Thurso/John O’ groats

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Thurso/John O’ groats

#1 Post by Beansie » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:37 am

Bit of a long shot but anyone local or planning a ride out up this way over the next 10 days? I’m working in Thurso (travelled from Manchester) and I’ve brought my bike in the van so I can ride some of the local roads and take a photo of my bike at the John o’ groats sign of course!

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#2 Post by Stocky » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:14 pm

Don't bother with JOG, just look at a map and you'll see that it's a nothing sort of a position.
If you want to go to the North East corner then that's Duncansby Head Lighthouse or if you want to go to the most Northerly point then that's Dunnet Head.
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Re: Thurso/John O’ groats

#3 Post by Beansie » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:45 pm

I’ve driven up to JOG in the van and I must admit other than the ice cream shop the rest is disappointing, would just like a photo for the memory bank and I also stopped at dunnet head last time we was up here that’s a nice little spot. I think I’ll ride to there and if I get time on the weekend I was hoping to try and head over to the north west using the coastal roads as per the NC500 route, there’s another lad who can drive the van so on the journey home I plan to do Thurso to Inverness as I enjoyed driving the A9 wishing I was on my bike.

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#4 Post by Bender » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:39 pm

North West much better idea, I took the wife to jog because she wanted the picture, I said you sure, yes said she, and very disappointed was she, and we don't know what happened to the photo either.
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#5 Post by Beansie » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:59 pm

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I plan on doing this section of he route over the weekend I’ll do JOG in one of the evening as it’s not really far from where I’m staying.
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#6 Post by Beansie » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:35 am

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I made it up to John o’ Groats last night and it was a nice night for a photo!
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#7 Post by Gerontious » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:05 am

Excallent...as places go, it might be dull, but that hardly matters. It still has huge significance.
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#8 Post by Beansie » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:30 pm

Without a doubt it has huge significance, now i just need a job in Cornwall and I can ride to lands end :lol:

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#9 Post by Throttled » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:02 pm

The last time I was at JOG it was clearly work in progress to make it look nicer and more interesting. That was a couple of years ago.
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#10 Post by Bender » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:26 pm

Great photo, but I still prefer newyork :D
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#11 Post by Beansie » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:30 pm

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I was in New York earlier in April :lol:

JOG seems like a very dated place to be honest looking around the gift shops etc but the ice cream shop is good!
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#12 Post by Bender » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:53 pm

@Beansie Ive been on that ferry :D

Jog is a bit like a set from father ted
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#13 Post by Beansie » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:13 pm

@Bender
We started off in New York then picked up the hire car (Ford Expedition absolutely loved it!)
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#14 Post by Bender » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:33 pm

We doing DIY fly drive next year, enjoy your time in Scotland, west coast is best coast.
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#15 Post by Speedy23 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:32 pm

Throttled wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:02 pm
The last time I was at JOG it was clearly work in progress to make it look nicer and more interesting. That was a couple of years ago.
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