Touring Bikes packed for Scotland pity about the weather.

Discussion in 'Rideouts, Trackdays, Touring & Spotted' started by Richard H, May 24, 2013.

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  1. Richard H

    Richard H Noble Member

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    Both Triumphs loaded and packed, hotels booked 400 miles to ride and it's blowing a gale here, trees bent double in the wind and rain lashing down :frown:
    Think the Mrs is nervous about even setting off..... Here's hoping things improve.
     
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  2. SpankyHam

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    Forecast gets better a bit later on mate tomorrow is supposed to be much better too. Hope the journey goes ok!
     
  3. P19DJG

    P19DJG Banned

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    All the best for your journey mate, head down elbows tucked in & try to find some shelter amongst the traffic.
     
  4. Screwball

    Screwball Active Member

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    Good Luck Richard.. hope you both make it safe.

    Im off tomorrow but in the car..
     
  5. Blue Flame

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    Picked a great time to come up. It's lovely up here today.
     
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  6. chrispy

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    Hope you have a safe trip and a great holiday:upyeah:
     
  7. brybrem

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    Enjoy, pal. Ride safe, both.
     
  8. Richard H

    Richard H Noble Member

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    I'm back :upyeah:
    Fantastic week away, weather was kind, roads were great. Will post a few photos up when I get a bit of time but have bikes to clean and lawns to mow. The Speed and Street triples proved to be more than capable touring machines with about 1800 miles covered. Only slight downside is I now have a slight vibration when applying the front brake (may have warped the discs :frown:) but will get it into the dealer and let them check it out.
     
  9. brybrem

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    Glad you enjoyed it and are back safe. Where did you get to? There really are some stunning roads up there! :smile:
     
  10. Richard H

    Richard H Noble Member

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    #10 Richard H, Jun 2, 2013
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    We made our base at the Inn at Ardgour which is next to the Loch and a short ferry ride from the main Fort Wiliam road. Rode up near Sky, Mull, Applecross and the Caimgorms.
    So many great empty roads and my all time favourite road must be Inverrary to Oban. Done a bit of filming with the GoPro and hope I have some good footage on my SD cards.
     
  11. brybrem

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    Brilliant. Look forward to seeing them.
     
  12. Richard H

    Richard H Noble Member

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    A few pics from Scotland

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  13. Richard H

    Richard H Noble Member

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    The sunset below is the view from the Inn where we were staying at about 10.30pm and the shot below is the Inn at Ardgour (a great place by the way). The boat that had seen better days a few hundred yards past the Inn


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  14. Screwball

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    Some nice photos Richard
     
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  15. brybrem

    brybrem Senior Member

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    I'm sure I saw all the above on Hamish MacBeth! Looks stunning! :smile:
     
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  16. chrispy

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    Lovely pic Raichard looks like you had agreat time in bonnie scotland :biggrin:
     
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  17. Richard H

    Richard H Noble Member

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    Just to bore you all a bit more .........:smile:

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    A few stills from my GoPro camera

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  18. chrispy

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    Looks good and the weather seems nice :upyeah:
     
  19. Richard H

    Richard H Noble Member

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    Short vid from the holiday, bit sad I know being overtaken by a van!

     
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  20. Screwball

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    No wonder you got overtaken by a van you had a goldwing in your group... You had to keep him in sight...:biggrin:
     
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