I really enjoyed this road, the corners are sweeping and there are lots of nice straights with fantastic views. I went from Dunoon to Cumbernauld via this route and it was a great journey. I didnt get much speed up but i just trundelled along enjoying the views and the road. Def worth a go.
I have ridden the last section of this ride, the bit into Inverary but that is very nice indeed. Views are great, road is good quality surface and the corners flow one to the other really well. If the bottom section is as good (and that's twice I've heard about it now) then it is a must for me during 2006.
If you have time its worth turning south on to the A8003 for a few miles, where you will find a viewpoint with fabulous views over The Kyles of Bute. If you are thinking of going via the B8000, Kames-Otter Ferry, make sure you are on a supermotard or trailie and allow plenty of time.
Leave Dunoon north on the main road from the ferry boat, then bear left on the smaller B836 as far as Lake Striven and then on to Auchenbreck. Turn north on B886. All pretty scenic.