Back in May, Erin and I went to Scotland with our mountain bikes in tow. Erin had been trying to get there for years to visit Dan and Noelle, and I had been dragging my feet. I didn’t really have much of a good reason for not wanting to go, and in the end I am very glad she convinced me to go.
After assessing the internet information about trails around Scotland, we decided that the we ought to bring the trail bikes along and do day riding rather than try to make a bikepacking trip out of it. This turned out to be a great choice. Most of the trails we rode were made much more enjoyable with a trail bike.
We arrived in Edinburgh after more than 24 hours of travel. After a day to sort ourselves out and get some sleep we picked up our conversion minivan and headed north.
We biked for 2 weeks, riding new trails everyday. We hit a weather window that was beyond awesome. For the first week the temps were in the 70s everyday and there was no rain.
Here are a bunch of photos, mostly of Erin riding her bike.