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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:59 am 
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great pic's, I'll finish my write up chore once I finish the chores Mrs Mac has left me :x

in the meantime, here's the best of my poor photo's

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gaz with the 1st crossing of the ford at the River Coulin by gmac123, on Flickr

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Jamie fords the River Coulin by gmac123, on Flickr

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Zigzag fords the River Coulin by gmac123, on Flickr

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Mr P leaves TK in the distance and facing the wrong direction by gmac123, on Flickr


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grinning Zigzag the decent to Achnashellach by gmac123, on Flickr

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Velo & Kaiser the decent to Achnashellach by gmac123, on Flickr

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TK rips up the decent to Achnashellach by gmac123, on Flickr

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gaz limbers up for bridge by gmac123, on Flickr

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TK crosses Fionn-amhainn by gmac123, on Flickr

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mountain man gaz contemplates a first ascent of Maol Chean-dearg by gmac123, on Flickr

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ole Klein and Maol Chean-dearg by gmac123, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:10 am 
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It looks like you had a great time folks, pity I couldn't turn up this time. I guess weather was a benefit, slightly better than last time @ F. William.

I thought I never say this about Velo's bike but that's actually very nice and I mean very nice :shock: Great photos too.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:32 pm 
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Well I'll open with my panoramas....

This was the view a few hundred yards from the bunkhouse...
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And more...
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First singletrack decent - brilliant fun and I didn't crash here.
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Lunch Break, only here did we find we could have gone to a pub 5 miles back for lunch.
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Many screams of the C word to get to this the highest point.
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Kaiser fixes a puncture on the moon.
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Destination Torridon - only 10 miles of road once we get down there, this was taken around 2/3rds of the way down.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:45 pm 
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Time to bodge up a 29er methinks, 26er gates with skinny tyres cant cut that stuff.......oh the pain :roll:

Great weekend, helish climb, rough as a very rough thing descent but great company in stunning scenery with good weather and great beer and food at our digs. :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:34 pm 
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Road to kinlochewe...
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Aye the food was good....
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Stac Cromoly
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Easy Start
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Jamie on the road
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First snack break
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Coulin
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Loch Carron
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Bothy Break...
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What did we do to deserve this
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Top of the morning
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If I lean against this rock no one will notice my excitement
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I can see where I crashed from here
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Upper Loch Torridon
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:44 pm 
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Absolutely fantastic. The scenery is stunning.


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Looks epic, great pics. Lucky on the lack of rain too....


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:14 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Saturday morning, Gazz happy and well rested after a peaceful nights sleep
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Loch Coulin, Meall an Leathaid Mhoir in the background
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Following the walkers path along the east bank of Loch Coulin - much more interesting than the fire-road above, gmac guided us right
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Coulin Lodge, Beinn Eighe towers above
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Singlespeeding mountain hardmen (before any hills/rocks)
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Bridge over the treacherous River Coulin
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Kaiser bravely fords the torrent
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Jamie and TheKen follow suit
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Jamie rests his arm on an imaginary mantelpiece, while Velo unpacks his smoking jacket to compliment his satin headscarf
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TheKen prepares to bunny hop the held together with rags Bridgestone
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Velo heads off down the walker's path coming down from the Coulin Pass towards the A890 - great wee descent
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Kaiser, TheKen and Jamie further down the same path
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Part way down the descent, looking west towards Loch Dughaill
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Velo and Mr P heading north out of Coulags
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Bridge or ford? Gazz ponders crossing the Fionn-abhainn
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Bothy break
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You would look like this too if you had to sit on a giant knob...
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Not far from Loch Coire Fionnaraich, mix of riding and hike-a-bike
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TheKen and Jamie, Meall nan Ceapairean and Maol Chean-daerg in the background
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Kaiser and gmac atop a heathery knoll
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Water feature heading down towards Loch Coire Fionnaraich
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Skirting the loch, Meal Daerg in the background, the climb up to Bealach na Lice on the right is revealed
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Bealach na Lice, brrrrrrr coldest point of the ride
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Lovely first stretch of trail coming down from Bealach na Lice...
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... skirting Loch an Eion
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Gazz Bewitched?
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Looking south towards Maol Chean-daerg
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Looking north towards Liathach, Gazz and gmac look east
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goddamn i wish i was able to make that like.

crackin photies.


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Gorgeous pictures.


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