January 19, 2018, 11:23:57 pm

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paul 810

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Scottish trip
« on: November 04, 2017, 09:34:35 pm »
Hi all does anyone have a date for next year's Scotland trip yet, as I need to book the time off

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Re: Scottish trip
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 11:03:58 pm »
Looks like May 4-7 2018 for the Scottish bash next year.
There are plenty more fabulous roads to ride,time to get my thinking cap on.
It's never too early to register interest,it gives me a head start on finding suitable accommodation
Best regards Bif

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Re: Scottish trip
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 09:57:29 am »
Yep.. those dates are good for me.. can't wait.
:o.. Oh Feck..... Think I Got It Wrong Again.. :o

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Re: Scottish trip
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 08:31:12 pm »
That weekend always clashes with a French Trip we do. Bugger !   Have fun boys. 
 

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Re: Scottish trip
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 10:43:26 pm »
Don't think the silver wing would quite have the juice anyway Martin.
Was chatting to Pete last night about this trip,I have a thing about not going north without including Glen Coe in the itinerary,it didn't seem to be a problem as it is a fantastic piece of road anyway.
I'm looking to take us farther east next year to take in the fabulous Fettercairn forest route above Arbroath and up to the whisky trail in land from Aberdeen(may be worth a visit)and on to Inverness.
It is possible to do John Ogroats from there too and perhaps a (very)fast blast along the north coast road and down to Ullapool.
Just a few Ideas lads,I'm open to suggestions so have a look at what you would like to see
Regards Bif

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Re: Scottish trip
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 12:39:43 pm »
You're probably right about the Silverwing Biff however the VF 500 would give a good account of itself ( but not in my hands).  ;D
 

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Re: Scottish trip
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 09:41:41 pm »
Hi Biff.

Would love to do Scotland trip but in london till the Friday.  Where will the first night be? If its not too far north I should be able to get home and swap to the bike and still get there.

Gary

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Re: Scottish trip
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2018, 06:24:59 pm »
The first night is most likely to be in or near Dundee.
We are looking at sampling a few of the delights the east of Scotland has to offer.
If you don't mind the slog up the motorway,you could be with us in time to down a couple before bed.
It would be great to have you along
Regards Bif

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Re: Scottish trip
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2018, 07:54:48 pm »
Hi Biff, hopefully I will be using the train for london trip so 290 miles on the bike should be no problem,  although it will be the furthest I've ridden the RE! So count me in, I'm looking forward to it as long as you can guarantee the availability of beer and haggis.

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Gary

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Re: Scottish trip
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2018, 08:47:29 pm »
It's Scotland,there will be beer and haggis in abundance.
You can be sure of a very warm welcome from all the VF crew.
I will use this thread to post up the details as they are worked out.
Anyone else who would like to make the trip please indicate your interest here so I have some numbers to go on when sorting accommodation.
Regards Bif

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Re: Scottish trip
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 05:36:03 pm »
Hi Bif
count me in mate

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Re: Scottish trip
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2018, 11:07:40 pm »
Got you Paul,that's a head count of seven to date.
Accommodation on the west coast is tight due to the Scottish six day trial(that's what all the police were in Fort William for Pete,not your tax being out for a day)
Friday night will be in Dundee at the premier inn next to the sea front (£24 not including breakfast)
Saturday will be in Bettyhill on the north coast (£43 including breakfast)
Sunday in Pitlochry (still negotiating)
Twin rooms so we will all have to buddy up.
Be assured of fabulous roads as well as beer and haggis for the true disciples.
GMCC has not as yet confirmed but I will book for 8 anyway.
Any other interested parties need to confirm sooner rather than later.
Regards Bif

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Re: Scottish trip
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2018, 08:19:47 pm »
Definitely in Bif. Loooking forward to it tremendously
Work to ride!

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Re: Scottish trip
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2018, 07:35:01 pm »
Pitlochry booked at a backpacker hostel we have used before,twin ensuite rooms at £25.50 a head.
Bring it on Bif

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Re: Scottish trip
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2018, 05:44:12 pm »
Hi Bif,
I would like to come on this trip but last summer I developed ear problems and have not been able to ride the VF much since then, long story short the ears don't seem to like excessive wind noise despite using earplugs and a quite lid. I'm just about OK on a naked/very low screen bike or one with a big screen but a mid height screen like on the VF is a problem.
However, they are slowly improving so I've not given up on the VF yet.
Has anyone any suggestions for a lower or much taller screen ?