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Post  Eddie990 Wed Apr 15 2015, 09:43

As the title says, who's heading Sooth to Wee Mac?

I'll the weather is unbelievably fantastic I'll be getting off the Orkney ferry at Scrabster on Thursday morning at 8am and going down the West coast, stopping at Applecross on the Friday night.

If the weather is not bad, I'll be getting off the Shetland ferry at Aberdeen on the Friday morning at 7am and winding my way down spending the day on many twisty roads dependent on where the sun is shining.

If the weather is really shitty I'll get off the Shetland ferry at Aberdeen on the Friday morning at 9am, head straight to Broadmeadows and thaw out/dry off.

Whats everyone elses plan?


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Post  SteveCat Wed Apr 15 2015, 13:08

I'm sure this isn't what you are asking Wink

I'll be taking the boring route : fight through London, M11, A1(M) Rolling Eyes A696 (looks interesting) A68
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Post  Eddie990 Wed Apr 15 2015, 13:29

Not a bad route when need must Steve, get the dull bits out the way first then find some twisties. Cool
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Post  furball Wed Apr 15 2015, 13:48

Aye me Chris, my plan is to pick up the A939 @ Nairn over to the A93, and meet Atholl (haven,t spoken with him yet) and then head down to Roscos for a bit of lunch, then on to Broadmedows..

This will be on the Friday, If you are going to Scrabster on the Thursday I could meet you somewhere along the way, and pop over to Applecross for lunch..

Davie.....
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Post  Eddie990 Wed Apr 15 2015, 13:51

I'll keep you posted Dave, it's more than likely going to be Friday so would be good to meet you and Atholl en-route.

Since becoming self-employed 'taking a day off' has become a swear word! 'shudder'

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Post  Dirt Bike Dave Wed Apr 15 2015, 23:24

Im afraid Atholl might not be able to make it...cant say too much just now but as always never rule the man out!!
Hopefully he can join us...Will keep you posted..
If any of you Nothern lot fancy a good detour down the A82 i will be meeting up with Darren (Daz11) Who will be coming from Inveraray and getting to my house via western ferry at Dunoon, then we are heading down the coast to pick up Mally,Ian and Gill..Route to Broadmeadows from my house is approx 160 miles and we have some cracking roads picked out to do, will be a bit of a long haul for you guys but as they say the more the merrier..
Darren is looking to get the 10 am ferry from Dunoon..
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Post  Wooster Thu Apr 16 2015, 02:48

Looks like you won't get snow this year at least. green smile


Eddie990 wrote:Since becoming self-employed 'taking a day off' has become a swear word! 'shudder'

Same boat here mate.
Nothing for months then have more work than I can handle.
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Post  Radar Thu Apr 16 2015, 15:13

@Stevecat, do you want to ride up together? We could need enroute somewhere?
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Post  SteveCat Thu Apr 16 2015, 16:28

Yes, we can do that, I'll replan my route to go up the M5 rather than the eastern side, as it's a reasonable distance and not heaps of time I'll be doing the dreaded motorways to break the back of the big miles.

Radar wrote:We could need enroute somewhere?

What were you thinking we could need ? I'm not traveling alone Wink  [Guess that was predictive text ! ]
Possibly meet at the Asda Oldbury off the M5 J2.

It is Pam's first long trip on the Tracer, so might be doing unscheduled stops - as it is I tend to ride up to 90 mins and stop for her to have stretch. Mind you, I may welcome getting off the bike too - I have clocked up 1 800 miles, most of it has been OK but there have been times I've suffered an uncomfortable derrière Shocked

If you OK with the stops, we can arrange a time to meet.
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Post  furball Thu Apr 16 2015, 16:38

Ooop,s not so good Dave, keep us posted with Atholl,s situation...

Davie......

PS: That would be a fair treck for Chris, off the ferry in Aberdeen/A96/A82/M8/Inverkip. We would be arriving @ your house @ 3pm. which would be a little late Smile .....


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Post  Radar Thu Apr 16 2015, 20:14

SteveCat wrote:Yes, we can do that, I'll replan my route to go up the M5 rather than the eastern side, as it's a reasonable distance and not heaps of time I'll be doing the dreaded motorways to break the back of the big miles.

Radar wrote:We could need enroute somewhere?

What were you thinking we could need ? I'm not traveling alone Wink  [Guess that was predictive text ! ]
Possibly meet at the Asda Oldbury off the M5 J2.

It is Pam's first long trip on the Tracer, so might be doing unscheduled stops - as it is I tend to ride up to 90 mins and stop for her to have stretch. Mind you, I may welcome getting off the bike too - I have clocked up 1 800 miles, most of it has been OK but there have been times I've suffered an uncomfortable derrière Shocked

If you OK with the stops, we can arrange a time to meet.

Sounds perfect, I have the 1st off so state your time
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Post  Eddie990 Thu Apr 16 2015, 20:29

furball wrote:Ooop,s not so good Dave, keep us posted with Atholl,s situation...

Davie......

PS: That would be a fair treck for Chris, off the ferry in Aberdeen/A96/A82/M8/Inverkip. We would be arriving @ your house @ 3pm. which would be a little late Smile .....

Aye, I cannae ride at Panigale pace you know
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Post  Robcat Fri Apr 17 2015, 22:06

What route/time you kicking off Terry? If yaw going scenic and fancy company, then I can meet up with thee someplace? 

I'll do up to scotch corner, but that's as far as I'm willing to go on a numbing road.
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Post  terry lees Sat Apr 18 2015, 10:15

There will be about 5 of us travelling up Rob. We all had a ride out on Thurs. and were discussing whether to start the day by having breckie somewhere, or leaving a little later and having lunch somewhere. Or possibly doing both, whatever we decide Ill let you know in good time.
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Post  terry lees Tue Apr 21 2015, 15:56

Just had a thought Rob, Whatever we decide re travelling up, why don't you come to mine? the kettle will be on and you can have a quick break. You could take the Ripon turn off on the A1M and come through Masham, about 20 miles of glorious switchbacks.
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Post  Robcat Tue Apr 21 2015, 16:21

Sounds like a good plan Terry. I can leave the house at any time. Will you be fuelling up at the usual place as I can top up there too on that Friday. 

Just need to give the bike an oil change beforehand which will be done when I wash it next.
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Post  terry lees Tue Apr 21 2015, 20:13

I'll Probably be fuelled up, but not a problem, its only 1/2 mile up the road and won't take more than 2mins. Will keep you in touch. In fact out with the blue rinse brigade tomorrow so we might get a decision on a starting time.
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Post  Robcat Tue Apr 21 2015, 21:41

Righty o. Quite liked the route we did last year on the way back from the WeeMac. Chicken Tim on his new Tracer yet?
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Post  terry lees Wed Apr 22 2015, 14:52

He's had it about 6 weeks now, seems quite suited.
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave Thu Apr 23 2015, 17:25

Rob, you coming up on the R1? Might get a wee swapsy this year....only been 3 years since we've been trying..lol
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Post  Robcat Thu Apr 23 2015, 18:39

Yep, I'll be up on the big'n. 

Yours to try out but careful in the wet, the bugger bites. Shocked
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Post  terry lees Thu Apr 23 2015, 18:49

Hi Rob, We are going to meet up at Brough on Friday morning at 11.00 a.m. Its between 3/4 to an hour to get there from mine, so if you get here for about 9.40 we'll have plenty of time for a brew and fuel up. Can you remember how to get here?
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Post  Robcat Thu Apr 23 2015, 20:21

Nope. But I'll be having my beloved sat nav with me. Not been to your house yet. Had plenty of offers I know but I'll be there this time. Kick off at 8 I shall Travelling to Wee Mac Yoda_s10 so that's plenty of leeway. 

Oil is done on the bike and it will have its clean at the weekend. Fairing's are off already.
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Post  Eddie990 Fri Apr 24 2015, 15:22

Almost certainly won't be heading home on the Wednesday ferry now, I'm having problems with the brakes.....

Fingers crossed I get everything sorted early next week and can be ready for the off on Thursday night.

Lots of stars need to align just right to get me there on time. Micrometer, dial gauge and mityvac are on their way from Amazon, new discs on their way from the dealer in Peterborough (thanks YZFJohn!) and new SBS pads coming from eBay.
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Post  terry lees Fri Apr 24 2015, 16:06

Hi Rob, My house is really easy to find. Its on the main A684 a mile east of Leyburn, on the opposite corner of a pub called the Pheasant Inn. Right at the top of the bank in a village called Harmby. The post code is DL8 5PD but if your sat nav is like mine it will want to take you down the bank, there are 1 or 2 houses with the same PC. My house is called Hill House.
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