There and (almost) back again

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Made it to and, almost, back from Loch Lomond using nothing but the power of my two legs, which I’m pretty chuffed about.

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There’s been so much going on lately with work and family, so it was good to have a clear sky, an open road and a new audiobook (The City & The City by China Miéville) to step back and clear my head for a day.

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The intention was to cycle to Loch Lomond and back, but a blow-out about 60% of the way there in the morning put paid to that.

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I repaired it, but obviously did a rubbish job, since it became a slow puncture. I kept stopping to re-inflate every half hour or so, and I thought that would see me through…

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…but every half hour became every 20 min, then every 10 min. Eventually it was permanently flat. Evidently a second hole I couldn’t find. So I had to walk about a mile to Cambuslang station and call for my wife to pick me up.

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That’s the second time I’ve tried to do Loch Lomond and back. The first time I gave up once I got there and took the train back from Balloch. Next time…

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The Outward Journey Stats – (Spot where I had to stop and fix the puncture)

The return Journey stats – (All those dips are where I had to stop and reinflate)

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