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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:08 pm 
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Jamie and I are planning the Aultnabreac loop on our oldest fatbikes.

All welcome.

Doesn't have to be a Fatbike because we're not purists.

The loop is fairly flat and ok for gravel bikes ie 30+mm tyres, but the conditions can make it more interesting.

Scenery you won't get elsewhere in the UK, almost arctic. Riding there feels very different.

Like this

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Bring your own JetBoil and cakes etc because there's lots of nothing out there, especially cake shops. :)

Details closer to the time.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:41 pm 
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Give me an idea of distance and likely weather and I will consider it. Day after my 50th Birthday so might not be fit for it


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:23 pm 
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Is it that flat all the way around?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:02 pm 
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The Ken wrote:
Is it that flat all the way around?

More or less. It's the Flow Country, mainly bog.

Distance about 22km.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:18 pm 
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Did several miles of bog back in September up near Glenelg - not on the fat bike - was horrible.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:36 pm 
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The loop is all on decent quality track. The bog is the surroundings. :)


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Got to work on your tourist patter Brian, "The Bog" just does not inspire. :facepalm:

What about:

"The well surfaced and drained byways that circumnavigate this environmentally diverse and beautiful Wetland Habitat give rise to magnificent vistas towards the internationally renowned geological strata of Scotland's hills and mountains. Thus ensuring a rewarding and energetic excursion by bicycle for any enthusiast of the great outdoors". :xmas-cool:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:07 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:

"The well surfaced and drained byways that circumnavigate this environmentally diverse and beautiful Wetland Habitat give rise to magnificent vistas towards the internationally renowned geological strata of Scotland's hills and mountains. Thus ensuring a rewarding and energetic excursion by bicycle for any enthusiast of the great outdoors". :xmas-cool:

I'll buy that :D


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:33 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Got to work on your tourist patter Brian, "The Bog" just does not inspire. :facepalm:

What about:

"The well surfaced and drained byways that circumnavigate this environmentally diverse and beautiful Wetland Habitat give rise to magnificent vistas towards the internationally renowned geological strata of Scotland's hills and mountains. Thus ensuring a rewarding and energetic excursion by bicycle for any enthusiast of the great outdoors". :xmas-cool:


Welcome to one of my "road" rides... :)


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