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by Fasgadh
22 Aug 2012, 9:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Castle and Coast route Sustrans
Replies: 10
Views: 4805

Re: Castle and Coast route Sustrans

Not a lot between them hillywise. The climb over the Moorfoot Hills is similar to the one over Coldingham Moor on the coastal route. The coastal route is more direct , the inland one wanders about the Borders a bit. It is very scenic.
by Fasgadh
26 Jul 2012, 4:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Farmer Giles
Replies: 12
Views: 4360

Re: Farmer Giles

Nor me, and they can really ruin Mr Audi's day - costing him seconds on his journey.
by Fasgadh
17 Jul 2012, 1:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring: Advice on essential kit
Replies: 56
Views: 13217

Re: Touring: Advice on essential kit

Getting 200m away from a river will not save you from the midge. They occupy vast areas and will quite happily munch on you anywhere in the west. I have suffered horribly on a building site near Caernarfon, a farm in Co. Waterford and pubs in Yorkshire. Things just go from hellish to superinfernal i...
by Fasgadh
14 Jul 2012, 10:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: National Cycle Route 7 - Glasgow -> Inverness
Replies: 39
Views: 18350

Re: National Cycle Route 7 - Glasgow -> Inverness

Tourist offices in Scotland charge £4 per booking (accommodation)
by Fasgadh
29 Jun 2012, 2:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Geograph hits 3 million
Replies: 0
Views: 2117

Geograph hits 3 million

The photograph and map site which I use to document Sustrans routes, especially the dodgy bits has now got three million images. http://www.geograph.org.uk/article/Geograph-reaches-Three-Million-Pict ures It is a good source of up to date mapping. Goswick Links http://s1.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/02...
by Fasgadh
23 Jun 2012, 5:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Most inventive insult when cycling
Replies: 47
Views: 13428

Re: Most inventive insult when cycling

Sat on a green beside the bike in Caldercruix, Lanarkshire when a ned asked me
"Is that your life back there?"

Sure is, bikes trump Buckie every time.
by Fasgadh
8 Jun 2012, 6:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hills (and what to do about them)
Replies: 59
Views: 8819

Re: Hills (and what to do about them)

Mine broke down on the Galibier.... Still something in it.
by Fasgadh
2 Jun 2012, 11:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Old railway paths.
Replies: 52
Views: 12343

Re: Old railway paths.

I was on a very good one yesterday - Strathblane to Kirkintilloch under the Campsie Fells just north of Glasgow. It is not Sustrans so does not get the OS treatment, but as ever the path symbol on an old railway is the giveaway. Much of it is tarred there were no annoying gates and the scenery was v...
by Fasgadh
2 Jun 2012, 10:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Accident on A82 South of Spean Bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 3618

Re: Accident on A82 South of Spean Bridge

Bad timing - the A9 was closed on this day and all traffic was being directed to an from Inverness by Fort William.

I hope all is well.
by Fasgadh
17 May 2012, 10:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Old railway paths.
Replies: 52
Views: 12343

Re: Old railway paths.

I like them - often enjoying the railway history side of them. Sometimes you hit lucky and find one which is open but not too tidied up - the Formantine and Buchan in Aberdeenshire for instance. Always interesting and a great feel of remoteness. 80km long too! On the tidied up end, Glen Ogle is righ...
by Fasgadh
17 May 2012, 9:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bowling to Edinburgh via canals
Replies: 8
Views: 6341

Re: Bowling to Edinburgh via canals

I have just done the Clydebank to Kirkintilloch section of the Forth & Clyde. There were barriers, of the low tube hurdle type which should go with a tandem, but is annoying. However all but one of them had an open gate as well. Only one gate was locked. What it is like at the Union Canal end, I...
by Fasgadh
8 May 2012, 8:56am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bikes On Trains
Replies: 40
Views: 18433

Re: Bikes On Trains

After the day when a Virgin (hope he was) guard told me that "we don't need your sort anymore" when I presented my reservation, I have never had any problems with the trains. Charmed life. I usually only travel short distances though due to the fares and the reluctance to gamble 3 months o...
by Fasgadh
30 Apr 2012, 11:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: London Bridge - what is going on?
Replies: 22
Views: 7138

Re: London Bridge - what is going on?

Nor fuel duty!

Not only that, they use the pavements which can make parking very difficult and hazardous.
by Fasgadh
24 Apr 2012, 9:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Beware Gatwick / Norwegian airline & unpacked bikes
Replies: 39
Views: 23998

Re: Beware Gatwick / Norwegian airline & unpacked bikes

If this is a Gatwick thing, beware! Edinburgh Airport has just been sold to the same owners as Gatwick.
by Fasgadh
24 Apr 2012, 9:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Call Kaye,Radio Scotland this morning
Replies: 8
Views: 4595

Re: Call Kaye,Radio Scotland this morning

Another cycling topic today (April 24th) Already had a clown on complaining that we don't pay fuel duty! Lots of irrelevant h***** crepe too, and absolutely no recognition that most folk use more than one form of transport and an underlying assumption that a) we are another species, b) tax dodgers a...