February 11, 2013 - 5.0
I did this road in what appeared to be really nice weather for a February, forgetting that there would still be a hell of a lot of snow at the higher altitudes. However, the presence of a few icy bits seemed to amplify the beauty of this route. Be aware that there are plenty of sheep knocking about, as well as a few cattle grids. Its also worth being aware of a gate about halfway up the first part of the route in which youll have to dismount and open, but its on an incline so probably best parking up horizontally a few yards back. I got right up to the gate, couldnt pull my bike back up the hill, couldnt set it down on its side stand either but I got lucky in that I could reach the mechanism. There was another downhill section that was completely covered in ice that I went down with both feet on the ground, with my arsehole pecking at the seat. Other than those two minor incidents it was a beautiful ride, hardly anyone else up there ( saw 3 cars and a tractor, possibly a few ramblers). Highly recommended.