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Old 12-11-2013, 03:08 PM   #3976
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:45 PM   #3977
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Got out early this morning for a cycle. This was dawn - the sun coming up over the BAE shipyards on the river Clyde.....



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Old 12-15-2013, 04:04 PM   #3978
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Cheers ...It IS a great riding venue for sure ...... for seven months of the year (April - Oct).... and when it isn't raining ...which it does a lot.
But when all comes together right - it's a 'biking heaven'.

No fire ants to worry about here....but we do have our very own midges which can be a pain sometimes if you are sitting outside on a still summer evening.

I guess we are lucky that we can wear our full leather kit, even in summer without melting though. It's almost unheard of to see temps of anything over 30C. In fact, I think the hottest day we had this past year was the day Sarah and I rode to Sanna Bay and it hit 30C.
Kamchat an all you midge lovers..or should i put it those the midges love... well ive got the ultimate weapon against them..you buy it from the outdoor world," GO OUTDOORS", now am trying to remember the name of it as i write it just slipped ma mind,, but it comes in a small spray bottle,,, red fur double strength an green fur half strength,,, naw i just cant rememeber what its called,, any way,, the wee bottle is around 4.95,insect repellant, something something formula. NOT JUNGLE FORMULA its very smelly when it goes on, but after a few mins the smell goes away, the midge will maybe land on ye but will not bite,, ive tried everythig on the market, but this works,, an if there was only one midge in teh highlands o scotland it wid find me an bite me, they love me.my friend showers in teh mornin then puts it on, an it usualy does for the day.. i just put it on when i was out an about.. i never had a bite all summer...an thats a first.... an by the way,,, i love sanna bay.. been there many times.. that small road in there from the corran ferry is murder eh. but enjoyable
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:59 AM   #3979
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Midges are more awful than mosquitoes...

So agressive......
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:26 PM   #3980
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The sky is on fire, great shot, worth gettin' out of bed for.
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:37 PM   #3981
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Kamchat an all you midge lovers..or should i put it those the midges love... well ive got the ultimate weapon against them..you buy it from the outdoor world," GO OUTDOORS", now am trying to remember the name of it as i write it just slipped ma mind,, but it comes in a small spray bottle,,, red fur double strength an green fur half strength,,, naw i just cant rememeber what its called,, any way,, the wee bottle is around 4.95,insect repellant, something something formula. NOT JUNGLE FORMULA its very smelly when it goes on, but after a few mins the smell goes away, the midge will maybe land on ye but will not bite,, ive tried everythig on the market, but this works,, an if there was only one midge in teh highlands o scotland it wid find me an bite me, they love me.my friend showers in teh mornin then puts it on, an it usualy does for the day.. i just put it on when i was out an about.. i never had a bite all summer...an thats a first.... an by the way,,, i love sanna bay.. been there many times.. that small road in there from the corran ferry is murder eh. but enjoyable


Thanks for the tip, - will look out for some of that stuff . Luckily I haven't been bothered too much by the dreaded midges ...just occasionally when sitting outside at the Carbeth on still summer evenings ... and then we have tended to use Avon 'Skin so Soft' which sort of works....up to a point.

Yeah the Sanna road is something else - 60 miles (counting both ways) of single track, strewn with gravel in places, can start to get tiring, especially if you do it on a roasting hot day. But still worth it to get to Sanna bay... with some fantastic scenery along the way.
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:40 PM   #3982
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Midges are more awful than mosquitoes...

So agressive......

The problem is the way they 'swarm' in such numbers unlike the bigger mosquitoes ...and if you swat them it attracts even more of the buggers .....
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #3983
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The sky is on fire, great shot, worth gettin' out of bed for.


Cheers We were up early to beat the rain that was forecast to arrive and last all day. But the sunrise was a nice bonus. .....plus the roads are always nice and empty early on a Sunday morning.
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:48 PM   #3985
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Thanks for all the pics Kam. Just thinking of you atm, you're going through winter and I'm sweltering. It's 41 Centigrade today.
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:53 AM   #3986
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Thanks for all the pics Kam. Just thinking of you atm, you're going through winter and I'm sweltering. It's 41 Centigrade today.
Was 44c here in Adelaide today

here is a photo on the way home from work, dash shows 44c
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:50 AM   #3987
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Thanks for all the pics Kam. Just thinking of you atm, you're going through winter and I'm sweltering. It's 41 Centigrade today.


Thanks, you are very welcome.... and thanks for thinking of me - it's 4 C here at the moment ...... however I don't envy you guys 'down under' if the temps are in the 40's ! Too hot! ....... I like it around 20 to 30 C ... and luckily we hardly ever see anything over 30 C here...... although we get plenty below 20 C unfortunately.

I guess a lot depends on the humidity too. 30 + is probably not too bad if it's a 'dry heat'.


'Roll on' summer......




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Old 12-20-2013, 08:57 PM   #3988
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Still a great thread to come and visit.

Kam, may you and your's, have a safe and happy holiday.
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:21 PM   #3989
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Still a great thread to come and visit.

Kam, may you and your's, have a safe and happy holiday.



Thanks Doug, I'm glad you are still enjoying the thread ...and a very 'Merry Christmas' to you and your family too... and indeed to all my fellow ADV'ers .... thanks for all the kind comments over the past 267 pages and four years. .....it's been very much appreciated.



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Old 12-23-2013, 02:18 AM   #3990
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Good stuff as always Kammy. Merry Christmas to you, Sarah and the gang and best wishes for the new year mate.

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