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Born Again Eccentric

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Just saw this on Yahoo and thought it was worth a post to whet the appetite of some K riders hear abouts or encourage a few more visitors from overseas.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2975434/Scotland-s-answer-Route-66-North-Coast-500-unveiled-drivers-scenic-trip-past-fairytale-castles-beaches-ruins.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

This years ride card is quite full already....but maybe for future years...castles, rugged coastline, whisky and miles and miles of lovely twisty roads.

Definitely on my list of rides to do! Only 500 miles but not to be rushed!!


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                              Paul  Now here's a tasty option for the adventurous  905546712

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Ringfad

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Hi Paul

Very interested in that one, also hoping to get to Orkney, but not this year as a few other trips planned.


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Born Again Eccentric

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Ringfad,

Something to plan for perhaps - but as you say, this year is already quite busy. Bit of a hike to get to the start point in Inverness, but I've got family up in those parts so definitely on the cards at some point. The good news is the route is not going to go away any time soon - and the bonus of waiting a year or so is that the castles only get more historic and the whisky even more mature!

Orkney would be a good dogleg to add to the route (ferry from Wick  Scrabster). I've been there diving at Scapa Flow several times, but never on a bike.



Last edited by Born Again Eccentric on Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:02 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Wrong ferry port - Scrabster , near Thurso is closest to Orkney.)


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Now here's a tasty option for the adventurous  Uk-log10 Now here's a tasty option for the adventurous  Sco-lo15
                              Paul  Now here's a tasty option for the adventurous  905546712

"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Never tried diving on a bike either. . . Would love to hit Orkney too!


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011157 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 58,200 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 48,061 miles.
1983 K100RS 0004449 Odette R100 colours 58,000 miles. Sprint fairing now 61,190 miles

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1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
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Born Again Eccentric

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92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Never tried diving on a bike either. . . Would love to hit Orkney too!
Doh! I just knew I should have gone back and edited that part!


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Now here's a tasty option for the adventurous  Uk-log10 Now here's a tasty option for the adventurous  Sco-lo15
                              Paul  Now here's a tasty option for the adventurous  905546712

"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

rosskko

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You got me at the first photo.


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charlie99

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stunning pics ...and I suspect on the best of days

thanks for the link bae

just reinforces my desire to get over there.... sometime ...somehow


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Gaz

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Righto Rosskko and Charlie, this means that at least the three of us need to go with a route like that on offer. My daughter married a Scot and even though they live in England its a good enough reason to put my hand up as interested in working towards a plan.

It seems like the adventures of the Aussie boys over there recently has sparked quite an interest from UK & Irish members in receiving visitors from down here.

Cheers


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92KK 84WW Olaf

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Gaz

You summed it up perfectly! Very easy to fly straight to Dublin too and of course you will be very welcome. Short ferry ride from Belfast to Scotland.

Keep an eye on tales of Indian036 and TacKler.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011157 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 58,200 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 48,061 miles.
1983 K100RS 0004449 Odette R100 colours 58,000 miles. Sprint fairing now 61,190 miles

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

AL-58

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If I'm in a position to do this ride ever, I'm in.  I've been on a lot of those roads (in a car), including the Orkneys and vowed to come back on a bike some time.  We got lucky with the weather too (March/April).

However the 29YO job is now looking shaky, so we'll have to see what the future offers.

Al


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Now here's a tasty option for the adventurous  Sean-c10

Schcotlands route Schishty Schicks you shay???

I might have to try that!


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Snod Blatter

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Did a whole lot of that going anticlockwise with a mate last year but went back inland after Ullapool to Inverness (again) and then on to Fort William. We were running out of time by then and decided to stick to main roads which was a shame as the west of Scotland is really incredible. We'll have to go back soon.


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indian036

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Gaz80 wrote:Righto Rosskko and Charlie, this means that at least the three of us need to go with a route like that on offer. My daughter married a Scot and even though they live in England its a good enough reason to put my hand up as interested in working towards a plan.

It seems like the adventures of the Aussie boys over there recently has sparked quite an interest from UK & Irish members in receiving visitors from down here.

Cheers
I'd be very interested too, but I might have to do it in a car, as my wife will want to do it as well but doesn't do riding or pillion.

I could possibly borrow the son-in-law's BMW. Steering wheel on the wrong side for Scotland, but being BMW, will that count?

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
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tomfoley

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Scotland? I thought that was gone. Didn't they vote recently to become Northern England??

    

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