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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby htrider » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:52 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:Of course, we could actually, you know, bivvy????

Nah, I'm a wimp, bothy please!
Ray you need to be tin pot dictator for the location
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby ScotRoutes » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:51 pm

I'm going to try to scout out Duinish in the next couple of weeks (assuming my sore ribs are just briusing). I reckon it's pretty much ideally placed.
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby htrider » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:11 pm

My thoughts too but you northerners will have the bog fest approach! I've done it on the fargo so you'll be fine. From memory (if you haven't done this before) the line on the ground takes a slightly more direct line to the river crossing than the dog leg on the map.
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby ScotRoutes » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:09 am

Yeah, I was through earlier this year.

Of course, it'll be frozen and perfect for fatbiking in December. Yeah?
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby Ray Young » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:06 pm

htrider wrote:Ray you need to be tin pot dictator for the location


Ray Young wrote: after 5 years of choosing the destination and setting the route I was wondering if anyone else would like to volunteer and take a turn?


Now I've found Duinish on a map I'm favouring that, sure we could fit a tarp over the doorframe if the door is missing.
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby ScotRoutes » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:40 pm

I'm assuming this is the "gate".

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A sheet of heavy gauge plastic sheeting and a stapler might be ideal
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby Borderer » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:06 pm

Until someone needs a wee in the night.........
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby Gari » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:24 pm

A wee what?
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby Ray Young » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:26 pm

Gari wrote:A wee what?


A wee bucket to pee in, :wink: .
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby htrider » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:48 pm

When I was there last there was another door to the main building inside the porch and that gate was just to keep sheep out of the porch??
The lavvy is out the back :mrgreen:
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby Ray Young » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:34 pm

htrider wrote:If you want to be Tin pot dictator for this Ray,


It's been a month since anyone posted on here and only a month to go and still no decision made so although I said I didn't want to decide the location this year I am putting on my "TIN POT DICTATOR" hat and saying it's Duinish Bothy on 16/17 Dec.

I am going up this Sunday to check it out and drop off a bag of coal.

Depending on circumstances I will be riding in from Pitlochry train station or if my music tutor comes along then we'll be parking at Kinloch Rannoch and just doing a short ride in.

Hope it suits.
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby Blair512 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:43 pm

Ray Young wrote:
htrider wrote:If you want to be Tin pot dictator for this Ray,


It's been a month since anyone posted on here and only a month to go and still no decision made so although I said I didn't want to decide the location this year I am putting on my "TIN POT DICTATOR" hat and saying it's Duinish Bothy on 16/17 Dec.

I am going up this Sunday to check it out and drop off a bag of coal.

Depending on circumstances I will be riding in from Pitlochry train station or if my music tutor comes along then we'll be parking at Kinloch Rannoch and just doing a short ride in.

Hope it suits.


Great success, we have a plan! :-bd
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby ScotRoutes » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:04 pm

Ray Young wrote:
htrider wrote:If you want to be Tin pot dictator for this Ray,


It's been a month since anyone posted on here and only a month to go and still no decision made so although I said I didn't want to decide the location this year I am putting on my "TIN POT DICTATOR" hat and saying it's Duinish Bothy on 16/17 Dec.

I am going up this Sunday to check it out and drop off a bag of coal.

Depending on circumstances I will be riding in from Pitlochry train station or if my music tutor comes along then we'll be parking at Kinloch Rannoch and just doing a short ride in.

Hope it suits.


Yep. I was also hoping to get along for a recce but I'm only just back to riding after cracking a rib.
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby htrider » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:13 pm

Nice one Ray - I'm in in but its my works night out the previous evening so I may be a late arrival :YMSICK:
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby Blair512 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:51 pm

Is Duinish a non MBA bothy? I can't see it on their website, can anyone furnish me with a GR?
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby Ray Young » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:53 pm

Yes, non MBA. PM grid refs now.

Anyone else want location then pm me .
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby Blair512 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:04 pm

:-bd
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby Blair512 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:48 am

I see mucoff have released a -50°c chain lube, could have done with that on the 2015 winter bivvy!
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby htrider » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:32 pm

Blair512 wrote:I see mucoff have released a -50°c chain lube, could have done with that on the 2015 winter bivvy!

I'd better get my finger out and get a winter bag bought (assuming I don't freeze to death tomorrow eve that is...)
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby Ray Young » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:19 am

Ray Young wrote: I am going up this Sunday to check it out and drop off a bag of coal.


Not going till Monday now but definitely going.
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby RIP » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:27 am

How's it going Blair? Bloody freezing down here (1degC) and I can't hear a thing after the Rezillos so I'll probably sleep well ;).
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby RIP » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:52 am

And don't even talk about MuddyPete and Melton Mowbray Chocolate Factory! Best I can manage here is some Maltesers before beddybyes. Hah.
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby Ray Young » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:54 pm

Right then, that's a bag of coal dropped off, hope no one going for numbers twos finds and uses it before we get there.

The front door situation. Whoever said there wasn't one is sort of correct. It is there, only not on its hinges. However it's not a problem as there are two doors between the outside world and the room we'll be in :-bd .
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby ScotRoutes » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:07 pm

Did you ride in from the North or the South Ray?
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Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Postby Ray Young » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:34 pm

From the south. Took longer than planned to get up there as a huge digger doing maintenance on the drainage channels had been up and down the track a few times and churned it right up. Flew back down though without the weight of the coal holding me back.
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