Cairngorms loop write up

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Cairngorms loop write up

Postby aid_rob » Tue May 02, 2017 8:49 pm

Hi all, i love reading about everyone's Adventures so I thought I'd share my own from a hard weekend riding the Cairngorms loop.
Let me know what you think.

https://aidrobbinsrides.wordpress.com/2 ... -scotland/

Cheers Aidan
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Re: Cairngorms loop write up

Postby ScotRoutes » Tue May 02, 2017 9:40 pm

Good read that. Nice mix of adventure and trepidation :-)

It's always interesting to hear how other folk view the area I ride in all the time and take for granted.


I can't believe you were worried about your accent in Aviemore though. Half the drunks would be English up on their stag/hen do's.
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Re: Cairngorms loop write up

Postby AlasdairMc » Sat May 06, 2017 12:01 am

A great write up of a great ride. I introduced the concept of Type 2 Fun to the American guys, and at times this really was Type 2 fun, but other times pushing my bike through a bog I'd stop and tell whoever was listening that I was thoroughly enjoying the experience.

The Cairngorms Loop is definitely my favourite bike route
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Re: Cairngorms loop write up

Postby Blair512 » Wed May 17, 2017 2:18 pm

A good read that, hope to take this route on myself sometime :-bd
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Re: Cairngorms loop write up

Postby Cheeky Monkey » Thu May 18, 2017 11:22 am

Thanks for that. A good read :cool:
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Re: Cairngorms loop write up

Postby Borderer » Fri May 19, 2017 9:31 pm

I enjoyed that. It is interesting to see that Tomintoul claims the title of Scotland's highest village, when I have always known this to be Wanlockhead....

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=highest+village+in+scotland&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBGB745GB745&oq=highest+village+in+scotland&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.6486j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
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Re: Cairngorms loop write up

Postby htrider » Fri May 19, 2017 9:59 pm

According to the ever accurate OS, Wanlockhead and Leadhills are 390-400 odd m depending on where you are in the villages. Tomintoul as around 350....

Whatever - Tomintoul seems positively homely when doing the loop and contemplating the steady climb up glen Avon. Well done and a good write up
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Re: Cairngorms loop write up

Postby 99percentchimp » Sun May 21, 2017 7:34 pm

:-bd nice ride.... good pointers on the state of the Feshie section too... Ta.
Ruining a good ride by bringing my camping stuff TM ;-)
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Re: Cairngorms loop write up

Postby Richard G » Wed May 24, 2017 5:06 pm

Good read. I really must give the route a go one day.
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Re: Cairngorms loop write up

Postby aid_rob » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:53 pm

I have no idea where I read tomintoul was the highest in Scotland, its the highest in the highlands in eithe case.

It was a great ride and I'd recommend it, I really had some dark moments but it always happens hey!

Cheers for reading
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