One for the HT550 connoisseur.

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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by Chicken Legs » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:02 pm

OBH does not open until March.
Kylesku opens in February.
Lochinver Pie Shop is open.
On the plus side the rather unpleasant lady who dislikes most people including cyclists has moved on and
the OBH are currently looking for a new manager.
Not much open at all, I was up there last week, apparently if you shut for six months they reduce
your business rates by half.
I carried five days of food and was so glad I did, with the food and winter clothing etc. etc. the bike
was a tad heavy.
The weather was excellent though :-bd
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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by whitestone » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:10 pm

Has the Overskaig reopened? The other possible option is the hotel at Rosehall but that also might shut through the winter.

It's likely that very few establishments will open through the winter. Some years ago a mate and I stopped at the Sands campsite in Gairloch. Chatting to the owner of the pub he said he only opened Friday to Sunday during winter and that the other two hotels in the village shut for winter, one just served coach tours through summer. The first winter he took over the pub he'd stayed open all week and basically didn't have a single customer Monday to Thursday.

Anyway, good luck Rich. I'm both jealous of you and glad it's not me :-bd
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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by Chicken Legs » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:13 pm

The hotel at the start of Glen Cassley in Rosehall is open, 5.30pm for food.
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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by htrider » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:43 pm

The shop at Rosehall was due to re-open again, not sure if it has now but will be by next May

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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by Richpips » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:28 am

Yep, OBH is shut as are lots of other places.

Fwiw Drumbeg stores are open on a Thursday 😁

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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:14 am

At least you'll not need to carry much water 😅

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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by ericrobo » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:23 pm

Rich

It’s cold out there.... especially on the hands....

If nobody else has suggested it yet, I would definitely take pogies.... :-bd

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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by Wotsits » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:28 pm

Good luck Rich :-bd

Rode the bottom loop with Postie last month, some snow on the tops & wet+cold feet was the main issue. It also went dark really quickly!
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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by Blackhound » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:45 pm

Best wishes Rich, will look forward to following your dot.
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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by htrider » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:08 pm

+1 Good luck and mind yer pogies :-bd

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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by Richpips » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:29 pm

A nightmare day today. Two cancelled trains then a bus ride to Tyndrum. Knackered.

Will most likely leave at 9am after a decent night's sleep and a proper breakfast.
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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by Lazarus » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:32 pm

Best of luck

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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by Lazarus » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:32 am

we have a dot to watch as he is off

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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by ScotRoutes » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:40 am

Remember that he'll be "off route" a few times as the trail on Trackleaders is the superceded one and he'll be following the 2020 route.

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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by NewRetroTom » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:57 pm

Looks like he's nearly at Ben Alder Cottage for the first night.

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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by Wotsits » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:33 pm

Fingers crossed for him that there's fuel there for the stove & the mouse doesn't chew through any of his kit to get to his food!
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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by stevewaters » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:20 pm

I saw somewhere he'd had a fall on some ice. - Fingers crossed, no serious injury.

Edit- Found it: https://twitter.com/richpips/status/1201139800545398784

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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by NewRetroTom » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:16 am

Hope Rich is ok this morning. He's either having a long lie-in or he forgot to switch the tracker on this morning.

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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by Pirahna » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:40 am

He's probably waiting for sunrise before setting off. 😁

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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by Chicken Legs » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:57 am

My Spot was rather unreliable last week up in Scotland, large sections didn't register a signal, slightly concerning
when the reason you carry the thing is if something goes wrong !
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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by thisisgrace » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:08 pm

His dot is moving back towards Tyndrum :(

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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by Pirahna » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:09 pm

Just looked and his spot is now live.

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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by Alexinthepeaks » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:15 pm

Looks like hes turned around then, i hope hes ok after is fall on the ice yesterday

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Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:17 pm

Bollocks.

Possibly heading for Rannoch Station.

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