Stuart's pals leave him behind.
I ended up doing a Stuartie-no-mates ride this afternoon after getting up at 7am to drive to the Sma' Glen near Creiff to discover a brake pad had parted company with the backing plate (I'll leave you to speculate on the make...). Being pretty disorganised, generally, I only had some Avid pads with me for my Shimano brakes. Doh! What an eejit.
So I had to leave the others to it and drive home to replace the pads. Consolation prize was a great (if rather short) ride in the Ochils from Tillicoultry to the Silver Glen to Ben Cleuch and then down the brilliant descent to Mill Glen.
This is half an hour from home - bring on the longer evenings now that the Vernal Equinox has passed.