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by feefee8
9 Jun 2019, 10:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lightning: terrible misfortune
Replies: 29
Views: 1138

Re: Lightning: terrible misfortune

Did you ever find any pearls?!

We’re on the banks of Loch Eil at sea level - changes in the blink of an eye even here. Wasn’t expecting the hailstones at all yesterday.
by feefee8
9 Jun 2019, 9:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lightning: terrible misfortune
Replies: 29
Views: 1138

Re: Lightning: terrible misfortune

I live in the area and was cycling home when I got caught in one of the thunderstorms. There was certainly rain forecast but torrential rain is fairly common here. One of my friends does a lot of hillwalking and she was out yesterday - very experienced and she said she hadn’t seen anything that bad ...
by feefee8
8 Jun 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling cape?
Replies: 43
Views: 1345

Re: Cycling cape?

thirdcrank wrote:Ideal for helmet wearers, then! :wink:


Ha ha! Indeed!
by feefee8
7 Jun 2019, 4:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling cape?
Replies: 43
Views: 1345

Re: Cycling cape?

For lightweight and breathable, on an earlier appearance of this hard annual, I did a bit of research and discovered that pipers (bagpipes players) seem to favour a cape of the police type ie more of a cloak - open at the front - which protects them and their pipes but allows playing them. At that ...
by feefee8
3 May 2019, 3:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?
Replies: 164
Views: 5249

Re: Black Waterproof jackets - a bad idea?

pjclinch wrote:...so that's all the time it's not raining (and that's most of the time, unless you stay in Glenfinnan or similar) you don't have to worry about the colour.


My commute starts within 8 miles of Glenfinnan and I never wear waterproofs!
by feefee8
22 Mar 2019, 11:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to report/deal with crazy road users?
Replies: 17
Views: 3045

Re: How to report/deal with crazy road users?

How could a normal breath test prove that the drinking was done before the dodgy driving and not after it if the Police turn up 2 hours after the report?
by feefee8
20 Mar 2019, 8:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 45
Views: 4083

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

My accent should be broad Doric with a Tayside twang but I never really picked up the accent, probably for a variety of reasons. I’m definitely Scottish, most people have guessed Inverness or Perth so not too out of place in Fort William. Having a bit of Gaelic helps too....mostly to get annoyed by ...
by feefee8
22 Feb 2019, 8:14pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.
Replies: 30
Views: 1318

Re: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.

Best wishes to eileithyia for the operation and speedy recovery, and to your wife Bikepacker.
by feefee8
18 Feb 2019, 6:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 126
Views: 8539

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

The railway to Fort Bill should be upgraded! It has a peculiar status as the centre for a large geographical area (how many people?) Not sure of the catchment population but I think the town has about 11,000 inhabitants. I agree about the upgrade - 4 hrs to Glasgow is restrictive regardless of the ...
by feefee8
17 Feb 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 126
Views: 8539

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Fort William is its own destination for many many tourists in the summer months as well as being a place people pass through. Geographically somewhat limited by the loch on one side and big mountain on another, there isn’t a huge amount of room for another shopping street and frankly the winter trad...
by feefee8
12 Feb 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lochailort to Fort William / Inverness
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

Re: Lochailort to Fort William / Inverness

From Lochailort to the junction with the other end of the A861 on the A830 is about 15 miles, turn onto the A861 here for 10 miles and get the passenger ferry at Camusnagaul. The A830 is all double track now but there are a few twisty bits between Lochailort and Glenfinnan. The A861 is a fairly dece...
by feefee8
9 Dec 2018, 5:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Oban to Connel Sustrans route 78
Replies: 13
Views: 1417

Re: Oban to Connel Sustrans route 78

If you miss the boat and I'm about you can pop in for a cuppa - I live 4 miles from Camusnagaul :D It's a lovely cycle all the way round. The A830 is quite a fast road but mostly the wind is behind you by that point. Thread drift! But have you read " Island Years" by Frank Frazer Darling....
by feefee8
9 Nov 2018, 9:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Old fashioned well disciplined clubrun
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: Old fashioned well disciplined clubrun

Agus cuideigin eile aig a bheil a’ Ghàidhlig!
by feefee8
25 Sep 2018, 9:42am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 559
Views: 63680

Re: Pictures of your tents.

pjclinch wrote:
ibbo68 wrote:I meant unattended?


Either this is ironic or you've not been to the Small Isles...


:lol: :lol: :lol:
by feefee8
25 Jul 2018, 2:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle transport: train, car, bus..?
Replies: 28
Views: 1111

Re: Cycle transport: train, car, bus..?

I mostly cycle commute. I forgot that part of that commute is on a ferry, which shortens the commute by about 10 miles each way :D :D