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Old 7 Jun 2012
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West Coast Scotland June 2012

The dilemma: While the whole world (or at least most of the UK) sits at home watching it raining on Queenie's Parade, do I a. do the same, or b. Join a couple of mates for a spin up the west coast of Scotland?

You've guessed the answer. Easy really, considering I've never been there on a bike and the further north we went, the better the weather got. Who can honestly say, 5 consecutive days in Scotland and no rain...

Setting off from Huddersfield and after too many s over night at Tan Hill, Steve and I ride to Dumfries to meet up with Nick, Natalia and Robin. There's a 1/2 hour delay while Steve fixes a puncture:

Skirting the west of Glasgow on a ferry across the Clyde:

Steve impresses us with his manly cake:

The Gimp has awoken:

The people you meet?:


Loch Lomond, The (sunny) morning after hearing her in the tent next mine, saying to somebody (in a nasty Glaswegian accent): Geeett yoooour mankeeey feeeet awayyyyyy frommmm meeeee

That hi-viz jacket does look sh!te:

The view, Glencoe:

Eileen What's Her Face's gaff:

And another:

Top of the Pass of the Cattle:

Great seafood and great :

And a great sunset too:

North to Torredon:


Sailboats at Ullapool:

An AViD bike(r) heading for Cape Wrath:

Fly fishing:

What views!:

The beach at Durness:

So, who needs to leave the Uk to have a great ride?

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Aye, that's a beauty that one! Great ride, great report. Sometimes we overlook what's nearby in favor of far-off wonders. Guess it's maybe a case of the grass being greener and all that, though with all the rain Scotland gets, they must have about the greenest of grasses.....excepting Eire of course. While it's great to read about epic trips over classic routes, shorter "local" trips make excellent reports and fine rides as well. Thanks for sharing......looking forward to your next foray? Isle of Skye anyone?
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