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  1. Ride Reports and Pictures
    I'm calling this Shorty Long tour as I didn't plan on going as far afield. Started off by going too see an old friend near Dornoch, called at the house, missus says he's just left on a run up North. Thought to myself, He's on a GS, should be able to catch up with relatively quickly,;) so set...
  2. Ride Reports and Pictures
    The dilemma: While the whole world (or at least most of the UK) sits at home watching it raining on Queenie's Parade, do I a. do the same, or b. Join a couple of mates for a spin up the west coast of Scotland? You've guessed the answer. Easy really, considering I've never been there on a bike...
  3. Chatter
    Me, Bob Steve Leigh and Deano and maybe one or two more are hoping to come haggis chasing for a week this summer. I'm thinking of Scottish Youth Hostels for accommodation (Gawd help em!) on route. Rough plan is day 1 Bath to Grizedale (Lake district). Day 2 Grizedale to Ballachullish. day 3 Glen...
  4. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Not an XRV event, but I thought I'd pop a ride report in anyway . . . The Highland ABR Simmer Rally at Ullapool started on Thursday 22nd September when several intrepid travellers got there ahead of the main gaggle of riders. I rode up early on Friday morning to find that one had already left...
  5. Ride Reports and Pictures
    To test the Tiger fully loaded and try out the new luggage I decided a trip to Ullapool for the weekend was called for! With only two weeks to the Stella everything needs to be tried and tested. Fiona was working Saturday so I set off myself first thing in the morning for Inverness. A shower of...
  6. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well as It was a frosty Morning In Aberdeenshire , I waited until 0900 before setting off up north ( not wanting any nasty surprises in shady corners J ). Still a bit of last week ends snow lurking about, but day warming up nicely Usual route A944 A939 through Strathdon over the lecht Ski...
  7. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Due to Fiona's medical problem, (those who know us know what I'm on about), we decided to tour round the coast of Scotland to see if she would be ok for the run to the National this yr but after a few days it was obvious this was not going to be possible so we took an alternative adventure...
  8. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, well with having a week off work I decided a weekend away before returning to work would be nice so Fiona was advised "get the Beemer ready!" We left on Saturday morning from Elgin, Moray and headed west to Inverness. From there we headed north, SteveT's route to Ullapool was the...
  9. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Had a fantastic 1,622 mile trip round Scotland. Hit a lot of amazing passes and loads of good biking roads. Putting the rain and midges to the side Scotland is a great place to tour round. Cant wait to go back……here’s the trip and a few photos. Map view on my website www.xrvadventure.co.uk...
  10. Ride Reports and Pictures
    It looks like lots of us were up in Scotland last week, so here's my ha'peth. As per the norm I've got loads of photos of lay-byes and motorbikes, but hardly any of the great roads and countryside. I rode up to Ripon from Warwickshire to stay with my Dad on the Saturday and then last Sunday...
  11. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Okay, here's some photos of our recent trip round Scotland. Here's a slightly damp Tarbet and Loch Lomond - Still, there's some promise of blue skies. Lunch stop in Inverary after having been down, and back up, the Rest and be Thankful. Sun shining, sort of, over Loch Fyne - And the...
  12. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, returned this afternoon from Fiona and my Easter run, Fiona on her BMW F650GS and me on the mighty Varadero. Due to bad weather we cancelled last weekends run to Oban and left it until later in the week and set off on Thursday for Skye instead. Skye was quite wet and the low cloud made...
  13. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just my shoddy efforts from the last couple of days. I banged out from the site very early this morning. With no need for detail, lets just say beans for tea & me don't mix :mad: :thumbup: The Highlanders (Moray Section) gathers for personal re-fueling @ Falls of Shin Enroute to...
  14. Past National Meets
    Below are a few ideas for rides in & around the Highlands. These are just suggestions for rides that have given myself and a few others up this end of the island a very pleasant day out on the bike. They are all "on road" as riding off road up here is a bit more restricted than down south...
  15. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, I had a long weekend away due to the hot weather here in Scotland, (unheard of!) Set off Friday morning from Lossiemouth to Dallas, to Rafford and on to the Dava moor to Grantown. From there to Aviemore then Newtonmore for coffee and a bacon roll for lunch. Onwards down to Spean bridge...
  16. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Durness! Look it up on a map and you'll find it at the north-west tip of Scotland. Raymo & me decided that it deserved a visit today, even though we had to fight our way through the rain for a short while . . . . This was our target destination - note the lack of rain :D On the way there we...
  17. Ride Reports and Pictures
    The 5th day of our trip to Scotland. It started with me linking up with my brother at Cambridge last Friday. From there we continued up to Boston on the East coast. From Boston up to Ridsdale, 20 miles under the Scottish border. The man sitting next to us in the pub that night started...
  18. Ride Reports and Pictures
    The Great North Run (no marathon running from this lot though) From door to door, for me 313 miles. Through rain but mainly shine (thank you Met office, you actually got it right) rode the Team Honda, into the valleys of the northern glens. And what a ride it was. 3 set out from Elgin...
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