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Old 05-05-2014, 07:28 AM   #4426
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They are both nice ...but I think we will choose 'with sun ' please.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:30 AM   #4427
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:31 AM   #4428
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They are both nice ...but I think we will choose 'with sun ' please.
We will try to do the best we can, but it is very difficult to control the weather
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:34 AM   #4429
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Weather here is getting cold (last Monday was 30c) yesterday was only 17c & overcast, this was he only warm bit all day but still did 265kms around the hills

Ha ha - it shows how everything is relative ...if it was 17C here we would be saying 'it's getting warm'....not 'it's getting cold'

I was out this morning for a ride and it was 11C .
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:09 AM   #4430
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Because of Sarah's broken wrist we can't do our normal cycle on Saturdays ..so we have had to replace it with hillwalking to get our dose of fresh air and exercise instead. A week ago we climbed up the Callander Crags which gives one a nice view down over the town ...here you can see two locations of quite a few pics on this thread, the two Callander car parks - 1. Where we often stop for our group rides' first break of the day and 2. Where we often stop to have chips beside the river in an evening ...examples of both also below....



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Old 05-05-2014, 08:24 AM   #4431
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This week, our hillwalk was climbing up Ben Lomond (3,196 ft) ..my legs are still stiff now two day's later.

Early part of the walk ..looking down on Loch Lomond...the main A82 can be seen snaking around the far side of the loch....



Higher up ...but still a long way to the top....



Unfortunately up near the top was in the clouds ..so no view ..and it was freezing, so we didn't hang around for long....

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Old 05-05-2014, 08:29 AM   #4432
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Today was a Monday Bank Holiday ....unfortunately no nice weather this weekend but still dry this morning so I got up early for a ride.. Got some pics of another recent mural in Glasgow....



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Nice work! - Particularly this 'over-the-shoulder' one.
it is a big good feeling to receive a congratulation from the Boss of the art
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:55 AM   #4434
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hi Kam, the missus and I are coming over to uk for month in aug to tour by bike, going to classic tt in isle of mann!! picked up a fjr and 650 bandit cheap off e bay, was bit of a scarey exercise! what are the must do roads of Scotland? got any sugestions for best route to spend couple weeks tripping round on? cheers glen
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:06 PM   #4435
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'The Boss of the art' - ha ha! - awesome! Thanks bubu I like it ...I'm going to have to get a name badge with that on. It's like one of those titles Idi Amin would have awarded himself.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:29 PM   #4436
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hi Kam, the missus and I are coming over to uk for month in aug to tour by bike, going to classic tt in isle of mann!! picked up a fjr and 650 bandit cheap off e bay, was bit of a scarey exercise! what are the must do roads of Scotland? got any sugestions for best route to spend couple weeks tripping round on? cheers glen

Hi Tuska

Great to hear that you are coming to tour the UK.

As for good roads in Scotland ? - There are so many it's hard to choose.

But for 'must do' roads I reckon the majority of these are to be found in the highlands to the north west of Glasgow ..heading up the west coast.

If you have plenty of time I would certainly recommend doing the run from Glasgow right up to Durness on the north coast.

Take the A82 from Glasgow north up the side of Loch Lomond up to Crianlarich (check out the inside of the Drovers Inn at Ardlui on the way..Scotland's oldest Inn). Continue on the A82 via Tyndrum and The Green Welly (heaving with bikes at dry weekends) on up through Glen Coe, crossing the bridge at Ballachulish to Fort William. Then continue north and turn off onto the A87 to Dornie where you must stop and check out Eilean Donan Castle (pics on first page of this thread).....soon after turn north again onto the A890 past Lochcarron... keep heading on .... to the A832 which joins the A835....follow the A835 to Ullapool and then north on the A835 till it joins the A837 head north past Ardvreck Castle after which you turn onto the A894 north again... cross the bridge at Kylesku (stunning views)..and continue through fantastic scenery to the A838 and continue to Durness on the north coast. At Durness continue along the coast heading east to check out Loch Eriboll.

If you get decent weather this trip is a stunning 'must do' ride in my humble opinion.... 300 miles of 'heaven'.

There are may other roads worth seeing ...but this ride is awesome. ... map below:-


https://goo.gl/maps/9kcT9



and this short video filmed on this route should give you a taste .....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prWFHbfAFwA

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'The Boss of the art' - ha ha! - awesome! Thanks bubu I like it ...I'm going to have to get a name badge with that on. It's like one of those titles Idi Amin would have awarded himself.


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Some more of the new mural......from Monday...






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Old 05-06-2014, 07:16 PM   #4439
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Kam,
Is your bike ok? Looks like it was a little scared and made a mess on the sidewalk. You know, the solution to this is proper socialization. You must let it meet other bikes. Become accustomed to having other vehicles around it. Don't let your bike remain scared of strangers!

I know that your fans globally will help in any way possible. We know the pain of having incontinent scooters. We'll help you through this...


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Is your bike ok? Looks like it was a little scared and made a mess on the sidewalk. You know, the solution to this is proper socialization. You must let it meet other bikes. Become accustomed to having other vehicles around it. Don't let your bike remain scared of strangers!

I know that your fans globally will help in any way possible. We know the pain of having incontinent scooters. We'll help you through this...


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Hi Bob,

Ha ha - the irony is that my bike actually IS slightly 'incontinent' at the moment! - But far from being caused by lack of 'socialization' it was caused by the exact opposite - getting too intimate with a Ducati 1198 through some bends which fired a stone through the gixxer's radiator. The annoying thing is I had a new radiator guard waiting to be fitted at the time but put it off till the new fairing panel arrived (on order after my incident last month) ...... Luckily it's a small hole and will probably be plugged with some 'liquid metal' type putty (worked fine on my last two gixxers)...... a new radiator would be 500!
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