The NC 500 trip write up

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Re: The NC 500 trip write up

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Yes, that trip got a little sidetracked....looks like you gamble on the weather paid off.
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Re: The NC 500 trip write up

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Saturday now and the Forecast for today is true.
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So I am watching the metoffice weather radar and trying to work out when the least bad window is in the rain. I am hoping that I might get some dry time.

My plan for today is to do an overnight stop at my sister in laws in south west Scotland. Route is still scenic, I am going cross country and staying off the A9 till I get to Dunblain, then getting onto M74 till I can jump onto the glorious Dalveen pass to get to the farm.

Then do the final blast to Worcestershire on the M6 on Sunday.
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By 11am I can see that this is going to be the best chance of dodging the rain, so off I go with waterproofs on.

I get lucky and after less than 1 hr I am on dry roads and don’t get rained on again for the whole trip.

Those roads through the Cairngorms are as good as any I rode in the highlands and it included every Type of bend and road surface, and I was having a ball throwing the KTM around, even though it was fully loaded with panniers and spare fuel.

Stopped for lunch in Breamar and took off the waterproofs.

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Then rather poignantly, the KTM gets put back in Norman’s bike shed where I collected it from many month before. RIP Mate
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300 miles today.

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Saturday night is spent Watching MotoGP quali with a single malt.

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And Sunday is a boring 250mile M6 blast

Total mileage just under 2300 miles for the Irish and nc500 10 days

The average speed says a lot about how capable the ktm is

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Re: The NC 500 trip write up

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That was a great read to end an exciting road trip :lol: :thumbup:

Thanks for taking the time Al to finish this, and for adding the photo's. You did well in taking a chance on the weather by staying on :) I'm glad too hear it all worked out for you,

Chris.
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