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Old 30 May 2010
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Thanks for a great weekend!

Home safe n sound... managed to keep more or less dry although I'm not sure if Jake will be so lucky for the remaining part of his journey! I'm sure we'll find out in a bit though!

Thanks to Bruce and Angus for doing a fabby job in organising everything at Cannich... twas great!

Hope that everyone who is heading further afield gets dry weather and that both Mark and Ed have a fantastic time in Europe!

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Glad to see it went well..

I made it as far north as Kilmahog/Callander. 6 hours and 250 miles was enough for me !! The next day's weather did nothing to motivate me to ride another 4-5 hours north

I would of made the effort if I had more time but I only had 3 days for the whole round trip.. Dam work !!
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Got home and funny enough those black clouds and heavy rain did no more than wash the road before I arrived never hit a drop from leaving you all in Edwins burgh Infact it was damn sunny in the borders north of Coldstream where I had a short break. To Angus and Bruce - Excellent do,great site, grand pub, too much ale and too much rain but overall a superb show from the Highland division Thanks to everyone involved. Jake.
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Hi guys, weather was great here this afternoon. Mark (weaklinks) and I finally got to ride up to Glen Affric, without getting wet. We were both blown away by how beautiful the place is.
Mark, Rory and I are staying one more night at the camp ground, then we're going to Ullapool for Rory to catch the ferry to Stornaway, and then Mark and I are going to roam around for a few days.

It was fabulous to meet everyone and I had a GREAT time. Thanks Bruce and Angus for your warm welcome and the effort you put in to make it a great weekend, despite the rain. And special thanks Bruce for turning me on to McCallan and water.Hopefully the Gods will allow us to meet again sometime.
All of you are welcome to visit me in OZ if you ever make it there, I'd be happy to show you around and give you somewhere to stay.

When I manage to get my crap together I'll start a blog and post a link here to it.

It's late and finally getting dark so I'm of to bed. The body clock seems to be running on local time now, and I'm stuffed.
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A Big Thanks to everyone !

That was great weekend - thanks to everyone for coming and for the craic - it was fun - must do it again sometime !



Ed - Another convert - I,m delighted - enjoy the rest of your time in Scotland - the TT is a real treat you will love it.

Weaklinks and Rory - glad to see you really are the best of buddies - have a great time in Europe

Chris and Beej - Great to see you again - see you after your summer trip - for a shot of the Serow.

Mike - thanks for the info on South America- its great to speak to someone whose done it.

Jake - You did great job with the weather - Can we have some snow as well next time !

Kieran - For keeping tabs on Jake and stopping him from drinking too much (not)

Mike for the keeping the Guzzi upright display !

Paul - For managing to stay sober - and going all the way to Eilin Donan in the rain

Alex - for the ride to Plodda

Laura - for making it for Saturday - despite the deluge

Milimut - for providing me with some exercise - weightlifting yesterday - and running this morning - I thought that thing was never gonna start!

Andy and Gosia - for the music and coming back after the applecross run - we will be watching your adventure - have a great time.

Doug - For getting me at a weak moment (drunk)and casually suggesting we go to Mauritania - spoke to Stel about this today - and we are up for it if you are serious.

Linzi - No tent man your crazy !

Angus - For getting the pub sorted and camping 300 yds from your house !

And anyone I might have forgotten !


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Hey guys, I just wanna thank you all for the greatest weekend I've had in ages, thank you Beej and Chris for inviting me, and to all of you who made me feel welcome, this was a weekend I'll be talking about for ages, and I owe it all to you guys, thanks again
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Thanks for a great weekend and waiting for me at the bridge.

Thanks to Chris and Mike for the bike run on Saturday ... you can still have a lot of fun even in rain.

A very easy going group... great fun watching some knock back the whiskies, and Andy still able to play the Guitar so good... I think he's had some practice eh!


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Great weekend, top company, crap weather but we wouldnt have been anywhere else HONEST.

Chizz - the bike stalled again, so it was dismantled wires fiddled with built up again and it started nae bother. WD40 is on the shopping list for Romania.

Fingers crossed we can make it to some more of these events.

Beej - Lurve the tipi I am going to whinge and wimper and nag until we get one
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Hi again all!

Thanks a lot for the brilliant weekend! We had an absolute blast! Comming back after the Applecross run was I think the best decision we could have ever made. Had a great time! My fingers still hurt a little bit from the guitar but it was so worth it I should do it more often or maybe just take one with us for the trip.

It was great to meet you all!

Till we meet again!
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Hey Everyone

It was great to meet all the different people--and to feel welcome. Hope to run into all of you in the future. If anyone is ever in the States--don't hesitate to give me a buzz for anything I could help you out with!!

Cheers
Mark

PS--Andy, I will have a special bottle of vodka waiting for you at my place! (Gosia too, of course--just so she doesn't talk my ear off! yeah right--lol)
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A pleasure and a pain

Well folks it was a pleasure and a privilege to meet all of you.
I've been at many bike meets over the years, but that was the best.
The local boys did a great job.
I met some great characters, (a 30 year old Gussi and no tent, man you’re a star.).
Had a fantastic run back up to Ullapool.


Ed the Ausi, - keep enjoying Spayside’s finest
Andy & Gosia – Travel safe and travel well.

Oh and the pain bit - I’m stuck with that yank for a month . . . . . and he doesn’t even have a kilt !

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Hi all,it was a pleasure to have met you all,what a great mixture o folk resulting in a fantastic chilled weekend.It was typical, yesterday was the hottest day o the year the Applecross run would have been stunning,but i still enjoyed it anyway even with a leaky rain suit! Hope we can make it an annual event.all the best Angus
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Adding my thanks to the list, great to see everyone again and meet new people, hear new stories (though I never did get to hear the one about Angus's trousers...)

Alex & I started off on Sunday morning under the same grey skies as everyone else, but what a change through the day, by lunchtime we were under blue skies, admiring the stunning beauty of the Gairloch peninsula. We bimbled all the way to Skye, about 200miles all in, and camped at Glenbrittle in the company of a couple of Alex's friends - blue sea, blue sky, sunshine, tents dry seconds after being put up, and enough breeze to keep the midgies away almost all of the time.

I had to head back on Monday so turned south, via the Mallaig ferry and the Strontian coast road, nothing but sunshine all the way, one of the most beautiful days' riding I've had.

Again and again, even under grey skies, this weekend has reminded me how lucky I am to live within striking distance of scenery to rival anything you'd travel hundreds of miles to see.

Hope the current travellers have great trips, and see you all soon.

Laura
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I just can't wait for Gosia and Andy's leaving do ..

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Angus's Trousers

[quote=Laura Bennitt;291325]Adding my thanks to the list, great to see everyone again and meet new people, hear new stories (though I never did get to hear the one about Angus's trousers...)

Laura,the story of the trousers is a long one,will tell you it at next meeting(maybee Andy and Gosia's leaving doo!)
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