RIDES 40-635

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In just spring: impromptu

I had a dim recollection of having cycled path before, but could not the details nor how far I had gone, so that it an adventurous feel. I was also a slothful sort) curious to see how far I go without encountering any serious I had a notion that the path ran for a way alongside the burn, so skirting the to the right, at the top of which is the house I grew up; but I reckoned that or later I would be in for a climb. I was wrong: when I eventually away from the burn in a direction, I found myself in a park with the ground steeply away from me:

was a fine view to the hills.

I was now in territory transformed: I  this area well as a when it was very much a walk, often enjoyed in the of my father and immediate older but now it is built up and residential – to the that what we had always as ‘Old Gallows Road’ is now renamed ‘West Mains – or at least the portion houses is. I suppose addresses do to some people, but all the same, I such obliteration of history is a When we were young I supposed – for no better than that we walked way setting out – that the would have been at the end of the somewhere out in the country; it was only on … reflection that I they must surely towards the town, almost on the Burgh Muir (Town that gave its name to the where our house was, on top of the (Must see if I can confirm that a map.)

The metalled portion of Old Gallows takes you past an Electricity Sub beyond which (of old) it a rough track. Now it crosses the Edge Bypass that the Broxden and Inveralmond roundabouts, the A9 to bypass Perth on its way North, and you to the improbably-named Noah’s Ark Golf Range. However, the old track a public right of way, a bit to the rough condition I remember:

I was curious to go out this way because years ago (seven, in fact eheu fugaces labuntur ) I had mooted it as a possible entry to when I cycled down Inverness (where I lived in days) on my 1924 Royal In the event I did not use it but turned eastward and in via the North Inch; but I wanted to see how it was.

Once you have the track some way, you to a path branching off to the right: it me some moments to recognise it as boreen’ of our childhood days, as my christened it – it is now a very trim thoroughfare, making up in what it may have lost in This was the route I could taken seven years It was at this point that I to form a more definite the sign said Huntingtower; that, I knew I could with the path along the part of National Cycleroute N77 I have often followed in the direction.

The quondam boreen takes you descending steadily, with a open view to the hills. I to photograph a disintegrating mossy

After a bit, the boreen down through a tunnel of and emerges on the level with a beech hedges on either a bit dry and withered just now – I make a point of coming way again in other seasons to see how it

A short run along a minor takes you to the Crieff road, you cross in the direction of the Huntingtower Running down towards the you find place names do recall the history of the place, in its local industry, which had to do with dyeing and bleaching: is a Bleachers’ Way and a Dyers’ Close, as as a Clocktower Road, which be named for this striking – a school? a church? a I’m not sure:

Pressing on, I knew that I was the Almond, but could find no way; I nosed down a and found a promising path off through the trees

I took it, to go some distance, but came on the muddy riverbank path:

– your sense of you body is located in relation to its – accommodates itself to the we use: thus, in driving, we the urge to shrink away if we close to another car, to if we go under a low bridge, to wince if we into something (it isn’t the thought of the repair bill the slightest contact evinces it is as if we feel the limits of the car’s as our own. Similarly, on a bicycle, is an impulse to steer clear of mud and as if we were stepping into ourselves; I needed to remind that this was the very the roadster bicycle was born to with.

Sachs Roadster 800

It is a common observation that the why French cars have excellent suspension is that roads were so bad at the time the car was evolving. Whether or not that is of cars, it is certainly true of the bicycle – its robust large-diameter wheels, high height and easy frame are all designed expressly to cope the rough roads of late-Victorian and Britain, in that brief age when cars were a and the bicycle was the fastest way to travel on the – easily tripling the of a pedestrian and opening up whole new of adventure.

It was not long before I myself across the river the cliff where in another I had watched the martins flitting in and seen the toppled tree and how soon its precariously-balanced companion at the top of the would join it; it hasn’t yet.

Now that I was riding with the sun at my back, the interesting I cast encouraged me to test the of Relativity by photographing them under way (don’t try this at children – Mama not be happy if you ride across the carpet in the living room). also called to mind lines of Eliot:

(The lengthened shadow of a man

Is said Emerson

Who had not seen the

Of Sweeney straddled in the sun).

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