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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:28 am 
MacRetro rider
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Location: Airdrie North Lanarkshire
devils staircase andCiaran Path http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h4Qii_IkNo


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:30 am 
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My home PC seldom has strong enough signal to see the youtube clips and works PC won't allow them so all I've seen is still photo's and text on the subject. All suggest its a bit tough, way worse than our torridon trip and thus Gmac you'll see me riding either the fattest tyred bike you've ever seen me on or something with suspension at both ends, bet you never thought you'd see the like :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:45 am 
MacRetro rider
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Location: Lanarkshire, Bonnie Scotchland
ohh velo, I know that deep down you're a very progressive thinker

I've watched the rise of the impressive velo-fat and I've seen you turn out on a full sus (giant) giant

you're way ahead of us all velo, engineering away, claiming not be an engineer

looking forward to this day, love the rough natural stuff. for me, defo a day for the full sus 29er having observed the size of those rocks strewn all over the path


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:04 am 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
On the plus side, they must have heard I'm coming and installed safety fencing. Will be dusting off the pads myself, and seriously thinking about bringing the MOHO for some full-sus comfort.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:13 am 
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I'm a bodgineer, none of this extensively testing materials for its suitability for the task !


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Location: ahm a fifer neebur
need to seriously consider route, as Velo says 25mile at our pace is a good 8-10hours possibly lol, especially as we not staying over the sunday night. Either that or we dont blether as much...

if we leave 10.30am from the campsite, poss not back till 7ish


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:54 pm 
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Actually Clubby said that, I know that such a note of caution sounds like me but it was Clubby.
Personally I'd go for:
We're Doomed, we're all doomed to die in the wilderness, broken exhausted wrecks, reduced to eating our bikes !!!!
Thats more me, just so we're clear :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:14 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
It's mostly downhill, we'll surely crack a 6mph average and be in Kinlochleven for an early tea?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:08 pm 
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Location: Lanarkshire, Bonnie Scotchland
achtch it'll be fine, everyone should bring a a survival bag, flare and a whistle


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:09 pm 
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infact did one of the route guides for the CP not say it was 2hr jaunt, seem to remember thinking I want more than a 2hr ride for my 4 hour of driving


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