Six people transforming the way they travel
By Ali Macleod…
Over the last two days on the bike, cycling past Milton Loch I noticed the first swan arrival of the autumn.
The weather here has been beautiful, blue skies and not a cloud in sight. Nice and cool as well which makes for very pleasant out-door working and of course cycling to and from work. Little test on Thursday morning when I found I had forgotten my camera having left it at the Inn after work. But on the bike, after a wee sweary word or two, adding another three and a half miles to the day, camera picked up and off down to the pier to load up the boat for a trip out to Uags with gear for the Mountain Bothy Assoc. Day went well although hard work….for some.
Fishing has started up again and the first real test to see if what I am doing is viable, whether this is just a wee six-week jolly, or something sustainable. Trailer clipped on with a full load has not put an undue pressure on my efforts in getting around Applecross despite the hills. Arriving at the Inn with the langoustines has created a lot of interest and I am telling people that this is resulting in me not using the van for approximately a hundred miles a week. Simply put the investment in the bike is going to come back very quickly on fuel saving alone. So possibly the first prawns delivered by electric bike, certainly in Applecross.
Hoping that the ache in the legs will die down soon. Often wondered about athletes talking about the number of miles they do in the winter counts to their overall competitiveness, think I know now.