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Virtual HT550

Post by htrider » Sat May 23, 2020 12:42 pm

Well since as we aren't doing it today and the weather is foul I thought I'd do an imaginary one....
Target time sub 3 days!!
Day 1
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The start....Seems to be a bunch of other people doing it too. Soon burn them off!
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Correct! See ya later suckers!
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First dodgy river crossing, time to dry me feet. Oops on the wrong route!
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Thats better, first dodgy river crossing = no probs
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Sun shine! Ben Alder approaching
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The end of the road....
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Fine view, fine trail
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Quick diversion to the old route for another nice view
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Snaw!
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Quick snack for lunch
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Spooky ruin
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The view north, we'll be up there in a bit.
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Afternoon sun
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Murky and boggy, just how we like it
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Luxury digs, some other bugger seems to have beaten me to it though!

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Re: Virtual HT550

Post by stevewaters » Sat May 23, 2020 12:45 pm

Fantastic ! - Looking forward to Day 2. With this and Karl's diary I am well happy now :smile:

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Re: Virtual HT550

Post by UnderTheRadars » Sat May 23, 2020 12:45 pm

*likes*

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Re: Virtual HT550

Post by htrider » Sat May 23, 2020 12:58 pm

Day 2
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Early morning nadge-core
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Brekkers in Ullapool then get stuck into the new bit
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Yer 'aving a laugh Alan!
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Thats more like it
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Always time for a swim
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That view, that trail
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Stuff the cowsh*t bog, I'm doing the postie path. Hello Torridon, be there in a bit
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Good choice
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Decided to go the long way round Torridon. This looks affy steep!
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Good view from the top though
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Big scary mountains
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Sun going down, better get some shut eye. Just need a bivvy spot now...
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That'll do nicely

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Re: Virtual HT550

Post by htrider » Sat May 23, 2020 1:13 pm

Day 3
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No rush, I've loads of time
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Been there, done that
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Breakfast of Champions
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Hello Ben Nevis
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Goodbye Ben Nevis, getting dark now better get me skates on!
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Good morning devils staircase. Hmm more snaw!
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Hello Tyndrum.. Bike looking a bit bedraggled....

Cheers folks, hope you enjoyed it..... :???:

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Re: Virtual HT550

Post by Richpips » Sat May 23, 2020 1:31 pm

That Torridon climb. :lol:

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Re: Virtual HT550

Post by FLV » Sat May 23, 2020 4:00 pm

Superb mate.

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Re: Virtual HT550

Post by robbie » Sat May 23, 2020 4:08 pm

Chameleon bike?
😁👍

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Re: Virtual HT550

Post by htrider » Sat May 23, 2020 7:27 pm

Richpips wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:31 pm
That Torridon climb. :lol:
Yeah, in the pishing rain with a bloody loaded fatbike over my shoulder...
robbie wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 4:08 pm
Chameleon bike?
😁👍
plus and fat bikes all look the same

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Re: Virtual HT550

Post by sean_iow » Sat May 23, 2020 8:05 pm

:-bd I see you had the same pizza on the way back as the way out, must be your favourite :grin:
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Re: Virtual HT550

Post by htrider » Sun May 24, 2020 12:25 am

sean_iow wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:05 pm
:-bd I see you had the same pizza on the way back as the way out, must be your favourite :grin:
2015 Group start. I sensibly order a vege pizza as I figure it will be the best thing to scoff after 11 hours on the bike. Alan G who is vege anyway takes one look and orders the same. A certain David Barter orders the seafood pizza and instantly regrets it when it arrives, eats it then spends the next day regretting it further..... Been my goto ever since. Irn Bru will drag you back from the worst low you can possibly imagine.....

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Re: Virtual HT550

Post by TREBOR » Mon May 25, 2020 2:14 pm

Thanks for the journey great pics I'll remember that about the pizza choice 👍. when we get out properly.🚲⛅🐌🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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