BTW I'm making some preliminary investigations into the Munro bagging by bike. I've got Ben Lawers, Ben Lomond and Ben Vorlich on the agenda. These will more than likely(possibly) be done mid week though to avoid walkers. Still a good few months away and I'll probably start a thread nearer the time but it'd be good to hear if theres any interest.
yip game for some of that, a bit munro biking is definitely on the cards this year...
but may struggle for mid week availability due to work.. although I do get 1 monday per month off..
Lawers has a solid path up it, definitely see this as a possibility.
Ben Lomond seems popular, walked it 3-4 times probably 20yrs years ago. Can only remember it being a mud bath, but assume it has a solid path now from some of the accounts I've read from mountain bikers. The loop described in the singletrack thread returning by the Ptarmigan ridge sounds good. I have walked this years ago and remeber it being very steep to start the decent??
Ben Vorlich (loch lomand), I've walked, climbing from the west (loch sloy) and descending to Ardlui. don't remember any path on the way up, infact it was a steep slog through grass and heather.
Ben Vorlich (loch earn), has a well beaten track, landrover then singletrack and a longer more gradual ascent, and will definitely be a hoot going down
weather & conditions wise, it's all probably 2-3 months away (anyway)
Tinto hill in south lanarkshire, would be a shorter (and lower) day out for earlier in the year. would be good to do in a June evening after work.