'You are going to die' ....

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

  1. Kamchat

    Kamchat Long timer

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    The A85 Oban to Tyndrum ... It's a 'big country' :D

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  2. Kamchat

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    Few more ... woods by Loch Lubnaig

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    Riding our favourite local rd - The Stockiemuir
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    The road to Kinlochleven
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  3. TexasPrairieRider

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    What season is this and is the A85 in the back ground? Looks a bit chilly out.:ricky

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  4. Kamchat

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    Hi there ..The pic was taken mid March in spring. The picture was taken at the Rest and be Thankful. The road is the A83 (you can just see it in the left of the pic ..the 'road' in the middle of the valley floor is an old track)

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Rest+and+be+Thankful&sll=56.204031,-4.797592&sspn=0.168434,0.357056&g=Arrochar,+Dunbartonshire,+United+Kingdom&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Rest+and+be+Thankful,+Argyll+and+Bute,+United+Kingdom&ll=56.236481,-4.85527&spn=0.171344,0.44014&z=11
  5. Frank likes to ride

    Frank likes to ride .........................

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    Wow! What a beautiful place to ride, and you've captured it well! :clap

    Nice bikes too.

    That Yorkhill Egg Run, what is that? I've never seen that many sportbikes crammed in one street. Very cool!
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    Great Pics!!! Travis Lutter
  7. Pelicanglider

    Pelicanglider Been here awhile

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    Love the photography! How do you manage such great composition while in motion! Wow! I hope you keep them coming!
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  8. Kamchat

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    Thanks for taking the time to look Frank :thumb Yeah we are blessed with great roads and scenery ...if only we could have great weather too! Still, 2 out of 3 ain't so bad.

    The Egg Run is held most years on Easter Sunday. Bikers from the area come together and do a run through Glasgow finishing at Yorkhill Sick Children's Hospital. Everyone brings easter eggs or a donation for the hospital. Over the years it has grown and grown and folk come from far and wide . There are often up to 5000 bikes taking part and it is a real spectacle and a real 'buzz' to take part in ...as well as being for a great cause.

    The picture you are talking about was taken on Kelvin Way in Glasgow and doesn't show the whole story ... after taking that pic looking backwards I turned round and took this one facing forwards! :evil

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    To give you more of the flavour of the day .. a few more 'Egg Run' pics :-

    Sauchiehall Street
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    Police escort waiting
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    Bunny Girl
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    Rocket Trike
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    Charing Cross
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    At the start ..waiting for the signal to 'charge' Lol!
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    On Great Western Road
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    last few Egg Run pics :-

    On Great Western Road ..the bikes stretch back for miles ..
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    They come in all sizes
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    Dumbarton Road
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  11. Kamchat

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    Thanks Travis, glad you like them. :D

    Castle Stalker ...used in the Monty Python 'Holy Grail' film.
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    Thanks ... I guess the secret is to take loads of pics and discard the rubbish ones (and I take plenty of rubbish ones! Lol! :wink: ) ... I tend to use my peripheral vision to aim the camera whilst still looking at where I am going on the bike.

    If you like my pics ..you should see Frank's fantastic 'eye popping' pics here ...
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=536451


    Typical Scottish weather ... the road from St Marys Loch to Moffat..
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  13. AKLiz

    AKLiz Been here awhile

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    Those Egg Run photos are crazy! I think there are more people on that run than the total number of motorcyclists in the state of Alaska. Wow!!
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    That's awesome! As soon as I saw the castle I recognized it. Great pics all around.

    And to Travis- is this the same Travis I've seen on tv?
  15. The Jerk

    The Jerk Bring us some fresh wine!

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    These are great pics and very timely too. Thinking about a Scotland bike rental trip this year. How's the weather in Scotland temperature & precipitation-wise in early May or early June?
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    It is quite an experience riding in such a horde of bikes ...it's worth it just for the noise alone! Lol! :D
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    Thanks :D ... There were two castles used in the 'Holy Grail' - Castle Stalker (above) was used for outside shots and Doune Castle (also near us) was used for the indoor 'knights of the round table' dance scene ..My daughter got married there last summer. :D


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  18. Kamchat

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    Ha!.... Scotland being Scotland the only predictable thing about the weather is it is unpredictable. We do get more than our fair share of rain. However, based on recent years, May can often be the best month of the summer. If I was planning a tour in Scotland I would pick May .... although, as I say ..you can't guarantee sunshine here. Certainly avoid Nov - Mar.

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  19. The Jester

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    Thanks for the shots, they brought back a few memories. I grew up in Aberdeen before going to Uni in Edinburgh. My brother went to Glasgow and no town was big enough for both of us in those days :evil. I spent a lot of time in Perthshire and up the west coast, walking and kayaking mostly, so recognise many of the locations. I must get up there on my bike sometime.

    Thanks also for the egg run. My nephew spent the first year of his life in Yorkhill and has been back many times since. Have a pint of 80 bob on me:freaky
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    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!! :eek1:eek1

    definitely one of the best threads i've seen lately. absolutely gorgeous bikes, absolutely gorgeous scenery (of course) and absolutely fantastic shots ! :clap

    Can you just tell me once again more precisely how you do the shots while riding? is the cam fixed or do you just hold it in your hand? if so, where do you keep it and how do drive with a cam in your hand? seems pretty uncomfy to me..
    however, the pics are worth it.

    we are plannning on riding Cymri & Alba this summer with the Fazer. probably we could meet up some day, somewhere for a beer, whisky or a little ride! :freaky
    keep the photos coming!