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by Alan63
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 111582

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.
by Alan63
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Eskdalemuir/Craik Forest
Replies: 16
Views: 3016

Re: Eskdalemuir/Craik Forest

I had a wee trip there last weekend with macskive, out to Dryfehead bothy. We parked near Samye Ling and rode in from there. Bags dropped at the bothy, then did a quick gravel loop with no bags. There is some lovely gravel riding there. Nothing in the slightest bit technical but good to get some mi...
by Alan63
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 706
Views: 65770

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

New to veloviewer this year. Have reached 6 x 6. Only a couple of tiles away from 7 x 7. We collect tiles cycling, hillwalking, running and orienteering. Good fun.
by Alan63
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Winter Bivvy.
Replies: 103
Views: 10638

Re: Scottish Winter Bivvy.

Alan - I’m sure we can make the logistics work if you want to start from Kingussie or Newtonmore, or shuttle as close to the bothy as possible. Yep - it's an easy 8km from the Glen to the bothy via the shortest route - most of that on tarmac. Thanks for the kind thoughts Alasdair and Colin. We've h...
by Alan63
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Winter Bivvy.
Replies: 103
Views: 10638

Re: Scottish Winter Bivvy.

Folks, I'm calling off too. Don't think taking an 11 year old out in the conditions forecast would be a good idea. We'll definitely be joining you in better conditions. Enjoy the weekend.
by Alan63
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Winter Bivvy.
Replies: 103
Views: 10638

Re: Scottish Winter Bivvy.

Ray Young wrote:Sorry people, I've got man flu so won't be able to join you this year, :cry: .
Sorry you're not going to make it Ray. Hope you get better soon.
by Alan63
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Winter Bivvy.
Replies: 103
Views: 10638

Re: Scottish Winter Bivvy.

Showed junior picture of bothy. He's raring to go now.
by Alan63
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Winter Bivvy.
Replies: 103
Views: 10638

Re: Scottish Winter Bivvy.

FWIW my plan is to give junior his tea in Newtonmore/Kingussie then get a snack when we get to the bothy. Saves his old dad carrying loads of grub :-bd . We will probably ride the bikepath from Newtonmore to Kingussie. Happy to meet up in either location.
by Alan63
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Winter Bivvy.
Replies: 103
Views: 10638

Re: Scottish Winter Bivvy.

I'm going to make my own way up I think Alasdair, I'm Fife bound on the Sunday so it'll save me getting on a train full of Christmas market goers! What time are we thinking for meeting up? Your choice, I can pick you up en route and drop you in the kingdom on the Sunday if that’s any easier for you...
by Alan63
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Winter Bivvy.
Replies: 103
Views: 10638

Re: Scottish Winter Bivvy.

My only thought was the bit after Newtonmore - Colin have you done this? Depending on how the pub goes we could just cut straight up to the Bothy via the wee dead end road alongside the A9 You mean skip the bit between Newtonmore & Kingussie? Happy to go along with that if it's a rubbish bit of tra...
by Alan63
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Winter Bivvy.
Replies: 103
Views: 10638

Re: Scottish Winter Bivvy.

Junior and I are in. We're (patiently) waiting on the winter train timetable to be released to know our exact plans.
by Alan63
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 86678

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

ScotRoutes wrote:October BAM currently underway. Lieing here listening to the sound of snow on the tent.

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Looks great. Always fancied a bivvy at the barracks. Is it floodlit through the night?
by Alan63
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Tarf Hotel
Replies: 11
Views: 2406

Re: Tarf Hotel

Blair there's a wee trail report on biking to Tarf hotel on mountain bothies Scotland fb page. Looks like they left their bikes short of the bothy.
by Alan63
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Winter Bivvy.
Replies: 103
Views: 10638

Re: Scottish Winter Bivvy.

We'll probably be on the train to Kingussie. We can dip in and out of Blair's route and hopefully meet up on the way.
by Alan63
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Winter Bivvy.
Replies: 103
Views: 10638

Re: Scottish Winter Bivvy.

Hoping to come along too. May bring junior now he has the taste of bothy life. Will PM you Ray.
by Alan63
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2059
Views: 288734

Re: Todays ride

Ride with junior and some friends round one of the red vtt routes in the Jura region of France. Very hot. 48k of undemanding riding but a chance to see some real out of the way villages.
by Alan63
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jenny Graham -Around the World Record Attempt
Replies: 65
Views: 9264

Re: Jenny Graham -Around the World Record Attempt

NewRetroTom wrote:Is Jenny on a strategy of sleeping in the day and riding at night? Or am I getting the time zones confused?
There was a tweet yesterday saying it was to avoid the worst trans Siberian traffic. Personally I thought the change might have been heat related.
by Alan63
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The Traversée du Massif Vosgien, Alsace, France
Replies: 7
Views: 2247

Re: The Traversée du Massif Vosgien, Alsace, France

Strasbourg is an awkward spot to get from/to. Looked at getting back to UK from Strasbourg. All trains I could find go through Paris.

The best bet I could find was bike express (www.bike-express.co.uk) which goes through Nancy or Epinal. You could get a train from there.

Hope this helps.
by Alan63
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 86678

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

1st bivvy of the year and 1st bothy trip with my son Fraser(10). At Adventure Syndicate in Glasgow last November, Fraser was given a challenge for 2018 by Lee Craigie, to bikepack and stay at the renovated bothy in Glen Feshie. Dodged the worst of the thunder storms and rain to get to the bothy. Fra...
by Alan63
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Spring Thing 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 10562

Re: Scottish Spring Thing 2018

I'm out this weekend. Going to Dundee as pitbitch for junior at a track meet.

Have a great trip folks. Will catch up some other time.
by Alan63
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Spring Thing 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 10562

Re: Scottish Spring Thing 2018

I'm a mibbe at the moment. Junior may be completing at Dundee Track Omnium that weekend so I would be needed for pitbitching.

Also I seem to have inherited Rays back problems and am grounded just now.
by Alan63
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Spring Thing 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 10562

Re: Scottish Spring Thing 2018

14th would suit me too.
by Alan63
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3419
Views: 600191

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Polaris New Year Sale: https://www.polaris-bikewear.co.uk/category-s/1481.htm A lot here, some heavy reductions, though much of it roadie-oriented. Maptrap @ £5.99. It was designed by Chris Juden, former technical advisor at the CTC. Handy for anyone out there still using paper maps. 51AkIbWclDL._S...
by Alan63
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scotland Winter Bivi.
Replies: 138
Views: 31061

Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Sorry to hear that. There's no understanding the youth of today. Why would a young teenager want to give up the opportunity to ride in freezing weather, stay in a run down building with no facilities and glean amazing amounts of knowledge from inebriated old gits just so he can go to a party with p...
by Alan63
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 706
Views: 65770

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Help please. I'm new to VV. I uploaded existing Strava activities during the week. Trying to upload today's route unsuccessfully. Route done is on Strava but not pulling through. A previous poster said I should update myself. How do I do this? Read the FAQ's but non the wiser. FWIW I only have 18 a...