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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsey View Post
    ...........

    My poor ickle KTM might struggle to keep up with you GS-mounted nacho boys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsey View Post
    My poor ickle KTM might struggle to keep up with you GS-mounted nmacho boys.


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    Sez you...

    ...at least two of us (Klanky and myself) will be riding girls' bikes*, and I don't know the area, so I expect to be finishing about three hours after everyone else.

    * The BMW F800GS, as described in the Oonyackipedia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeloader View Post
    Sez you...

    ...at least two of us (Klanky and myself) will be riding girls' bikes*, and I don't know the area, so I expect to be finishing about three hours after everyone else.

    * The BMW F800GS, as described in the Oonyackipedia.
    That's two of us FL, that should placate your OCD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klanky View Post
    PLEASE NOTE:
    If we decide to go via Lochinver, we will meet up in the car park by the petrol pumps in Lochinver (you can't miss them). Oppiste is the Lochinver Larder - famous for it's tasty (and expensive) pies.
    The reason for stopping here is that the next section of road is narrow...and I mean bloody narrow. And gravelly.
    We'll do this section in groups of 3 and no more. Ifyou meet any traffic coming the other way in the first 3 or 4 miles in a larger group...everyone is going nowhere, believe me. So 5 minute interval set-offs are in order.

    How gravelly is the gravelly route? I'll have Mrs Nak on the back, is that going to be doable?
    Gert

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakambale View Post
    I'll have Mrs Nak on the back, is that going to be doable?
    Rather rude play on words entered my head, but too polite to post them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakambale View Post
    How gravelly is the gravelly route? I'll have Mrs Nak on the back, is that going to be doable?
    Its a proper tarmac road, I mentioned gravel as the road isn't used that much so you can get a 'crown' of loose gravel in the centre of the road.

    TBH It's certainly do-able for the average rider, it's just that I didn't want anyone to get themselves into a situation they may not be happy with as it is a VERY narrow road, so riding over the gravelly bits will happen at some stage.
    You'll be lucky if you get up to 25-30mph on this stretch...so high-speed 'offs' won't be a problem. Meeting cars coming the other way will be more of a challenge......*

    I did it on nearly bald Battlewings a few weeks ago and had no probs.

    Hope this helps.

    *(EDIT) The narrow gravelly stretch is only about 4-5 miles long, after that it opens up into a 'normal' single track road.

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    Will give my place up to someone,sorry to cancel,i've sold my bike and am not sure if i'l have the replacement by then.Hae a guid time

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    Quote Originally Posted by doyle View Post
    Will give my place up to someone,sorry to cancel,i've sold my bike and am not sure if i'l have the replacement by then.Hae a guid time
    Sorry to hear that Doyle. I look forward to seeing you later on in that case. If you do happen to make it, give me a shout and we'll try and fit you in.

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    people wot is booked in (amended).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klanky View Post
    That's two of us FL, that should placate your OCD.
    D'oh! 10 points for spotting what I didn't.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klanky View Post
    people wot is booked in (amended).

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    Still an even number, if I'm not mistaken. Phew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klanky View Post
    Its a proper tarmac road, I mentioned gravel as the road isn't used that much so you can get a 'crown' of loose gravel in the centre of the road.
    Lucky for me I'll be getting TKCs fitted on Friday morning, so I'll be able to attempt the gravelly crown...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klanky View Post
    Its a proper tarmac road, I mentioned gravel as the road isn't used that much so you can get a 'crown' of loose gravel in the centre of the road.

    TBH It's certainly do-able for the average rider, it's just that I didn't want anyone to get themselves into a situation they may not be happy with as it is a VERY narrow road, so riding over the gravelly bits will happen at some stage.
    You'll be lucky if you get up to 25-30mph on this stretch...so high-speed 'offs' won't be a problem. Meeting cars coming the other way will be more of a challenge......*

    I did it on nearly bald Battlewings a few weeks ago and had no probs.

    Hope this helps.

    *(EDIT) The narrow gravelly stretch is only about 4-5 miles long, after that it opens up into a 'normal' single track road.

    Ta, it does. No problem with gravel personally as I'm on knobblies anyway. I was just asking as Mrs Nak is hasn't been doing the pillion bit for that long.
    Gert

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    Rather rude play on words entered my head, but too polite to post them
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    klankys gotc rideout

    if any more pullout can i join youre rideout

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter wallis View Post
    if any more pullout can i join youre rideout
    No probs, Peter. I'll keep you posted. PM me your mobile and I'll give you a buzz if anyone else drops.

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