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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:43 pm 
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16th-17th sound good to me too 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:26 pm 
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Location: Orkney, and the moral high ground
Here is the profile of the 56.25 mile coast road, anti-clockwise from Brodick.

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Coast road anti-clockwise from Brodick by therealkw15, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:35 pm 
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Climbing is not the issue on the road its winds coming off the sea. Clockwise often gives you a following wind to push you up the west coast which is more exposed than the east. I did get a Brompton right round the island in the past so its quite doable and there are numerous pubs with good grub on the circuit.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:42 pm 
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Location: Fife in Scotland
good grub :D
Why didnt you say so before.

BTW looking at that chart I thought it was gonna be hard :shock:

Winds not a problem for me or TK :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:45 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Also a superabundancy of public toilets and swings in every village. Seriously. :D

In a kerfuffle about bikes now - have modern CB Cape Wrath already on Arran, but was gonny swap that for 1988 Marin on next visit (and flog the CBCW), but now we're talking roady stuff which may mean breaking out The Bianchi as well :shock:


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So seriously guys are we really thinking of Arran road circuit the weekend before our big meet.

Its a yes from me provided I'm no ill :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:53 pm 
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I've only ever done it clockwise. That's probably why i was chewing my bars on the climb with the wind buffeting me :lol: Time to get my winter road bike ready with my compact chainset 8) What better way to get aquainted with the Macretro massive!!! :lol:


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P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Jawny wrote:
What better way to get aquainted with the Macretro massive!!! :lol:


Skinny Dipping at Ullapool?


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Mr Panda wrote:
Jawny wrote:
What better way to get aquainted with the Macretro massive!!! :lol:


Skinny Dipping at Ullapool?



can i wear my mankini? :oops:


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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
No Problem - Gazz did :P


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