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Old 08-24-2013, 04:08 PM   #3466
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Weird, I know this road like the back of my hand, it's a great road for a bit of "Dog Fighting" with some truly stunning views.
It is a great road ..although there is currently a bit of gravel on the road from road works in the last few miles before Braemar....

I don't know the road as well as you ..the west coast is our normal 'playground' ....... In fact the previous time I rode this road was at least two years ago ...having said that I have just ridden it again on Friday - taking a visiting friend from Northern Ireland up to Aberdeen (he's off to Shetland on his SV1000)... he absolutely loved the road too.
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:15 PM   #3467
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I enjoyed the pictures in this thread (all 232 pages, that took a while haha), but the story lines were perhaps more interesting. Thanks for sharing with us. Scotland is incredible.
Thanks for the good news bad news...glad you still enjoy the thread ..even after 232 pages of it! Lol! Well done!

I'm glad to see you are a fan of Scotland...hopefully some of the pics may have helped forge your opinion ........ However the pics really don't do it justice ...you must come and see it for real if you can.
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:17 PM   #3468
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Sure Scotland is incredible, beautiful, wonderful people (with a strange accent lol), good food ( fantastic pear cider ), fantastic sceneries, and the roads are fabulous.
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Thanks guys .... it's appreciated .....although I'm not sure Scotland is lauded for it's food so much ......
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:28 PM   #3469
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Last few from last Sunday ... as we were running out of time we headed down to Perth to jump on the main A9 to 'fast track' back to Glasgow....

met some of the bikes we had seen up in Braemar earlier on the way south to Perth...





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Old 08-25-2013, 11:17 AM   #3470
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Jumping onto the motorway at Perth.....





The rain chased us down the motorway ..but we managed to outrun it

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Old 08-25-2013, 11:20 AM   #3471
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ouccccchhh very dark clouds...
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:54 AM   #3472
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Best way to proof that it´s raining in Scotland "all the year"??

Ducati 1198, and i guess the Panigale too, are running at PilotRoad3
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:50 PM   #3473
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ouccccchhh very dark clouds...

Hi bubu ...yes, I really thought we were going to get a soaking ...again. But sometimes luck is on your side...
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:54 PM   #3474
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Hi bubu ...yes, I really thought we were going to get a soaking ...again. But sometimes luck is on your side...
Sometimes!!

Here we have a very bad weekend with lot of rain!!!!!!
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:58 PM   #3475
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Best way to proof that it´s raining in Scotland "all the year"??

Ducati 1198, and i guess the Panigale too, are running at PilotRoad3

Haha ..... Yes, ...however in this case the Pilot Power 3's are fitted for longevity ......Graeme (panigale) doesn't normally run them but he has just been on a trip to Italy and didn't want to have to change tyres half way through his trip. The Pilot Power 3's are pretty good tyres and last really well...the tyres have done 3000 miles now and still have plenty of tread ....and the grip ain't bad either (normally he would get less than 2000 from his usual tyres). However, he does say that there is some compromise as they do squirm a bit under 'spirited' riding.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:02 PM   #3476
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how can you ride with Michelin tires?
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:13 PM   #3477
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As mentioned previously ..on Friday we met a friend from N. Ireland who was going to Aberdeen (heading for Shetland) ..he asked us to let him know of any decent roads he could try en-route to avoid the boring main trunk roads ....I told him that better than telling him, we would meet him and show him.

Our friend Keith and his SV1000....







I also knew it was his Birthday on Friday so we surprised him with a Birthday cake (complete with candle) that I had carried up to Braemar in my rucksack.





Filling up earlier in Crieff



the scooter lads were also heading for Braemar..



Keith in the Sma Glen ..A822..



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how can you ride with Michelin tires?

I loved the Power One tyres I had ......great tyres with loads of grip ...in the dry...... not so good in the wet (but with no tread on the 'sides' of the tyres what do you expect! - you can't have your cake and eat it. ). However I have gone back to Bridgestones as the Power One's were getting too expensive for the mileage I am doing.
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In fact i never understand the Michelins?

I didn't feel my front, and i never find the good setup of my suspension with them.

Michelin are not tires for me...
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:03 PM   #3480
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In fact i never understand the Michelins?

I didn't feel my front, and i never find the good setup of my suspension with them.

Michelin are not tires for me...

I guess it's 'horses for courses' and we are all different ...
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