It was a brave team of five (Michael, Catherine, Shona, Becky and Kirsty) who headed off on a mountain biking circuit up to the Slochd, down to Sluggan Bridge, round to Boat of Garden and back over the hill to Carrbridge. It was an inauspicious start standing around in the drizzle and wind in the Carrbridge carpark.
Disaster struck in the first 2.5 km, when in the muddiest section of track imaginable Michael’s chain broke. Thankfully this was easily sorted with a quicklink, and the track and weather both improved, in fact we had quite a bit of blue sky over the day. The only other excitement was a river crossing on General Wade’s road on the hill above Carrbridge which was not as bad as it at first seemed.
We were definitely lucky with the weather (it looked miserable in the Cairngorms proper) and all had a good time – hopefully we have encouraged Becky to come along to one of our more usual meets later in the year.