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CCE Overnight Capables

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  • Started 11 months ago by I were right about that saddle
  • Latest reply from LaidBack

  1. steveo
    Member

    I'll be starting from the Aviemore station. I'm just checking my trains.

    Hmm. 10am from Aviemore means a slightly ealirer start than I'd like but the next advance ticket isn't till 1400 and that's a lot of time in Aviemore.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  2. unhurt
    Member

    Currently annoyed w/train bike space faff, may borrow the car* back from @sheeptoucher and drive. Otherwise, train out via Carrbridge, back probably via Aviemore. Btw what time on the Saturday are we gathering at Feshie Bridge? This affects travel plans.

    *technically possible to get two bikes in back with a lot of shoogling & swearing (it's a Clio).

    Posted 2 months ago #
  3. steveo
    Member

    I'm trying to decide whether to negotiate for our car. Also cba with the train faff.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  4. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    In reality I can't see a gathering at the Feshiebridge before 14h00. I like to get the tent unrolled shortly after 17h00.

    I think those are compatible aims.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  5. steveo
    Member

    If @unhurt and I were to share a car, be it mine or hers, how many folk are left?

    I'm resolved to be able to ride 50k by then... Not sure when I'm going to start "training" mind.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  6. Iain McR
    Member

    potentially me (if I buy a tent, sleeping bag, pannier rack, other bits) between now and then.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  7. steveo
    Member

    I'll try to get the car then it'll comfortably take 3 but we might need to scrounge a 3 bike rack that'll fit a hatchback from somewhere.

    All wheels can go in the boot so I don't need a wide load escort.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  8. steveo
    Member

    Right used some household capital and secured the use of my car.

    My dad has a three bike rack but I think its quite old and not sure how well it'll handle the bike bikes of unhurt and Iain McR.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  9. gembo
    Member

    I have a hatchback Rack you can have. Not used ever.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  10. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @Iain McR

    Sorry about the late notice on this ride and the consequent rush to acquire camping kit.

    @gembo

    Does this mean you'll be coming along on the three-speed?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  11. unhurt
    Member

    @steveo I will confer once I've sorted out if @sheeptoucher wants to come too - said he might.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  12. steveo
    Member

    Right you are @unhurt

    Posted 2 months ago #
  13. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    OK so this is getting closer. Exciting.

    In light of last weekend's jaunt above Loch Lyon I think the 45km route starting at Nethybridge and crossing the Ryvoan is probably a bit ambitious for me and madame. So we'll be doing a 25km route starting in Coylumbridge;

    http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2087453425

    but that shouldn't put off anyone fancies adding the delicious 20km through Abernethy NNR. The shorter ride means I can ride even slower and pack even more junk into my trailer and that means a wetsuit and a swim at Feshiebridge.

    I've e-mailed the estate to let them know we'll be camping there and to ask if the bothy will be open.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  14. gembo
    Member

    Hope the wee stone people going you the good weather. I am still not cracking.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  15. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @gembo

    If you appear from over the Geldie watershed on your three-speed wearing a Panama hat we will all be in awe.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  16. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Just got a note off the estate - the bothy renovation is complete. It may well be busy but that's an option for non tent luggers.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  17. steveo
    Member

    That's good news. I'll likely not avail myself this time but it's on the list for future trips.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  18. steveo
    Member

    I'm going to leave this here.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-44389775/midges-swarm-in-argyll

    In totally unrelated news decided I'll go with the solo tent rather than bivvy.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  19. steveo
    Member

    Boring technical question...

    How "gnarly" is the track? The current tyres on my mtb are fantastic for trail centres but very soft and pretty over kill for land-rover tracks.

    So I'm going to get different tyres but not sure how knobbly to go.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  20. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Gnot gnarly at all. One 'technical' kilometre over rutted earth otherwise gravel, stones and Landrover tracks.

    I use 40mm Schwalbe Land Cruisers. Bomb-proof brutes but very capable.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  21. steveo
    Member

    Cool, I'll just get something mild.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  22. neddie
    Member

  23. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    the b-turtle launched will be available this summer and is priced at €2,990

    I've got a Hilleberg Akto in a £69 trailer off Amazon and a few thousand Euro left over for beer.

    You coming along on the ride @neddie?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  24. ARobComp
    Member

    "and a few thousand Euro left over for a beer."

    Ahhh I see you're visiting norway as well?

    **cries**

    Posted 2 months ago #
  25. unhurt
    Member

    O @ARobCOmp, did you forget to pack the wineboxes?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  26. steveo
    Member

    How are we doing for transport?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  27. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @steveo

    Excellent question. I'm lifting Madame and @Morningsider north, leaving Edinburgh at 08h00 for the 2h40 drive.

    Anyone got a spare Thule-compatible bike carrier they could lend? No biggie, I'll just put Nath's bike in the boot otherwise.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  28. steveo
    Member

    could always sling it on my rack at this rate is only going to be me using it.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  29. I were right about that saddle
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  30. unhurt
    Member

    Shall I see if I can find space for the wee woodgas stove and some marshmallows? I'm guessing the estate frowns on open fires...

    Posted 2 months ago #

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