Standard November weekend Friday afternoon session (via Albert). Group of 4. 1 Scot, 1 English, 1 Italian, 1 Russian. Really clear but very atmospheric. Felt really weary. Fun as ever though.
Road Bike2:01:53  49.93 km (2:26 / km) +331m2:22 / km
Ballater and back with 10.00 Banchory crew.
Bust helmet strap...had to retrieve another so aborted Banchory start and picked things up at Allancreich. With AT, MF and A on the way out and AT and MF back the way.
Not used to cycling with folk :-)
Orienteering1:10:00  shoes: ORoc 340
DNC 3 Shooting Greens. Not a good day at the office.
Couldn't find the last one and when I did it was the wrong last one. mp. Perhaps the least surprising thing today after biking earlier was that I got cramp when I fell in a ditch.
Recce for DNC #15 Corsedardar
Trotted along behind a fox for a bit near Midstrath then once higher up spent a good bit of time floundering around in dead bracken in the open area trying to make the map fit. If there wasn't bracken here it might be quite good and worth mapping further.Then spent a good bit of time admiring the currently great state of much of the plantation to the north of Toms Cairn. Very little dark green now and almost runnable in places. Unfortunately the map doesn't really reflect what's there. Reeking of deer. Huge great active badgers sett in there too. Plenty deer wandering about also.
Returned down the old track then via Birkenhill.
Plodding but nice to be running again.