Day 3 - To East Kilbride - 98 miles
First 80 miles in 4 hours, last 20 miles in 4 hours
Smug faces all round as we looked out of the curtains before breakfast and saw the beginnings of a beautiful day. We weren't disappointed.
Scotty promised that the pass of Glencoe was a mere 800ft easy climb. However, a strong headwind and 1142ft later we reached the top of Rannochmoor. The bad taste was soon sweetened by a 30mph tailwind, which stayed with us for most of the day. Some spectacular scenery flew by at up to 34mph on the flat. Progress was swift and the weather was perfect for cycling. We were in Alexandria at the end of Loch Lomond in what seemed no time at all. The remaining 30 miles was a different story; another 4 hours of haphazard motion through the urban sprawl of Glasgow and its suburbs was topped of by a puncture 2 miles from the hotel.
Rich says "I think I may have damaged a tyre." Scotty replies "You worry too much!". Shame about the puncture later that day.