Day 10: Fort William - Inverness
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The Day With The Search For Nessi
Distance: 63.6 miles
Ride Time: 4h 43m 50s
Ave Speed: 13.4mph
I walked down to the Spar in the morning to stock up on food. I was feeling very tired this morning and drank a can of Red Bull, which revved me a little. After having breakfast I left at about and retraced my steps to
Here I had a choice of taking the A road down the west side of Loch Ness or taking the B road down the east side. I knew that there would be a huge climb on the B road but I decided to take it anyway because it would avoid traffic and I should get some really good views.
The climb was long and steep and I struggled up it, mostly in bottom gear. On the top the views were great so it was well worth it. And, what goes up must come down - the descent was fast and long. As the road turned to run parallel to Loch Ness it was rolling terrain and I was making fairly good time along here.
I arrived in
I was caring a pair of flip flops on top of my panniers so that I had something on my feet in the evenings (cycling shoes with cleats are ruined by walking on them, not to mention the fact that they are really uncomfortable to walk in). Unfortunately they must have fallen out somewhere along the way today. I knew that I would find a pair in