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by Fasgadh
19 Aug 2015, 8:12am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Crask Inn is it still open?
Replies: 22
Views: 14012

Re: Crask Inn is it still open?

Still open, still amazing. Do not miss it.
by Fasgadh
19 Aug 2015, 8:09am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Berridale braes
Replies: 53
Views: 81119

Re: Berridale braes

Been through Berriedale twice this Summer. The descent from the North is interesting on a fully laden bike. Back at the Ord of Caithness, the old road is still open, almost, and forms a good gentle way up except for....http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4557741 Here the last few metres to join the old...
by Fasgadh
19 Aug 2015, 7:59am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inland route north of Inverness
Replies: 22
Views: 7125

Re: Inland route north of Inverness

Did Inverness to Kirkwall and back a couple of weeks ago. The Crask is wonderful, and had the bunkhouse and dinner for c.£35 The Lairg to Tongue road is delightful for scenery, but the sprints for and trackstands within the passing places are tiresome and when waiting you are an easy target for midg...
by Fasgadh
2 Jun 2015, 5:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition to build new non motorised user path A9 Scotland
Replies: 19
Views: 3105

Re: Petition to build new non motorised user path A9 Scotlan

Too many lengths of busy roads between the ends of yellow roads in Scotland without paths. To cross an all but motorway like the A90 or A9 it is often necessary to use the busy road between the end of one road and the start of another. A path should run along all trunk roads when there is no paralle...
by Fasgadh
24 Mar 2015, 6:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone not been hit by a car
Replies: 63
Views: 11524

Re: Anyone not been hit by a car

Dump truck survivor (only bike written off). Yet to get hit by a car though.
by Fasgadh
2 Mar 2015, 6:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild camping in England ???
Replies: 53
Views: 12734

Re: Wild camping in England ???

wild camping in England is a banned subject because it IS illegal. If you are thinking of lighting a real fire then that is where the real problem lies. . This tolerant and mild mannered English landowner (who despises the English anti access laws) will turn into the worst get orf moi land propriat...
by Fasgadh
29 Sep 2014, 10:25pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Lesser known hazards for off-road cyclists
Replies: 18
Views: 45909

Re: Lesser known hazards for off-road cyclists

Idiots shooting a shotgun in the general direction of the Fife Coastal path. Even spent shot raining down through a tree stings.
by Fasgadh
6 Aug 2014, 6:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Quick poll: Your touring accomm - tent, hostel, hotel?
Replies: 29
Views: 2784

Re: Quick poll: Your touring accomm - tent, hostel, hotel?

Mostly camping. Occasional hostel. B&B and especially hotels are out of my range.
by Fasgadh
3 Aug 2014, 5:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting to Germany with bikes
Replies: 41
Views: 6093

Re: Getting to Germany with bikes

In 2010 I crossed Belguim to De Panne by train and then onwards via camping in Dunkirque to the ferry. Very easy and inexpensive journey. Trains were of the hook the front wheel variety. There are some interesting rail trail routes in the Ardennes / Eifel to link the Leige area with the Mosel. Spott...
by Fasgadh
2 Aug 2014, 11:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round Ireland tour
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Re: Round Ireland tour

A word about the campsites. I have usually been blessed with traditional weather when touring in Ireland and the usual presence of a small kitchen or rest area in the campsites is a blessing. Hole up in there for the evening with endless brews (goan,goan, goan, goan.......) and a good book for a dry...
by Fasgadh
18 Jun 2014, 11:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland adventure! Inverness to Dumfries
Replies: 17
Views: 7635

Re: Scotland adventure! Inverness to Dumfries

Never, ever "Mount" Cairngorm.
by Fasgadh
4 Mar 2014, 9:01am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: camping by the side of the road ( UK only )
Replies: 16
Views: 8852

Re: camping by the side of the road ( UK only )

Watch out for lampers - often folk go out at night with big lamps and guns after foxes. I have had some fun camping in Scottish glens, where the land managers knew I was somewhere in the area (after meeting them earlier in the day). The landrover would stop and sweep the surrounding area before fina...
by Fasgadh
21 Feb 2014, 5:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: To the Four Corners of Scotland
Replies: 35
Views: 16442

Re: To the Four Corners of Scotland

Six corners - good enough for France.
by Fasgadh
30 Dec 2013, 8:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Radio Scotland now - 0900 30/12/13
Replies: 5
Views: 9133

Radio Scotland now - 0900 30/12/13

There is a motormoron on a phone in right now burbling about "road tax" and banning bikes from roads.

Roads are "dangerous". Why is that then?
by Fasgadh
11 Dec 2013, 6:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pedal reflector law fixes
Replies: 240
Views: 77267

Re: Pedal reflector law fixes

Defective car lights.

An assumption here that the plastics will treat cyclists the same way as drivers...