Did a ride, central belter which I found on komoot and shortened and tweaked considerably after much fretting about what to do with a few days holiday.
Day1. Pedal to Glasgow for train to Stirling. Had a mild panic as 5 other jabronis on bikes turned up after me and linger immediately by the wide access turnstile. Thankfully they didn't get on my train but caused needless stress as you can't reserve space on this line.. ScotRail train had a weird bar for hooking your top tube onto, bike with all the bags and shit obviously didn't fit.
Stirling, immediate gravel climb up to Wallace monument which was lovely then up even more to Dumyat. Managed to clean most of it apart from the peak as it's abit steep, cracking view. Sketchy af descent down the grass path loaded up and onto a lovely gravel road. Cinturato H did not like the moist grass and slid around on the back considerably causing mild panic.
Through Dunblane and some lovely trails and you pick up a great path all the way to Doune. Had to stop at Roots bike shop for some more chain lube and ended up having a blether for ages. Opted for one wee single use sachets things which was a daft choice as it had almost congealed and barely did one application.
Back roads, cycle path and a field I was in Callander. . Pick the class bike path back up and a bit of road to get to Glen Ample. First time doing it south to north and it's much better, probably as more downhill and it's dried out a fair bit. This section made me happy I hadn't decided to do the King Alfreds way ride as it can't be half as good as this one section of the route. Found another disused railway line and followed it instead of the route and it worked out great, eventually joined the road for the drag into Tyndrum which you could probably avoid more of it but by that point I just wanted burgers and somewhere to hide from the rain.
Cheeseburgers and snacks from the green Welly and keep going towards Loch Lyon. Fretted about where to pitch for a while. Ended up camping just before the loch in the glen. Waited until the rain was really pissing down before erecting my inner first tent, just to make sure everything was thoroughly damp. Had a wash in the river l, frog jumped on my foot and I jumped out of my skin.
Cheeseburgers yielded 2x nature poo in the middle of the night, learned an important life lesson to dig before desperate.