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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:09 am 
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Ya bunch of pussies, Dave G (was on the blackmount trip) rode the west highland way south to north including down the devils staircase on a rigid 1994 cannondale, Man up.
(says the man that was almost crying on the torridon trip and won't be on this one (to slow you down))


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:09 am 
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I might join to this. Bunkhouse or hostel for me please. Who does entertainment if not The Ken?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:19 am 
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any advice on what i should bring with me i know the weather can change up there pretty fast


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:37 am 
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The live "music" will be up the road from you in the Wild Goose Hostel in Fort William :)

Waterproofs Ewan, and another set to wear under your waterproofs to keep you dry :)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:09 pm 
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The Ken wrote:
The live "music" will be up the road from you in the Wild Goose Hostel in Fort William :)



I wonder if the boys will still hear yer snorin :P


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:18 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Bollocks.

Glencoe Independent Hostel totally booked. Nothing in either the hostel or bunkhoose.
Glencoe YHA only has a couple of beds left, so that's not much cop.

Obvious options I can see are camping - I think we'd need two cars anyway, with 5 of us coming up from central belt on the Saturday. Or could think about Blackwater hostel at Kinlochleven? Looks like they still have space (rooms or microlodges!) - Handy for us ending the ride, not so handy at the start.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:29 pm 
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Could the ride be tailored to start and finish in Kinlochleven?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:35 pm 
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If Keith just brought his tent without all the other stuff like umpteen chairs, full cookset etc then 4 of us could rough it with just sleeping bags and carry mats. Get yourself suitably merry on booze and camping becomes less uncomfortable. I have a bivvy tent I could occupy in the seating area of his tent thus increasing occupancy to five and keeping me safe from midges. We only need a full convoy if everyone insists on bringing everything and the kitchen sink. Personally happy to camp !


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:40 pm 
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ewanm77 wrote:
any advice on what i should bring with me i know the weather can change up there pretty fast



Try packing as per the weather forecast and then pack a warmer set of clothes and a cooler set, an stowable waterproof jacket in your pack is handy too. I'll probably be wearing shorts and a long sleeve top or a softshell and carry a jacket in my pack, I'll also have a spare set of gloves and a buff and hat for under my helmet if it gets really dreich. I've carried a spare base layer in my pack too but for the life of me I can never remember changing during the ride.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:52 pm 
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better go get a light jacket and some tubes.

if anyone needs anything taken up and im passing that way we will have plenty room in our car


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