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Post  Rosco on Wed Jul 31 2013, 00:54

Hi All

Looking to get a note of things that folks want on the shopping list please.
I've got Steve, Paul and Karina staying with me on Thursday night and their job on that night is to taste test the Mexican grub I've got planned for Saturday and then we'll sort out a click and collect for the local Tesco or might just need to shop it and taxi it back as they don't deliver to the Youth Hostel.

So - I'll be basing my shopping loosely on what was bought for Wee Mac.

Any special requests for food?
More importantly any special requests for drinks.

Please only suggest stuff if you are going to eat or drink it (Still got that un-opened Golden Grahams waiting for you at Wee Mac John)

Breakfasts (Think we've got all bases covered here from previous ones) - but open to suggestions
Friday Night - Going to get Pizzas and Wedges/Chips and will put them on when folks arrive / arrive late.
Saturday Night - Hopefully a Mexican Mash-up .... subject to taste testing. (Fiona has kindly offered to treat us to Banofffffiiii-good-pie for desert)
Sunday - Possibly Eating out and Pub Crawl (I've asked Fiona to look into this further)

FYI - Don't think there is a freezer.

Drinks
Will be getting
Orange Juice, Tea, Coffee and milk - Breakfasts
Lager (any special requests?)
Cider (any special requests?)
Red Wine (any special requests?)
any special requests?

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Post  SteveCat on Wed Jul 31 2013, 10:41

Think two Thundercats can do as good as a taxi, we can raise eyebrows again at the sight of the beer strapped onto the back seats pmsl 

I'll get some Diet Coke/Pepsi, will be bringing my rust inhibitor with me
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Post  Eddie990 on Wed Jul 31 2013, 11:18

Aye, I'll have some luggage capacity too. I'm bringing my FJR!

P.S. Proper beer, none of that fizzy yellow water.


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Post  furball on Wed Jul 31 2013, 11:58

Just got this Email

[QUOTE] Hi Davie, you no going to believe this but I just got out of hospital! A Mondeo estate pulled out of a junction and I hit him with the Aprilia doing 40mph. I've just had a few xrays on my shoulder but it looks okay. I have no Idea if I will be able to ride come Friday but I do intend trying. If its ok give me call on Thursday and zI will know by then. Atholl [QUOTE]

I will give Atholl a call in the morning and lets hope all is ok,

Davie...............
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Wed Jul 31 2013, 12:18

Ffs. Atholl is not the luckiest!!! At Ullapool BM his clutch failed on his 1098. Rode it all the way back to Aberdeen clutch less including fuel stops!! Then jumped on his multistrada and fell off it en route back to Ullapool!!!

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Post  Eddie990 on Wed Jul 31 2013, 12:20

As Charlie Cox said 'That boy is so unlucky, he could fall into a bucket of t*ts and come out sucking his thumb!'

Get well soon Atholl!

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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Wed Jul 31 2013, 14:13

Oh My God  Hope Atholl is ok.... what a nightmare!

Right, done a bit of checking into the 'Pub Crawl' as previous mentioned.... and... it doesn't exist anymore thumb down   Apparently it was an old scheme and the internet page is just a legacy from then.   However..... Don\'t Panic , I am reliably informed that we are more than welcome to pub crawl round Oban on our own blind ..... jolly decent of them rofl   So, it looks like we can just hit the nearest pub to the Hostel... then work our way round from there.

Will have a look tonight and see if any pubs in particular have a good review, and report back.   Still in the process of trying to book an indian for the Sunday night.... reckoning that the closest to the Hostel is the best place to try first as I'm not sure that some of the places are big enough to hold all of us.

Update soon....

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Post  Eddie990 on Wed Jul 31 2013, 14:23

My Dad goes to Oban quite a lot sailing, he recommended a seafood restaurant called waypoint in the marina which you get to from the north pier. Another option?

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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Wed Jul 31 2013, 14:48

Thanks Chris.... I had a quick look... and it looks LOVELY....not sure whether the prices might put people off.... here is a link to the sample menus....

Sample Menus link

There is a small ferry (12 people at a time) to get to the island that it is on (7 mins)... and this runs at 10mins past the hour (though if there are more than 12 people they will run additional ferries to get everyone there.

The indian will probably be cheaper, but may not be as nice... what does everyone think.... and speak up, cos there isn't long to get anything booked Very Happy 

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Post  Eddie990 on Wed Jul 31 2013, 14:58

Seafood here. A little pricey but sod it, I'm on my hols!

I will go with the majority though.

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Post  furball on Wed Jul 31 2013, 15:18

I will go with the flow Fi, after a few ale's i will eat almost anything, But i love a good Indian whistle 
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Post  Rosco on Wed Jul 31 2013, 16:12

Indian for me too please Smile
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Jul 31 2013, 16:27

I'm OK with Indian too please. Only time I go to one is when in Scotland!
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Post  Krusty on Wed Jul 31 2013, 16:45

Indian gets my vote.
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Post  Eddie990 on Wed Jul 31 2013, 17:13

Bugger, we'll go with Indian then.

Seafood Platter just wouldn't be the same at a table for 1.

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Post  billyw on Wed Jul 31 2013, 18:10

Ross I will bring a bottle of your favourite whisky, lets hope Atholl is there and fit enough to remind you how to drink it.
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Post  MevsyD on Wed Jul 31 2013, 18:32

Bloody hell about Atholl! But to be fair I will be surprised if he doesn't show up, the lad seems hard as nails... Preference for lager for me please, as last time I request Tennants in the yellow can, can't get it down here so my trip up north just wouldn't be the same without it...!
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Post  MrNutt on Wed Jul 31 2013, 18:42

Indian is good for me, real beer is preferred though if lagers going tennats is fine or some Heineken or similar if there's offers and people to drink it , which I am sure there will be!
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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Wed Jul 31 2013, 19:29

Righty, Indian restaurant is booked for 7.30pm on Sunday night for 16 hungry bikers.... have booked the Taj Mahal (amazing.... looks just like the real thing!  slap'ed ) as it was the closest to the Hostel and all the choices of Indian restaurant were pretty much given the same sort of reviews.  

Sorry Chris, the fish restaurant looked lovely... in fact Jon and I reckon we might organise another trip just to try it out at some point, so thanks for mentioning it great 

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Post  Eddie990 on Wed Jul 31 2013, 19:31

No problem Fi, thanks for organising. I'm sure I'll manage to satisfy my craving for crustaceans at some point over the weekend.

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Post  Rosco on Thu Aug 01 2013, 08:05

That is not good news about Atholl.
Hope he mends well and quickly. Hope he & Byron make it to Oban but would understand if not.
We'll get the shop-bots onto the shopping list tonight for collection tomorrow.
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Post  Tom... on Thu Aug 01 2013, 11:15

This is so unfair in multiple ways!

I own a thundercat, but it's not on the road yet. So I can't come :(
I spend all summer living and working in Oban, normally. I'm currently off work, so I won't be there.

Dammit!

Local knowledge incoming:

Pubs:
Markie Dan's is the best.
Aulays Bar is perfectly ok
Cuan Mor is always overpriced and slightly disappointing (the food). But their range of Oban Bay Brewery beers are rather tasty.
The Caledonian Hotel bar is a nice spot, comfy sofas/chairs. Bit pricey.
The harbour bar issn't the cheapest but it's good for a convenient sneaky pint.

Food:

Markie Dan's is good for chips and other beer-friendly food.
The Oban Bay fish & chips will deep fry anything. Deep fried Pizza/Scallops/Burgers/Mars bars (I shit you not!). All available. Not bad food, cheap, cheerful and usually fried.
The waypoint (Isle of Kerrera, need to get the ferry over) do FANTASTIC seafood. Like, the best seafood I've ever eaten. The also sell Oban bay beers. It's definitely all at a premium though. Pricey but worth it.
Taj Mahal: Everyone seems to enjoy it there, I've never been (Eurgh, indian!), but all my mates recommend it Smile

I'm dead jealous guys. I wish I could be doing either the ride up there, or even just the social, given that I normally live there....  

Have fun riding the Loch Lomondside. I'm going progressively greener!

I'll just sit here and polish my cat....
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Post  Rosco on Thu Aug 01 2013, 12:18

Thanks for the info Tom.
Sorry to hear you're not about when we'll be there.
We'll try to try them all out though Smile
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Post  greencat on Thu Aug 01 2013, 14:12

OK, Tom. Don't tell me...

When the Lincolnshire rideout is on you're in Oban?

You seriously need to get your diary sorted!

@Tom wrote:I'm going progressively greener!

You should fit into your current location quite nicely then.

Thanks for passing the info on to Ross & Co. Hope they find it useful.
If you're still in Lincs on Sunday afternoon let me know. I'll probably be popping along to Willingham Woods if you're up for a meet & greet. We can be miserable together left thumb up violin 

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Post  furball on Thu Aug 01 2013, 20:26

Ok peep's Atholl and Byron will be joining us tomorrow, not sure what time but they will be there..

Looking forward to meeting everyone tomorrow green smile 

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