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Old 10-04-2012, 02:12 AM   #2656
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wow your roads look great, roads in nz are rather more challenging at times, pot holes, road works and plenty of road slump loose gravel to keep ya concentrating and then there's all the gravel ones....main reason i'm on my xtz1200!

They don't always feel that way ... they have a horrible habit of throwing loose chippings down on country roads and just leaving them as a 'fix' to potholed roads ...not so bad for cars but crap for bikes.
However, yes everything is relative and I suppose compared to many countries round the globe we can't really complain here in Scotland.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:20 AM   #2657
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kAMCHAT THAT IS STUNNING SCENERY, iM FILLED WITH ENVY(IN A NICE WAY)
[QUOTE=Matt 82;19725828]These highland ones are fantastic!

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So nice, so beautiful


Thanks guys! Unfortunately, as hard as I tried, the pics just can't do it justice .... the reality is way, way more stunning. You keep rounding a bend or cresting another rise only to go 'WOW! at each new vista. I'm definately going back up north to do some more 'exploring' of the area.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:24 AM   #2658
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The RG250 was my first bike after passing my test in 1988. I loved that bike.
I wrote it off when a stoppie met a patch of sand. I was showing it off to a buyer... He just shrugged, put his cash in his pocket and walked away. Yes, the money was in his hand :(

I haven't done a wheelie or stoppie since. Lesson learned.

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Lol! Yeah I don't think 'stunting' your bike in front of a prospective buyer is the best of 'sales ploys' (demonstrating how lovingly and carefully it's been looked after) !

Got to love those old two-strokes though.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:29 AM   #2659
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These highland ones are fantastic!

I take it the beach that you overlook with your telescope handy isn't a nudie beach in better weather?


Lol! No such luck! ........ As you can see from the pics below most of the time we had the beach to ourselves ...(with the odd visit from a sea otter..... and a van full of surfers one evening).





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Old 10-04-2012, 01:28 PM   #2660
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Lol! No such luck! ........ As you can see from the pics below most of the time we had the beach to ourselves ...(with the odd visit from a sea otter..... and a van full of surfers one evening).





So nice, so nice, so nice, love that place!!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:18 PM   #2661
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I'm lucky enough to have visited most of the highlands when i was younger with my parents and over the passed two years via bike. it's worth the 400+ mile motorway trip to get there!!!
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:35 PM   #2662
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Hi kam,thats 2 years you've had this post running now so l've decided to register so l can give you the praise you deserve,I think you've done a great job covering some of the good runs in Scotland,also a great advert for Scottish biking. I'm from Fife so I've done most of the roads you've posted.Keep up the good work.Since you posted the R.G I thought I woud post a pic of my Yamaha L.C I've just finnished restoring plus a couple of other bikes I've got.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK PAL thanks.




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Old 10-07-2012, 07:25 PM   #2663
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Cool! Hope you had a great day.
Had a great day, on the water in a lovely old boat with my son.
Better yet the weather was great, and the booked trip, Southend to Clacton with a coach return turned into a round trip by boat.
The only (very slight) downside was slowly realising that my previous trips all those years ago were not on the Waverley
Turns out the Waverley did not leave the Clyde until well after my trips were done.
A few (too many) hours on Google revealed that most of my previous trips were probably on the "Medway Queen" now being re-built
I went on many trips from Southend Pier during the mid 60s to early 70's, the Medway Queen was one of a few paddle steamers in service at that time, nearly all now sadly scrapped
Pics didn't come out to well, my fault as the camera has worked ok since, so another trip or so next year are in order
Only thing that came out was a quick video of the engine.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:51 PM   #2664
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I'm lucky enough to have visited most of the highlands when i was younger with my parents and over the passed two years via bike. it's worth the 400+ mile motorway trip to get there!!!

I would agree 100% with you ...fortunately from Glasgow it was 280 miles for us and none of it on motorway. In fact it is 280 miles of great roads and stunning scenery. Aston Martin must also agree ..They used the road from Ullapool to Durness for many of the photos in their brochure for the DBS - including a pic on the Kylesku bridge (but they are driving the car on the wrong side of the road!)

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:10 PM   #2665
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Hi kam,thats 2 years you've had this post running now so l've decided to register so l can give you the praise you deserve,I think you've done a great job covering some of the good runs in Scotland,also a great advert for Scottish biking. I'm from Fife so I've done most of the roads you've posted.Keep up the good work.Since you posted the R.G I thought I woud post a pic of my Yamaha L.C I've just finnished restoring plus a couple of other bikes I've got.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK PAL thanks.

Thanks mate I really appreciate that you took the touble to register to post this.

That's a nice collection of bikes you have ..... Love the LC ..looking mint yet it must be about 30+ years old? I remember my first ride on an LC - it was a test ride at a Yamaha 'Open Day' ..and it was the first time I ever did a wheelie (unintentionally) ....it left a big impression on me.

I hadn't realised that the thread had just passed it's 2 year anniversary ..well spotted! How time flies when you are having fun.

Cheers again.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:27 PM   #2666
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Had a great day, on the water in a lovely old boat with my son.
Better yet the weather was great, and the booked trip, Southend to Clacton with a coach return turned into a round trip by boat.
The only (very slight) downside was slowly realising that my previous trips all those years ago were not on the Waverley
Turns out the Waverley did not leave the Clyde until well after my trips were done.
A few (too many) hours on Google revealed that most of my previous trips were probably on the "Medway Queen" now being re-built
I went on many trips from Southend Pier during the mid 60s to early 70's, the Medway Queen was one of a few paddle steamers in service at that time, nearly all now sadly scrapped
Pics didn't come out to well, my fault as the camera has worked ok since, so another trip or so next year are in order
Only thing that came out was a quick video of the engine.
[IMG][/IMG]

Neil.

Awesome stuff! ... Glad you and your son had a great day on the Waverley..... As for getting paddle steamers 'mixed up' - Lol! It's an easy mistake.

It's impressive seeing that engine in action isn't it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:34 PM   #2667
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Another pic from our trip north ...this is the A835 heading back to Ullapool




Of course there is plenty of spectacular scenery further south in our usual 'stamping grounds' too...this was taken on the same trip ..just north of Tyndrum from the A82

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:38 PM   #2668
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On the subject of our 'usual stamping grounds' ...we managed to get out again yesterday for a ride and headed to Inveraray



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Old 10-08-2012, 06:29 PM   #2669
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It's impressive seeing that engine in action isn't it.
It is indeed, the surprise was my son.......
At 27 he has never showed any interest in anything mechanical with one exception, at age ten I let him drive a 9 ton Thwaites all drive dumper.
He was mesmerised by the steam engine, kept disappearing for another look
He now wants to go on a few more trips, and if possible on the Waverley to the Hebrides, I really will try to make that happen next time the trip is available.
And all thanks to you posting the pics of her earlier this year

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:04 AM   #2670
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It is indeed, the surprise was my son.......
At 27 he has never showed any interest in anything mechanical with one exception, at age ten I let him drive a 9 ton Thwaites all drive dumper.
He was mesmerised by the steam engine, kept disappearing for another look
He now wants to go on a few more trips, and if possible on the Waverley to the Hebrides, I really will try to make that happen next time the trip is available.
And all thanks to you posting the pics of her earlier this year

Neil.

Cheers ...... it's nice to know that occasionally I can be a good influence instead of a bad one!
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