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redkite

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Scottish highlands in winter
« on: July 26, 2009, 06:56:55 PM »
I'm off up to Fort william around xmas/ new year time, i'll probably drive up, but a stupid part of me is thinking about taking the gsxf up instead.
Can any scots on here tell me what the weather is like around then and if its sensible to be on a bike.


cheers

Red

tardis56

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2009, 07:11:38 PM »
If yu want to see what its like up there tke a look here - http://www.stevecarter.com/photos.htm

Dave R

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2009, 09:13:59 PM »
come on, put it in the right section or admin will tell you off  :laughing7: :laughing7: :laughing7: :laughing7:

redkite

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2009, 09:20:01 PM »
Oops! didn't think  :cussing:

Jeni4

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2009, 09:46:55 PM »
Redkite, in short, cold, rainy and usually icy!  Used to spend a few days near xmas at my aunt's cottage in Corpach, and all I remember is walking down the high st and it being so bloody windy and cold (but i guess Scotland's like that all year round lol).  My partner and I are probably going up in September tho, so i'll let ya know how we get on if we go.

Dave R

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2009, 10:51:10 PM »
I'm off up to Fort william around xmas/ new year time, i'll probably drive up, but a stupid part of me is thinking about taking the gsxf up instead.
Can any scots on here tell me what the weather is like around then and if its sensible to be on a bike.


cheers

Red

as you have already posted here we might as well carry on  :laughing7:

bike to Scotland in the winter.............................. park it in a nice warm garage while you go up north, you then know it will be there waiting for you when you get back,  :thumbsup:

Wasted_ace

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2009, 12:29:06 AM »
I aint been to Scotland in the winter but ive been to Cumbria which is pretty close and im dammed if i would take a bike up there in winter..suicide.. :icon_pale:

Orangina

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2009, 10:53:09 AM »
I'm in South West Scotland and we have many a lovely winter's day to get out on the bikes for a few hours.

I've been on bikes for over 20 years and personally I wouldn't go by bike to Fort William from Ayrshire in the middle of winter.  Up here 30 miles could make a tremedeous difference weather wise, never mind hundreds of miles.  Rain, frost, ice, snow, biting winds going over Glen Coe to mention but a few.

But - If you are prepared for it and confident then why not!!!  Do you have really good waterproof gear?  Heated Grips?  Handlebar muffs?

You could of course get half decent weather on your trip and what better scenery than Scotland at any time of the year.  - Oh, by the way I'm biased  :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny:

Jeni4

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2009, 11:43:16 AM »
Didn't know u were a fellow Scot Orangina?  That mean u, me and nessie are all near each other - the clan is growing haha

Dave R

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2009, 12:06:29 PM »
the Clan is growing, they will be taking over the world soon  :laughing7:

Orangina

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2009, 01:11:14 PM »
Maybe Suzuki could bring out a limited edition tartan colour scheme for us  :laughing7: :laughing7:

Dave R

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2009, 01:29:09 PM »
Maybe Suzuki could bring out a limited edition tartan colour scheme for us  :laughing7: :laughing7:

I think they could  :thumbsup:

would not cost that much to spray 5 bikes  :laughing7: :laughing7: :laughing7:

Jeni4

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2009, 02:02:24 PM »
You being serious? Surely there's gotta be more than 5, but I guess 5 is better than none!
« Last Edit: July 27, 2009, 02:20:49 PM by Jeni4 »

Dave R

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2009, 06:28:44 PM »
You being serious? Surely there's gotta be more than 5, but I guess 5 is better than none!

I only said 5 in case there was a rush of sales of them in Scotland  :laughing7: :laughing7: :laughing7:

Jeni4

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2009, 08:44:04 PM »
F**k U! lol  We'll come roon and beat ye wie a haggis haha

Dave R

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2009, 09:38:13 PM »
F**k U! lol  We'll come roon and beat ye wie a haggis haha

you have got to get over that wall first  :laughing7:


dam hope there is never a Narf/Sarf met if so i will be afraid to attend  :la:

Wasted_ace

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2009, 10:01:24 PM »
F**k U! lol  We'll come roon and beat ye wie a haggis haha

you have got to get over that wall first  :laughing7:


dam hope there is never a Narf/Sarf met if so i will be afraid to attend  :la:

We cant even manage a Midlands meet mate so theres no chance ot that happenin.. :laughing7: :laughing7: :laughing7:

Jeni4

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2009, 10:14:22 PM »
scared eh?

"Now, this when it got to the news-desk it started the cat-hunt anew,
Some folk just kept 'mum' some said, "can't be done" and decided of 'me' there is two,
The experts they said, 'most unlikely' for a 'moggy' now 'that's quite a hike',
But in you I'll confide, I come from a pride, of Pumas who ride motor bikes. "

Wasted_ace

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2009, 10:20:40 PM »
scared eh?

"Now, this when it got to the news-desk it started the cat-hunt anew,
Some folk just kept 'mum' some said, "can't be done" and decided of 'me' there is two,
The experts they said, 'most unlikely' for a 'moggy' now 'that's quite a hike',
But in you I'll confide, I come from a pride, of Pumas who ride motor bikes. "

Not so much scared Jen..we tend to have the occasional meet but few and far between..got a gud one planned on the 1st but way to far for you to come just for a bag of chips..if some of the Northern crew got their act together then maybe one day we cud head up to those frosty regions..but it wud be easier to find Osama Bin Laden than it wud to find a GSXF Northern member or rideout... :dontknow: :laughing7:

Jeni4

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2009, 10:28:18 PM »
LOL I dunno, nessie popped into my work the other day  :thumbsup:  well, it's a start... oh, and I think my chippie will be cold by the time I got up up the road  :laughing7:

Dave R

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2009, 10:30:55 PM »
scared eh?

"Now, this when it got to the news-desk it started the cat-hunt anew,
Some folk just kept 'mum' some said, "can't be done" and decided of 'me' there is two,
The experts they said, 'most unlikely' for a 'moggy' now 'that's quite a hike',
But in you I'll confide, I come from a pride, of Pumas who ride motor bikes. "

Blimy you speak your own language up there as well  :laughing7:

Jeni4

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2009, 10:32:50 PM »
Oh Dave, yer back... I'd love to say we missed you... but  :la:

Dave R

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2009, 10:40:26 PM »
Oh Dave, yer back... I'd love to say we missed you... but  :la:

I have been working................just for you  :laughing7:






Jeni4

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2009, 10:42:48 PM »
Haha u never fail to amaze!  Right, now that we've hijacked yet another sensible post  :icon_cheers:  I'm off to bed  :laughing7:

Jeni4

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2009, 07:28:47 AM »
The route to Fort William should be interesting on this .....

Tommy Hill and his tartan R1...

nessie

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Re: Scottish highlands in winter
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2009, 02:24:56 PM »
Red do yourself a favour m8 keep the bike locked up and find a better way to travel the roads up there are notoriously bad in September never mind xmas time,some of the major roads get closed due to snow and ice.Cracking scenery tho  :headbang: