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  1. Summer 2015 Bears, Fish eagles, beavers and painted ladies,,, Germany at its best

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Summer 2015 Bears, Fish eagles, beavers and painted ladies,,, Germany at its best. Fiona and myself decided our summer break this year would be to join our friends Pete and Debs on a tour of the Frankishche Schweiz area of Bayrouth, Germany. Peters parents live in Bamberg and his brother had...
  2. ADVScotland out west rally Strontian

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well I might as well use Steve’s Pilgrimage theme:- on this Ride Report:- Strontian May 2015 - Steve Ts Ride Report Given the weather forecast the Lone Alford Pilgrim set off on the Southern Route to The Corran Ferry, and was rewarded by a sunny ride through Ballater , Braemar and a stunning...
  3. Urgent legal advice required

    Chatter
    My eldest son has just had his bank account hacked for the 8th time in three weeks. each they are requesting emergency cash, know his security number etc. Every time he phones up fraud squad, he changes his security, they still are getting emergency cash out. The bank ( RBS ):mad: are absolutely...
  4. Loch Ness, the west side

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    Decided to go out for a bimble after a crap week :( Weather was wet am , but started to clear about 10 ish so off I went. There are numerous small roads west of the Great Glen, so here are some of them -- This is Loch Duntelchaig , or as you suvvereners say Lock Duntelckaig :D Where...
  5. North by northwest.

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    When I awoke this morning I thought I had left the bedroom light on, but no, it was the sun shining in the window. :icon_smile: No time to lose, quick coffe and out on the bike heading up the A7 to Edinburgh and beyond. Over the Forth and up past Knockhill stopping at Powmill cafe for a roll and...
  6. Speed camera - no hi viz vest ?

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    Don't beleeeeeeeeeve it, a bloody hand held speed camera in the vast metropolis known as Kinlochewe ( hardly a big place, blink and you're through it ) :D Trouble is, PC Plod was standing on the footpath beside an unmarked car parked just off footpath and he wasn't wearing a high viz. What...
  7. Outer Hebrides Tour

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    The planning for the ABR Highland meet in Ullapool had always involved a day or two in scotland either before of after the event, but a look at the leave chart at work and the fact that I had never been to the Outer Hebrides changed that to virtually a whole week gently running up the Outer...
  8. Passing some time.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    The weather looked promising this morning so I set off up the A7 with nowhere specific in mind, just out for a run, I even had the sunglasses on until I stopped for a coffee and bacon roll at Powmill cafe. :) Leaving there I headed up to Creiff then along to St Fillans where I took the only 2...
  9. Question (employment law/hols)

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    Can any of you legal eagles or HR experts answer me a question? Without going into too much detail, I know about Statutory holiday entitlement etc, 5.6x5 days and all that bollox but I was reading through some direct gov sites and what not and I know about all the gumf that employers don’t...
  10. Tour of Scotland

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    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...
  11. Ride: The Lysefjord road , near Stavanger, Norway

    Africa Twin
    My son , Vidar, was out on one of our favorite motorcycle-roads near Stavanger, Norway on my 1994 Honda Africa Twin XRV750 in Dakar Rally trim. Riding the famous Lysebotn road from the Lysefjord to ca. 2000 feet / 640m at Ørneredet (The Eagles Nest) restaurant and viewpoint of the fjord and...
  12. raymo back

    The Longest Day
    well that’s me back 1944 miles too many folk to thank for a great event but must mention.. 05 Raggerty ( GSXR 600R ) and 38 Stageonesimmo ( RD07 ) Brian & I told Richard we would look after Karen when his BM was left at the ferry port in Wales stuck in 6th , and she wanted to...
  13. Insurance advice needed

    Insurance
    Right all you insurance officianado's and legal eagles I am in need of a little bit of advice. I decided to venture out weekend before last and meet up with grumpyoldgit and rockoz for a cuppa and a natter and had a bit of a knock on the way to the meet. The scenario goes like this, I come of...
  14. Big-ish Trip

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    I've just returned from a 2000 mile trip to the Austrian Alps with a couple of mates (R100GS PD & VFR800). This is the furthest south east I've been in ten years with the AT and it was well worth it. The scenery was stunning with tremendous sweeping alpine roads and tight climbing switchbacks...
  15. Pre-millenium Crumpet

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    'Celebrity' girls of today are all well and good, but I don't think you can beat the crumpet of yesteryear. This thread should be a nice trip down memory lane - add your faves. In the interest of e.................e...............e...............e...
  16. Another new member

    Africa Twin
    Hi, Wow, what a great site. Had my @ for 2 years now and it's the best bike I've had for a long while. I'm in the lucky position of having great roads and scenery on my doorstep and the @ is the best bike, in my opinion, for day tours around the west coast of Scotland. Even with two up, it can...
  17. Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway

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    Eventually, after much waiting, I finally picked my bike up from the Newark warehouse on the 28th of July. I headed SW through Pennsylvania state to Virginia, to pick up the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. On the way, I stopped via Gettysburg. A place where New Yorkers beat a...
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