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Old 17 Sep 2008
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Hey,

We're planning to meet up with the rest of the guys at Tyndrum around 6 pm, at the chippy (is voted Scotland's #1) for some dinner. I think we are expecting to get along to Gorton Sands between 8 and 9. By the time tents are pitched, etc, it'll be getting on a bit. I'll be taking a wee bottle to keep the cold out.

I haven't been to Gorton Sands, so am not sure what's there. I would expect nothing, if it's a farm site. But Laura, what's it like ?

'950 are you on a KTM, or something else?

Laura, are you still planning to come along to Castle St? What bike?

see you Friday,

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Hi guys, hope there's room for one more.

Plan to stop overnight at Peterborough on the way up, and to arrive in Edinburgh 3pm or thereabouts.

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always room for another. if any of the southern/far-away guys get into edinburgh early let me know and you can stick your bike in my garage (city centre) if needed. PM me for mobile.

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dougie I sold the ktm miles were getting high and it started costing a bit so i will be up on my trusty/untrusty (depends on point of view) BMW r80gs.
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My mate is going to meet up at Stirling Services as well so thats me, Beej and a.n.other at Stirling Services. I’ll try to be there at 4.30pm.
He’ll probably leave on Saturday as we come back over and head north to Applecross….

Beej and Doug have my mobile number. Fingers crossed for my bike – it’s still getting hot in slow traffic despite being in the garage, so hopefully it’s ok on the open road!!!

As far as I know there is nothing at the campsite but hopefully someone that knows more will reply…I know there is a hotel in the area, but I think that’s further north….that may be rubbish though as I’ve never stayed there. There is definitely a pub on the Saturday night and I’m intending eating there. On the way up we will be passing Callander (Tesco), Tyndrum (chipper and shop), and Fort William so plenty places to stop and catch us up later if we don’t all stop.
My mate is going to meet up at Stirling Services as well so thats me, Beej and a.n.other at Stirling Services. I’ll try to be there at 4.30pm.
He’ll probably leave on Saturday as we come back over and head north to Applecross….

Beej and Doug have my mobile number. Fingers crossed for my bike – it’s still getting hot in slow traffic despite being in the garage, so hopefully it’s ok on the open road!!!
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Getting busier! Getting on this ferry could be 'interesting' - its a long deviation back across the bridge....
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still under the 13 spaces available, just have to nobble any non--HU riders that are planning to get the ferry... I'll try to remember to bring along the timetable, so we can easily head up in two groups, early-risers and lazy-gits :-)

Re the weather, looks like all the roads will get a good wash this evening/tonight,and then it's forecast to be fair over the weekend.
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I'll try to remember to bring along the timetable, so we can easily head up in two groups, early-risers and lazy-gits :-)
Can I book my bike on the 'lazy-gits' sailing please?

I suppose it depends on how much of Skye you want to see before crossing back to the mainland. Those who have come from further afield, or who have not seen Skye before, may wish to rise earlier and ride further. I for one will be festering in my sleeping bag for a decent interval before rising to cook a liesurely bacon roll or two and coffee...

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I'm afraid I've only made it as far as Croatia now so guess I'll have to miss out on this gathering. I'll be back in Edinburgh probably by next weekend though so I'll keep a look out on here for the next local pub meet... Have a good one guys and gals!
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Hi guys
Alright if we tag along? We'll see you on the Saturday at Applecross as we will stay with my folks in Forfar on the Friday night.

Looking forward to it.

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yep, more the merrier. if you arrive at the campsite before us (I expect you may), let them know there's a few more coming. 7 pm is the target for eating in the Applecross Inn.

Mike, once you're back and suitably depressed about no longer being on the road send an email to the community alias and suggest a bar and a couple of possible dates.


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Sounds like a good crown coming along tonight.
Beej contacted me last night to say she found a nail in her tyre so fingers crossed she can get it sorted today.

Going back through the threads it sounds like there are up to 12 bikes coming along, 14 people…if everyone still makes it….

Just for an idea it looks a bit like this (I may have forgotten the odd person) :

Castle St :
DougieB – look out for a black DL1000 VStrom in Castle Street
Time Cullis
Laura Bennet (if work is ok!)
Adventure 950 + Helen
Stily1 (Seth & Cate)

Stirling :
Wanderingscotsman
Gordon (my mate)
Beej (tyre dependent!)

Callander :
Matt Cartney
Alex D
Chancer (he’s been quiet – just messaged him)

Applecross :
Debz

In Spirit :
MW2K8 and his C90…..thinking of us in Dundee

Look forward to meeting you all

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I'm definitely coming, no tedious work to get in the way. There is the sum total of bugger all at Gorton Sands (though it does have toilets, and showers that take 20p coins but the guy can give you some of them), so unless you fancy mussel-picking grab some food on the way up! Arisaig itself isn't that far but don't know what's there. Alterntively given numbers we could probably grab a cow from the field next door and have ourselves some steaks

See you all later, I'm on a GPZ 500...

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Hi All,

I have had a right good dose of man-flu this week which I have bravely battled through however it has developed in to an ear infection which is affecting my bloody balance. While I can wobble about on a bike with the best of them I think this would be taking it too far.

The bike is ready to go however it is looking very unlikely that I will now be coming, health and safety and all that...

I am going to make a final call on it at 15.00 this afternoon and I will text Darren to let him know but to be honest I doubt I will be there

Hope you all have a great weekend. With the good weather I ordered I am sure it will be fab.

Cheers
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Heh heh, seems like there's a few last minute shenanigans going on, what with overheating bikes, nails in tyres etc. I have to dash from Edinburgh to Dunblane (where my bike is) and patch my pannier with a couple of bits of alloy before I'm ready! And still have to complete a mornings civil servanting!

See you at Tescos!

Matt

PS- Further to Dougie's mention of whisky, I have filled my hip-flask with Glenmorangie. Nothing like a wee malt to tip one off to sleep when camping!
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