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Old 06-07-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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West Coast Scotland June 2012

The dilemma: While the whole world (or at least most of the UK) sits at home watching it raining on Queenie's Parade, do I a. do the same, or b. Join a couple of mates for a spin up the west coast of Scotland?

You've guessed the answer. Easy really, considering I've never been there on a bike and the further north we went, the better the weather got. Who can honestly say, 5 consecutive days in Scotland and no rain...



Setting off from Huddersfield and after too many beers over night at Tan Hill, Steve and I ride to Dumfries to meet up with Nick, Natalia and Robin. There's a 1/2 hour delay while Steve fixes a puncture:


Skirting the west of Glasgow on a ferry across the Clyde:


Steve impresses us with his manly cake:


The Gimp has awoken:


The people you meet?:


Caption?:



Loch Lomond, The (sunny) morning after hearing her in the tent next mine, saying to somebody (in a nasty Glaswegian accent): Geeett yoooour mankeeey feeeet awayyyyyy frommmm meeeee



That hi-viz jacket does look sh!te:


The view, Glencoe:


Eileen What's Her Face's gaff:


And another:


Top of the Pass of the Cattle:


Great seafood and great beer:


And a great sunset too:


North to Torredon:


Ditto:


Sailboats at Ullapool:


An AViD bike(r) heading for Cape Wrath:


Fly fishing:


What views!:


The beach at Durness:


So, who needs to leave the Uk to have a great ride?

cheers
Chris

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Old 06-07-2012, 11:17 AM   #2
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steve looks like he.s put a bit of weight on nice to see the old tenere still go ( tricky ex xt660 forum )

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Old 06-07-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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Hope to get there before too long, Scotland is where me and mine come from.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:23 PM   #4
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I boiled the front brake on my XT 350 many years ago riding down Applecross, I still wince at the mention of the name.
Looks like a great trip. Many midges?
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