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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 10:00 am 
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Give me a while to get my breath back... link Photos here and I can compile them into the story.

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 10:51 am 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
You doing the write up TK?

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 11:01 am 
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If you have time, it would be much quicker, I'm at work and have a busy day ahead, edit into your tent post to keep it at the top, I'll edit this one after to tidy the thread.


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 11:14 am 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Don't mind doing it but will have to wait as I'm on Greenhouse Duty today :roll:

.....other volunteer scriptwriters welcome :!:


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 12:10 pm 
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Location: held captive by baby haggis in a cave in Scotland
Heres a few pics before I head out.
Brilliant weekend, great epic ride on Saturday. I think I had a harder workout than if I had raced in Belgium. New 1 x 1 was absolutely perfect, one puncture from being a bit ambitious over the first section of drainage channels but thanks to Rado for a tube and we were on our way. Due to the extreme amount of rocks my headset needed a slight retensioning at the bothy but other than that it was perfect. Well pleased.
All in all a brilliant weekend in the company of five other fine macretro gentleman, life doesn't get much better :wink:
Anyway heres a couple of pics then out for lunch.
More later
Jamie

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I think we should be on the other side of the river :roll:

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my drive home
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more later once uploaded as there are a few missing from the middle section and yes mine are a bit loaded with my new bike :oops:
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 12:58 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:07 pm 
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:) Xizang on the Quiraing - no way Hans Ray!


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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
End of thread! :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:14 pm 
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More to come later...


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:35 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Imageshack album here

Friday night
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Eilean Donan Castle - I am Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod. I was born in 1518 in the village of Glenfinnan on the shores of Loch Shiel. And I am immortal.

Day 1 - Sligachan Loop - Anti-Clockwise
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It wouldn't be a MacRetro ride without some last minute fettling by TheKen - Fanta seatpost shim (patriotic Irn Bru can was not available)

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The intrepid riders set out, note campsite still in sight and already pushing and overtaken by walkers

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Xizang and Sex One - Marsco in the background

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Marsco above Radek's heid, Sgurr Nan Gillean to the right

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Jamie on his eye-poppingly georgeous Surly - Single speed prize winning smile

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Radek on the lovely half carbon / half scandium Salsa Moto Rapido

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TheKen finding time to actually ride his Xizang inbetween adjustments

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Mr Panda on the Sex One, disc at the front, skew-whiff canti at the rear

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First ford of the day

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Radek getting fed up trying to spot the climbers on the ridge - ' no to the left of the rectangular outcrop '

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TheKen adjusts his front mech and Mr Panda's inspects his rear. FNARR!

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Deeper into the Glen, more flow to the riding as the water bars disappear

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Mr Panda points out Mt Blanc in the distance

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Radek climbing up from Loch na Creitheach

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Arrival at the beach at Camusanary - Approx 8 miles travelled in 4hrs

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TheKen feeling a wee bit tired out

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Radek possibly a bit fatigued too

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Jamie succumbing to peer pressure also lies down

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Who is that mysterious bloke sitting down over there? I think his name's ' Sligachan ' ?

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The view down to Camusanary bay as we climbed up westwards toward Am Mam

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Blabheinn

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Cresting the top of the climb

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And down the other side towards Kilmarie/Kirkibost and some road miles before the horror of Strath Mor

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The only picture I could bring myself to take as we traversed Strath Mor - that's Gaelic for ' 3.5 miles of bog that will make you hate cycling '

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Strath Mor's ' Bend of Joy '- That's English for ' There's Luib! And that means tarmac - Oh how I long to ride on thee once more! '


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