V-Strom - Scotland

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by ishmac, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. ishmac

    ishmac Been here awhile

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    Scotland - UK
    Hi all.
    Took advantage of the dry weather today here in central Scotland (Wed 9th Jan) and headed out a short 55 mile run, there was sunshine at first then it got dull/overcast as I drove off, typical. The bikes heated grips were switched on quickly as it was quite chilly.
    Bike stored away during the winter months;
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    Checked the usual tyre pressures, engine oil sump bolt tightness, a quick WD40 wipe over;
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    Parked out on the street ready for the off;
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    Rode to Doune, stopped off at the 'Sir David Stirling' Memorial site;
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    As I approached Callander the rain started, so I back-tracked and rode to Stirling for a coffee etc;
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    The centre of Stirling;
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    A few other local bikes parked up;
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    As the light was starting to fade I took a short run to Phoenix Honda based at Grangemouth, Falkirk, my local Honda motorcycle dealer;
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    On the ride home the sunset was beautiful, my (basic camera) didn't really pick it up to well, but lovely to look at;
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    Nice to get out, looking forward to the spring kicking in!
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  2. lemovice

    lemovice Been here awhile

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    :lurk more
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  3. Rutabaga

    Rutabaga Been here awhile

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    Thanks for sharing. Read up on Sir David and learned another interesting item.
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  4. timspong

    timspong Been here awhile

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    Brings back a few memories. I was a dispatch rider in Edinburgh for about 3 years back in the mid 80's. I rode all around that area many times.

    cheers
    Tim
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  5. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Great photos.... :D
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  6. 125uCrazy

    125uCrazy Adventurer

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    Good Ol' London Town
    Nice Photos, Nice clean and cherished bike
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