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Strontian May 2019

Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Pictures' started by Steve T, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    A few photo's from last weekends wet weather endurance test

    Thursday morning - Me, surrounded by mizzle, having a brew en-route to the rally - note fishermans standard foul weather leggings
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    Had to wait a whole 5 minutes for a couple of these tourist to pass through
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    Friday - not one photo of overcast skies persisting down on the few early arrivals . . . . . . or all of the others that bravely turned up during a truley foul day

    Saturday Morning - the wind has dropped and the clouds are slowly clearing
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    Some photos of the attendees machines

    Africa Jims "Glamping" set up
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    Travelled as far west as one can on mainland Scotland, along with a few fellow campers . . .
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    This set up used too provide all the compressed air for . . . . .
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    ... this (no, not Jim & John, but the big red thing lurking above them ;) )
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    The view to Mull from Kilchoan
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    My riding companions and I endured the delights of really great coffee & pastry in the Puffin cafe in Kilchoan before heading back to Strontian on luverly dry roads and only occasionally encountering a really stupid tourist . . . or two :rolleyes:

    I had elected, seeing as the afternoon had been dry and my tent was dry, to pull up my pegs and head off home in the dry (Sunday was supposed to be as dire, weather wise, as Friday).
    Said my farewells to those that were back from the many venues people has elected to ride to on the day and headed for the 1800hrs ferry.

    My view whilst waiting for the ferry to get to my side of the water
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    Stopped shortly after topping the bike up in Fort Bill for a brew and some nibbles. This was my view as I supped and nibbled . . .
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    Despite, or maybe even because of the weather, I think everyone that made it and hung around enjoyed themselves.

    And finally to all that made it to the site, for however long - Thanks for your company and the craic.

    Steve T

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  2. boboneleg

    boboneleg Well-Known Member

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    Excellent :)
     
  3. austin

    austin Well-Known Member

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    Glad you had a nice time but also glad i didn't go up in the end. I really didn't fancy 250miles in peeing rain on a naked speed triple with luggage barely hanging on anyway. I saw somewhere a pic of an old Guzzi at the campsite. Yours? If so put it on here to keep Nick in Canada happy. :thumbsup:
     
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    austin Well-Known Member

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    here its @nick949 It was on Africa Jim's Facebook.
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  5. nick949

    nick949 Well-Known Member

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    Now that's a proper bike. I can't wait to get mine back on the road. After 96,000 miles - zero measurable bottom end wear.
     

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