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by Alan63
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 111518

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: 1141
Views: 111518

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: 1141
Views: 111518

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: 798

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: 1141
Views: 111518

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: 1141
Views: 111518

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: 1141
Views: 111518

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: 1141
Views: 111518

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: 1141
Views: 111518

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....
by Alan63
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 111518

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Successfully completed 4/4. Drove up late to Whitelee Forest for our April bivvy. Fraser wanted to try an al fresco bivvy for the first time so we pedalled the short distance to the hobbit huts at the MTB tracks. Whitelee is the biggest wind turbine development in Scotland. Had a decent nights and w...
by Alan63
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2054
Views: 288613

Re: Todays ride

First ride of the year to work. Gorgeous sunny day with a heavy frost on the ground. Roads quiet as schools still off. Hopefully all days will be like this!!
by Alan63
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 111518

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

3/3 for Fraser and l. Grabbed a quick hit BaM near Dingwall on way up A9 for a family trip to Orkney. Hoping to grab April BaM on Orkney.
by Alan63
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 111518

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

My son Fraser (11) and I have set out to take part in BaM 2019. Have successfully completed January and February so far. Not much time left to bag March. January BaM was to Greensykes bothy. Rode in from Eskdalemuir following Ray Young's Borders 220 route. February BaM was to Abyssinia bothy in the...
by Alan63
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 111518

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

My son Fraser (11) and I have set out to take part in BaM 2019. Have successfully completed January and February so far. Not much time left to bag March. January BaM was to Greensykes bothy. Rode in from Eskdalemuir following Ray Young's Borders 220 route. http://i.imgur.com/QR3MskX.jpg?1 February B...
by Alan63
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 150
Views: 61644

Re: How to insert pictures

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Oh my. Think I've got there. Thanks to everyone for their help and patience :grin:
by Alan63
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 150
Views: 61644

Re: How to insert pictures

Have spent the last hour trying to upload 1 pic from Google Photos as a test but without success. The patience of my wife has worn thin and told me to stop. If anyone feels inclined to write some form of instruction for a complete idiot, please feel free. Otherwise I'm with Mbnut, I'll stick to rid...
by Alan63
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 150
Views: 61644

Re: How to insert pictures

Have spent the last hour trying to upload 1 pic from Google Photos as a test but without success. The patience of my wife has worn thin and told me to stop. If anyone feels inclined to write some form of instruction for a complete idiot, please feel free. Otherwise I'm with Mbnut, I'll stick to ridi...
by Alan63
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 111518

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Well done Joe and Borderer. Looks like a "fun" trip. Fraser and I still to fit in our March trip. I got floored with a bad back so it will be late in the month before we get out...hopefully. Enjoyed your Gelder Shiel trail report. Had heard it is a good spot. Has gone on Fraser's ever growing to do ...
by Alan63
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Route advice aviemore to glasgow
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

Re: Route advice aviemore to glasgow

A lower level option between Laggan and Glen Lyon would be the old HT550 route from Laggan to Corrour then the Road to the Isles to Rannoch station, down the road to Bridge of Gaur to pick up the current HT550 route. (this might be the An Turas Mor route that Alan mentions) You're right. After the ...
by Alan63
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Route advice aviemore to glasgow
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

Re: Route advice aviemore to glasgow

From Laggan you could follow An Turas Mor backwards which would take you to the West end of Glasgow.
by Alan63
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 111518

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

2/2. Rode in to Abyssinia bothy last night with Fraser (11). Went for a ride to Loch Sloy then the back of Ben Vane. A bit wet and miserable but had a good ride. Abyssinia bothy was only opened in 2017 and is a great wee place situated in the Arrochar Alps. Always loved going to the area since I wa...
by Alan63
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 111518

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

2/2. Rode in to Abyssinia bothy last night with Fraser (11). Went for a ride to Loch Sloy then the back of Ben Vane. A bit wet and miserable but had a good ride. Abyssinia bothy was only opened in 2017 and is a great wee place situated in the Arrochar Alps. Always loved going to the area since I was...
by Alan63
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Loch Ericht West Shore?
Replies: 11
Views: 1691

Re: Loch Ericht West Shore?

by Alan63
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 111518

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Thanks that's nice to hear. How old is your boy? Mine has been to ten bothies now but greensykes is still his (and my) favourite. He is 11. Greensykes was his 3rd bothy. Ruigh Aichean is his favourite. He's keen to try more bothies and wild camping this year. I'm glad he still wants to hang out wit...
by Alan63
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 111518

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

1/1. Rode with my son from Eskdalemuir to Greensykes bothy following Ray Young's Borders 220 route. Bothy was rammed. Rode back to Eskdalemuir today under blue skies. Caught up with Blair512 and family at bothy. Great start to our BaM campaign. Someone has posted on FB that they left their camera a...