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  • butcher
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    Is this do-able on a road bike?

    Obviously not ideal. But it looks relatively smooth from images I can find. Just an unpaved road.

    Passable with care? Or best to avoid. 28mm tyres.

    towzer
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    You can get a Motorhome to p at just w of strathmore lodge, we looped p, dalnawillan, altnabreac – bench for Sarnies at station, p , on mtb, Land Rover/forestry tracks, wan’t much mud, gravel, stones etc don’t remember any hideousness. Don’t know about other bit, if you do could you post back pls. Imho doable (*bit we did)but take care, inner tubes and patches,

    butcher
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    That’s how it looks from the images. So that’s promising. But looks like it might not hold up so well when wet?

    towzer
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    No it’s mainly gravel/stones and an ‘easy’ land rover track, there were some puddles but they were avoiadableish, not sure about the bit we didn’t, do tho, from what I can remember there was one short bit that might mud up

    Do a search as people on here have gravelled these tracks and I,m pretty sure it was blogged ?

    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/north-scotland-gravel-adventure

    butcher
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    Yeah, had a look at that other thread. But good difference between gravel bike and road bike, so hard to tell…

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    I’ve ridden much of it on my general purpose bike with its slick Big Apples, although usually on retro rides with my 1×1,

    But it’s nothing that would have deterred me on a road bike.

    Click on these pics and you’ll get the general idea

    Lots of big sky, and plenty time to see the weather coming. 🙂

    butcher
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    Cheers. That’s reassuring.

    jate
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    In June we rode Dunbeath – Altna Breac – Westerdale and then back on the minor road to the east of the A9. We used gravel bikes (Niner RLT9 and GT Grade) and it was a great day out. It is pretty good 4×4 track the whole way with some largish puddles south of Altna Breac. Decent tyres are really the only requirement.

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