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by Fasgadh
3 Mar 2012, 6:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Crask Inn Lairg, Highlands or Altnaharra
Replies: 31
Views: 25748

Re: Crask Inn Lairg, Highlands or Altnaharra

The Crask is revered amongst the hill going fraternity. I have stayed there and Alltnaharra and both were good.
All roads to and from Alltnaharra are good.
by Fasgadh
2 Mar 2012, 7:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cars turning into junctions on the wrong side of the road
Replies: 18
Views: 8114

Re: Cars turning into junctions on the wrong side of the roa

This behaviour is a menace to motorists too. I learned how to turn right and the importance of not cutting the corner from a policeman - Cycling Proficiency training at 9.
by Fasgadh
4 Feb 2012, 8:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: No job at the Times for this Journo
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: No job at the Times for this Journo

These morons are a genuine threat and I meet them when ever I have any correspondance with English media. They are a menace because it reinforces the idiot's views that we are in someway second class (a promotion). Keep shouting bikes are bad and cyclists a menace and the idea of behaving responsibl...
by Fasgadh
1 Feb 2012, 8:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling on Shetland
Replies: 18
Views: 3674

Re: Cycling on Shetland

"in this day and age of high security, photo ID is required for the ferry." Time this nonsense stopped. It is an internal passport I was concerned it was a dry run for other island crossings but thank heavens no such crepe on Hebridean routes. Other than civil liberties websites, busy in t...
by Fasgadh
1 Feb 2012, 8:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Is there an alternative to Sustrans?
Replies: 60
Views: 4849

Re: Is there an alternative to Sustrans?

The northernmost grassy bit seems to still be canon. Coast path south of Spittal http://s1.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/02/54/85/2548593_4c5c6aec_213x160.jpg © Copyright Richard Webb and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence . National Cycle Network - route 1 http://s2.geograph.org.uk/...
by Fasgadh
31 Jan 2012, 6:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists are annoying
Replies: 61
Views: 3385

Re: Cyclists are annoying

A nice relaxing holiday would be a good idea. How about Tiree?
by Fasgadh
31 Jan 2012, 6:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Vitriolic Press Hacks
Replies: 13
Views: 2699

Re: Vitriolic Press Hacks

Rhodes has been a stain on the E&S for years. Were the Sandwich Islands what is now called Hawai'i ? Rhodes in favour of tropical island trips for dobadders!! Mind The Decendants did make it look a bit grim though. I think the idiot meant the South Sandwich Islands, which are a different thing a...
by Fasgadh
22 Jan 2012, 7:45pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Hindhead's lazy downhillers
Replies: 16
Views: 77391

Re: Hindhead's lazy downhillers

They have more bottle than me. I'm sticking to plodding uphill.
by Fasgadh
9 Jan 2012, 8:09am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should I knock this ignorant cyclist off his bike
Replies: 32
Views: 4117

Re: Should I knock this ignorant cyclist off his bike

Wannabe moron probably knows - if stuck in traffic you are part of the problem.

If the comment had been made about a skin pigmentation phenotype rather than transport choice, it might be finding life a wee bit more uncomfortable right now.
by Fasgadh
6 Jan 2012, 2:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Vitriolic Press Hacks
Replies: 13
Views: 2699

Re: Vitriolic Press Hacks

I remember Rhodes from when I lived in the Black Country. Most unpleasant! He should of course demand that motorised road users carry insurance! The Law does, but many are not listening.
by Fasgadh
19 Dec 2011, 8:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Forest Roads onLochs and Glens Route
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: Forest Roads onLochs and Glens Route

The climb out of Aberfoyle would bother me on thin tyres. The logging roads are quite worn with big stones, especially passing the Go Ape area. Once up into Achray Forest, the going improves as you will be on a road which is open for the public to drive on. The surface here is quite good, as with th...
by Fasgadh
14 Dec 2011, 5:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boycott Scotland - Do Not Holiday There
Replies: 93
Views: 4863

Re: Boycott Scotland - Do Not Holiday There

"I would encourage anyone planning a cycle tour or maybe a general holiday to do their homework on the places they are thinking of visiting, and maybe factor in a moral/ethical dimension to their plans. " As most of us have a sense of proportion that is good advice. Scotland would be prett...
by Fasgadh
13 Dec 2011, 5:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Western Islanders' disappointing "advice" for cyclists
Replies: 96
Views: 6010

Re: Western Islanders' disappointing "advice" for cyclists

Why do folk on an island think that the rules of the road do not apply to them. Use passing places to allow overtaking. A single track road on Tiree is no different to a single track road anywhere - or double track for that matter. I have had traffic backed up behind me while touring (on a climb, na...
by Fasgadh
13 Dec 2011, 5:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boycott Scotland - Do Not Holiday There
Replies: 93
Views: 4863

Re: Boycott Scotland - Do Not Holiday There

What on earth has this got to do with touring? Perhaps the OP better stay away in case they are unable to resist the temptation to get even with the insect life. Of course they must slow down on the hills, lest they smash some poor midge to smithereens.

Ah bless.
by Fasgadh
12 Dec 2011, 8:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Western Islanders' disappointing "advice" for cyclists
Replies: 96
Views: 6010

Re: Western Islanders' disappointing "advice" for cyclists

Ignore it - just behave as you should on single track roads on the mainland - use passing places to facilitate overtaking. The Highway Code applies to us, even if some folk think it does not apply to them. It's a pretty badly worded piece - the publisher should be put to work removing all the "...