I decided to take the Harley Davidson FXDX on a trip to Scotland. Sometimes life can feel very crowded and I needed a break. An old friend had invited me to stay at his cottage on the north shore of Loch Fynn, so I loaded up the Harley and set off.
After 2 hours of motorway riding the weather was great so I decided to take to some smaller roads. I have fond memories of the North Pennines so I took the road to Middleton-in-Teesdale. The road climbs quickly and I took the route towards Garrigill. Next stop was for a quick cup of coffee from my flask at Couldron Snout waterfall. No one in sight and glorious sunshine made it a great place to stop. The waterfall definitely is worth a look.
The Harley Davidson FXDX Is A Joy To Ride
The single track roads made the next part of the journey a joy. The big V-Twin has a comforting throb and the masses of torque launches you out of every corner. Without the luggage the FXDX is one of the lightest of the big Harley Davidson V-Twin. It’s twin disc front brake makes a real difference, but the fully adjustable suspension is what makes this bike such a joy to ride. The mid pegs suit my riding style much better than forward controls too. It makes for a much more comfortable ride with less weight on my back.
I followed the old roads past Brampton and across the border, then joined the motorway near Gretna Green. The road was clear so I just opened the throttle and was approaching Glasgow before long. This motorcycle does love open roads. A quick stop at Helensborough and on to the cottage.
Arriving At The Cottage
When I arrived I couldn’t believe it. Such an idyllic cottage was just what I needed. I looked out across the Loch towards Otter Ferry and breathed in the fresh air.
This picture is overlooking Loch Fynn, on the Ayreshire Coast, a glorious ride on a gorgeous day.