Ride stats today
- 63 miles
- 3500 feet climbed, to the top of a 2000 foot peak
- Inverness to Ballater
- 998 sheep
Proven: The land speed of a Scottish sheep is 14.1 mph. They can run this speed for one tenth of a mile. We raced sheep today. Check it out.
Another beautiful day in Scotland. Today was the nicest day of the journey thus far. While the hills were more daunting, the winds were down which made it much more enjoyable. We’ve been using the Suunto T6 watch to keep the data on each ride. We’ve included a portion of the output graph from the “Suunto Training Manager” software. You can see the hills we battled. Our legs are feeling the pains of the day, but our spirits are much higher after a day without head winds. We had nearly 5000 feet of total climbing over a 62 mile ride. A special thanks to the friendly old farmer who gave us directions. We’d still be out there climbing if it were not for him. Here are some pictures from our ride on the Whisky Trail today.
A shout-out to the Best Western Hotel Banchory, especially the hotel manager Robert Melvin. This historic hotel in in the center of the small town of Banchory. Many of the houses that surround the hotel have humongous rose gardens that are terraced and gorgeous. Golfing and farming are definitely the most popular activities around here. Wheat fields surround Banchory, and there are 25 golf courses within 45 minutes. That’s a lot of golf courses.