|06-07-2012, 10:28 AM||#1|
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: God's Own County
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?:
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:
Top of the Pass of the Cattle:
Great seafood and great beer:
And a great sunset too:
North to Torredon:
Sailboats at Ullapool:
An AViD bike(r) heading for Cape Wrath:
The beach at Durness:
So, who needs to leave the Uk to have a great ride?
Brighty's website: TheBrightStuffDotCom
2011 Thailand Trailride
2012 Stans And Mongolia Jolly
2013 Far Eastern Russia RR to come...
ChrisUK screwed with this post 06-07-2012 at 10:43 AM
|06-07-2012, 12:17 PM||#2|
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: dumfries scotland
steve looks like he.s put a bit of weight on nice to see the old tenere still go ( tricky ex xt660 forum )
jings screwed with this post 06-08-2012 at 02:10 PM Reason: numpte
|06-07-2012, 09:16 PM||#3|
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Bainbridge Island Base Camp
Hope to get there before too long, Scotland is where me and mine come from.
|06-07-2012, 09:23 PM||#4|
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: The Shaky Isles
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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