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by ukdodger
29 Dec 2017, 12:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 5635

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2018

I've done this tour three times and might (just might as I was seventy four the last time) someday do it again. I've heard of one man who's done it fifty times. It's a fairly tough ride but not unreasonably so. Going toe to top takes you through different counties and different scenery with each one and you will love Scotland. Personally I think doing it with an organised group is better than alone. You have lots of people you probably have never met and it's fun finding out about each. Some will remain friends thereafter because you share a sometimes tough common experience. With the CTC tour you dont have to worry about booking accommodation and there is a support vehicle with a very helpful and experienced driver. Half the fun of the ride is the Bon Ami between the group. You wont forget those you ride with. Of all the UK tours the LEJoG is by far for me the best one.
by ukdodger
29 Jul 2017, 9:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please
Replies: 31
Views: 2195

Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Cyril Haearn wrote:Maybe it would be best if the moderator sent a PM to the OP suggesting an *improvement*, the OP could decide for themself


Exactly. That is how moderation differs from censorship. I would almost certainly have complied. High handedness only puts peoples backs up.
by ukdodger
27 Jul 2017, 9:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please
Replies: 31
Views: 2195

Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Paulatic wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:Your thread may, as Graham says, now help others in the future, should they do a site search for similar/same info.

Greater good, a community, and all that.


Put "Great Glen Way" into the search box and this topic will come up. It doesn't need to be in the heading unless you are a person who only searches headings. Which I don't recall being a default.


I dont think the part I was interested in is The Great Glen Way. In any case I wanted to hear from someone who had ridden it.

For what it's worth I've been posting here for ten years no one has altered my wording on any post. Graham has twice in one year without discussion and then he disappears. He says it's to help other posters. Pull the other one. He does it because he's a control freak and it's a racing cert that it will happen again.
by ukdodger
27 Jul 2017, 2:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please
Replies: 31
Views: 2195

Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Bonefishblues wrote:Your thread may, as Graham says, now help others in the future, should they do a site search for similar/same info.

Greater good, a community, and all that.


Well any excuse is better than none.

Moderation is supposed to be just that. Not censorship.
by ukdodger
27 Jul 2017, 2:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please
Replies: 31
Views: 2195

Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Dawesboi wrote:I would not have even read this thread, let alone added my little bit of information, had the title not been changed.


Thanks for stiring things up but your input wouldnt have been necessary anyway. I have had all the answers I wanted under my title.
by ukdodger
27 Jul 2017, 1:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please
Replies: 31
Views: 2195

Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

nirakaro wrote:This is generally a remarkably friendly and polite forum. Not always though.


And I'm generally polite and friendly but some mods here dont have enough to do.
by ukdodger
27 Jul 2017, 12:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please
Replies: 31
Views: 2195

Anyone know this path

ukdodger wrote:It's on the West side of Loch Ness alongside the A82. Is it a made up path or dirt & gravel?

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by ukdodger
27 Jul 2017, 12:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please
Replies: 31
Views: 2195

Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Graham wrote:I changed your title to try to help the forum users. ( As suggested ).
EDIT : also highly relevant for searching for historic post.

Yours was a particularly generic title for a highly specific request.

I am not going to notify individual posters when I change a title, although you are welcome to get in touch if I judge things incorrectly.


You again Graham. I cant help wondering who you think you are to be playing teacher. It's mods like you that overstep their remit that send posters away.

I posted with that title so as to arouse curiosity. Not so that it was specific. Why dont you just butt out and mind your own business. You're just a jumped up poster not the board owner.
by ukdodger
27 Jul 2017, 1:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please
Replies: 31
Views: 2195

Re: Anyone used this path?

andrew_s wrote:If you use cycle.travel to plan a route along a track (click start, click end, change route by click & drag), you can click on the route and "show photos" to view nearby images from geograph
e.g. http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/570278
note the map below the image to show the photo location

There aren't always suitable images available, but it's generally worth while checking.

There's also a streetview option for the on road sections of a route.
It's quite a good route planner too. A slight limitation is that it won't route along a track that's marked as a footpath on OpenStreetMap, even if it's actually a good unsurfaced road (eg here, OSM updated since)


Excellent thanks. I'll keep the link for future ref.
by ukdodger
27 Jul 2017, 1:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please
Replies: 31
Views: 2195

Re: Anyone used this path.

drossall wrote:
ukdodger wrote:Thanks teach but I'm happy as it is.

Sorry. No offence meant. Just wanted to make sure the local experts saw your thread (and given that I know nothing of that area...)


None taken. Sure you meant well. I just dont like my posts being reworded without being asked. I've got the answer I wanted.
by ukdodger
27 Jul 2017, 1:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please
Replies: 31
Views: 2195

Re: Anyone used this path?

LollyKat wrote:The Great Glen Way site has some information, including a Route User's Document that you can download. Briefly, it's cyclable but mostly paths, forest roads and tracks, not much tarmac. How much time have you got? :D


I think that's done it LollyKat. I'll stick to the A82. Cheers for the link.
by ukdodger
26 Jul 2017, 9:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please
Replies: 31
Views: 2195

Re: Anyone used this path?

bogmyrtle wrote:Have you considered the roads on the east side of the loch?


I've been down that side and it's hilly and longer so thought I'd try the other side. Hotel is booked that side now anyway but thanks anyway.
by ukdodger
26 Jul 2017, 8:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please
Replies: 31
Views: 2195

Re: Anyone used this path.

drossall wrote:You may get more answers if you give people a chance and put "Loch Ness" in your title :lol:


Thanks teach but I'm happy as it is.
by ukdodger
26 Jul 2017, 8:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please
Replies: 31
Views: 2195

Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Paulatic wrote:Is it the Great Glen Way you are referring to?
If so the Google car has been down some of it at least.


I dont know to be honest. It comes up on Garmin's Mapsource. On Google you can see both ends are tarmaced but what of the rest. I'm not a fan of gravel but scared of the A82.
by ukdodger
26 Jul 2017, 12:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please
Replies: 31
Views: 2195

Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

It's on the West side of Loch Ness alongside the A82. Is it a made up path or dirt & gravel?

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