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by Alan63
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 706
Views: 65740

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 ac...
by Alan63
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scotland Winter Bivi.
Replies: 138
Views: 31058

Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

Unfortunately I can't make it. Mrs Alan63 has arranged a night out after suggesting it's left free. Blair, I have sent you a message on fb.
by Alan63
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: November BAM in Fife
Replies: 19
Views: 2817

Re: November BAM in Fife

Have a good trip guys. Sorry I can't make it. Juniors 10th birthday.
by Alan63
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: November BAM in Fife
Replies: 19
Views: 2817

Re: Lomond Hills Bivvy

Blair512 wrote:
Alan63 wrote:I'm down in Derby pitbitching for Mrs Alan63 at track meet. Enjoy.
You make it along in November Alan?
I'll try to make it. Calendar is full of cycling already....everyone else's but mine!
by Alan63
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: November BAM in Fife
Replies: 19
Views: 2817

Re: Lomond Hills Bivvy

I'm down in Derby pitbitching for Mrs Alan63 at track meet. Enjoy.
by Alan63
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scotland Winter Bivi.
Replies: 138
Views: 31058

Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

I know December is a wee while away however I spotted a thread on mountain bothies Scotland fb page which said Duinish has no front door at present. Seems the surround is rotten. There is a gate in place just now to keep animals out. Do we want to consider a possible alternative? I'll keep an eye on...
by Alan63
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Recommend me a beginner route with bothy near Edinburgh.
Replies: 25
Views: 11735

Re: Recommend me a beginner route with bothy near Edinburgh.

htrider wrote:No need for secret emails! - its on the (newly updated) MBA site:

https://www.mountainbothies.org.uk/both ... eton-byre/
Thanks for your reply. I was actually interested in your route to the bothy. I have passed it a few times.
by Alan63
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Recommend me a beginner route with bothy near Edinburgh.
Replies: 25
Views: 11735

Re: Recommend me a beginner route with bothy near Edinburgh.

Hello HTRider. Can you send me the Kettleton GPS also? ardotanderson950@gmaildotcom. Thanks
by Alan63
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2054
Views: 288610

Re: Todays ride

Spent the weekend at Glentress with junior recce'ing the Peebles stage race course and generally riding about. Great wee trip.
by Alan63
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scotland Winter Bivi.
Replies: 138
Views: 31058

Re: Scotland Winter Bivi.

I'm up for the winter bivvy trip too.

Got this gut feeling some anti-social so-and-so will organise an Xmas night out for the same time.
by Alan63
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Our 1955 Tour de France trip.
Replies: 10
Views: 3590

Re: Our 1955 Tour de France trip.

Just picked up your thread. It's a great idea. I've had a notion for quite a while to ride the route of the 1963 Tour when I retire. Just inspired me to do some research. In case anyone wonders, I was born in 1963.

Have a great trip. Will follow with interest.
by Alan63
Tue May 02, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2017.
Replies: 665
Views: 153628

Re: Bivvy a Month 2017.

Just realised I've not claimed April, I cycled part of the Capital trail from Edinburgh to Pebbles with an overnight stop just outside Melrose. Planning on a proper write up on my blog when I can find some spare time! Also spent a lovely evening in Burly whag bothy with Gill at the start of the mon...
by Alan63
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2054
Views: 288610

Re: Todays ride

Actually yesterday's ride. Family camping trip to Glenmore. Fabulous weather for ride with Fraser (9) up to Ryvoan then round Loch Morlich, Loch an Eilan to Inverdruie. Finished off with following the Old Logging Road back to the campsite. Magic.
by Alan63
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Spring Thing
Replies: 76
Views: 18849

Re: Scottish Spring Thing

Thanks for the link Blair. Enjoyed your write-up. Will keep an eye out for summer plans.
by Alan63
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Spring Thing
Replies: 76
Views: 18849

Re: Scottish Spring Thing

Looks like a great trip. Thanks for posting the report.

Blair, if you keep a blog, can you post a link?
by Alan63
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Spring Thing
Replies: 76
Views: 18849

Re: Scottish Spring Thing

Have a good trip whoever makes it along. Looking forward to reading all about it.
by Alan63
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2054
Views: 288610

Re: Todays ride

Spent a couple of hours trundling round the Commonwealth Games course at Cathkin Braes. Have now discovered my own mortality as my son rode up a steep hill and I couldn't (twice).
by Alan63
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Southern Upland Way west section
Replies: 4
Views: 1422

Re: Southern Upland Way west section

Thanks for posting HTrider. Can see a number of possibilities,
by Alan63
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Southern uplands way rideable?
Replies: 15
Views: 2513

Re: Southern uplands way rideable?

Following the comments with interest. Was planning a wee overnighter to Brattleburn from Moffat. Suddenly it doesn't sound too appealing.
by Alan63
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - the book
Replies: 93
Views: 10826

Re: Highland Trail 550 - the book

I'm going to have to send mine back Ian. Someone has been scribbling inside the front cover. Has Craigie had her crayons out Colin? Shh. My 9 year old son thinks Lee has just written to him. Had a flick through the book and it looks great. A lot of positive comments from my fb friends who got a cop...
by Alan63
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: 1000 miles in France
Replies: 23
Views: 3199

Re: 1000 miles in France

Thanks for posting Bridget. Really enjoyed your report. I will let my 9 year old son see it later. Have let him see the Tom & Rich reports in the past. Now I can add you and Joe to the list. He's keen to do some tours so you're report will hopefully inspire him. Great to see Joe smiling in the pics....
by Alan63
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Spring Thing
Replies: 76
Views: 18849

Re: Scottish Spring Thing

Sorry Blair but I can't do the 25th. Junior has round 1 of SXC MTB the next day.

Hopefully we can catch up some other time.
by Alan63
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Scottish Spring Thing
Replies: 76
Views: 18849

Re: Scottish Spring Thing

Depending on the dates, I'd be up for it.
by Alan63
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2054
Views: 288610

Re: Todays ride

2 laps of Commonwealth Games trails at Cathkin Braes with my 9 year old son Fraser. A beautiful, cold and sunny day to be out. Quite a few patches of ice on the trails. Fraser was trying out his new mountain bike, his big Christmas present from Santa.
by Alan63
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2017.
Replies: 665
Views: 153628

Re: Bivvy a Month 2017.

Blair512 wrote:I'm in again, really enjoyed this year. Hoping to get some multi night trips done this year as I only managed single nights this year
Cramond Island on the agenda?