Featured A Short Jolly To Scotland

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  1. Bolosun

    Bolosun Well-Known Member

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    Whilst doing a loop from Inverness through Lairg and back, took this.

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  2. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    That is a fantastic photo, @Bolosun! Definitely frame worthy -- and I'd go with poster sized. Beautiful! :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:
     
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  3. Markus

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    @Bolosun: Thanks for sharing this great photo!
    I will be there in September.;)
     
  4. MoreT

    MoreT Senior Member

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    Did you go over the Struie to Bonner Bridge rather than the NC500 coast route to Tain? My opinion the best wee road in the Highlands.
     
  5. Bolosun

    Bolosun Well-Known Member

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    This was our route for the day, so the answer is yes.:)

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  6. Bolosun

    Bolosun Well-Known Member

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    Have lunch at the The Pier cafe in Lairg, it is very good.
     
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  7. Bolosun

    Bolosun Well-Known Member

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    Let me know if you want the full version, it is 25Mb
     
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  8. MoreT

    MoreT Senior Member

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    thanks for the map. in answer to my question looks like you did.
    sure brings back memories. I was once pulled out of a ditch between Brora and Helmsdale during a blizzard. Speaking of which, have you ever ambled through the Backies or climbed the Ben Bhraggie to stand next to the Duke of the Clearances. Nice view from up there and great for clearing the cobwebs on a Sunday morning. Also worth stopping on the Struie at the Donrnoch Firth view point. there's usually pipes and drums on the Bishop's Square in Dornoch on a Saturday in the Summer (mind the midges) and Glenmorangie do a fine whiskey tour, though best to not be driving afterwards.
     
  9. Bolosun

    Bolosun Well-Known Member

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    I've done a few tours around Scotland with the obligatory distillery tour. I've mainly concentrated on the west coast. We stayed with our friend who lives in East Kilbride and he has short videos of our bike tours. Our first one was in 2003, when we did west coast of the NC500, before there was a NC500. I remember going to Mallaig before the put the new road, that was interesting on my Busa.
     
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  10. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member

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    The old road was so much nicer - but agreed, probably a challenge on a Busa!
     
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  11. MoreT

    MoreT Senior Member

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    I also pre-date the NC500, and the Tain Bridge it crosses. This new road you speak of is unknown to me :) as I have long since moved to other shores. Ah the West Coast. There are tales to tell of first footing in Ullapool and Ceilidhs to keep you sweating on cold winter nights.
     
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  12. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Great picture and it looks from your map an epic ride :)
     
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