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Getting to Cowdenbeath

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  • Started 11 months ago by Iain McR
  • Latest reply from crowriver

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  1. Iain McR
    Member

    never been, didn't even know where it was until 15 mins ago. Looks straightforward enough, over the bridge and B981.

    Is that the best way, is that road OK ?

    thanks in advance as always.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  2. bax
    Member

    mid-morning would likely be fine and dandy

    outwith that timezone, death looms large on all roads of fife

    bless you on your journey

    Posted 11 months ago #
  3. Iain McR
    Member

    @ Bax - thanks i think. Will be Sat late morning out and early evening back.

    "death looms large on all roads of fife"

    Posted 11 months ago #
  4. gembo
    Member

    @IainMcR

    that should work. Your only issue will be that you will be in Cowdenbeath.

    I went one sunny saturday one summer to watch some football whilst lying on the grass. Scottish League Cup I think DUFC 4 Cowdenbeath Nil

    Posted 11 months ago #
  5. DaveC
    Member

    Just be carefull at the top of the climb out of Inverkeithing, here:

    https://goo.gl/maps/vrQfimTZBjG2

    It is a little blind and ppl ignore the 40 limit.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  6. Iain McR
    Member

    survived the means streets of Fife. @ DaveC - indeed that is not a nice section of road.

    apologies in advance to any Cowdenbeathers, but that is one grim place. Still the Blue Brazil won with scrappy late winner.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  7. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Is there not reputed to be a book entitled 'Cowdenbeath FC, 1881 to the Present. The Wilderness Years'?

    Posted 11 months ago #
  8. gembo
    Member

    @iainmcr are you now supporting stenhousemuir?

    Posted 11 months ago #
  9. gembo
    Member

    Just joking, I know Cowdenbeath have that moniker. But if you supported them properly you would know how grim it is up north?

    Posted 11 months ago #
  10. unhurt
    Member

    I am glad death loomed small.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  11. DaveC
    Member

    I passed through the day Arlene Foster was due to visit. If you think the place is scarey at normal times.... The place was lined with wheel chair toting loyalists sitting along the route, ready to see the visitor.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  12. Iain McR
    Member

    yup - it does have the feel of the sort of place Arlene would be at home in.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  13. unhurt
    Member

    Not Cowdenbeath but Lochgelly: any issues getting bikes on the (very slow) train to Edinburgh?

    Posted 11 months ago #
  14. chdot
    Admin

    Only if you get a really old 158 with the stupid cupboard!

    Posted 11 months ago #
  15. gembo
    Member

    stupid cupboard is stupid in sense it is not as wide as a bike

    Posted 11 months ago #
  16. chdot
    Admin

    “is not as wide as a bike”

    Mostly true, probably OK for drop bars, BUT totally unsuitable for 2 bikes.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  17. chdot
    Admin

    That said, unlikely to be other bikes on that trip.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  18. unhurt
    Member

    Hope not useless cupboard as mountain bike bars probably won't fit... Might just ride home but still in Falkland after a lazy morning and want to do Loch Leven castle and Rspb place..

    Posted 11 months ago #
  19. wingpig
    Member

    The wee hill up behind the RSPB place is worth a quick scuttle up. Acceptable soup in the café, too.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  20. chdot
    Admin

    You could keep going to Inverkeithing, many more trains.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  21. Frenchy
    Member

    Or turn round and head to Aberdeen. Plenty trains from there.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  22. chdot
    Admin

    More from Ink.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  23. gembo
    Member

    You can fit the back wheel of flatbar bike into stupid cupboard. Front you then need to twist. Two bikes not possible really without swearing

    Posted 11 months ago #
  24. bax
    Member

    ah the good old 'back wheel in stupid cupboard' routine

    neither one thing or the other

    its like something out of Besźel or Ul Qoma

    Posted 11 months ago #
  25. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    I will be the first to admit Googling that.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  26. Frenchy
    Member

    NCN 1 between Dunfermline and Kinross - what's it like?

    Posted 10 months ago #
  27. crowriver
    Member

    "Getting Out Of Cowdenbeath" will be the next thread title.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  28. bax
    Member

    When you've made it in life

    and reached Cowdenbeath

    There just ain't no leavin'

    Posted 10 months ago #
  29. crowriver
    Member

    Deffo not the time to be heading down 'beath way.

    ---

    Woman stopped by men impersonating police near Cowdenbeath

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-45094601

    Posted 10 months ago #
  30. Arellcat
    Moderator

    Despite rather recklessly taking the red torpedo through the fair town of Cowdenbeath recently the experience didn't rekindle a distant memory. I've just remembered visiting many, many years ago to watch the stock car racing. I used to work with someone who painted the cars.

    Most vivid memory was the big pileup, when chunks of welded steel nerf bar came flying rudely over the fence. I think my Dad might even still have the piece. Second-most vivid memory is hearing ELP's Fanfare for the Common Man played repeatedly over the PA.

    Posted 7 months ago #

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