Out And About

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Re: Out And About

#166 Post by W3E VW » Tue May 01, 2012 11:22 am

Deffo get a run out to the loch one day

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#167 Post by Mk5Centurion » Tue May 08, 2012 9:34 pm

'Twas my wee brothers stag do at the weekend - off to Aviemore on the bike it was.
Had all day and wanted some tags for Challenge 100 and a couple of others from another photo rally that i'm doing, so up the A82 it was, stopped at Drovers, Green Welly, Glencoe, Maccy D's, Commando Memorial, somewhere after Fort William - wee bit of snow at Fort Augustus, Inverness and finally Aviemore (well actually we stayed in Granton on Spey).

Came home on Sunday, i was so fecking hungover i went straight down the A9 - ran into a few miserable sleety/haily/rainy showers.

Couple of snaps (only from Friday - couldn't be ar$ed stopping on Sunday and the ones from Fri night and Sat aren't for public consumption :mrgreen: ):

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Ok, just one from the stag then:

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You couldn't see much of the target at then end :angel12:
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Re: Out And About

#168 Post by archiec » Tue May 08, 2012 10:05 pm

I go to the Garth in Grantown every new year

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#169 Post by Mk5Centurion » Wed May 23, 2012 8:31 pm

Left work early today (one of the benefits of Cooncil flexi time!) and lets face it, it would have been rude not to with the weather been so nice :wink:

Thought i'd head for the coast and turn my 22 mile trip home into 80 odds, through Largs, Weymss Bay, Port Glasgow - nobody any the wiser 8-)

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Re: Out And About

#170 Post by iiisecondcreep » Wed May 23, 2012 10:00 pm

Had the bike at work today so decided to take the slightly longer route home from Edinburgh, so came off at the newbridge roundabout and back via kirklistin, linlithgow etc...

So probably half of those roads are 30/40mph, of the ones that are nationals most of them have road works and are down to 30/40. Got stuck in start/stop traffic in one little town with no opportunity to squeeze through for 20mins. Finally got onto a road that WAS a national and as I was approaching noticed it was a bit wet. Then realised not just a bit wet, absolutely soaked as was everything else around from some serious downpour!! lots of surface water, huge puddles in every dip and rivers running down both sides. WTF?! 20+ and glorious sunshine everywhere- except the one road I decide to take home! >:[
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#171 Post by Ratser » Thu May 24, 2012 11:09 am

Was in Edinburgh this morning, and have popped home to get the bike. :mrgreen:
Don't you just love sunshine and 28 degrees ?

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#172 Post by Throttled » Thu May 24, 2012 11:32 am

Mk5Centurion wrote:
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You couldn't see much of the target at then end :angel12:
You look like a Mod, where is your scooter :D
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#173 Post by Mk5Centurion » Thu May 24, 2012 2:09 pm

Throttled wrote:
Mk5Centurion wrote:
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You couldn't see much of the target at then end :angel12:
You look like a Mod, where is your scooter :D
Luckily for me - thats my brother!
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#174 Post by iiisecondcreep » Fri May 25, 2012 4:35 pm

Took the bikes out for a spin today seeing as we both had the day off, went up to Callander then Aberfoyle via the Dukes Pass. Hoped the roads would be quiet seeing as its a weekday but sadly not. Roads were very busy with the usual sorts that think that that white circle with the big black line means 40mph max (some even seemed to think it means 20mph). Ride back over the Dukes Pass we didn't get stuck behind anyone but that was the only time we didn't. Very frustrating ride. :|
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#175 Post by Ratser » Sat May 26, 2012 8:08 pm

A7 had a few of those today as well Gayle.
Was a crackin' ride up though, and quite fast too.
One camera van on it as well.

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#176 Post by Throttled » Sun May 27, 2012 10:40 am

Tuesday I am going to go down to the Galloway Forrest to do the two forest drives, if anyone else is about and fancies a run with a difference.

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#177 Post by Ratser » Mon May 28, 2012 9:07 am

Throttled wrote:Tuesday I am going to go down to the Galloway Forrest to do the two forest drives, if anyone else is about and fancies a run with a difference.

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/recr ... restDrives
Brilliant roads mate.
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Was down that way yesterday, but cut across to Moniaive from Dalry (the better road this time), to Thornhill, Dalveen Pass, and Abington, then up the road before Revs had to go to work.

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Re: Out And About

#178 Post by Mk5Centurion » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:53 am

Ratser wrote:
Throttled wrote:Tuesday I am going to go down to the Galloway Forrest to do the two forest drives, if anyone else is about and fancies a run with a difference.

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/recr ... restDrives
Brilliant roads mate.
Stop off at the wee coffee shop at Carsphairn.
Really nice wee place and biker friendly.
It's just like a wee house.
Was down that way yesterday, but cut across to Moniaive from Dalry (the better road this time), to Thornhill, Dalveen Pass, and Abington, then up the road before Revs had to go to work.
Did some of the reverse on Saturday - Abington, Crawford, Elvanfoot and down Dalveen, Moniaive, Dumfries, Moffat. I see a lot of the roads have been resurfaced :mrgreen:
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Re: Out And About

#179 Post by Ratser » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:50 am

Nice wee run up to Knockhill with Revs yesterday for the BSB, and back again.
Roads were wet when we set off, but glad we took the bikes.
Loads of bikes up there, just a pity about the surface of the exit roads.

Great racing though.

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Re: Out And About

#180 Post by Ratser » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:55 am

Out for a wee run last night, sadly without Revs, but with Steve R1.
Down to Biggar via Strathaven and Muirkirk.
A good wee run, but loads of flies about.