SW scotland, ride?

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SW scotland, ride?

Post by jafman » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:44 am

Seems this section of the forum could do with a shake up.

Are there any riders in SW scotland ( dumfries- Ayre) that fancy a ride however long or in any direction if so shout !

It should be noted that allthough having lived in Scotland for some time I am English (just in case your ringtone on your phone is 'Bannockburn'

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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by fastbob » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:10 am

I love riding in Scotland and I try to get up there at least once a year . Unfortunately I live at Junction 3 of the M6 so it's a whole days ride just to get north of Glasgow .
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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by gogs01 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:12 pm

I'm on the East Coast but I like to get over to St Mary's Loch / Moffat / Biggar etc. :)
I'm not likely to be over there before April, unless there is a sudden and dramatic improvement in the weather ! :lol:

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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by jafman » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:27 pm

fastbob wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:10 am
I love riding in Scotland and I try to get up there at least once a year . Unfortunately I live at Junction 3 of the M6 so it's a whole days ride just to get north of Glasgow .

That bike reminds of the CB 400 super four I had a few hours on last year, It looks honda but is it. What is it? looks reliable and fun! (top pic)

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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by fastbob » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:17 pm

jafman wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:27 pm
fastbob wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:10 am
I love riding in Scotland and I try to get up there at least once a year . Unfortunately I live at Junction 3 of the M6 so it's a whole days ride just to get north of Glasgow .

That bike reminds of the CB 400 super four I had a few hours on last year, It looks honda but is it. What is it? looks reliable and fun! (top pic)
That is my trusty little ER5 . I've done most of the NC500 on that . Once you get into the Highlands , speed is not an issue . This is my favourite picture . And here's a link to my journey.viewtopic.php?f=93&t=67384&p=1044672&hi ... d#p1044620
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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by jafman » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:09 pm

fastbob wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:17 pm
jafman wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:27 pm
fastbob wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:10 am
I love riding in Scotland and I try to get up there at least once a year . Unfortunately I live at Junction 3 of the M6 so it's a whole days ride just to get north of Glasgow .

That bike reminds of the CB 400 super four I had a few hours on last year, It looks honda but is it. What is it? looks reliable and fun! (top pic)
That is my trusty little ER5 . I've done most of the NC500 on that . Once you get into the Highlands , speed is not an issue . This is my favourite picture . And here's a link to my journey.viewtopic.php?f=93&t=67384&p=1044672&hi ... d#p1044620
excellent thank you.

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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by 125cc » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:30 am

I'm just outside of Inverness but lucky for me the NC500 starts on my doorstep. Half-tempted to take a few days off in the Summer, sling the camping gear on the back and do it.

Also plenty of nice roads out towards Moray and Aberdeenshire, the A939 is interesting starting from Nairn, round the back of Forres and going thru Grantown-On-Spey etc. but my little Yam would probably overheat and chuck the towel in half-way up Lecht!
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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by dynax » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:46 am

I watched this the other day :thumb:



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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by 125cc » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:04 pm

Just goes to show how much fun can be had on these wee bikes!

Think I may venture out and stretch my wings a bit further once I get my winter gloves in the post. 8-)
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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by dynax » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:55 pm

125cc wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:04 pm
Just goes to show how much fun can be had on these wee bikes!

Think I may venture out and stretch my wings a bit further once I get my winter gloves in the post. 8-)
With todays modern 125's the reality is these machines are all anyone actually NEEDS, they are suited for every type of riding that being commuting, popping into town a weekend pootle or a full on tour :thumb:
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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by S-Westerly » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:20 pm

Some of us sadly have a need for speed but are a bit old and large for sport bikes. Mine does me very nicely thank you and on the one 125 I have actually ridden (on holiday) I firstly felt like one of those bears you used to see riding pedal bikes in circuses and then nearly killed myself when I pulled out to overtake and couldn't. Not for me I'm afraid.
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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by dynax » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:12 pm

@S-Westerly :lol: What you have is a "WANT" not a "NEED" perhaps what i should have said is that a 125 would be suitable for most peoples basic needs :lol: :thumb:
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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by James in Brum » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:28 pm

dynax wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:12 pm
@S-Westerly :lol: What you have is a "WANT" not a "NEED" perhaps what i should have said is that a 125 would be suitable for most peoples basic needs :lol: :thumb:
That is true of motorcycles in general for a lot of people. I use my bike for commuting everyday but if I had to I could manage without it and if necessary I could probably manage without vehicles.

I don’t think bigger than a 125 is necessary but once is started travelling on fuel carriageways a lot it became obvious a bike that could at least keep up with lorries in crap weather or could keep up with lorries on back roads up hills would be super helpful.
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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by dynax » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:27 pm

When all said and done what you ride is neither here or there, the main thing is you enjoy it and get the pleasure from it :cheers:
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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by skyrider » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:35 pm

+1 :)
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