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Old 05-13-2013, 07:50 AM   #3016
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I hope you don't mind this, yesterday my son came over for mother's day. My wife and I on our Vstrom and Josh on his 600RR took a ride through the country, this is a shot he took of his bike next to a future project of mine.

No worries, - nice pic ...nice bike and nice project! - What's not to like!
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:55 AM   #3017
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Some more from Sunday ... Murals under the bridge ..



The view in the other direction ....Kingston Bridge supports ...


More murals further down the riverfront ..this time under the rail bridge ..

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Old 05-13-2013, 12:24 PM   #3018
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It's not that clean really ...if you look closely - look at all the dirt on that front tyre in the 'under Kingston Bridge' pic above...

Seriously ...in reality if you get up close my bike is pockmarked with stone chip marks ...my fault for getting too close behind folk taking pics ( my camera has stone chip scars too ).
I do tend to wash the bike down after every ride-out however...just a 30 mins handwash with a bucket and sponge/cloth keeps it looking sort of clean.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:15 AM   #3019
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Great pics Kamchat, never thought Glasgow had such interesting architecture. Putting the gixxer in gives a great perspective to the backgrounds as always. And you've got the Commonwealth Games coming soon. If you get a chance to show some of the work around that location would be good as I assume they will spend big on city refurbs and new sporting facilities.

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Old 05-15-2013, 04:36 AM   #3020
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Great pics Kamchat, never thought Glasgow had such interesting architecture. Putting the gixxer in gives a great perspective to the backgrounds as always. And you've got the Commonwealth Games coming soon. If you get a chance to show some of the work around that location would be good as I assume they will spend big on city refurbs and new sporting facilities.

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Thanks . Yes there is quite a lot of building going on for next years Games. The main site is over on the east side of Glasgow...one of the cycle routes we use was closed by the river for the past year due to building work and we had to divert right round the site. I will try to snap some pics next time we are out that way. There is also building going on for new hotels and a big music arena timed to be ready for when the Games begin. Again I will get some pics up in the coming weeks.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:42 AM   #3021
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Yesterday was 6C and wet ..although it did brighten up in the evening so I managed to get a quick run out after tea.

This is in the countryside north of Glasgow near Balfron...

Lone gixxer - Trossachs to the north...



Campsies to the south -
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:50 AM   #3022
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that´s an awesome pic....
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:16 PM   #3023
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that´s an awesome pic....


Thank you. One day I must try to get a good camera and try to do the scenery justice...in the meantime the results from the wee Canon are not bad considering it's only a £100 camera. Unfortunately other things keep swallowing my money first ...like petrol and tyres.....
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Some more from last night....In Balfron...





..and out on the A875

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Old 05-15-2013, 01:30 PM   #3025
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Kam, how many miles did you ride on a day?
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:56 PM   #3026
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Kam, how many miles did you ride on a day?

Hi bubu
It varies, but on our Sunday rideouts an average day will be about 200 - 250 miles..... a big day 300 - 400.
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ouuch 400 is a very big day? with Sarah?
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:02 PM   #3028
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ouuch 400 is a very big day? with Sarah?

Yes, Sarah has done 400 mile days ...although we have plenty of stops so it's not a problem. To be fair, we would only be doing 400 mile days a couple of times a summer ..mostly we are riding under 300 miles a day.

ps. We are hoping to do a 500 mile day this summer - which will be our longest yet, - when we get a nice sunny Sunday we are going to do a run up to Scourie and back ....it will be well worth it as the roads and scenery are fantastic up north of Ullapool.
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Yes, Sarah has done 400 mile days ...although we have plenty of stops so it's not a problem. To be fair, we would only be doing 400 mile days a couple of times a summer ..mostly we are riding under 300 miles a day.

ps. We are hoping to do a 500 mile day this summer - which will be our longest yet, - when we get a nice sunny Sunday we are going to do a run up to Scourie and back ....it will be well worth it as the roads and scenery are fantastic up north of Ullapool.
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Yes, Sarah has done 400 mile days ...although we have plenty of stops so it's not a problem. To be fair, we would only be doing 400 mile days a couple of times a summer ..mostly we are riding under 300 miles a day.

ps. We are hoping to do a 500 mile day this summer - which will be our longest yet, - when we get a nice sunny Sunday we are going to do a run up to Scourie and back ....it will be well worth it as the roads and scenery are fantastic up north of Ullapool.
ouucccchhh 500 miles in a day, this will be a long day on bike...
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