Posted by: Simon Berry | 8 June 2006

Stage 14 – Track and Map – Fort William to Drumnadrochit


It hadn’t occurred to me until I got to Arrochar (Stage 12) that the lochs are virtually at sea level. It’s obvious when you think about it as there are not mini Niagra falls at each end where they meet the sea. This is shown by this vertical profile. I get to know when a hill was on its way because the road tended to bend away from the loch side.

Today was my 50th birthday! And what a way to spend it cycling from one side of the lochs to the other up the Great Glen. It was feeling good – and this was reflected in the highest average speed for the whole trip.

The icing on the cake came when I was flagged down by Jean and Rob. I didn’t know them but they are fellow Moultoneers and had been following the blog. As they were in the area they thought they’d try and intecept me. This was such a nice surprise. They bought me an ice cream and coffee in Drumnadrochit and sent me on my way. Thanks guys. >more

As things were going well I decided not to stop for lunch at Drumnadrochit. Instead I started the next stage and stopped for lunch in Beauly.

Download log file (text format): S14D09a.log

Download track file (Magellan MapSend format): S14D09a.trk

First of two stages today
Distance (miles): 50.59
Saddle time (hh:mm:ss): 3:23:07
Average speed (mph): 14.94
Max speed (mph): 28.9
Cumulative distance (miles): 846.89

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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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