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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:54 am 
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:D I'm still painting but will check in your progress! Jawny did you go?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:17 am 
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I watched the boat head out :o I waved but couldn't see you :lol:


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:( i wasn't sure if anyone was actually going!! I checked last night and i presumed everyone here was busy doing other things. Therealwalk- good on you for soloing on the MTB. I'd like to think you were riding on slicks? Anti-clockwise means you have the big climb early doors. Watchout for the tight bend at the bottom. Enjoy 8)


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Slicks would be nice... But semi slick it is today. Panaracer Mach SS 1.9 on the front, Schwalbe Marathon Plus 2.0 on the back- an absurdly heavy tyre.

Just arriving at Brodick, thanks for the corner warning.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:55 am 
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Absurdly heavy? pannier? :shock: You're either very, very fit or very brave!!!! It's a heavy route. Last time i rode it was on a Specialized SWORKS hardtail with specialized fatboy slicks, pumped up to concrete psi :lol: Handled like a roadbike 8) I hope the wind is kind to you buddy. I'll look forward to reading your report. :!: :!: :!:


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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
anticlockwise would be my preferred route too - get the tough stuff over with quickly - once you've passed Lochranza the rest is easier. Jealous.

Lochranza Hotel in the north or Lagg Hotel in the south of the island are good for lunch/beer 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:56 pm 
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Back on the ferry to Ardrossan. Updates ceased
A) because of some email problem, and
B) because I have spent the last hour time trialling to Brodick having misjudged my distance and farting about allowance (no computer on the bike)

Nausea currently subsiding- that was really quite hard.

Coke and chocolate beckons...


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nice one, I watched the boat come back in too :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:18 pm 
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Great effort! 8) I said it was a heavy route eh? :lol: At least you caught the boat :P Now you realise why everyone chickened oot :wink:


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Heres a pic from tonight :D

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