My first tour on the 8th gen - Scotland

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  1. ManxVFR

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    One of the main reasons for buying my 8th gen last year (with the luggage set) was to get out and do more miles plus do some touring.

    Although we have some fantastic roads here on the Isle of Man you can ride the whole Island before lunch !

    So, a week long tour around Scotland has been planned and booked - the summer can't come soon enough !

    This will be my first tour that's longer than a long weekend, the days vary from 150 miles to 250 miles a day.

    Route includes: Glen Coe, Isle of Skye, Applecross Pass, North Coast 500 (not quite all of it !) John O'Groats, Balmoral, Forth Bridge, Edinburgh and a lot more I'm sure.

    It's gonna be a long four months waiting for this come around .....[​IMG]
     
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    Be very, very, very wary where you park your bike if staying in Edinburgh, or even if parking for a few hours.
     
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    Hey Nelix, yeah that was our thoughts too, managed to get a place with secured underground parking
     
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    Excellent. Give me a pm when you are here, may be able to meet up at an overnight stop if I'm off shift.
     
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    the trip seem fantastics. You may be willing too visit some distilleries on the way...
     
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    WOWZERS....

    I absolutely cannot wait to see the report and photos from your trip!!!!

    Super excited for you and hope the waiting goes by fast!!!!
     
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    Andy,

    When are you coming over ?

    Is it just you ?

    Are you up for 'guests' - lol
     
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    When are you heading up? I live up there and if I'm about could show you some cracking roads. Do you have a better map?
     
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    Cheers Nelix, will do. Should be there 24th July afternoon all being well
     
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    I imagine we might stumble across one or two !
     
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    Thanks AM, will keep you guys updated !
     
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    Hey Pete, I'm going with my dad, and you're welcome to come along too bud, 19th to 20th July, drop me a pm if you want the details
     
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    Sorry Fink, The map I have is a bit naff (imported to google maps which hasn't worked very well !)
    You might be able to view it here:
    Scotland Trip July 2017
    https://goo.gl/maps/gQAWSX5F31G2
    Would be great to catch up if you're about
     
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    Sorry, I put the wrong dates Pete, 19th to 26th July
     
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    Sadly it wont give me permission to look at it ( Wait for the BadBilly quip here LOL ) I have asked for permission, so if you get a strange request its from me (and another opportunity). I will be back from a blast down to Ireland the previous week.

    May even show you the Scottish TT course.
     
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    Thanks Fink
     
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    Well that's the bike prepped ready for the Scotland trip on Wednesday
    Love the look of the bike with the panniers and seat cowl [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Hope you have a great time. Weather fine at moment.
     
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    Thanks fink, heading over on Wednesday, hoping the decent weather lasts but I know how easily that can change !
     
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