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Post  dixiethedog Thu Aug 04 2011, 10:11

Ive 3 days free next week,so im planning on travelling from Newcastle upto Oban on day one,with the mrs on the back of the bike of course. Day 2 will be Oban upto Mallaig,then the ferry over to Skye,before heading back across in the direction of Loch Ness,and then down to Pitlochry. Have a night there I think? Then homeward.
Get the kettle on when i return,and back into my shed. green smile
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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf Thu Aug 04 2011, 10:18

Fantastic! Hope you have a great time and the weather is good for you.... enjoy the wonderful scenery and ride safe..... remember to tell us all about it when you get back great

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Post  dixiethedog Thu Aug 04 2011, 10:22

LOL,oh weather,i knew there was something i had to check! Ive never yet been to the highlands without getting soaked,so im ready for the worst. green smile
Thank you for message there,i'll try to ride safely,and will definately report back when home safe and sound. green smile
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Post  Eddie990 Thu Aug 04 2011, 10:23

Inverness to Pitlochry? Might I suggest turn off A9 and go to Grantown-on-Spey, down A939 through Tomintoul follow signs for Braemar then A93/A924 to Pitlochry.

Its OK, thanks me later great

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Post  dixiethedog Thu Aug 04 2011, 10:31

Thanks for that suggestion,i'll have to check map to see what it looks like. Im still very much in the planning stages. Which is unusual for me. Normally,fall out of bed,cuppa slice of toast,look at the sky,if its not raining,petrol station and away.
This is the 1st time ive actually considered booking accom in advance. Oh dear im turning green smile old and sensible......
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Post  Wooster Thu Aug 04 2011, 10:32

That's a lot of time in the saddle if the route is anything like this. ponder

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You could probably spend a day exploring Skye on it's own.
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Post  Wooster Thu Aug 04 2011, 10:38

p.s. Oban is mobbed with tourists at the moment, I was up there on Friday.
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Post  dixiethedog Thu Aug 04 2011, 11:28

I think i do need to sit down and give this a bit more thought. I was using an old paper (!!)map to work things out. Google maps is a better option for planning.
I might knock the Mallaig to Skye bit on the head. This would save a lot of riding time in a short time period.
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Post  dixiethedog Thu Aug 04 2011, 11:40

LOL,he we go again,told you i wasnt a planner. Ncle upto Fort William on day one. Miss Oban out of the trip. Go up the A68 route,which google says is 5hours and 6 mins. Set off at about 9am,12-ish stop for something to eat and a break,get there late afternoon.
Day two,nice slow ride from Fort William to Pitlochry. 75 miles,1hour and 42 mins according to google.
Day three,home green smile ward bound. No time limit.
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Post  SteveCat Thu Aug 04 2011, 11:40

I rather like Loch Lomon and Inveraray route to Oban (I'm not very good with direct routes Very Happy ).

Loch Ness was full of tourists when we passed through whilst on the Big Mac.

If the weather be good, then the midges will be out.

Enjoy which ever way you get there (that's half the fun)
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Post  dixiethedog Thu Aug 04 2011, 11:42

Im happier in the saddle as it were than the mrs. Id just tank the bike up and go for it,but,ive got to take her into consideration. (direct access course and buy a bike for her!!!). green smile
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Post  Wooster Thu Aug 04 2011, 12:59

Instead of going straight to Pitlochry, I'd probably hook over the Cairngorms to Speybridge, down through Glenshee and hit Pitlochry from there.
It'll only add a couple of hours and it's a far more pictureskwee (tongue) than the boring A9.

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You could maybe hit a distillery or two on the way. Smile

From there you have a four hour drive to Newcastle on day three, back along the A68.

p.s. Taking the Gondola up Aonach Eagach (Nevis Range) on the A82 just beyond Torlundy gives a belter of a view on a clear day.
You can have an overpriced sarnie in the café at the top as well. Smile
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Post  dixiethedog Thu Aug 04 2011, 13:09

Sounds like a plan to check out! I like an overpriced sarnie once in a while! green smile
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Post  dixiethedog Thu Aug 04 2011, 13:12

Thanks for the link Wooster,it does look like a good plan for day 2. It would fill the day nicely. green smile
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Post  Rosco Thu Aug 04 2011, 13:48

All good advice thus far. All you need now is some weather.

a93 / a939 is a glorious road up there.

Enjoy!
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Post  Wooster Thu Aug 04 2011, 15:09

Monday is unsettled, Tuesday looks OK, but Wednesday looks poor. :(

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Post  dixiethedog Fri Aug 05 2011, 13:51

The more i ride my bike the more i enjoy it. The only critiscm i really have is it could do with a bit more power. Im looking forward to setting away. Hopefully.
My plan for this week was not to go riding,but to go driving,with my Dad (and stepmother)to the scottish borders,where as a child my dad was evacuated during the war. I figured it would be cool to see some of the things he spotted when he was a kid,and refondle (lol,is that the right word?)memories for him. He's suffering with cancer,and too be honest,its not great. He didnt feel up to it,so I decided bike ride it was,however thismorning he's been admited into hospital,so depending on whats happening,i may shelve the plans for scotland. Time will tell. Crying or Very sad ( Very Happy )
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Post  ellie Fri Aug 05 2011, 14:51

He didnt feel up to it,so I decided bike ride it was,however thismorning he's been admited into hospital

Fingers crossed everythings OK chap, our thoughts are with you

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Post  dixiethedog Fri Aug 05 2011, 16:21

Thank you.
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Post  Wooster Fri Aug 05 2011, 16:28

Hope your old man is ok. Neutral

Scotland isn't going anywhere (despite David Ike's claims), so you can visit any time. Wink
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Post  dixiethedog Sat Aug 06 2011, 19:08

LOL,i can keep that in mind. It'll still hopefully be there when my Dad is "safe" to leave at home,without me having any worries about him.
If things dont go to plan this week,im already thinking day trips. Wednesday,maybe Whitby,Thursday possibly the lake district and Fri the scottish borders.
Saturday looks like the bike show at Squires cafe,Sherburn in Elmett,Yorks.
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Post  Rosco Sat Aug 06 2011, 21:15

Sorry to hear about your dad not keeping well.

As Wooster said Sunny Scotland will always be here. Well maybe just Scotland.

Lack of power.......just keep the revs over 9k and there's plenty.


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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf Sun Aug 07 2011, 09:20

Gutted to hear your Dad's not feeling great, hope he has better days soon, nothing more stressful than your folks not being well. Weather forecast is not the most exciting here atm anyhoo..... unless your middle name is Noah!! Oh and I think the word you were looking for was 'rekindle' though 'refondle' sounds far more fun lol!!! naughty Take care and pass on our well wishes to your Dad great

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Post  dixiethedog Mon Aug 08 2011, 10:36

Thanks one and all for kind replies regarding my Dad. green smile The old bugger is gonna be ok this week i think,but,I cant say the same for the weather. Watching the long range forcast of the TV last night,it looks very very very very very wet. I think my plans this week are scuppered.
Never mind,ive work to do on bikes in the workshop,that'll keep me busy,and not cost me money! green smile
I can open this thread up in a week or two,when the weather could be brighter. Luckily,me and my mrs are flexable with time,so can go at the drop of a hat,pretty much,as long as somebody comes and looks after the dogs!
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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf Mon Aug 08 2011, 14:08

dixiethedog wrote: .......,as long as somebody comes and looks after the dogs!

Oh I know that feeling so well, maybe we should start a creche lol!!

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