. Arrochar is a beautiful place and my accommodation looked straight out over Loch Long.

A day of two halves: the rush through non-descript scenary to Hamilton followed by the beauty and slower pace of the Lochs.

Download log file (text format): S11D07p.log

Download track file (Magellan MapSend format): S11D07p.trk

Second of two stages today
Distance (miles): 51.24
Saddle time (hh:mm:ss): 4:01:57
Average speed (mph): 12.70
Max speed (mph): 26.3
Cumulative distance (miles): 726.53

Notes:
Downloads are delivered via http://www.adrive.com.
Click on the images above to see them full size.
For details of how vertical profiles were derived from log files and the structure of the log files see this posting.

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