Day 11 — Pitlochry to Aberdeen via Stonehaven

by | Jun 13, 2024 | 0 comments

Well, that was my longest ride for a while. Felt strong most of the day. Flagging towards the end.

Wanted to get to Aberdeen without getting wet, and did.

In Stonehaven a woman asked “Is that a gravel bike?” She’s already got a touring bike and a mountain bike but was going to do a challenge ride soon and was wondering whether a gravel bike would be a good idea. I said it would be, explaining that I did a technical MTB ride yesterday yet was able to do a long road ride today.

Gravel bikes are perfect for touring.

Glad to finally arrive at the Aberdeen Ibis. I have a view over the port, and ate half of the gift chocs straight away. Got 5,500 calories to replace.


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Ride Stats

  • Moving time
    08 hours 31 mins 24 seconds.

  • Elapsed time
    10 hours 29 mins 35 seconds.

  • Distance
    106.1 miles (170.7 km).

  • Elevation
    6,673 ft (2,034 m).

  • Average speed
    12.4 mph (20 km/h).

  • Max speed
    35.9 mph (57.8 km/h).

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