'You are going to die' ....

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Kamchat, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. DanVFR

    DanVFR Continent Crusher

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    I'm lucky enough to have visited most of the highlands when i was younger with my parents and over the passed two years via bike. it's worth the 400+ mile motorway trip to get there!!!
  2. 5cotty

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    Hi kam,thats 2 years you've had this post running now so l've decided to register so l can give you the praise you deserve,I think you've done a great job covering some of the good runs in Scotland,also a great advert for Scottish biking. I'm from Fife so I've done most of the roads you've posted.Keep up the good work.Since you posted the R.G I thought I woud post a pic of my Yamaha L.C I've just finnished restoring plus a couple of other bikes I've got.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK PAL thanks.
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  3. Neil Claydon

    Neil Claydon Don't follow me, I'm lost

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    Had a great day, on the water in a lovely old boat with my son.
    Better yet the weather was great, and the booked trip, Southend to Clacton with a coach return turned into a round trip by boat. :clap
    The only (very slight) downside was slowly realising that my previous trips all those years ago were not on the Waverley :lol3
    Turns out the Waverley did not leave the Clyde until well after my trips were done.
    A few (too many) hours on Google revealed that most of my previous trips were probably on the "Medway Queen" now being re-built :clap
    I went on many trips from Southend Pier during the mid 60s to early 70's, the Medway Queen was one of a few paddle steamers in service at that time, nearly all now sadly scrapped :cry
    Pics didn't come out to well, my fault as the camera has worked ok since, so another trip or so next year are in order :D
    Only thing that came out was a quick video of the engine.
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  4. Kamchat

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    I would agree 100% with you .:deal..fortunately from Glasgow it was 280 miles for us and none of it on motorway. In fact it is 280 miles of great roads and stunning scenery. Aston Martin must also agree ..They used the road from Ullapool to Durness for many of the photos in their brochure for the DBS - including a pic on the Kylesku bridge (but they are driving the car on the wrong side of the road!)

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  5. Kamchat

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    Thanks mate :thumb I really appreciate that you took the touble to register to post this.

    That's a nice collection of bikes you have ..:wink:... Love the LC ..looking mint yet it must be about 30+ years old? I remember my first ride on an LC - it was a test ride at a Yamaha 'Open Day' ..and it was the first time I ever did a wheelie (unintentionally) ....it left a big impression on me.:deal

    I hadn't realised that the thread had just passed it's 2 year anniversary ..well spotted! How time flies when you are having fun. :wink:

    Cheers again.
  6. Kamchat

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    Awesome stuff! ... Glad you and your son had a great day on the Waverley..... As for getting paddle steamers 'mixed up' - Lol! It's an easy mistake. :D

    It's impressive seeing that engine in action isn't it. :deal
  7. Kamchat

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    Another pic from our trip north ...this is the A835 heading back to Ullapool

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    Of course there is plenty of spectacular scenery further south in our usual 'stamping grounds' too...this was taken on the same trip ..just north of Tyndrum from the A82

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  8. Kamchat

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    On the subject of our 'usual stamping grounds' ...we managed to get out again yesterday for a ride and headed to Inveraray

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  9. Neil Claydon

    Neil Claydon Don't follow me, I'm lost

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    It is indeed, the surprise was my son.......
    At 27 he has never showed any interest in anything mechanical with one exception, at age ten I let him drive a 9 ton Thwaites all drive dumper.
    He was mesmerised by the steam engine, kept disappearing for another look :lol3
    He now wants to go on a few more trips, and if possible on the Waverley to the Hebrides, I really will try to make that happen next time the trip is available.
    And all thanks to you posting the pics of her earlier this year :thumb

    Neil. :1drink
  10. Kamchat

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    Cheers ...... it's nice to know that occasionally I can be a good influence instead of a bad one! :D
  11. Kamchat

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    A few from last Sunday ...as you can see the day started dry and bright - if a tad 'chilly' .... Nine of us got out for a run up to Tyndrum and Inveraray ...

    Leaving Glasgow in bright sunshine

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    Good to know our guardian angel watches over us ...

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  12. bubu

    bubu Been here awhile

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    You had a nice day to ride!!!!

    I love the last picture:clap:clap:clap:clap
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  14. Kamchat

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    Thanks bubu - I agree, sometimes 'black n white' looks better. :wink:
  15. Kamchat

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    By the time we got up to Tyndrum for lunch it had clouded over ...

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    Heading west to Dalmally on the A85..
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  17. Kamchat

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    Nice wee babyblade down at Inveraray...

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    Stuart looking pleased....
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    A Laverda Jota (120) leaving...

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  18. bubu

    bubu Been here awhile

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    Yes a Laverdae with oil inside the engine ... and not behind and under the bike:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

    You have sun, you have a lot of chance
  19. Kamchat

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    The Jota was another one of my boyhood 'dream bikes' ...never did get to ride one ...that one looks slightly odd ...I think it is down to the headlight having being dropped lower.
  20. Kamchat

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    Winter is almost here ! :cry... It was 4C this morning on the way to work.
    Yesterday we didn't get out for our usual full day rideout due to rain ..however a few of us met up for breakfast ..... Jimmy has had his Triumph painted (pics taken with my phone)...... looking good..:wink:.

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    I'll get some better shots of it next time we are out ..although that might be next year now winter is 'knocking on the door'.