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Annual Scotland trip - August bank holiday '21
on: September 01, 2021, 06:22:08 PM
Yes, at the title suggests we were up over the border at the weekend. We had a night in Perth and then three nights in Inverness, all in Travelodges (which were superb). Some great roads, wicked banter and some 'spirited' riding meant we had a whale of a time. The odd shandy may have also been consumed... pics below (I'm the big baldy bugger on the right...) -




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Re: Annual Scotland trip - August bank holiday '21
Reply #1 on: September 01, 2021, 07:41:15 PM
Jeez, fair play to the Honda owner :033: I imagine you wer very much more comfortable. Great pics NorthumBryan.

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Re: Annual Scotland trip - August bank holiday '21
Reply #2 on: September 02, 2021, 06:56:06 AM
Cheers Terry, the Honda (1999 CB1000 'big one') was the surprise package of the holiday. We all swapped bikes coming back down the A9 from John O Groats and that was just incredible. It's got 86,000 miles on the clock and rides like new ! Great fun and a cracking handling bike with a remarkably strong engine, pulls hard at any revs and uses not a drop of oil. I was pleased to get back behind my big fairing mind... The BMW K1200GT pulls like a train at any revs and any gear but your feet are so high up compared to the Tiger it feels like a sportsbike. Nice big fairing mind.
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Re: Annual Scotland trip - August bank holiday '21
Reply #3 on: September 02, 2021, 11:28:18 AM
We must have been riding in each other's wheel tracks. We were up there for a week on the 1200 and 800. Roads actually very quiet.

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Re: Annual Scotland trip - August bank holiday '21
Reply #4 on: September 02, 2021, 05:15:15 PM
We thought the roads were quiet too. I was expecting nose to tail campervans and we didn't see that many. Mind you we didn't do very much of the NC500 route to deliberately miss the damn 'boxes of misery'... Probably passed each other at some point ?
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