SW300 – Day 7.

SW300 – Day 7.

Total mileage: 296

Mileage today: 29

Desasters: zero…

Great night’s sleep & a really good breakfast at the Selkirk Arms.  When I say the owner’s into cycling I mean in a BIG way.  Even the breakfast menu had a suggested ride for the day…

The forecast for today was grim with a downpour around 1pm. 

With this in mind we altered our route to a more direct one we’d done before that would be on quieter roads.  The thought of wet roads, spray and big trucks did not appeal.  One advantage of the poor weather was that we’d have a mega tail wind for the second time this holiday.

We set off about 9am and immediately benefited from the tail wind which blew us up the hills out of Kirkcudbright. 

We followed Sustrans route 7 and made great time only stopping in Castle Douglas to see if we could find the gallery that Helen exhibits in. We did but only had time for a photo…

As we left Castle Douglas the drizzle started.  It felt like we were racing the rain but with a great tail wind.

Lady luck was with us and we got back to the car in Dumfries just as the heavy rains started.  Here’s our route…

As we were packing the bikes into the car I noticed that my dynamo hub was leaking grease – anyone have experience of this ?

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