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Old 19 Sep 2008
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Thumbs up Stily1 (Seth and Cate) confirmed!

Hi all, Cate and I are planning to attend. I've yet to pack, but have taken the day off just for this. Cate will meet up at George and Castle directly from work (keep your fingers crossed for me!).

We're on a black 2000 Honda Hornet CB600FS (the half-faired one) with soft bags and a Givi top case (can you say loaded?). Hey, it's not what you ride, it's how you ride, right? I could get this bike to most places I've taken my DL1000 in Canada (I said most, not all! I also didn't claim I wouldn't fall off in the process).

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In my defense

In my defense, before we moved to Scotland she went as Cat, but her new UK persona became Cate.

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A wonderful weekend

Hey everybody, thanks for a great weekend and especially to Doug for being our gracious cat-herder! Will have a look at the photos and post up any good ones soonish.

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Thanks for the company. I turned back whilst on Skye as my left boot had developed a leak and my foot was becoming frozen with the water. I bought a pair of boots and did a scenic loop round. The weather didn't seem to be getting any better so I decided to head south.

But then just kept going. I'd left Skye at about 1:30pm and arrived back in Eastbourne (700+ miles away) at just gone 1am. Warm bed. Wonderful.

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my left boot had developed a leak and my foot was becoming frozen with the water.
Good to hear that you're safe & sound Tim if a little scweltchy (SP?). Darren & I were a little confused as we thought you were going off on your own in Skye but would meet up later at Applecross. Anyway... hopefully see you at another meet with 100% waterproof boots!

Thanks everyone for a great weekend... It was great to meet everyone and to discover some new parts of Scotland!! When's the next one?

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Another Thankyou to the scottish section for a great weekend - with scottish weather, miserable campsite owner but otherwise great company, wonderful roads and scenery as always. Hope to meet you all again . Matt I hope your feeling better you looked terrible when we left you and Tim - shame you missed Applecross a real highlight and the sun came out about 4.30 ish - but glad your safe and well. jake and Helen and the bilge pump.
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Hi everyone
It was great to meet you all on Saturday at Applecross, it was a good night! Hope you enjoyed your ride home yesterday. Hope to see you all again at the Tan Hill Mini Meet.

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Good to hear you are ok Tim as we were a bit dazed at where you had went. That's about the first time I've ridden with other folk so thought you would have stopped us if heading home.
I'd apologise for the weather, but that's what I get most times in Skye so welcome to the club! Unfortunately for you, but good for us, it did stop raining by the time we got to Portree and that was it for the weekend.
Was looking forward to quizzing you about your trips, so hopefully the next time!
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Good to hear people had a good time. Definately up for a repeat performance next year (in different areas perhaps, with pre-booked campsites!). Sorry about wimping out on the Saturday, I felt awful. Weirdly I was OK by Sunday (if a little stiff and fuzzy) and wished I'd stuck it out. Still, got out for a few miles on the pushbike in the sun, so all was not lost.

I think next year the Friday night might be better further south to encourage more Southerners to come up and avoid turning up at a campsite at 10pm! I would also be up for making it a long weekend, say onto the Monday and doing a bit more island hopping. Anyway, plenty of time for plans...

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would be good to meet somewhere in the borders, next day up in the southern highlands, opposite side, then down again to the borders.

say, selkirk, glen clova, drovers inn (loch lomond) and then down to dumfries somwhere. so the southerners don't have such a long stretch to join or leave. in a sort of square circle.

next time we all meet for a , let's chuck some ideas around.
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Sounds like a good idea, while the North West is stunning, its a bloomin' long way to come for some people and there are some great roads in the southern highlands.

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Piccies ?

Photos, did you guys and girls not take any photos? I'd love to see them if any of you did, it'll make up for being stuck alone in that other Celtic part of the world, Brittany.
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I did, hang on, can I make technology work well enough to post them...

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That might work...
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the loop north from Applecross - Last Import

I only remembered my camera was in my top pocket as we left Applecross to come back.
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