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    Arsey's Klanky Rideout

    Ok,people,as nobody has rushed forward to takeover Lee's (Klanky) Rideout, I'm going to step in and give it a go.

    I've PMed Lee telling him but not heard back,as he is obviously busy with other issues.


    If anybody else with more local knowledge wants to lead,then feel free.

    I've only been up to Ullapool the once,and did this Rideout in 2009.

    As Klanky can't make it and we have 25ish wanting to go,I don't want to see it not happen,as for me and many others last years ride was the best days riding I had all year !

    I'm going to stick to the same route as last year,which Lee was planning on too.

    So to borrow from last year's thread,this will be the plan :

    Right, you lot.

    Outline:

    Rather than attempt to keep everyone together, we'll ride a a pace we are individually happy with, stopping for photies when we want and then regrouping at certain points throughout the day to ensure everyone is OK.

    No drop-off systemrequired...if you get lost on this then you are beyond all hope anyway.


    09:45 meet up at petrol station in Ullapool for a 10:00 start.

    1st leg (45 miles)

    Head North up to Ledmore junction and turn right onto the A837. Follow down Strath Oykel until just after the bridge at Rosehall. Turn left onto the A839 for Lairg. Meet up in the car park next to the petrol station in Lairg.


    2nd leg (38 miles)

    Head North up the A836 through Altnaharra to Tongue, turn left onto A838 and go through Tongue (stay on main road, don't turn into village at hairpin).
    Fuel is available here on the left hand side just as you get into the 40mph section going out of the village.
    Go over the causeway and turn right for Melness and Talmine.
    Craggan Hotel is on left about 2 miles.

    Stop fer lunch. I was going to pre-order sarnies for us, but Hamish at the hotel says we won't cause them a problem - so order what you want off the menu.


    3rd leg (32 miles)

    Continue on A838 up to and around Loch 'Orrible to Durness and Smoo. meet up in carpark next to public bogs at Smoo (just as you get into Durness).


    4th leg (35 miles)

    The road becomes a little..er, faster after this point. Don't get carried away too much - there's a lot of dopey motorhomes on this bit...you have been warned.
    Rgroup at the viewpoint and carpark at Kylestrome. Which is on the rightjust after a bend...with a very small sign. if I actually manage to get there first, I'll park me bike at the entrance.
    If you go over the flyover bridge at Kylesku...you've gone too far.



    5th leg (50 miles on long route)

    We need to discuss what averyone wants to do at this point.
    If the weather's crap, then we can take the direct route home or if everyone is happy, go to Lochinver and back via Inverkaig and Loch Lurgainn.

    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.

    So the last section is a lovely detour, but it can be challenging in meeting traffic situations for the first couple of miles at least. Your choice on whether to do it or not.

    Should be back about 4-ish.

    Any queries, let me know.

    My mobile number is 07525 364177 if anyone wants to speak to me about any aspect, or get hold of me in Ullapool.

    Martin aka Arsey

    I'll be on the red/white 1100GS with better looking blonde pillion

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    I've also ordered lunch for all of us at the Craggan Hotel which worked well last year.


    This will be tea/coffee and sandwiches and will be approximate £6 per head.


    I need to confirm numbers by next Friday so if anybody is NOT wanting this can you please say so below.


    Ta

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    Here's the route which includes going via Lochinver Larder for a pie on the way home and that fab back road to Ullapool :

    Screen shot 2010-05-29 at 10.52.18

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    I've PMed most people to check if they are still coming and check on lunch numbers.

    But can't get hold of

    Raboomdea
    Cunning fox
    Flat oot
    Tigercub


    So if anybody knows them can you direct them to this thread.


    Ta

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    Glad its going ahead
    There will be me,flat oot dougal.And tiger cub
    So for your numbers a definate 3.for lunch etc.

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    Sorry about confusing post above with regard to posting if you DON'T want lunch.


    As per PM I thought it easier to just indicate here

    A if you still coming
    B if you want lunch

    Cheers

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    2 x Badgers in. 2 bikes.

    As there's a chance of food, it'd be unreasonable to refuse.

    Happy to help out on the day. We like a leisurely pace and lots of brew ups so happy to tail end or lead a sedate bunch - know the roads from previous trips.
    Last edited by mr badger; 30-05-10 at 17:58. Reason: More

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    sorry cant make it.

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    I'll be there - and will need the Sarnies as well - didn't realise Klanky wasn't making the weekend. Thanks for stepping into the breach

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    Yes I am coming and Yes I want lunch.

    Donnie

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    Still Coming

    Lunch for me too please

    Rob

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    Mate not able to make now as going off site due to the complete nonsense talked by some on the Scotland Forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorayGSer View Post
    Mate not able to make now as going off site due to the complete nonsense talked by some on the Scotland Forum.
    why dont you keep out of the squabble,and just go?
    real life is not internet life,
    take it less seriously, and go get pissed with other like minded folk

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorayGSer View Post
    Mate not able to make now as going off site due to the complete nonsense talked by some on the Scotland Forum.
    I wouldn't worry.

    Come and enjoy yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorayGSer View Post
    Mate not able to make now as going off site due to the complete nonsense talked by some on the Scotland Forum.
    Please, don't name names or you'll get em banned

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    Quote Originally Posted by D6 View Post
    why dont you keep out of the squabble,and just go?


    I was up there, on those very roads, just last week. Bloomin brilliant Go, you know you'll regret not doing. So jealous that I can't go.
    Has tha nowt moist?

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