One of my favourite runs. It is circular so you can start anywhere you like and take it in any direction. Starting from my home in Forfar I'd head for Kirriemuir then the A926 to Blairgowrie and on to the A93 to Braemar. Now this is a cracking road. The first section to the Spital has lots of twists but a few blind summits to watch out for and needs bit knowledge to get the best of it. It is also pretty bumpy for a couple miles either side of the Spital. But from there to Braemar is terrific. You can wind on up and over the summit followed by a never ending series of bends to Braemar (just watch out for the odd sheep or two). After Braemar it can get a bit touristy at some times of the year so watch out for them and for a variation take the South Deeside road (B976) from Balmoral. At Aboyne (The Boat Inn offers good food and real ales) pick up the B976/B974 to Fettercairn over the Cairn o' Mount. Just listen to that exhaust note as you hurl down the other side From Fettercairn on to Brechin via Edzell and then the B9134 back to Forfar. This keeps you off the boring A90 dual carriage and you get to wind on up the Angus Hill with a great view over Strathmore, past the Aberlemno standing stones and the back down the hill into Forfar with a few nice twisty bits on the way.