July 3, 2008 - 5.0
I love this road and have travelled it for most of my life, it always seems better when heading North (from Doune to Lochearnhead) the best bends are to found between Kilmahog and Strathyre, loads of bends some sharp/some sweepers, the road surface at Leny Falls (4km North of Callander) has just been re-surfaced which has made a huge difference. Due to the amount of accidents which have happened on this road the road repair department have laid Maxigrip (yellow shell grip) on the sharp corners off the fast straights, which gives awesome grip, even in the wet!! As for the police in this area, if you adhere to the 30mph speed limit in the villages you should be ok! But there is 1 unmarked car which operates in the area (dark blue Volvo S60 SN-05-EEJ) there is also the local cops and a marked motorbike which patrol the area. Sundays in Lochearnhead are their favourite time!!! Anyway thats enough of the bad stuff.
Two places to look out for speed wobbles for those with no steering dampners, 1st is 4 miles West of Doune, as you exit Landrick bends the road dips down on a right hander, as you apply the throttle to exit the dip, there is a change of road surface which can cause the steering to bounce a little bit. The other bit which can catch people out is on Loch Luibnaig side (4.5miles from Callander), heading from Callander 3/4 mile before Ardchulerie bend near the lay-by there is a quick rise on the road which can also catch people out.
This road is a must for all bikers, please enjoy.