what bike for … Braemar-Aviemore loop
That’s one I plan to get round to this year.
Drj0n did a good posting about it on his blog a while back. It’s doable as a day ride. Having ridden most of the route before, I reckon I’d go for the full susser if only for all day comfort. The hard tail will be fine but you will be able to ride most of it since they have improved / royally buggered the route up from Ryvoan Bothy.
Hope this helps?
SannyPosted 4 years agobullroarSubscriber
I did that as a day ride last July, really good. Not sure it is a clear cut decision on the tool for the job. I did it on my P7 which was fine. A full bouncer might add some comfort and be preferable for some sections.
Also worth keeping an eye on this:
For the likely river level on the Feshie.Posted 4 years agobullroarSubscriber
There is a good photo account here:Posted 4 years ago
we did Macdui as a walk on a mates stag w/e & I looked down on Lairig Ghru thinking that looked like a lovely rideable pass. Riding down Macdui would certainly be fun.
back to mu OP, think that would swing it to the 5.Posted 4 years ago
I will discuss with the other guys & see what they think.chickenmanSubscriber
If you’re doing the shorter loop (Lairig an Loaigh) then it’s much more ridable clockwise; especially as the descent from Bynack Shoulder is now fairly horrible (highlight of the anticlockwise loop).Posted 4 years ago
I did it anticlockwise as a daytrip last year and there was way too much pushing that way. Only just made it across the Fords of A’an with the meltwater coming off the plateau!
to resurrect an old thread…
so I went for the ragley over the Orange 5
The right choice I think. The only time I really wished I had the Orange was on the way down from the Ford of A’an.
But what a great ride & such perfect weather & conditions. We were to do it 2 months ago but postponed because of the snow – Big girls I know.
Also managed a couple of great swims in Loch A’an (skinny!) & Loch an Eilein. Very refreshing but well needed in that heat.Posted 4 years ago
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