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Post by Marlon » Thu May 12, 2016 8:31 am

Great pics Paul. Scotland looks amazing and you've been so lucky with the weather :thumbsup:
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Post by craig3.2 » Thu May 12, 2016 3:37 pm

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Bing wrote:I have to say Craig, it didn't read as lighthearted to me - came across as a bit of a dig after the specific response already given... There's a big difference between actually organising runs and just attending them in terms of the time required to do the former, as you know.

Anyway, I want more pics as I've missed out on both NC500 runs and need to live my life vicariously through everyone else... I really need to get up to Scotland for a run this year :driving: :D

Bing,it was just a wee bit of banter,but take as you like.

Guess I should just stop posting on here,then I can't be accused of having a dig,
,or talking crap,when trying to give people genuine advice,re issues they are having with their m's. :headbang:
Your comments didn't come across well in all honesty Craig, and certainly didn't read as just a wee bit of banter. You really do need to take a chill pill as you tend to take things far too seriously in my opinion.
Well,surprise surprise,Brian d commenting on my posts....not for the first time.

the op needs to take a chill pill,if they can't take a bit of banter,in my opinion. :-)
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Post by BrianD » Thu May 12, 2016 5:32 pm

craig3.2 wrote:
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craig3.2 wrote:

Bing,it was just a wee bit of banter,but take as you like.

Guess I should just stop posting on here,then I can't be accused of having a dig,
,or talking crap,when trying to give people genuine advice,re issues they are having with their m's. :headbang:
Your comments didn't come across well in all honesty Craig, and certainly didn't read as just a wee bit of banter. You really do need to take a chill pill as you tend to take things far too seriously in my opinion.
Well,surprise surprise,Brian d commenting on my posts....not for the first time.

the op needs to take a chill pill,if they can't take a bit of banter,in my opinion. :-)
And your point is Craig? :tumbleweed:
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Post by TR4man » Thu May 12, 2016 6:00 pm

Some wonderful photos - so jealous of your road trip.

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Post by Smartbear » Thu May 12, 2016 7:04 pm

Looks brill, I can feel a road trip coming on :driving:
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Post by MefiEcosse » Thu May 12, 2016 7:14 pm

Great photos guys, you've inspired me to try and do this trip either in my summer or autumn holidays.
Hopefully you can give me some tips on planning the travel arrangements once you're home.
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Post by mr wilks » Thu May 12, 2016 7:23 pm

As there are a good number of members active on this post who either live north of the border or have a good knowledge of the area id like to ask what would be the chances of doing this route in January or February ?
The quiet roads appeal to me & planning a winter sabbatical so it would be a great chance to go up for a week instead of thrashing in 4/5 days
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Post by mr wilks » Thu May 12, 2016 7:24 pm

Winter tyres of course
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Post by Geezah » Thu May 12, 2016 7:31 pm

Looks awesome guys, hope this wonderful scottish country/mountain air helps you both to take your mind off things if even for a small time Paul. We had a great time on Saturday on the run which Craig kindly organised, grand job fella! :thumbsup:

The misunderstanding is between Craig and Paul surely, not for a second do I believe that any harm was intended. IMHO it's not for anyone else to take sides in any case. After all, non face to face communication is not an ideal form of communicating as any trick cyclist will tell you - as evidenced by the invention of the emoji to try to help. Some like to use them, some don't.
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Post by Geezah » Thu May 12, 2016 7:32 pm

I wouldn't like to use these roads in winter with a rear wheel drive motor Mr Wilks, I reckon this time of year is about right.
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Post by Nictrix » Thu May 12, 2016 7:39 pm

mr wilks wrote:As there are a good number of members active on this post who either live north of the border or have a good knowledge of the area id like to ask what would be the chances of doing this route in January or February ?
The quiet roads appeal to me & planning a winter sabbatical so it would be a great chance to go up for a week instead of thrashing in 4/5 days
If this year was anything to go by it wouldnt be a problem.
It would need to be a spur of the moment trip as Scottish weather is extremely difficult to predict.
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Post by Geezah » Thu May 12, 2016 7:40 pm

Nictrix wrote:
mr wilks wrote:As there are a good number of members active on this post who either live north of the border or have a good knowledge of the area id like to ask what would be the chances of doing this route in January or February ?
The quiet roads appeal to me & planning a winter sabbatical so it would be a great chance to go up for a week instead of thrashing in 4/5 days
If this year was anything to go by it wouldnt be a problem.
It would need to be a spur of the moment trip as Scottish weather is extremely difficult to predict.

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Post by AlfaScozzesi » Thu May 12, 2016 8:26 pm

I would agree with Geezer and Nictrix as although the last two winters have been mild and the roads on this trip are low level I had myself a moment earlier this year with exhuberent gritters laying loads of salt down turning what looks like dry grippy road into an arse clenching corner! :o

On the upside guarenteed no midges and the roads will be quieter although the best time is now. All of the best bits and none of the bad.

The number of camper vans look to be increasing this past week :headbang:

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Post by mr wilks » Thu May 12, 2016 8:31 pm

Only have 1 free month until Dec & that's August , no way am i going then
I hear the cries for non winter but its not a go-er , might just sit tight on the plan & go on short notice as suggested but would be sometime late Jan early Feb
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Post by Nictrix » Thu May 12, 2016 9:01 pm

Schools in Scotland go back in the middle of August so it is a bit quieter up here midweek.
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