some shots from our leg breaking bike holiday this week in argyllshire - a place littered with horribly vertical climbs and stunning scenery...i made it over an old nemesis on the B836 at loch striven in a one-er, the last time i rode it was around 25 years ago and i think i was around two stones lighter too! checking my old ron kitching diary, i did it on 42x21 and on a winter bike - today it was the eddy merckx and 39x26t...WHAT HAPPENED??!
this hill goes up in 4 sections with a short flat spell in between to let you get your breath and your legs back....briefly!
the other nemesis shown here was a no hoper and broke my legs and lungs completely....torture!! the lower right of this shot shows start point down in the glen (glendaruel) and was taken shortly after the first
agony, but retrospectively (of course!), great fun indeed..
1989 TvT Carbon Fibre, Oakley Factory Pilots & painkillers . ..
..what else could you possibly need?!!