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Old 06-20-2013, 07:12 AM   #1
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Wicked Hunting wild Haggis in Scotland

My wife and i went for about 10 up to Scotland and we had a absolute brilliant time.
My bike ready for the trip



First stop was at our forums friend cafe in the Peak district where a few more friends joined us for the night.Camping is very basic. A farmers field with a toilet but the best breakfast for miles just across the road

The cafe is called "The Yonderman" and the owner is a biker too



Camping with friends



First ride after a big off in Feb.Still struggles to get his leg over. Same things don't change



Next day saw us traveling up to Yorkshire where a forum member runs a campsite. Takoda camping is about 60-70 miles from Newcastle so ideal for anyone coming by ferry

My wife and Geoff
Good friends catching up



After a cup of coffee in the morning and a Egg and Bacon bap we where on our way up to Glencoe



Lots of these guys about in the laybys



Pics my wife took while riding pillion




A little waterfall by the roadside near Glencoe where we where staying at the Red Squirrel campsite




We were joined by 2 more friends,one from Scotland one from Holland



I have been to Glencoe many times but never seen it that beautiful





Our one and only Haggis from the trip



After a good night we packed up in the morning and were of to the Isle of Skye. We always use the little ferry at Glenelg which brings you out to a Roller coaster ride

We stopped at the Commando Memorial http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commando_Memorial and payed our respects



Picture stop along the way



Beginning of the Roller coaster



It was not only us which arrived at Skye,the rain did too. Camping was a trade off between shelter from the heavy winds or the midges
The first night and the next day were a bit damp






Even with the rain we decided to go for a ride next day.Its only water after all




Following day the weather had improved and we were packing up in the sun.The plan was to go to Ullapool via Eilen Dolan.






Putting up tents in Ullapool was more like Kite flying



nice view from the campsite




end of part 1
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:47 AM   #2
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After a few drinks in the evening and good night we had a brilliant breakfast and set of for a days riding.The idea was to go up the road to Kylesku via the Lochinver road.
It turned out to be one of my best days riding ever. The scenery,company and the weather all brilliant






My favorite of the trip



I promise this is Scotland




Good food cooked outdoors,with good friends,nice weather and a drink
I don't need more in life



00:30 in the morning in Ullapool



My friend from Holland recons he found his new tent



Scotland saying Good Bye



On our way back we stayed again at Takoda camping in Yorkshire with our dutch friend.As he had a day spare we decided to show him the passes in the Lake District.
Kirkstone,Wrynose and Hardknot

and they mean it



Looking up Hardknot



and back to Wrynose



my friend coming up



the last evening together



Me and my little Panzer
2400 miles,2up,basic luggage,49.5mpg



Brilliant friends travelling on bikes through a great country in good weather.

Happy Days
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:59 AM   #3
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Subscribed!!! Fantastic countryside, looks ideal for a two-up getaway. Everytime I see these threads from Scotland it gets my blood boiling.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:37 AM   #4
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Great Report!

This reports makes me want to camp, go to Scotland, and buy another motorcyle. Is that an r100gs in the group pix?
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:01 AM   #5
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This reports makes me want to camp, go to Scotland, and buy another motorcyle. Is that an r100gs in the group pix?
Yep it is my mates.!77000km on it now.Rode around Scotland with one blown fork seal which he had replaced the previous week
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:56 AM   #6
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It turned out to be one of my best days riding ever. The scenery,company and the weather all brilliant

Huh, I've only just found this thread...

Here's a very similar snapshot. :-)



That was a fantastic day, even on half a 20 year old front fork. Who needs rebound damping anyway.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:19 PM   #7
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Very nice. Looks like you all had a great time.
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:24 AM   #8
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Nice report!
Looking at going up to Scotland this year.
Any idea and the best time of year to go there on a bike?
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