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Re: Scotland 500 Adventure X
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2018, 12:55:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by AJC500 [+]
I was talking to a pal about doing the NC500 next year - he has heard that it is good to do it 'in the opposite direction' ......  :027: 
Agreed, doing any trip in both directions often gives you a totally new ride.
Having seen what I have of the NC500, I don't think I'd bother with the East coast section.
Compared to the north and west sections, it is not much to look at.
A better plan might be to do the west and north and then to cut across the mountains down the middle.
Besides, figuring out the navigation on those remote Highland Mountain parts should be fun. And I image the roads/tracks/lanes there should be pretty empty of tourist traffic. Just what the CB500X was made for.
But don't be surprised if mobile communications are a rarity, which might not suit everyone  :138: 
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Re: Scotland 500 Adventure X
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2018, 11:02:53 PM »
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Agreed, doing any trip in both directions often gives you a totally new ride.....

that's why I like cycling along canal paths...... :001:

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Re: Scotland 500 Adventure X
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2018, 10:22:16 PM »
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that's why I like cycling along canal paths...... :001:
When will they allow us to ride our motor bikes along canal paths?  :084:
There are canal paths in France that have proper road surfaces. I've cycled them. Very scenic.

The thing is, canal paths are perfectly safe for us bikers. Just the odd jogger or bicycle.
And they don't hurt much if you hit them  :087:
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Re: Scotland 500 Adventure X
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2018, 09:13:56 AM »
The most annoying thing on a canal path is..... cyclists, tearing along and ringing their wee bells, so instead of enjoying a quiet walk you have to jump out of the way.  :023:

Allowing motorbikes would be worse!!  :191:
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Re: Scotland 500 Adventure X
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2018, 11:03:22 AM »
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Allowing motorbikes would be worse!!  :191:
Ye think?  :138:
Easily fixed; ban bicycles and pedestrians!

SORTED  :821:
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Re: Scotland 500 Adventure X
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2018, 09:06:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by AJC500 [+]
The most annoying thing on a canal path is...….. cyclists, tearing along and ringing their wee bells, :023:

That'll me be......cursing those beige and taupe clad sunday ramblers...ruining my ride :008:

Then there's all those pesky ducks...quacking as if they own the place. :233:  :016:
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Re: Scotland 500 Adventure X
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2018, 09:11:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ceebixits500 [+]
When will they allow us to ride our motor bikes along canal paths?  :084:
There are canal paths in France that have proper road surfaces. I've cycled them. Very scenic.

The thing is, canal paths are perfectly safe for us bikers. Just the odd jogger or bicycle.
And they don't hurt much if you hit them  :087:

a long leisurely boat trip along the Canal du Midi is on my bucket list...but I might have to wait until I'm a doddery old fart like Timothy West

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Re: Scotland 500 Adventure X
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2018, 09:49:05 AM »
*Originally Posted by Jonathan [+]
a long leisurely boat trip along the Canal du Midi is on my bucket list...but I might have to wait until I'm a doddery old fart like Timothy West

We've done it twice, just a week each time. Awesome. Potter along in a time warp, watching the vines grow our next drink, beer in hand .

First time was from Narbonne, second Carcassone. First time by car with two young kids, second on a Fazer. Boat to Santander then hop into France.
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Re: Scotland 500 Adventure X
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2018, 11:54:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by Jonathan [+]
a long leisurely boat trip along the Canal du Midi is on my bucket list...but I might have to wait until I'm a doddery old fart like Timothy West
Great! The French canal system has become part of the Scotland NC500.
Who would have thought that that would be part of the Brexit deal?  :745:

Oops! Sorry... No politics!!!!.......Very off topic now    :451:
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