Ok, I have a bike, that is I will have a bike when it gets here next week (pictures will follow). So now I have to start thinking of real training - Well I have some routes on Mapmyride, I'll start with of those.
But of course the training is for a purpose and to that end I include below target mile markers and timings for the ride up. From experience the first two should be on track, but it gets tougher after that.
|1-17||Perth||1 mile past Perth||0-60 mins|
|18-34||Kindallachan||1.5 miles before Ballinluig junction||61-120 mins|
|15 minute break||121-135 mins|
|35-51||Pitagowan||B847 junction||136-195 mins|
|52-68||Dalwhinnie||1.5 miles before A889 junction||196-255 mins|
|15 minute break||256-270 mins|
|69-85||Kingussie||0.5 mile after A86 junction||271-330 mins|
|86-102||Carrbridge||2 miles before A938 junction||331-390 mins|
|30 minute break||391-420 mins|
|103-119||Daviot||2 miles before Daviot||421-480 mins|
|120-136||Duncanston||Top of Black Isle B9169 junction||481-540 mins|
|15 minute break||541-555 mins|
|137-153||Kildary||1 mile before B817||556-615 mins|
So on the above schedule a 0600h start gets us in about 1715h, or an annoying 15 minutes after the sauna closes.