Sanny - Member
What was so nightmare-ish about the Glen Lyin to Rannoch path?
And dear lord, how much gear did you take? When you say short, do you mean several months?
While the path would've been not to bad for a mtb or a lighter bike, for my bike (about 85+kg) it was terrible because of the rocks and boulders that were sticking out of the ground. I was getting bounced around all over the place making traction very difficult, and because some of the sections were over 20%, it was just not the best place for that bike.
I actually broke one of my 48 rear spoke on the section!
Oh, and it was during the short hot spell, so it was around 25c and with no wind either, I was dripping with sweat!
While I did take a lot of gear, I think it just looks more when its all in one bag (one bag was much cheaper than 4x waterproof panniers), plus I was planning on being self sufficient for my 3/4 day cycle up to Rothes, so I had all my food plus more just in case. I only needed to get water on the way.
Here's a picture looking back along the path, and the absolute nightmare which greeted me at the other end!
Even skinny walkers would struggle to get through this~
Around 45mins of getting eaten by midges before I managed to get through. I will be taking a hacksaw next time a go on tour!