For a laugh - the following are all genuine posts from the planning thread......with some of my unbiased comments added….spooky
Route summary (we might have a wee detour at knockdampf to shorten the walk section)...
Is it just me or does that smack of, well, erm, german?
I used to get paid good money to walk the streets at night
Hmmm – didn’t work in Ullapool
Mr Panda (referring to Gazz)
remember night well - i spend with you again, yes.........
same bunk, I slept on top of him
Keeping your backside to the wall seems sensible for some reason
Fewer places to hide the soap
TK (on preparation of Map 1)
I folded it half way to make it double sided and laminated the lot to make it waterproof (use the thinnest laminating pouches).
Rolled up into a side pocket - job done.
I reckon this one is dead in the water. I'm going to pull out.
Displaying lack of committment
this would be a ride no-one has done before which is a bit daunting and risky
Need to get some more up to date maps - mine is 1974
Clearly the chances of getting hideously lost are high...
did you have to pay for that map?
Look after the pennies and the pounds’ll take care of themselves
TK (on preparation of Map 2)
here's a miniture of mine, I printed it out folded it in half to make it doublesided then thin laminated the lot, rolled around my top tube for most the journey.
Yes – we know now how it works
On my 1974 retro map the Duag Bridge - Knockdamph section is shown as rough footpath
Yeah count me in
…and then there were three
I am on the cusp of kicking mr k's peak trip into touch and joining you intrepid fella's
Ooooohhhh, touchy, touchy
I'm in if you can promise me sunshine
The praying worked
Really quite fancy this, bummed out
Not sure what to make of that
Baggy me no on top.
Well baggy’s don’t work then
I'm up for this one too
U-turn! (as opposed to well, erm, U-boat)
Whatever, I'm last to the party and don't mind either way I can manage 2 bikes and bodies
2km from Duag Bridge we need to ford the Abhainn Poblaidh
Anyone fancy going for a dip at each end
Is it just me who thought he meant Doritos?
good work therealkw15 glad to see someone will know where we are going
I'm taking money, camera, waterproofs, food, trunks, dry clothes and dry shoes
Read – loafers!
Edinburgh Coop Sale starts tomorrow at 9am
if anyone was going to know this……it would be a Dundonian
Booked up and just bought these for £34 plus £2.95 postage...
…..but there’s a story behind this
as you may know I don't like bogs too much
Botty’s yes – bogs no.
buy cheap buy twice
not if you keep the receipt
Wheres the map again?
Beside TK’s cock
I'll try to remember to bring you some Throbbin' Gristle Mr P
but I still have to make better rack mounts than last time
aha – forgot about that then
Im sorry Im not sharing pants
Unlike Rado and ZZ who shared pyjama bottoms
Rado will need at least ten spare tubes
……and a chain
Could just singlespeed and go on the Ku
Alternatively could fits loads of cogs but no derrailieurs and hope no-one sees me switching gears by hand
I'm a bit worried about our river crossing
I can bring 30ft(might be metres) of rope and a 650kg carabina
Yeah – good idea
I've made a top tube version of my map and a larger version for in my bag incase we do actually get lost
And it gives me a more comfortable support for “willy”
Do you still get phone cards?
this now gives me an extra half day to fart around
......so you tutored TK and Rob?
*no one has mentioned how stupid this may be so I've done it anyway and now its too late.
My bike is set
= my bike is loaded with everything I could carry from Halfords last weekend
head to inverness and then ask for directions, what can go wrong?
starting to think I have underpacked
yep – we all thought the same. Tsk.
like your ring action- does it work ok?
……Gazz practices his chat up lines for a hot Saturday night in Ullapool.
do you just stop to change the front gear or clip it with your heel?
…..so does TK
I still don't think I'll fill them. Better to have two half filled than one full no?
……and so does ironman
TK (on using only one rear pannier)
Depends, I used one for years BITD……never bothers me
OK - no imbalance issues there then.
completely wasting space gadget in my opinion but... heck take it
Picking up handy tips from TK packing strategy
I'll take ipod and car charger
That’s more like it
See you all in Ullapool at 10.30 lads
First navigational error!
What a laugh
Thanks all for a good company
Job done…….until next time.