Today I did part 2 of my wee trip to Arran. I slogged up the seemingly endless hill from Lochranza to the descend at speed down to Sannox where I watched 2 genuine red squirrels
then slogged on to Brodick and the ferry.
Part 1 had involved crossing the island from Brodick to Blackwaterfoot via 'The String', the first climb is an everything buster, at the top i had blurred vision and other symptoms of extreme knackeredness
The descent is less steep but flatout long twisty affair
The ride up the west coast to lochranza is one of my favourite rides. Lochranza youth hostel is well plush but unfortunately shared with numerous international students however as I was seriously knackered I was in my bed by 7pm.
Also today I have purchased a Kona Fire Mountain frame going cheap just to have the Kona experience as they seem very popular on here and I've never ridden one properly. So much for my self imposed ban on bike purchases