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Old 09-28-2013, 01:02 PM   #3661
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Out today on our regular Saturday cycle we passed through Balquhidder and visited Robb Roy's grave ....













It's a nice wee place Baquhidder ...we pass nearby on the motorbikes most Sundays as we ride up the A84 from Strathyre to Lochearnhead..

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Old 09-28-2013, 01:18 PM   #3662
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the ride also included doing the length of Loch Voil











Nice place to live......











Guests arriving by seaplane at the exclusive Monachyle Mhor Hotel on the banks of Loch Voil..





Although it's well into autumn we saw 18C today ...and it's looking equally good for tomorrow when we get the gixxers out ......miracles can happen!
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:20 PM   #3663
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Awesome pics Kam, and fascinating historical sites.. I hope to see it in person someday..

Here is my "cycle" last weekend...



Fall is here, raining, raining, raining..
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:37 PM   #3664
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Awesome pics Kam, and fascinating historical sites.. I hope to see it in person someday..

Here is my "cycle" last weekend...

Fall is here, raining, raining, raining..

Thanks, nice cycle-cross bike (Specialized) and lovely scenery you have there ...it looks similar to Scotland.
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:30 PM   #3665
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Thanks, nice cycle-cross bike (Specialized) and lovely scenery you have there ...it looks similar to Scotland.

Ha ha, yeah, looks similar if you squint! Down a lost lane in Scotland you might find a neat old hand-hewn stonework church.. out here at the end of the dusty trail you find busted down old mining equipment..

Keep posting the great pics and stories!
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:16 AM   #3666
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:48 PM   #3667
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:42 PM   #3668
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End of racing season Kam.

The last pictures of the "Granny" GIXXER





Hope you can come next year and share some great moments...
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Ha ha, yeah, looks similar if you squint! Down a lost lane in Scotland you might find a neat old hand-hewn stonework church.. out here at the end of the dusty trail you find busted down old mining equipment..

Keep posting the great pics and stories!

Lol! - But I'm sure rusty old mining equipment has a charm of it's own too.


..and thanks, I will do my best to keep posting as long as I feel I am not boring too many folk.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:20 AM   #3670
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Best thread I have ever went through by far!
Wow, thanks for the accolade! ... I'm 'stoked' that you like the thread that much. Thanks again for the post.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:24 AM   #3671
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End of racing season Kam.

The last pictures of the "Granny" GIXXER


Hope you can come next year and share some great moments...

Lol! ....and granny is looking very 'sprightly' for her years. 'Nice one' bubu. ....and not to worry, - the new season will be around before you know it. As you get older time seems to speed up.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:46 AM   #3672
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...Our Sunday rideout was bit different this week, it turned into a 'ride n fly' excursion.

It's a bit weird when you leave Glasgow on a gixxer...and come back in a 'chopper'.

My ride back :-




I think I'll just lie here for a while...well, it was a nice sunny spot...

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Old 10-01-2013, 04:52 AM   #3673
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and the day had started so well! ..summer had returned briefly with blue skies and 17C temps ...14 bikes turned up in the morning at Spoons for our run....





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ohhhhh what's happened Kam?

Are you ok?
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ohhhhh what's happened Kam?

Are you ok?
Hi Seb, I am ok thanks, I've felt better, but basically ok.

Long story short :-


Downhill into sharp left-hander (see pic in previous posts) ...bike in front of Sarah slows more than expected, she hauls on anchors ..I must have been glancing in my mirror at the exact same moment, look up to see her bike just a few feet in front now and I'm about to hit her, grab a big handful of brake, rear wheel comes up in a huge 'stoppie' but I'm still going to hit her, so pull harder and next think you know I'm going over the bars with the bike flipping right over on it's nose.
On the good side I managed to avoid hitting her. .....

Took a big blow to the head which had me drifting in and out of consciousness, lying in road, ribs and back hurting, paramedics concerned that I might have broken my back and strapped me to a board in a neck brace and my head strapped between two blocks. Helicopter turns up and I'm flown out to hospital.
At hospital I'm checked out, my spine and arm (which has swollen up) are X-rayed. Good news is that I bounce well apparently and my spine is fine, nothing broken, just pulled ligaments / muscles and tissue damage, some missing skin and friction burns. - 'Jobs a good 'un'.
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