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by Alan63
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 132
Views: 4921

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

JimmyG wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:09 pm
Will do Ray once I get home later this afternoon.
Can you add me to the mailing list too please? Found a small bunker in Tentsmuir, junior was keen to try. Your location is closer to home. Thanks
by Alan63
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasgow bikepacking shops?
Replies: 35
Views: 1121

Re: Glasgow bikepacking shops?

I have picked up a couple of Apidura bike bags from Bilslands down in the Saltmarket. Good shop run by great people.
by Alan63
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 4289

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Unfortunately Fraser and I will miss out this weekend. Struck down by the lurgy. Have a great trip for those who go.
by Alan63
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 2492

Re: What you doing next year?

Fraser and I have unfinished business with BaMs. Got 9/12 this year for a 1st attempt so we'll make a push for 12/12.

As we live in Glasgow, we're at the start of An Turas Mor and 2nd City Divide. Planning to make a start on both routes breaking it down to 1 or 2 day chunks at a time.
by Alan63
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 4289

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

There is a carpark just to the south of Samye Ling, but that is for the temple only - you can't park there. About a quarter of a mile south of that is a small carpark (ten cars maybe) opposite the tea rooms that is free and you can park there overnight. Sounds like the same place I'm talking about. .
by Alan63
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 4289

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

When we went to Greensykes in January, we parked in Eskdalemuir. There is a small car park opposite a modern cafe/visitor centre. The folks that run the place were happy for us to park there. The cafe did a good Sunday lunch.
by Alan63
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 4289

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

thenorthwind wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:19 pm
Thanks for the link Borderer - are people planning to meet in Eskdalemuir and ride in together?

I know Bob - hoping the Scottish lot might turn up though ;-P
We're planning to ride in from Eskdalemuir following Borderers route. We'd be planning to ride in during daylight.
by Alan63
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 4289

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Ray Young wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:57 am
AlasdairMc wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:23 am
Cool, I’ll be along if I can. Dryfehead still the planned venue?
Yes. Dryfehead it is.

Who's definitely planning on coming?
Me, Alasdair Mc, htrider, borderer.
Fraser and I planning to be there.
by Alan63
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 76849

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Unfortunately Fraser and I are out of the running. October has been a busy month and tonight was to be our BaM no10 for 2019. Had to keep Fraser off school today through illness. A pity as we've got close to our 12 BaMs. These things happen. We've agreed we'll be back for 2020. We've had some great ...
by Alan63
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 4289

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Haven't been to Dryfehead before. Is there much space for camping outside if need be?
by Alan63
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 4289

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Fraser and I should be up for winter bivvy trip.

Could be a gathering of the young team if Fraser and Joe make it.
by Alan63
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 76849

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Yes I saw that and thought how funny it would have been if we had bumped into each other :lol: We had an arrangement to visit friends in Dalgety Bay on Saturday evening which was why I thought of the Fife Coastal path. I know Blair from here has ridden some of it, but I couldn't find an account of ...
by Alan63
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 76849

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Friday and Saturday were rare September days of stunning weather here. Friday it was 22C and the sun was blazing, so you can imagine how thrilled I was that we wasted THE WHOLE DAY searching for my debit card which the boy had mislaid. :roll: I had planned a trip to try some of the Fife Coastal pat...
by Alan63
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 76849

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

9/9 for Fraser and I. We were joined by my other son Lewis on his 1st wild camp trip. Fraser had an MTB race in Dundee today. We grabbed a trip to Tentsmuir Forest in Fife. Found a great sheltered spot amongst the dunes not far from the shore.
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by Alan63
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 76849

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

8/8 for Fraser and I. My youngest son Lewis (9) decided he wanted to join us on our bothy trip. Lewis doesn't ride a bike but prefers to walk. Looked at Gameshope and Abyssinia but didn't fancy the burn crossing with 2 kids. Instead we went back to our wee shelters at Whitelee forest for a quick hit...
by Alan63
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 43058

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Well done Rich and Tom. I know my 11 year old son is inspired by Tom's adventures.
by Alan63
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 76849

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Thanks for posting. That's another location added to Fraser's list. :lol: It would be a good one for little legs alright. About 40km round trip. Samye ling is also a fantastic place for young minds. There is more about it on our website on the greensykes trip page. We went there after our Greensyke...
by Alan63
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 76849

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Borderer wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:04 am
Piemonster wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:05 pm
I really need to go and find HT Riders posh bivvy site!
Me too!
Us too. If I remember, Ray Young and Blair512 went there a couple of years ago.
by Alan63
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 76849

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Borderer wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:26 pm
Yes, the three rooms are a bonus - you are pretty guaranteed a room to yourself. It also has a composting toilet now.
It's a lovely spot there by the confluence of the streams.
Thanks for posting. That's another location added to Fraser's list. :lol:
by Alan63
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Glasgow based route ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Glasgow based route ideas

You could try the first part of Markus Stitz's Wild About Argyll. Train or ride from Glasgow to start in Helensburgh. Ride as far as Dunoon then ferry over the Clyde then ride or train back to city. Alternatively the start of 2nd City Divide from city centre as far as Lanark then train back. Don't f...
by Alan63
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 76849

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/1sYoo8WHYB15wgAduzFns4FoTv4XxOp5Wd0gsFtQaDXL6_zZddKRNetyQw4iJ1TZ10vIljfXDFeebyMIXTF_hCZFhdwkkFe_5CLQAy_MSbw1rvikvLLM8leKFXVAlryaEjFtmq6GBg=w1920-h1080 Most bothies I've been have been damp and dark. That one looks positively inviting!! It's a really great little bo...
by Alan63
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 76849

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

July completed. 7/7 for Fraser and I in 2019. A quick trip to Kettleton Byre bothy. A great wee bothy in a part of the world I haven't visited often. Woke up to rain this morning so headed back to car.
by Alan63
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 76849

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

6/6 for Fraser and I. Went up to Whitelee Windfarm and bivvied at the shelters at the MTB trail. My youngest son Lewis (8) joined us for his 1st trip away. Lewis got picked up by Mum and Fraser and I rode home the long way through the windfarm picking up some tiles.
by Alan63
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 76849

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

If I can find a wild camp spot then June BAM is under way on Lismore. It's a small island with surprisingly few wild camp options. Currently letting the Hebridean Beef and Haggis Burger digest before moving on. Looking forward to hearing about Lismore. One of the western islands on the still-to-do ...
by Alan63
Tue May 21, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 76849

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

5/5 for Fraser and I. Fraser had entered the Galloway Hillbillies Off-Road Duathlon at Kirroughtree near Newton Stewart. The race is a combination of trail running and mtb-ing. We decided to make a weekend of it combining the race with a bothy trip. https://i.imgur.com/BgvX1Zg.jpg?3 https://i.imgur....