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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:39 am 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Looks like nice weather tomorrow but report says severe rain today? Might be a repeat of the Yorkshire Dales ride - nice and sunny but wet/boggy underfoot/wheel?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:44 am 
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Theres good drainage for most of the route so hopefully just some big puddles :) I think there was only a couple of bits that will suffer and even then that was after weeks of rain. We're on the high ground for the most part.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:28 am 
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Best start getting ready for this. Will be bringing some retrobike swag, if anybody wants anything in particular drop me a PM. Hopefully I can sell 30 pairs of socks to pay for fuel :lol:

Heading up later, weather looks grand. Think every event since the Downs has had a severe rain warning for the Met Office. At least it looks dry tomorrow though.

Will of course have a load of stuff from our sponsors Bikefood too :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:31 am 
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Oh, any idea what time we'll be finishing? Assume Innerleithen is a fairly small place? Could do with finding a florist given Saturday is our wedding anniversary, don't think another bunch of carnations from the Esso will cut it this year when I arrive back at 11pm.


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John wrote:
Oh, any idea what time we'll be finishing? Assume Innerleithen is a fairly small place? Could do with finding a florist given Saturday is our wedding anniversary, don't think another bunch of carnations from the Esso will cut it this year when I arrive back at 11pm.


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Commitment to the cause, good work! Hope you survive the weekend...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:31 pm 
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Hi guys
Just finishing packing and hopefully should be on the road around 4 for the 313 mile drive :shock: route planner says 6 1/2 hours but that doesnt take into account the old VW cruising at 50 - 55, so it will be a late arrival for me tonight, probably just crash in the van in a layby somewhere if its too late.
Hope I put the old van back together properly :wink: and hopefully the postie has my temp sensor otherwise I will just have to disconnect the wiring so I dont see the warning light, Whats the worse that could happen? :roll:
Not a great week, I ordered the spokes for the new wheels for the Surly on monday with next day delivery only to still be waiting, so its still on V's.
Looking forward to it.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:39 pm 
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I've got a lift from a friend going to Peebles and around.
Bit of an earlier start than she planned!
See you all tomorrow...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:41 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Weather's looking not bad for tomorrow gents! Should be good 'un.

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Remember and bring a packed lunch for our lunch stop otherwise you'll be eyeing the moss and sheep poo... and wondering...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:51 pm 
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The best bit about the weather forecast is that there aren't strong winds.

Though it is a bit worrying that we now consider a day in August where it is 16 degrees as being good. I'm bringing suncream anyway, I burn like a true Scotsman.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:12 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Mist?
Scottish Moor?

Are we riding to Brigadoon?


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