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Saturday, 19 July 2014

For the last two weeks I've been on holiday with my family. A week in Dornoch (huge beaches) and a week in Applecross (amazing scenery). However going back to work this morning was not hard work - it was the first of five days of biking with Kate and Sue. Both have done plenty of biking in the past, abroad and in Scotland, including many of the Torridon trails.

We warmed up with a 48km loop in Glen Nevis and along the West Highland Way with a bit of coaching on manuals and rear wheel lifts to help clear the water bars on the trails. With only one pinch flat we did well. It was super warm and humid and we welcomed the light rain during the day to cool us down a little. It has been good weather for Blaeberries which are looking great just now. While I was on holiday I found a new setting on my camera which makes everything look even more dramatic than usual. What do you think?


  1. thelma and louise19 July 2014 at 23:20

    What a fab job fabulous scenery and such attractive clients and look like very technical and serious bikers.

  2. Hi Thelma and Louise, you are absolutely bang on. Proper bikers and nearly as attractive as the scenery.