Scotland ???

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  1. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    Anybody heard of Aviemore Mountain Resort
    Aviemore, Inverness-Shire,Scotland????

    what kind of place is it? stuff to do there? etc.. How far of a drive is it to St Andrews? The wife and I are looking at heading that way next summer, early June. :ear
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  2. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    correction, the wife is now looking at
    Moness House Estate
    Aberfeldy
    Perthshire
    Scotland

    :rolleyes
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  3. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    :wave

    hello, Dutch? anybody? ya out there????
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  4. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    Anyway, I haven't had the time to look it up, but anybody got a good quick link to info on a driving permit requirements to rent a bike in Scotland?
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  5. Dutchman

    Dutchman Diskussionsleiter

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    Aberfeldy to St Andrews around 70 miles easy run......

    Rent a bike almost impossible in Scotland..............but my local friendly dealer in Dundee might just do me the favour...he owes me....

    This is just off the cuff, Freaky.............let me get back to you with more accurate info......:evil
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  6. wildy

    wildy The Highwayman

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    Scotland is a beautiful and very scenic country. But there is a downside in the summer... the locals. I don`t mean people, I mean midgies, midgies and more midgies. They eat you alive ( slight exaggeration, but not nice, take lots of insect repellant ). Infact it is the number one brand of perfume for the local lasses :rofl , no offence Dutch
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  7. Chopperman

    Chopperman I am dead

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    I happen to like the scent of skeeter repellent. Maybe it's cause I lost my cherry in a tent in Alaska. Lovely gal she was. Enthusisatic. Hell we both were.

    Grandma always liked gramps aftershave. Only gramps didn't use any. it was Hoppes #9 gun oil. He was an amateur gunsmith and the stuff was embedded in his skin.
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  8. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    will do, hell, I liked the first place. When the place is confirmed. I'll let you know. We'll be there two weeks. First pint is on me!!!

    just curious, what's with the trouble of renting a bike??
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  9. Dutchman

    Dutchman Diskussionsleiter

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    None taken..................:rofl
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  10. Dutchman

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    People rent them with stolen credit cards & ID and then fail to take them back...........stealing 'bikes to order is big business in Europe, & BMW's, Trumpets, Dukes & Harleys(?) are top of the shopping lists! :(:

    However lots of good sized dealers will hire out bikes, to people they know,or on recommendation etc..........

    Are you here 2002 or 2003? (Need to save up my beer vouchers):smile6
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    fish Banned

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    Thanks for the quote, choopa :thumb
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  12. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    that pretty much sucks for the dealers.

    we'll be there 2003. the trip this year got all screwed up, so it was canceled. save those vouchers :thumb :D
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  13. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    It's been confirmed that Moness House Estate, Aberfeldy is the place for the week of 5-30 to 6-6-2003, plus another week either before or after, depending on the golf schedule.

    A personal first, I have never planned a vacation this damn far ahead.

    First pint is on me Dutch :beer pencil in the dates
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  14. Dutchman

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    Consider it done.................:1drink

    Then on 5th July we fly to Vancouver etc..........:smile6
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  15. Chopperman

    Chopperman I am dead

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    complete with misspelling. howcome no one busted my nads for that?
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  16. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    :rofl cause the natzi spelling police are't here.....yet :lol2
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  17. Noggin

    Noggin blissfully ignorant

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    Whats with this namby pamby golf business?

    Get yourself a GS and RIDE around the course!! :evil

    Otherwise, Aviemore is the pits itself but great scenery and roads roundabout.

    Aberfeldy, on the otherhand, is quite delighful (needs a few GS's ripping up the countryside :rolleyes to make it perfect!). Methinks SWMBO would prefer it there at it is nearer to the golf courses if you must ruin a good walk.

    Keep us all posted about the dates and we'll give you a good welcome. (forget the beers, let's taste some Malt :beer )

    Noggin
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    that's what made it a great quote, Mr. Enthusisasm....
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  19. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    it is a grand sport, chap! it's much tougher to make that little ball go where one wants it to, than one thinks :nod


    Dutch may assist me with a bike rental when there. And a GS would be fun!!

    will do. I'm fond of a good Malt or an ale :1drink
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