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  1. We headed to good old Fairlie Moor from Dalry side. Weather declined from the moor onwards and the soggy crew made it to Largs just in time for the cafe to open. Brisbane Glen was next on the list and generated a wee bit of heat in the legs. Avoiding some feral cows we dropped down to Greenock and from there up the Whinnie! Final push to Paisley via Kilmacolm and the Torr road finished off a drookit ride. Good fun albeit bikes and riders were well manky!
  2. Well we knocked it off with the weather for the Fife run this weekend. 12 of us in total set out on a 60 mile circuit and took in the sights of the East Neuk and St Andrews. A cracking ride with lots of good quiet roads. Good efforts all round as pretty hilly and a stiff northerly wind for the first half which tested the legs. Tight and disciplined bunch riding throughout - a credit to the club. Well done guys and we might just do it all again next year! G
  3. Evening all, As promised I have amended the route to take account of the golf tourney that's on in St Andrews and Kingsbarns. Not a major change and we still stop off at the town. Avoiding the road between the golf courses as there are shuttle buses and park and rides there apparently all day: https://www.strava.com/routes/15737620 Scores on the doors re numbers - looks like we have the following 13 confirmed: Me Aurelien Aurelien's pal Dugald Gerard James Mark S Gavin Andy M Aiden Dan Mark H Dimitar Those in bold - many thanks as you are offering a space/s for a lift. We can sort who goes with who at the car park in Paisley. Mind the usual gels/food and spares/tools. We can agree if a split is needed/desired. St Andrew's for pit stop then back to St Monans and chips at Anstruther Weather looking good! catch you all Saturday 08:00 canal st car park sharp. G
  4. Apparently the Dunhill cup is on at st Andrews this weekend so will re-route the run a wee bit. Post it up soon
  5. quick update - the following are coming: Greg, Dugald, Aurelien, Mark G, Aidan, Mark S, Dan, Colin, Andy M, as well as former members Gerard and Matt H (look out your long sleeves Matt!). Transport wise so far we have confirmed (driver in bold) Gerard and Matt Greg and 1 other Dugald and 1 other Can other drivers please advise if taking the car and if happy to take a person/s? It looks as though we need 3 motors roughly. Load up the route onto the Garmins in case we decide to split into 2 groups (see earlier thread) cheers G
  6. Few doing Tour of the Trossachs on 7th apparently hence the Saturday to avoid clash.
  7. Alright team, good interest so far with approx 8 confirmed so far. Battle plan is as follows: Leave Canal St station bar car park at 08:00, drive to St Monans football pitches (KY10 2BB) and park up cars; loads of space and free parking. ETA 09:50 Skin suits and aero helmets on (arf arf); Garmins booted up and MAPS loaded - yes we will be navigating with Garmins which I hear is a very good strategy!👺 Arncroach climb first (approx half a Talla) - sorry has to be done! Off then to Crail, flat-ish and fast-ish Kingbarns via Kilrenny loop and if anyone fancies a wee paddle we can head to the beach for a quick stop (haud on it's the North sea and it will be October!!) Off then to St Andrews via Dunino and the Grange road - great fast descent Through to toon and down by the clubhouse for a wee photie or two. Propose a cafe break/ice cream Head out to Strathkinnes for a short loop and then back to St Andrews to take on the coast road climb Pittenweem next and a visit to the harbour before final sprint to the motors at St Monans. Team buses to Anstruther for a fish supper or whatever floats your boat We will see how many we end up with but suggest we stick to one route. If a fast group and slow group we can agree meeting points (St Andrews/Anstruther) Social pace so fast group 16/17 MPH slow 14/15 MPH. If one group in between. Transport-wise if people with cars/racks could they please post so we know roughly who can take who. Champion! - an excellent day awaits us and obviously will keep an eye on the weather. Here is the route - Vuelta East Neuka https://www.strava.com/routes/15481064
  8. Planning a coastal run in the East Neuk of Fife on the 6th. Lovely spot for a run with many historic coastal villages and St Andrews. A wee change before the mince weather sets in. Have a route in mind and the Nav' will post options soon. If it's 2 groups can have a big and small loop and we cannae get lost as there is watter on 3 sides of the East Neuk! Rendevous is the cracking chippie in Anstruther which will serve as an incentive on getting the job done! (Suppers at the finish). Cafe stop factored in and pace is social Good to have decent bunch! Any takers? The Navigator
  9. East Neuk (Fife) day oot Proposing this route as part of the summer biggies series and thinking either 13th or 20th August. A crackin' part of the world and something different from the runs nearby. https://www.strava.com/routes/9495729 Would involve an early start (06:30) and a drive to Anstruther (approx 2 hours) with bikes on board (I have an extra carrier so could take 1 other). Coast, in-land, coast again, up, doon, back, forward and round about visiting the coastal villages and St Andrews. This would be a social run so pace approx 15-16mph. Plenty of stops as required and re-groups at the top of the hills etc. Plan on a slap up chippy to round of all the hard work at the Anstruther Fish Bar! Please post if you are interested Greg
  10. Great idea Ian. I would be happy to help out with Crow road as known the route. Would be up for a ride up East Neuk of Fife/St Andrews some Sunday as lovely spot and different from what we are used to. I will have a look at building a couple of route ideas and aim for middle/big R miles. Would be an early start, bikes on cars and rounded off with a fish supper ( or in my case pizza supper!) G
  11. The wee horror at the top of Loch Striven on back road from Dunoon for me coming from the Dunoon end. Always end up swerving about like a 3 year old without stabilisers and I dare say the facial expressions ain't pretty either!