'You are going to die' ....

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

  1. Rammster

    Rammster n00b

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    Good pics and RR. My father was from Edinburgh (yes I know what Glaswegians think of that) so when I had the chance in the late 90's to live in Perth for 6 years I jumped at it. I recognise lots of the places in your pics - Killin and Glencoe especially

    I had a CBR1000 at first but then traded it for a Dyna Glide Harley (yes I know what you're all thinking). The roads in Scotland are phenomenal and I really learned how to get the best from the Harley riding round the scenery (mountains are only there to make tarmac into interesting shapes - also explains why Scotland produces so many great road-racers).

    I hope to go back this summer with some friends and get round all the great places again.
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  2. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    Nice ride report!
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  3. Kamchat

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    No worries, look forward to it. :wink:

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  4. Kamchat

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    Thanks for all the 'awesomes' .... you are right of course and when you combine the bikes, roads and scenery ...you get 'mega-awsomeness'! :D


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  5. Kamchat

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    'Carlsberg don't make mums ..but if they did they'd probably be just like yours'. :D

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  6. Fireman1000

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    Nice review. You don't see many sport bike reports on this board.
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  7. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Great photos! And some nice looking bikes, too... :thumb
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  8. rckt grl

    rckt grl Sportbike Addict

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    :clap Nice pics, beautiful scenery, good lookin bikes!

    thanks for sharing!
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  9. Vinbowie

    Vinbowie Been here awhile

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    Beautiful country.
    See it by motorcycle would be the best.
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  10. Kamchat

    Kamchat Long timer

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    Thanks, yes we do seem to be in a minority on here. Mind you, you can go 'adventuring' on a sportsbike as Nick Saunders proved when he used an R1 to go round the world.


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  11. Kamchat

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    Thanks ..we are kinda fond of our gixxers...


    Sunday Morning ..sun shining ..bikes out of the garage ... friends to meet, great roads to ride ... best feeling ever ..:D
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  12. Kamchat

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    Thanks for the kind comments.
    Glad you like the bikes .... another one of Tommy's 999 .... 'shiny stuff' .. looks great and goes even better (especially in the bends) ..[​IMG]
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  13. Kamchat

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    Glad you like the pics ... and wise words. :D


    Few more .... sorry for doing these 'bit by bit' sporadically but it takes a while to sort and upload stuff. If pesky work didn't keep getting in the way I could just sit down and do a load in one 'sitting'.


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  14. Kamchat

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    Best police officer ever! As we were assembling in Tyndrum and about to leave to ride the fabulous A85 Tyndrum to Dalmally road . This police officer stopped and asked if he could join us! I was a bit taken aback and wary at first but the following 15 miles were surreal - a line of sports bikes peeling into bends at illegal speeds ..and there right in the middle of them - a full-dress police bike mixing it with the best! :D . At Dalmally he pulled over and sent us on our way with a grin and a cheery wave.

    If only all police officers were the same ! - What a wonderful world it would be. :wink:

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  15. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Great pictures. You guys need to put that police guy on your Christmas list for at least a card. Not often you find those kind.

    THanks for all the work of sharing you ride in a beautiful country.
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  16. Kamchat

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    Cheers ..very true ... 'rare as rocking horse sh*t' :D .... we aren't normally as lucky ... a more traditional encounter - getting speeding tickets. :deal

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  17. Silky

    Silky Awaiting Baby...

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    Pictures are awesome, I'll probably be over there in July, I'll have to hit you up for a Sunday ride or some advice.

    We wont be that quick though...
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  18. Kamchat

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    Thanks ..no worries, you are more than welcome to come join us for a Sunday rideout. Everyone rides at their own pace ... some like to blast ahead through the twisties others prefer to take things easier and enjoy the scenery ...some do a mix of both. Sometimes I am out front, other times I am bringing up the rear. We agree a route in advance and stop to regroup at main junctions so no one gets lost. We also arrange in advance where we are going for food/rest breaks. A typical day will involve 200/250 miles with plenty of breaks ..although we have done up to 400 miles on occasions.

    The group includes folk with 30 yrs riding experience and some who have only been riding a year.





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    Taking a breather at Inveraray
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  19. Kerry_129

    Kerry_129 semi-reformed squid

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    :thumb A couple of my best riding buds are/were cycle-cops. :D

    Great ride report & beauituful countryside! It's very cool to see a ride which looks so much like the 'sorties' I've been running for many years with my sportbikeing buddies, but on the other side of the pond. Thanks for sharing!
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  20. rckt grl

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    That is pure sexiness!! More pics of the Tri-color too please.... Mmmmmm:drif
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