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Scotland tour .

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Re: Scotland tour .

Post by fastbob » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:31 am

dynax wrote:
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@fastbob are you sure you're not Sport Billy :lol:

Glad you are having a great time :thumb:
Looks like the weather window has closed so I'm abandoning my goal of going to the far north and making my way from Kyle of Loch Alsh to the Red Squirrel campsight at Glen Coe . Unfortunately Ullapool campsite is closed to tents so there's nowhere to wait it out .
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Re: Scotland tour .

Post by husoi » Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:02 am

It should go back to dry tomorrow.

How about the damn midges?
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Re: Scotland tour .

Post by Bender » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:04 pm

fastbob wrote:
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James in Brum wrote:
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The farm stead for that bit was filmed on the old Road just over the hill from the waterfall as you drop down into glencoe
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Re: Scotland tour .

Post by SometimesSansEngine » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:33 pm

fastbob wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:41 pm
Day two . Abington to Morar . What a wonderful days riding . Got up and went to Abington services for a dreadful breakfast then just kept going right through Glasgow , up Loch Lomond , stopped at the Green Welly Stop , through Glen Coe , ignored Fort William and took the Road to the Isles to Camusdarach where I'm currently camped .
We went up to Glencoe and past the Green Welly Shop last Friday - albeit in a very uninspiring Citroen C3 rental car. We were most jealous of all the bikers we were pulling to the side to help pass as we were stuck behind yet another terribly slow erratic driver (they're everywhere up there, not just tourists as all the locals seem to have Arnold Clark stickers in the rear window to help identify them). I'm not an impatient driver but when someone is doing 38 in a 60 then brakes hard for a bend down to 25 then slowly accelerates back up to 38 it starts to grate after a while.

Then changed our mind on wanting to be on a bike a bit in the 7 mile traffic jam as a torrential thunderstorm suddenly hit us on our way back on the western shore of Loch Lomond - didn't look to be too much fun to be on a bike at that point.

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Re: Scotland tour .

Post by Throttled » Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:54 pm

Hope you are OK today, the rain round here, near Glasgow is biblical.
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Re: Scotland tour .

Post by Gerontious » Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:32 pm

Rain... nothing.

Just feel sorry for all the poor sods who were going to ride the Stelvio today, last night almost 9 inches of SNOW. but at least they managed to clear the road fairly early.
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Re: Scotland tour .

Post by Richzx6r » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:26 pm

Gerontious wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:32 pm
Rain... nothing.

Just feel sorry for all the poor sods who were going to ride the Stelvio today, last night almost 9 inches of SNOW. but at least they managed to clear the road fairly early.

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Re: Scotland tour .

Post by Bender » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:57 pm

I was run over in a petrol station in glencoe by one of the old dears.

There was/is a nice campsite in fort augustus not sure if it's open with covid.

Red squirrel can be mental with midges.
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Re: Scotland tour .

Post by fastbob » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:11 pm

husoi wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:02 am
It should go back to dry tomorrow.

How about the damn midges?
Rains too heavy for Midges .

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Re: Scotland tour .

Post by Bender » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:37 pm

Forecast not too good tmrw either bob 😔, drier over aviemore way, nice site at Rothiemurchus, camping in the woods, midges almost nil.
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Re: Scotland tour .

Post by Tankbag » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:46 pm

Gerontious wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:32 pm
Rain... nothing.

Just feel sorry for all the poor sods who were going to ride the Stelvio today, last night almost 9 inches of SNOW. but at least they managed to clear the road fairly early.

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Re: Scotland tour .

Post by fastbob » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:44 am

I've decided to stay another night in Glen Coe . The rain has actually stopped but I've no idea what's down the road . At least I can actually see the mountains now .

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Re: Scotland tour .

Post by Throttled » Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:57 pm

Rest and be Thankful closed by a landslide, just in case you thought about going back via Inveraray.
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Re: Scotland tour .

Post by SometimesSansEngine » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:04 pm

Here's what it looked like just last week pre-landslide.... Seems like we chose the right week to go up :shock: (this week was an option)
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Re: Scotland tour .

Post by Tankbag » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:59 pm

Some of the tents at Beinglas Farm campsite :shock:
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