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by Fasgadh
12 Nov 2013, 6:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Taking the pooh???
Replies: 52
Views: 4269

Re: Taking the pooh???

Oh the English national obession with banning stuff. The alternatives to shared use paths is yet another place where you are not allowed to walk, or yet another class of path on which you cannot take a bike. Do you really want yet more restrictions on your freedom of movement? NB these paths are gre...
by Fasgadh
11 Oct 2013, 1:59pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Mountain biking on upland footpaths.
Replies: 27
Views: 94313

Re: Mountain biking on upland footpaths.

" Unfortunately though, and without any deliberate intent or malice, the regular appearance of mtb's on a footpath would totaly deny many of the pleasures that hill walkers are seeking." How? We can share here, why not south of the border? Reading hillwalking literature, there is a great e...
by Fasgadh
25 Sep 2013, 6:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Surrey Petition on BBC
Replies: 43
Views: 5380

Re: Surrey Petition on BBC

The nearest I have got to being hit as a pedestrian was on a road up to Ranmore Common. Can I petition against Surrey being turned into a F1 circuit. If that Lewis Hamilton comes in here.... Of course I am too late.

This rising tide of hatred is very worrying. Is it safe to visit England now?
by Fasgadh
16 Sep 2013, 7:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aberdeen to Glenshee loop
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Re: Aberdeen to Glenshee loop

Fettercairn: I was there (on the way back from Shetland, not cycling) in July. Quite a posh bistro like place but they love cyclists. There was a group in there and the staff checked with them that they were OK for water before they left. No need to ask! Food and coffee was rather good too.
by Fasgadh
7 Aug 2013, 8:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Great British Motorist
Replies: 33
Views: 4619

Re: The Great British Motorist

Aberdeen and the Shire appear all too frequently in the news and traffic reports due to RTAs. My own experiences back up the impression that it is hairy there. One exception was the Scooby being razzed around Tillydrone and some private looking roads on NCN1 by the Don. The noise was horrendous and ...
by Fasgadh
14 Jun 2013, 10:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: UKIP Cycling policy???
Replies: 42
Views: 5897

Re: UKIP Cycling policy???

It seems pretty obvious to me that an independent Scotland would leave the way open for a right wing Westminster govt ie in England and ipso facto what was left of the UK. AIUI, if you were to discount Scottish MPs, there would have been a Tory Government in the rest of the UK for the past many dec...
by Fasgadh
14 Jun 2013, 10:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Where to Tour in Scotland?
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Re: Where to Tour in Scotland?

Galloway, well the upland bits is as bad as anywhere for midges. Otherwise the advice holds. The Southeast has lots of good quiet roads and is low on the biting air ratings.
by Fasgadh
10 Jun 2013, 6:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Minnigaff Youth Hostel
Replies: 11
Views: 1410

Re: Minnigaff Youth Hostel

I started using the SYHA hostels less and less. Simply because the hostels I wanted to use were closed. More and more of my usual hostels went, often because of house price inflation when a hostel became a very valuable asset to be liquidated. I expect a lot of the killing thus made went into Leith ...
by Fasgadh
29 Apr 2013, 2:00pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Where NOT to free camp?
Replies: 9
Views: 1580

Re: Where NOT to free camp?

In wooded areas, early morning and late evening are the times roe deer stalkers are about.
by Fasgadh
26 Jan 2013, 5:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Black Team Sky Jersey was designed by Stupid McStupid
Replies: 90
Views: 4027

Re: The Black Team Sky Jersey was designed by Stupid McStupi

Meanwhile, what kind of moron thinks that it is OK to have a car the same colour as the roads?
by Fasgadh
7 Jan 2013, 10:58am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CTC view on public footpaths
Replies: 85
Views: 3642

Re: CTC view on public footpaths

It is quite normal to get on with each other here, and the sky has not fallen in. These fences are quite significant.... The northernmost public footpath http://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/02/59/53/2595364_8c05fa1b_213x160.jpg I think most folk keep on riding through the gate.
by Fasgadh
30 Dec 2012, 10:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cape Wrath
Replies: 21
Views: 1853

Re: Cape Wrath

"The military can find some other lump of land to fire shells at surely?" No need - they already have Cape Wrath and have been successfully sharing with the local community for years. Why take this provocative step now, a sensitive time? Perhaps someone somewhere is unaware of the signifig...
by Fasgadh
30 Dec 2012, 11:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Highlands Return +
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Highlands Return +

Take midges seriously - End of May onwards. Another good reason for visiting the coast, is more chance of breezes near the coast which keeps them off, but the wind always seems to die down as the sun drops. Remember Sutherland has three coasts and the north coast is definitely worth seeing. Breezes ...
by Fasgadh
30 Dec 2012, 11:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cape Wrath
Replies: 21
Views: 1853

Re: Cape Wrath

What might change is that with the purchase of the lighthouse, the road can be closed. The concern is due to a letter sent from the MoD to Durness council stating that any public access will be removed for H&S reasons. This has naturally worried the local community as a source of income could be...
by Fasgadh
30 Dec 2012, 9:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cape Wrath
Replies: 21
Views: 1853

Cape Wrath

Serious noises being made about permanant sealing off of Cape Wrath from the War Office. http://www.developingdurness.org/Save_Cape_Wrath/Entries/2012/12/23_Whats_it_really_all_about.html All hinges on the MoD not getting their hands on the lighthouse. Should this happen they intend sealing off the ...