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Pitlochry Run
Sun 15th Apr 2012
organised by Tayside Scotland

Car Count : 4
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Tayside to Pitlochry Run

15th April 2012

On a (reasonably) sunny Sunday morning, 4 cars left Dundee and headed northwest in search of empty roads.

A favourite route for us Taysiders saw us going through Newtyle and Blairgowrie to Dunkeld on delightfully dry and empty roads. From Dunkeld we suffered the A9, but only as far as Ballinluig before we turned west to Aberfeldy and Kenmore, taking in the first of the lochs, Loch Tay, on our travels…roads still (pretty much) empty.


At Kenmore we headed north to Loch Kinardochy for a photo stop and stretch the legs and then west to Kinloch Rannoch (roads still empty) for a bite to eat at the Dunalastair Hotel where we joined a few locals in the bar who were enthralled by a footie match on the box. The excitement of the footie was only surpassed by the marathon game of gentlemanly pool by Scott and Alex who were obviously determined to let the other win. Either that or they were two of the most inept pool hustlers ever….

Once fed and Hearts won we were off again along the edge of Loch Tummel to Pitlochry (roads still empty) where we had a wee look at the venue for the 2013 Spring Rally.... (we’ll make sure they’ve cut the grass before then).

Legs stretch once more, our 4 car convoy became 2 of 2 with Tom, Jen, Scott and Amy heading south and home and Richard, Maureen and Alex heading to Glenshee (not before topping up their caffeine levels at a local tearoom)….where the roads were not so empty, courtesy of a vintage Nissan Primera (and accompanying people carrier) who managed a heady 25mph in the middle of the road. That said, it did nothing to ruin what proved to be a very relaxed, carefree and enjoyable run. Makes the road tax and fuel duty (almost) worth it.

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16th Apr 2012 18:30 :: Alex
A hoot! Near empty roads from start to finish and never a hint at putting the roof up. Brilliant! What more can you ask for? Nice to meet Richard and Maureen who came down from Grampian for the day. Hope you weren't disappointed by our quaint Tayside back roads.

17th Apr 2012 11:49 :: Richard
Hi Alex and Tom, thanks for having us, Maureen and I thoroughly enjoyed our day spirited driving over fantastic roads with good company and banter. For us it was a 12 hour day with the roof down except for the last 5 miles when the heavens opened. Tom your knowledge of the roads is most impressive!!!

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