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    feck orf!!!!
    Oilpool 2010.
    that would mean i would have to do Applecross,Rannoch Station,Glencoe,A83,A9,A85 and all the other terrible roads i was forced endure for 6 days in horrible sunshine.
    Perfekt ist nicht gut genug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    feck orf!!!!
    Oilpool 2010.
    that would mean i would have to do Applecross,Rannoch Station,Glencoe,A83,A9,A85 and all the other terrible roads i was forced endure for 6 days in horrible sunshine.
    Aye. Sorry about that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    feck orf!!!!
    Oilpool 2010.
    that would mean i would have to do Applecross,Rannoch Station,Glencoe,A83,A9,A85 and all the other terrible roads i was forced endure for 6 days in horrible sunshine.
    Change the time its on to January 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronno View Post
    Aye. Sorry about that
    and the great part of it was your fault "tut tut".
    just got back. 2,200 k miles


    a massive thank you's for your help & guidance.
    Perfekt ist nicht gut genug.

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    What were the midges like? Monster dive bombing bastards or timorous cowering wee beasties?

    'Cos earlier in the year does have some advantages, although I did notice the snow in the Glen Coe pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shugie View Post
    What were the midges like? Monster dive bombing bastards or timorous cowering wee beasties?

    'Cos earlier in the year does have some advantages, although I did notice the snow in the Glen Coe pics.
    Would you come if it was earlier or was it just a suggestion for the rest of us to chance the trip North in shite weather?

    Please don't make it earlier, the midges weren't a great problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by shugie View Post
    What were the midges like? Monster dive bombing bastards or timorous cowering wee beasties?

    'Cos earlier in the year does have some advantages, although I did notice the snow in the Glen Coe pics.
    Thursday eve whilst wasting time with the Bede and Klanky they were narsty
    there were dabs of snow all many very high peaks
    Perfekt ist nicht gut genug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shugie View Post
    What were the midges like? Monster dive bombing bastards or timorous cowering wee beasties?

    'Cos earlier in the year does have some advantages, although I did notice the snow in the Glen Coe pics.
    I managed to avoid they Midges until Sunday morning, I then proceeded to give some of them a snack to keep them going until my return

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whatton View Post
    Would you come if it was earlier or was it just a suggestion for the rest of us to chance the trip North in shite weather?

    Please don't make it earlier, the midges weren't a great problem
    To quote the great Meatloaf: You took the words right out of my mouth...

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    No midges in the b+b
    John...pack up your bike and f**k off!

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    I fink that another one in Ullapool is definitely the way to go for the next GOTC.

    Although I can appreciate the comments by Flash regarding seeing as much as possible, it must be said that Ullapool is probably one of the only locations that can cater for such a large wide and varied group such as ourselves without compromising in some area:

    Wide choice of good accom and camping facilities. Not scattered across some great big bloody town.

    Enough pubs and eateries to accommodate everyone with a campsite condusive to dining/drinking al fresco in nice surroundings.
    Plus the ability to 'just nip up the road' to the next boozer/eaterie if you want to catch up with a different group of Tossers without feeling isolated.

    Compact to the point that it doesn't feel like a 'town' at all.

    It's safe, no gangs of drunken Neds and Chavs (apart from our lot...) and it's safe to leave expensive motorcycles outside on a night.

    Tolerant local Constabulary (yes, you Flash)

    And the best roads in Britain.

    I say bring on Ullapool for GOTC 2010 and then re-assess for 2011.

    I think 2010 is going to be rather busy.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whatton View Post
    Would you come if it was earlier or was it just a suggestion for the rest of us to chance the trip North in shite weather?

    Please don't make it earlier, the midges weren't a great problem
    I wanted to come this year, but other commitments* prevailed, my experience in Scotland in late May/early June is that the midges are an occasional nuisance, unlike later in the year when there are hordes of the little sods and all the Avon skinsosoft won't prevent them from regarding me as dinner.

    But as was pointed out, midges are less of a problem in a B+B, which is probably what I would prefer since it didn't seem too expensive.

    More an appeal not to have it later in the year I think, but shite weather is always a risk any time.

    * being in charge of the two youngest kids while the other half took the eldest camping with the Scouts

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    I had a great weekend in Ullapool. The only fly in the ointment for me was the curious way the Ceilidh Place had of segregating hotel guests from everyone else when it came to mealtimes (well, breakfast) which meant that although Garfield and I went in for brekky together on Saturday, we had to eat in different rooms!

    And they have a bit of a captive market on Sunday mornings too...

    Didn't spoil the weekend for me though. Just a niggle.




    Oh, and hopefully next time I'll be wearing something more waterproof than a Hein Gericke Journey suit...

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    I'm sure that Johnny (HRH) will agree that the venue and dates (dates still to be officially confirmed) aren't really open to debate due to other factors like alternative UKGSer events and both of us having decided that we'll have it in Ullapool next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeloader View Post
    I had a great weekend in Ullapool. The only fly in the ointment for me was the curious way the Ceilidh Place had of segregating hotel guests from everyone else when it came to mealtimes (well, breakfast) which meant that although Garfield and I went in for brekky together on Saturday, we had to eat in different rooms!

    And they have a bit of a captive market on Sunday mornings too...

    Didn't spoil the weekend for me though. Just a niggle.

    I'm guessing here but wonderin' if that's to keep the non payers (the hotel guests who'd paid for BnB) apart fae the plebs who were wanderin' in aff the street having shook themsels oot o' tents and bunks. Maybe for ease in collecting monies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronno View Post
    I'm guessing here but wonderin' if that's to keep the non payers (the hotel guests who'd paid for BnB) apart fae the plebs who were wanderin' in aff the street having shook themsels oot o' tents and bunks. Maybe for ease in collecting monies?
    Probably more noticeable since we had hotel dwellers, bunkers, and campers all fraternising together.

    I suppose if I was a genuine rufty-tufty world travelling adventurer I'd have camped and made my own cornflakes out of weevils, anyhow.

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