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Old 02-11-2010, 12:57 PM   #211
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Awesome pictures, really awesome!
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:54 PM   #212
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jaysus !!! fair play to both of them for the collar bones snaps mate , I know a few people who did them in when cycling , long recovery and big pain ... nasty. Re the invite , no worries mate , modest accomodation all the same but about 30 mins from the good bits of the antrim coast road ... you know you want to lol :)

fingers have just thawed out from tonights ride , still good though , getting rid of these chicken strips rightly lol :)

all the best , Tim , NI.
Aye ... Jimmy did amazingly well to do over 800 miles with a bust collar bone ..the hardest part was when braking .. the braking force travelling through the bars and up his arms to the shoulders was excruciating! Here he is resting his shoulder on his tank bag at the docks whilst waiting to catch the ferry back across the channel.
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:13 PM   #213
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No wonder he wrecked he doesn't have a rear brake pedal!!

I've heard collar bones are very painful and just breathing hurts.

Ahh ....problem solved ... although I'm not sure if he didn't have a pedal right before the accident! Lol!

In fact it wasn't only Jimmy and Graeme who had tumbles on our trip ...this is Ben's gixxer held together with tape and zip-ties after an incident with a van!

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Old 02-11-2010, 03:30 PM   #214
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crackin pics Kamchat, we're pretty lucky with our roads

see ya out there sometime

Hi there ... yep, if only we were as lucky with the weather this place would be paradise!
Yes, if you see us out and about please come over and say hi.

There aren't many places to rival Scotland's roads and scenery.... but Andorra would be one of them (although it is tiny) ... the sign says it all!







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Old 02-11-2010, 03:33 PM   #215
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Thanks for the 'thumbs up' .. another Lancashire lad?
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:38 PM   #216
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For those of you familiar with the 1986 movie 'Highlander' this is the castle used in the first scenes of that movie.
Spot on! It has been used in several other films including the Bond film 'The World is Not Enough'
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:53 PM   #217
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Awesome pictures, really awesome!

Thank you for saying so! Really glad you like them.

Near Tyndrum.. the dreaded 'tell-tale' speed-camera lines ..


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Old 02-11-2010, 05:59 PM   #218
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Kamchat. Great thread.
I used to sail on ships that tied up in Goven at the King George the Vth docks. I loved the country and the people have to be the nicest people I ever met and great beer.
Now for the weather. How did you get such nice days to ride?? I remember pulling in to Oven from being at sea and the radio said it was the 100th day in a row that it had rained at least a litle bit. I think it was June of 1990.
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:04 PM   #219
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Thanks for the pics, handheld action shots nicely done. Looks like superb twisties abound and the road surfaces billiard table smooth? Nice! Doubt one would have much difficulty laying their hands on a decent pint to boot?
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:17 AM   #220
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Thanks for the 'thumbs up' .. another Lancashire lad?
Not quite.....I live in Hyde, which you may know is about 7 miles east of the centre of Manchester but just over the Lancashire/Cheshire border. Comes under Greater Manchester now though tha' knows. I take it you are a Lancs lad then?
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Kamchat. Great thread.
I used to sail on ships that tied up in Goven at the King George the Vth docks. I loved the country and the people have to be the nicest people I ever met and great beer.
Now for the weather. How did you get such nice days to ride?? I remember pulling in to Oven from being at sea and the radio said it was the 100th day in a row that it had rained at least a litle bit. I think it was June of 1990.
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Thanks ... don't be fooled by all the sunshine in the pics ... we get plenty of rain ..I just don't tend to use the camera in the wet (for obvious reasons) .... but just to redress the balance a bit - here I am in the wet.
As you can see I had just been to get new tyres on Sarah's bike - why does it always rain when you put on new tyres! - Not ideal! Lol!

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Old 02-12-2010, 01:00 PM   #222
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Thanks for the pics, handheld action shots nicely done. Looks like superb twisties abound and the road surfaces billiard table smooth? Nice! Doubt one would have much difficulty laying their hands on a decent pint to boot?

Glad you liked the pics ... I wouldn't say all the roads here are 'billiard table smooth '..Glasgow has plenty of potholes! (I have a nice 'dink' in my rear wheel to prove it) But yes, we are blessed with an abundance of great riding roads ...for example here is a run along the A87 ... as you can see it has it all - good surface, very little traffic, bucket loads of fast bends and great scenery.









Miles and miles of this ...







And at the end of it ...some of this :-



Sitting here :-



In front of this :-

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Kamchat, there is a castle on the firth of clyde on the way in to glasgow. It is right on the river and the natural rocks form part of the castle walls, do you know where I am talking about?
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Once again this is a great thread.
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:23 PM   #224
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Not quite.....I live in Hyde, which you may know is about 7 miles east of the centre of Manchester but just over the Lancashire/Cheshire border. Comes under Greater Manchester now though tha' knows. I take it you are a Lancs lad then?
Aaah ..sorry (didn't mean to offend! Lol! )

Lancs Lad? - Kind of ..I was born and raised in Kenya (parents were from Liverpool but worked most of their lives in Africa)... sent back to Lancs to boarding school ... lived in Lancs for the early part of adult life (Blackpool / Southport / Preston) ..then moved up to Glasgow 22 yrs ago.. been here ever since.

Couple more from the lovely twisty's of Andorra - a 1000 miles to the south ..but very like Scotland (just a lot smaller with less rainfall)


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No offence taken mate. Sounds like your early years were interesting and far from typical. What are the midges like in May?
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