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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:25 pm 
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I'll not make it but if there is anything else needed let me know - I'll start on the banner tonight.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:31 pm 
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I'll be watching this with interest cause the route and time scale involved will have a major impact on whether I can make it to the meet. On the day I need to be at work in Govan for 4pm. I've been knocked back for time off or a late start.


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Found a pick of what trail should look like when climbing back up from Selkirk past Peat Law to the Three Brethren on return leg.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1354505


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:38 pm 
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Another photo showing trail climbing up to Three Brethren
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1354582
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2456758
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1356644
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/649771
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/294806
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1283738
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/186172
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1273972


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:08 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
zigzag wrote:
velomaniac wrote:
Might be able to skive off on Thursday to join you, what time you proposing ?

+1... Checking with boss.

Bossman he say yes.

Velo, I can pick you up.

K - wit time at Inners?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:34 pm 
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Not sure what it equates to distance wise but I reckon we shouldn't aim for much more than 20 miles and definitely under 30.

Should possibly look at escape routes too, especially as it is open moorland, if the weather turns it would be bleak


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:07 pm 
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Time is up to you guys, I'm off all day. It takes me a couple of hours to get there. Realistically though earliest 9 till 11?


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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Split the difference? 10am?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:28 pm 
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I'll happily accept a lift and I'll be ready, thanks ZZ 8)

Yorkshire rides tend toward 25 miles and they seem well attended plus our Torridon run was a fair distance but everyone made it :)

Anyhoo getting to the Three Brethren at least would be good as its a distinct landmark with good photo opportunities and the views meant to be great. Also it sits on the edge of Yair Forest which is supposed to have some good unofficial trails between the forest roads which we could link back to Minch Moor.


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25 is fine, Drum took much longer than expected for the morning run and most didn't go out in the afternoon. I think that was only around 15 miles.

We all made Torridon but look how long it took and it would take much longer with 20+ riders


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