Managed to get away from Sunday morning with a couple of friends and returned last night having covered 990 miles in three days of riding.
Started from Glasgow where we all stay and day one saw us making our way up the west coast of Scotland to Skye where we stayed overnight in Portree. We had a couple of light showers of rain and about 70% wet/damp roads during the first day, temperature never got above 7C so a pretty cold day all in.
Day two started with light rain and wet roads as we took a run around Skye, unfortunately the low cloud starved us of the spectacular views in the area and we made our way back on to the mainland and headed up to Ullapool. By the time we arrived about 4pm it was a lot brighter and most of the roads were now dry.
One of the company said to take a run up to Scourie as the roads up are fantastic.
He wasn't wrong. My favourite run in Scotland up until now is from Glengarry over to the A87, it is a fantastic road with stunning views.
The road from Ullapool up to Scourie, particularly run up the A894 is the best road I have been on since the last time I was on the Sort road in the Pyrenees. It is simply a fantastic biking road with absolutely stunning views if you take the time to enjoy it. This run made up for the fact that it had been another cold day and put the smile back on our faces.
The final day was a usual run for us back to Glasgow via the Wester Ross Coastal Trail and down through Glencoe. At least it was dry and about 90% dry roads all the way home.
To finish the run we stopped for a curry in Glasgow before we all headed to our respective homes.
Overall a great two nights away and the CT behaved impeccably throughout, averaging a very respectable 49.7 mpg. Biggest surprise to me was the OE Pirelli Scorpion tyres were excellent, best dual purpose tyre I have ever had on a bike.
The only downside to the trip was the temperature never got above 10C and probably averaged about 7C for the whole trip. It is the coldest I have been on a bike for a long while, thank goodness for heated grips!
Aftermarket screen and wind deflectors are now a must have for me and will be ordered this week.
Spent a good hour this afternoon washing 990 miles worth of crap and road salt off the bike
Sorry, never took a camera so no pics