My logic was there would be a network of paths already there and that I would not be straying onto other areas and causing any erosion/environmental damage. I was asking for experience of the bike ability of these paths so that I didnt end up half way down and meet a nasty boulder fest that was beyond my biking skills requiring me to backtrack or stray onto "sensitive areas" to bypass. The attraction of Cairngorm was getting to where I snowboard under my own steam in the summer (and the food at the top).
As for the angry corrie brigade are they the ones who cause all the erosion by using walking boots to get up hills? And the cause of this £2 parking charge that CML are planning to take in because they are not paying anything towards the upkeep of the roads and carparks they use? I have as much right as any of them to exercise my right to roam (on my bike) in my own country.
Are there cakes available at the Ryvoan Bothy
I suppose living where I live any trips I make into the countryside on bike or foot It is exceptionally rare to see another human being, I am maybe not appreciating how busy Cairngorm might be in the summer.
Maybe I should pick another route for the bike and just walk up to the ptarmigan with the oldest daughter have a cake and take the train back down.
What I am looking for is a nice flowing downhill singletrack, I dont mind a slog to the top of it and if I can bike all the way back to Aviemore all the better.