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by ScotRoutes
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Scottish trail knowledge required
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Scottish trail knowledge required

Absolutely. Rougher than the landie track on the South side but otherwise fine. One small river to be forded.
by ScotRoutes
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8687
Views: 954835

Re: The post man's been ...

LOLZ. Too easy eh?
by ScotRoutes
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8687
Views: 954835

Re: The post man's been ...

A neoprene vest.

Next stop, Georgia*



* a virtual prize to the first person to get the connection.
by ScotRoutes
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: First timer’s packing list
Replies: 28
Views: 453

Re: First timer’s packing list

ear plugs
See, that's just wrong.
by ScotRoutes
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Safety features!
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Safety features!

Surely this is only an issue if you bump into something? Solve the problem by just driving everywhere in reverse gear.
by ScotRoutes
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 581
Views: 36752

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Well, I made it back down safely. Had a lovely night. first got buzzed by a RAF Typhoon on reheat, then saw a shooting star. Milky way was spectacular. Woke up around 1:30 and it was still "warm" (i.e. about 10C). Woke up again around 6 and then turned over for another nap as the sun wasn't even up ...
by ScotRoutes
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 581
Views: 36752

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Slàinte

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by ScotRoutes
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 581
Views: 36752

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

A very warm afternoon and a calm, clear night forecast so I couldn't resist the temptation to head out to a local spot I'd been thinking of. 18km up to Coire na Ciste.

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Lying here in my bivvy, looking at an amazing skyscape. And some folk think tents are better...
by ScotRoutes
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 113
Views: 6362

Re: Films to watch while isolating

techno wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:40 pm
Just spotted this on iPlayer.
Bothy Life: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06s1762
Jenny!!!!
by ScotRoutes
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Hebridean Way
Replies: 29
Views: 1575

Re: Hebridean Way

I don't know what the FKT for the Hebridean Way is but it's a lot less than 4 days. Yes, you can cycle it in that time but I think you just miss too much. The first time I was through the Uists was cycling the Heb Way before it was called that. We had 5 days cycling. I was acutely aware that we seem...
by ScotRoutes
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Hebridean Way
Replies: 29
Views: 1575

Re: Hebridean Way

TBH I can only really re-iterate that 4 days is not enough time.
by ScotRoutes
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones loops vs drop bars
Replies: 18
Views: 499

Re: Jones loops vs drop bars

I don't know where this is going, so bear with this brain dump... I was "happy" with standard MTB bars until I got my first fatbike, 8 years ago. I built that up with Loops (the original, narrow ones), partly just to try and partly to see why other folk had. I liked them. It's hard to explain, but o...
by ScotRoutes
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 218
Views: 5905

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Phil, I reckon it was 10:04 everyone set off...
by ScotRoutes
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 218
Views: 5905

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Aye, that wind hasn't let up. Bugger that you missed the Fealar Lodge loop - again!

Any news on Cath?
by ScotRoutes
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 218
Views: 5905

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

There's a chirp from Sean's spot at 16:41 suggesting he finished then.

Phil reported in at 17:35.

Got 4 DNFs now, including John who has had some digestion problems.

I suspect many others have finished but just not let me know yet.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 218
Views: 5905

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

That's Dave out Had a tumble going down glen derry, didn't feel too bad so slept in the linn of Dee (breezy) and set out up by the geldie this morning. Was feeling a fair bit shoulder pain wrestling the bike in the bogs, made 9km released I was going really slowly, and shivering.... Turned round and...
by ScotRoutes
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 218
Views: 5905

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Ben confirmed his finish time as 9:51.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 218
Views: 5905

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

It should be obvious from the photos which was his bike :lol:
by ScotRoutes
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 218
Views: 5905

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Light rain where we are. Still breezy. Currently 17C though.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recording an ITT
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Recording an ITT

It's worth experimenting before you head off somewhere.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The Badger Divide In Pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 365

Re: The Badger Divide In Pictures

LOL. Just following your quote.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 218
Views: 5905

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

I've had two DNFs notified. One Feshie Bridge and one Aviemore.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 218
Views: 5905

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

You can get to John's tracker by clicking on "Where is John" on the following page


https://www.bigtalljohn.co.uk/links.html
by ScotRoutes
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The Badger Divide In Pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 365

Re: The Badger Divide In Pictures

The scum of the fucking earth!
by ScotRoutes
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 218
Views: 5905

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Yeah, I think he forgot the Spotwalla wake-up thing. Caught up with most of the folks at the Pine Marten. (Almost) everyone seems to have had a good first stint. Sean was planning to crack on through, hoping not to need an overnight stop. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50333474308_284eb9b949_c....