Featured Touring Scotland - August 2021

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  1. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Last week @andypandy (Andy), @Schuey (Jas) and I completed a mini tour of the Boarders in Scotland. I met Jas who rode up from Sutton Coldfield to Knutsford services. We then rode up to Lancaster where we me Andy. After a light lunch we set of for Innerleithen, Scotland. We spent three nights is a lovely hotel and had time riding in the Boarders and Northumberland.

    I have collected photos from Andy and Jas, so will over the coming days shares these.

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  2. andypandy

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    My bike is the fast RED one :p:D. Well fast for me anyway.:confused:
     
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  3. Vulpes

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    We all know white ones are quicker Andy... :p
     
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  4. BonnieCat

    BonnieCat Crème de la Crème

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    That would be silver :p:cool:
     
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  5. Schuey

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    Thanks Steve and Andy, really enjoyed this tour, was a good experience. :)
     
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  6. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3
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    Have to agree with @Vulpes white is faster.
    White does a good job of reflecting heat rather than absorbing it therefore keeping cooler, thus lighter!
    The reason why hot objects are heavier is because E=mc2. If you have absolutely identical objects that have the same weight exactly when they are at same temperature, then when one object is heated, it will weigh more. This is because the gravitational force depends on the stress energy tensor in general relativity. The stress energy tensor 00 component is the total energy of the body, which includes the rest mass plus the kinetic energy of the object. Temperature differences means that there is a different amount of kinetic energy in the motion of the atoms of the two bodies.
    And of course we all know lighter equals better acceleration, better braking, better cornering and better efficiency :)
     
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  7. Adie P

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    Can you let me know the number of your dealer, please? I could do with a few ounces of whatever it is you're currently on ................................ :eek::p
     
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  8. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    So Andy was on his very fast red Yamaha, and Jas was on his blue Triumph T100, with me on my Royal Enfield Interceptor. All three bikes performed well during the tour, although I have to say that I had real concerns about taking the interceptor on tour. As it turned out the bike did all that I asked of it. Mind it required regular stops to rest my [email protected], but that made for interesting conversations with Jas and Andy. Well to be honest mostly bollox ...... but that is what you get with bikers together :):)

    We travelled up the M6 and then onto the A7. We had an ice cream at Pelosi’s cafe in Langholm. We then headed on towards Selkirk and our final stop at the Traquair Arms hotel in Innerleithen. We remained dry until we got 10 miles from the hotel when the heavens opened and gave us a real good soaking. Thank god for modern motorcycling kit. We had a fantastic meal in the hotel restaurant a few beers and a night cap of JD’s honey. Thanks to Andy for bringing the bottle.

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  9. Wessa

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    On the Tuesday we had a good breakfast before hitting the road for a trip in the Boarders and Northumberland. This took us along the side of St Mary’s Loch down to Moffat The road has to be one of the best biking roads I have had the pleasure to ride in a long time, it was great fun. We then looped down into Northumberland and onto Kielder Forest National Nature Reserve, before heading north again. Great roads and very little traffic to slow us down.

    Back at the hotel we went out for a curry and a few beers and a JD’s supper closed out a fine day.

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  10. Wessa

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    here are a few more pictures...
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  11. BonnieCat

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    Great photos there Steve. Looks like you had a fabby time.
     
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  12. Wessa

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    Ok onto the Wednesday where we had planned to head west over to Ayr. However the weather forecast was for really heavy rain and strong winds. We reviewed our options and decided to head off to the Scottish National Mining Museum, which was east and north of us in the hope we could avoid the bad weather.

    We had checked the web site to ensure it was open, but when we arrived it was closed? After making enquiries it seems that covid-19 had beaten us, it was only open Thursday to Sunday’s during the pandemic. The web site had not been updated to provide this information.

    Not to be beaten we headed north again for Dunbar and the beach for an ice cream. Along the way we came across the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune Airfield. We diverted to it and spent a really enjoyable afternoon viewing the displays. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Two highlights stood out for me and that was Concord and Vulcan airplanes, mind these were among many other awesome aircraft, videos and stories of flight.

    We stayed dry for the ride back to the hotel until again we were circa 10 miles from the hotel when we ran into the bad weather that was forecast earlier in the day. A bit damp, we arrived back at the hotel for diner and a few beers and yes another JD’s supper. Yet another fine day on tour.

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  13. Wessa

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    and a few more pictures....

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  14. Wessa

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    and a few more....

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  15. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    and finally.....

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    So this is our mini tour of the Boarders and Northumberland.

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  16. joe mc donald

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    Absolutely fantastic trip. And the pictures are out standing. Love it.
    Joe.
     
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  17. andyc1

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    Nice write up Wessa, and looks like you guys had a good time... heres to many more! Nice pictures too :) getting excited now as I'll be heading off on one round the emerald Isle in a few weeks time :grinning:
     
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  18. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Yep been there and done that. Some fantastic roads and tremendous people. :)
     
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  19. Yorkshireman

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    Nice one guys, glad the weather almost played ball for you, shame about the bit of rain, but looks like it didn’t dampen the spirits too much. Like the aviation pics, the museum looks great and it looks like Andy has the makings of a top class trolley dolly:D “Chicken or beef madam?”
     
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  20. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Ahhh, but just how much lighter, @andyc1?! That is the question. Is the weight reduction to aesthetics ratio such that those who prefer, say, black (which seems to be popular among forum members) would find it enticing enough to instead ride a white bike? ;):cool:
     
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