Scotland 2020 31st July till 2nd August

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Have a great weekend chaps,and stay safe.
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Off to a good start. Base camp was set up in short order and it’s in a beautiful spot.
Looks like it’s going to be a good day today


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Great weekend, all home safe and sound, except flatly and Tony as they were going to spend a few extra days up there (but no together :D )

Cracking 230 mile ride, great food and great chat. Life is good

Will post some of the photos that are on whatsapp tomorrow
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The planned route

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The lazy solution to the m6 , but Was annoying when PeteL filtered past me in a tailback near Preston.

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But allowed me to bring gas bbq and stop at the supermarket for some provisions.
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Was nice and sunny afternoon and evening.
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And bikes parked in the bunker.
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Social distancing went well in the sunshine, but once it started raining wasn’t so easy.
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Saturday came cold but dry, and we were joined by flatty, Kermittlefrog, wellgroomed, and a mate called Kev on a V-Strom.

So just flatty and I were the only firestorms.
Tony and Kermittlefrog on aprilia Tuono V4.
PeteL and Grumpyfrog on droopy Suzuki gsx1000r
Irish James on his mad husky 700 supermoto.
Wellgroomed on his ktm adventure.
Budd on a new ktm 1290SDGT
Budds mates chris (bmwS1000r) and Ricky (triumph tiger 800)
Kev on the Suzuki v Strom

So we had 1, 2, 3 & 4 cyl noise.


We had only gone 15 miles and full the bikes up, but Tony’s bike won’t start. ! Image

Fixed that and we had no problems other than faced hurting from smiling.

I didn’t take many scenic photosImage

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Finished the ride with a stop at the church where Norman is buried.
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Then bikes put to bed and beer opened followed by a good meal at the hotel.

Just another year to wait to do it again, but bring on WalesImage


As I say every year, I get a huge pride taking people up to my home area, sharing the roads and the scenery and then hearing everybody buzzing about it.

It is a very special place..... so ideal four our special needs outing.




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Good news is that Phil Is going back round the route at a leisurely pace and photographing the scenery for all those that missed it when just looking for apexes.

this is the Dalveen Pass up a Glaciated Valley north of Thornhill. the road follows the contours of the hill side and you just go for it :D

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Looks like a good time was had by all. Glad it all went off so well and relatively event free.
What can is it you have there. It looks very well suited to the job

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That should be what Van do you have

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Many thanks to all for the photo's, and the write-up. It sounds like you had a brilliant time :thumbup:

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Richard wrote:That should be what Van do you have
It’s a short wheelbase Transit custom.


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Sounds like everyone had fun..I couldnt make it because of a surprise 90th birthday ( not mine)
Maybe make a few more runs now my work in the Summer isles...380 mls away past Ullapool...is finally finished.
Maybe Wales!
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AMCQ46 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:27 pm
Richard wrote:That should be what Van do you have
It’s a short wheelbase Transit custom.


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Great photos guys glad you all had a good time, not many Storms in the photos though


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