Yah, hard to tell banter from arsiness sometimes I think, no tone on teh internets. I'm just a bit worried how much thinking Scotroutes has been doing about my sausage.
I spent most holidays as a kid in Scotland, I've seen a lot of mountains and lochs and they're fine I suppose but it's never why I get on a bike. Some folks idea of a good ride looks like purgatory to me, and vice versa I'm sure.
Part of the trouble is ride guides tend to focus on the views, the climbs, etc and not very much on the actual riding. Like, just reading one for carn ban mor and it's keen to tell you that you go up 2 munros, what the names of the mountains are, but there's only a single sentence to describe the riding, "rock and rubble". I read another that told me how many times I'd have to lift the bike over a stile, what those trees are, who lives in the big houses, but the riding description was one word- "good". Every time there's a picture it's someone on a landrover track or a bike leaning against a trig point with a pretty mountain behind them. They're walkers guides essentially.
So, thanks for the efforts folks but I can't tell what's for me and what's not so, off in 12 hours, will stick with the original plan rather than risking getting someone else's perfect ride. I will ask better questions next time