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Re: Scotland 2017
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2017, 01:46:54 am »
Yet another excellent trip. Fantastic routes and the weather was extremely clement considering the time of year!
A big thanks to Bif for setting it all up and planning the routes, Thanks too Graeme for showing us a new route to the Erskine bridge.  ;D
A little late on the first day resulted in Bif racing against the setting sun to get to Roy Bridge as his headlights are not fantastically illuminating! A good Meal in Tyndrum and a "few" beers in the pub after arrival rounded the evening out nicely.
Saturday saw us heading to Eilean Donan castle which is beautiful then over Bealach Na Ba to Applecross and then on to Kinlochewe. These roads are twisty single track roads but are an absolute blast. on then to Garve , Muir of Ord and Drumnadrochit where we stayed. The Loch Ness hotel supplied us with a Delicious meal and Another "few" beers.
Sunday morning dawned and we headed down the side of Loch Ness to Fort William for breakfast. I was riding Bifs' Gorgeous R and what a rewarding bike it is to ride. Handling is good with lovely brakes and that rev happy motor that just wants to pull and pull. A real credit to Bifs' bike building abilities.
After breakfast we then motored to Oban with much spirited riding along the way. Paul had a go on my venerable Bol D'Or and Bif was piloting the Blackbird. Oban and then back to Connel and across to Tyndrum And on to Lochearnhead. Lochearnhead to Crieff is one of my personal favourites and I revelled in the R's capabilities (which are WAY beyond mine) trying to keep up with Bif. A final swap round and I was back on my trusty Bol D'Or for the run in to Edinburgh. I unfortunately had to leave this great group of friends and head down the A7 to Cumbria. I really enjoyed the run home and all to soon was home and thinking about work the next morning.
 Cant wait to pick up Paul's Ducati and get down to Squires later in the month. Its going to be fun.
Thankyou Paul for coming all the way from Norwich to join us and Pete too Who Even built a Bol D'Or to come on. It looks great and went very well over the weekend.
Roll on Squires and Hulme End Too. Seriously addicted to this company and these VF's 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Scotland 2017
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2017, 09:58:18 pm »
just a couple of pics from the recent scotish trip.

Eilan Donan Castle


:o.. Oh Feck..... Think I Got It Wrong Again.. :o

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Re: Scotland 2017
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2017, 11:16:23 pm »
Great pictures Pete. Stunning scenery and lovely bikes. ;D
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Re: Scotland 2017
« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2017, 10:54:13 am »
Thanks to all the lads that made the trip north this year,the company was fantastic as usual.
We did get off to a bit of a bumpy start however,leaving us three and a half hours behind schedule.
The lads heading from Carlisle met up with me at Thornhill on the A76 and we proceeded to run into the only rain we saw for the whole weekend.
45 miles later,back on dry roads we were joined by GMcC who took point and lead us onto the Erskine bridge and the wonderful ride along the side of Loch Lomond
Fridays route
                     
Saturday morning
                       
We had parked up next to a Pan,at least it was a Honda and a V4 to boot.
After much talk the night before on the subject of suspension and handling we set about some fine tuning of Pete's rear end(ooh err missus) then headed for the road to the Isles.
Glen Sheil and the five sisters provided the backdrop for the ride to Eilean Donan Castle and coffee at the visitors centre.
                       
The fast open sweeping bends of the Isles road gave way to some nadgery blind crested single track with passing places.
Then the Bealach na Ba
                         
Over the top and down to Applecross
                           
From here we headed back to our overnight in Drumnadrochit.
                           
Sunday brought clear skies and roads for the return leg to Edinburgh via Oban
                             
With the by now obligatory coffee and scone on the way
                             
                               
                               
Monday was another sunny if not a little breezy day,and after a hearty breakfast a brisk ride through the borders on the A7 returned the remaining three of us to Carlisle
A meet up at Squires is on the cards for the end of the month,until then ride safe,regards Bif

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Re: Scotland 2017
« Reply #34 on: May 05, 2017, 05:25:02 pm »
Some great looking bikes there, thanks for posting.