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Training Log Archive: Magic

In the 1 days ending May 18:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Bike - Gravel1 7:12:53 50.74(8:32) 81.66(5:18) 1059
  Total1 7:12:53 50.74(8:32) 81.66(5:18) 1059

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Wednesday May 18 #

8 AM

Bike - Gravel 7:12:53 intensity: (4:38:19 @1) + (2:19:13 @2) + (13:29 @3) + (1:52 @4) 81.66 km (5:18 / km) +1059m 4:59 / km
ahr:100 max:150

Bikepacking NW Scotland - Day 3 - Durness to Loch Shin
Plan had been to get the ferry and head to Cape Wrath for the morning, bit got there to find that it had been cancelled due to the forecast wind. So stocked up on breakfast ad lunch and headed south. Bit of a head wind but moving okay and dodging the endless line of campers and motorbikes. Stopped for tea and an unexpected cafe in Laid 9too close to breakfast for cake!) from when the wind really picked up. Next 5km were a real battle into a super strong headwind - was in second gear cycling downhill at one point! The wind reached its climax at the back of the valley when the road turned and we had a crosswind., it was gusting too strongly to stay on the bike so had to walk this but even then just holding the bike up took a lot of effort. Small section of road followed with a tail wind which was super fun!
Off road then, brutal steep climb (but sheltered) followed by a lovely descent (stopped for lunch with a great view of Ben Hope in the sunshine) on a mountain track and a hike across a ford. Route then headed into the hills and we were treated to probably the best part of the cycle with some great views, rugged mountains, a good track and even sun. Popped out eventually into the rather less inspiring Loch Shin valley where we spent quite a bit of time trying to find a dry camping spot that was out of the wind.

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