NCN7 over Drumochter

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NCN7 over Drumochter

Postby Enigmadick » 5 Aug 2020, 5:21pm

Some fine resurfacing along various bits between Bruar and Dalwhinnie including lots on the descent northwards. Somewhat spoilt by bollards in the centre of the path at either end of the many footbridges across the burns.

However they may have a purpose like keeping vehicles off weak bridges.
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Re: NCN7 over Drumochter

Postby keithg » 6 Aug 2020, 5:26pm

The southern section below the county boundary is shortly to be resurfaced soon too.
It’s going to be a great bit of the network and traffic free.
The bridge bollards are a necessary evil and prevent estate ATVs from using and wrecking the bike track surface which has happened in the past. I think they might have been better thought through but at least they are below handlebar height.
It’s been a while coming but v welcome.

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Re: NCN7 over Drumochter

Postby Enigmadick » 6 Aug 2020, 10:33pm

Excellent - it is a wonderful ride and I really enjoyed the wild flowers at 1500ft above sea level with my partner who is an avid botanist. So beautiful.
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Re: NCN7 over Drumochter

Postby keithg » 9 Aug 2020, 8:09pm

V good to hear, I’m a local Sustrans volunteer and we have put a lot of work into this section over many years. It had deteriorated a lot in recent years but it’s a characterful ride even in bad weather.

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Re: NCN7 over Drumochter

Postby Enigmadick » 11 Aug 2020, 8:14pm

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Heading over Drumochter last week.
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Re: NCN7 over Drumochter

Postby Paulatic » 30 Aug 2020, 6:13pm

Drove up the A9 today and I was just WOW! Got to ride all that again.
So much new tar in place on the cycle path. Mile upon mile :D :D
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Re: NCN7 over Drumochter

Postby Mick F » 30 Aug 2020, 6:16pm

Brilliant! :D

Why anyone wants to go up/down the A82 is beyond me.
Old A9 and NCN7 knocks the A82 into a cocked hat.
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Re: NCN7 over Drumochter

Postby Brianjeff50 » 31 Aug 2020, 5:45pm

Mick F wrote:Brilliant! :D

Why anyone wants to go up/down the A82 is beyond me.
Old A9 and NCN7 knocks the A82 into a cocked hat.


Stop nagging! I think that photo might have just sold it to me!

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Re: NCN7 over Drumochter

Postby Enigmadick » 31 Aug 2020, 10:54pm

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Not that far from the madding crowds but totally excellent
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Re: NCN7 over Drumochter

Postby Cyril Haearn » 1 Sep 2020, 7:44am

Excellent? Looks a bit narrow to me, hope not many cyclists use it, for one surely needs to go very slow when passing
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Re: NCN7 over Drumochter

Postby Mick F » 1 Sep 2020, 9:07am

Been on it with a trailer, and a trailer behind the Chopper too.
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This is me in 2006 on my double End2End, looking rather absorbed waiting for the camera to auto-shoot. :wink:
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Lost a lot of weight since then too.
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Re: NCN7 over Drumochter

Postby Cyril Haearn » 1 Sep 2020, 9:13am

Lost weight, that is unusual, what is your secret?
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Re: NCN7 over Drumochter

Postby Mick F » 1 Sep 2020, 9:21am

No secret about losing weight.

Eat less.
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Re: NCN7 over Drumochter

Postby landsurfer » 1 Sep 2020, 9:29am

The Daily Telegraph Diet.

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Re: NCN7 over Drumochter

Postby Brianjeff50 » 1 Sep 2020, 12:35pm

Brianjeff50 wrote:
Mick F wrote:Brilliant! :D

Why anyone wants to go up/down the A82 is beyond me.
Old A9 and NCN7 knocks the A82 into a cocked hat.


Stop nagging! I think that photo might have just sold it to me!


Yep, route now changed - Glasgow B&B cancelled, east side alternatives booked into the Cairngorms. Haven’t been through Aviemore since my car rallying days in 1976.