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    Bitterly disappointed but realistic - Friday 8th of January 2010

    Having discussed the on going severe weather conditions, which show no signs of improving over the next week we've had to reassess our starting plans for the trip.

    Given that the roads on Rassay aren't gritted, it was already looking unlikely that riding Calum's Road would be possible, paticularly with fully laden bikes.

    We know that Calmac were laying on a special ferry for us, the Rassay House Hotel providing accomodation on the Thursday night and that people both locally and from the UKGSER were planning on coming to see us off. But it would be foolhardy to risk riding in the current conditions any more than is necessary, so instead we will each be making our way on major roads, aiming to meet up along the way Woodstock style and making for Folkestone on the Saturday for the crossing to Europe.

    We are all disappointed that we will not be starting from Calum's Road next Friday, but we will be riding it in 2010, just later in the year when we will be arranging a celebratory ride open to anyone who fancies it.

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    What about a Soireé on Raasay in the summer

    Good call the roads up here are feckin horrendous and the thought of someone binning it on the way to the start turns yir stomach.

    The initial trip was no rules but safety is always the main concern

    Oh has anyone seen the Kent forecast for the end of the week

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    Arse, I was looking forward to an excuse for a wee trip on the bike but it's the best thing to do in this weather.

    ( Fuck, I'm gonnae be seek o' eating the whole Stornoway black pudding I was taking up tae Watternish )

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    Quote Originally Posted by wully View Post
    ( Fuck, I'm gonnae be seek o' eating the whole Stornoway black pudding I was taking up tae Watternish )
    Stick it in the post

    Spoke tae Raasay Hotel to tell them that no one would be staying Thursday night David the owner suggested a Ceilidh there in May

    It would be rude not to

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    Quote Originally Posted by H.R.H. OONYACK View Post
    Stick it in the post

    Spoke tae Raasay Hotel to tell them that no one would be staying Thursday night David the owner suggested a Ceilidh there in May

    It would be rude not to
    Sounds perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by H.R.H. OONYACK View Post
    Spoke tae Raasay Hotel to tell them that no one would be staying Thursday night David the owner suggested a Ceilidh there in May

    It would be rude not to
    indeed, May sounds like a fine time for some onyack and
    Gert

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    If Rab Mac still had that combo ye's could hae sent him as the sacrificial lamb! In a symbolic atart of the Journey for yous all!

    It would be a horrible sight and difficult for him tae focus on the riding but he could hae all yer photys in the sidecar bit( that wis the scarey bit)!

    Re MAy, Anyone mind an interloper attending this one?

    I did help a bit :-) Just a Little bit!

    Honest I did
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    This seems a sensible option bearing in mind the weather and I'm a bit surprised at you all because as I say it seems the sensible thing to do

    What are the new plans for the start of the trip now, maybe you could get all your bikes repatriated to Rassay and do it all together at the end (plus the dance and piss up in May of course).


    Anyway, keep us posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by H.R.H. OONYACK View Post

    Oh has anyone seen the Kent forecast for the end of the week
    Saw the French one for next weekend ......................it was for massive snowfalls all through northern France

    Monorail it to Spain

    Good luck to all
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    So where does it start now? and will you take that ferry from Casablanca to Dakar?

    GOOD LUCK! BON VOYAGE!

    Do you guys have one of those fancy daily Google map/earth updates?

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    We need a name for the Calum's Ceilidh. And a date.

    7-9 May is the Wales weekend, and 21-23 is the North of England one, so it would seem to be a choice between 14-16, or 28-30.

    Names - Calum's Road: The Squeakwal? The Long Way Up? Banjul Memories? Raasay Reunion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indecisive View Post
    So where does it start now? and will you take that ferry from Casablanca?

    GOOD LUCK! BON VOYAGE!

    Do you guys have one of those fancy daily Google map/earth updates?
    Folkestone. All the guys are riding south picking up the rabble on the way. The majority of us are booked on the 9:20am train Sunday morning staying at a hotel close by Sat night if any tossers want to come and get with us.

    Not sure about the ferry. Will take a decision in Marocco.

    Yes we do. Mine will be updated at www.motobimble.co.uk but requires me to find an internet cafe. Some of the other guys are taking an Spot which tracks them, I'm sure they'll post the links to their maps.

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melanie Cheeks View Post
    We need a name for the Calum's Ceilidh. And a date.

    7-9 May is the Wales weekend, and 21-23 is the North of England one, so it would seem to be a choice between 14-16, or 28-30.

    Names - Calum's Road: The Squeakwal? The Long Way Up? Banjul Memories? Raasay Reunion?
    Calum's Road 2009: Has Roger Made it Yet?

    Calum's Road 2009: Snow Scares Us More Than Terrorists

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melanie Cheeks View Post
    We need a name for the Calum's Ceilidh. And a date.

    7-9 May is the Wales weekend, and 21-23 is the North of England one, so it would seem to be a choice between 14-16, or 28-30.

    Names - Calum's Road: The Squeakwal? The Long Way Up? Banjul Memories? Raasay Reunion?
    1/ Every Which Way But Raasay

    2/ Calum's Road 2010 A Drift Too Far

    3/ The Good, The Bad and The Knackered

    4/ The Taking of Kuntaur 1, 2, 2 1/2

    5/ Good Morning Raasay!

    6/ Ice Cold in Raasay

    7/ BraveBUM

    8/ The Magnificent Twelve ? Ride Again

    9/ The Return of the Living Dead

    10/ Lord of the Ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by sockpuppet View Post
    Folkestone. All the guys are riding south picking up the rabble on the way. The majority of us are booked on the 9:20am train Sunday morning staying at a hotel close by Sat night if any tossers want to come and get with us.

    Not sure about the ferry. Will take a decision in Marocco.

    Yes we do. Mine will be updated at www.motobimble.co.uk but requires me to find an internet cafe. Some of the other guys are taking an Spot which tracks them, I'm sure they'll post the links to their maps.

    Richard
    Where are you all staying on the Saturday night??

    The premier inn or something smaller?

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