Glad to hear everyone enjoyed themselves and that our ilustrious AEC isnae deed
Day two didn't happen, we were all KNACKERED. Personally I feel like I've been repeatedly run over by scale models of the Landrovers we seen mucking about in the fields as we returned home.
We did visit the cafe beside the meeting point for Sunday and thus did intercept the only person who showed up for the now cancelled run. He wasn't upset, he'd seen the forum report, we had a good chat and then he continued on his hols.
All in all a great days riding and thats the lesson for us middle aged bikers, keep it at a days riding, 2 days is a bridge too far.
That was me, now back down south, careful wearing of retrobike clothing avoided sitting in the carpark wondering if I'd got the wrong one - good to meet up if only briefly - you did all look a bit worn out, and after the previous days events, more than understood your decision. Tired people plus changeable weather plus exposed terrain is never a good mix.
On the Thursday went off and did some of the bits of the first days ride and some of the second, basically from north end of Aviemore down to Rocthiemurchus and then up to Loch Eanaich, back down to the road, up to Glenmore centre on and on up through Ryvoan Pass and round past Loch a Gharbh-choire a bit before heading back the way I'd come to Aviemore - just under 40 miles when all said and done.
Couple of pictures, first up at Loch Eanaich looking south, notice the reduction in snow from a few days before. Second, looking south towards Strath Nethy from the near the foot bridge.
Build it like you owned it!