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Author: Subject: Anyone fancy a road trip?
coozer

posted on 8/7/10 at 08:38 PM Reply With Quote
Anyone fancy a road trip?

Me and Tez have been talking about a run out up the west coast of Jockland.

Basically a run up as far as we can get in 1 day, camp overnight, a 'social' meeting, and run back down on a different route, call it a ring?

One weekend in August. If any of you fancy joining let us know here, its very loose atm and anyone who knows a good route up the west coast please butt in!

We are just outside Durham but if any of yuo southern northern peeps (or anybody!) fancy it we can start here or over the other side, whatever...

Like I said very loose atm so please come forward with suggestions on where to go and any good roads.

LG,
Steve

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matt_claydon

posted on 8/7/10 at 09:01 PM Reply With Quote
So, just to clarify, what I gather from above is that you want to go to Scotland for a camping trip but currently your ring is very loose
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coozer

posted on 8/7/10 at 09:06 PM Reply With Quote
My ring is very loose, in fact I can hear a trumpet parping most of the time....





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Wheels244

posted on 8/7/10 at 09:18 PM Reply With Quote
Well I would be interested - but all this talk of loose rings and camping has got me a bit worried
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mangogrooveworkshop

posted on 8/7/10 at 09:45 PM Reply With Quote
theres apparently a trip up to the gareloch sat sunday this weekend and im still fitting the diff tommorow.....last min dot com.....
The cv boot stretcher didnt arrive today...






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dave

posted on 8/7/10 at 09:58 PM Reply With Quote
I should be ready (ha ha ROFL PMSL)






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Peteff

posted on 8/7/10 at 10:56 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mangogrooveworkshopThe cv boot stretcher didnt arrive today...


You won't need the CV boot stretcher, apparently his ring is already very loose





yours, Pete

I went into the RSPCA office the other day. It was so small you could hardly swing a cat in there.

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A1

posted on 9/7/10 at 01:05 AM Reply With Quote
id maybe be up for that.
Crap! is the gareloch run this weekend? i was hoping to make it, but i think work will stop that

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Jumpy Guy

posted on 9/7/10 at 10:32 AM Reply With Quote
id be up for a run in august....
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speed8

posted on 9/7/10 at 01:44 PM Reply With Quote
I might be up for it if it's later in August.... The car is registered now but I'm still in the process of getting rid of the Sierra wheel so I can actually get out and drive it for a bit. If I can get some road time early in August to get a few miles on the clock I'd be up for it.
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cerbera

posted on 13/7/10 at 07:52 PM Reply With Quote
Could be interested depending on the suggested route and date






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prawnabie

posted on 13/7/10 at 07:59 PM Reply With Quote
I could be interested too
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coozer

posted on 13/7/10 at 08:09 PM Reply With Quote
Well up for any dates or routes, basically a days run up the west side on the best roads, camping overnight for a social barby and beers, then a blat back down...

Please come forward with your suggestions.

LG,
Steve





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Tommy P

posted on 16/7/10 at 05:33 PM Reply With Quote
I'd be up for it in me new purchase, although I thought a road trip was longer than two days.

Any time apart from Aug 11th for me.

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Tezza1

posted on 16/7/10 at 08:27 PM Reply With Quote
Sat 21st and sun 22nd Aug
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Jumpy Guy

posted on 16/7/10 at 09:59 PM Reply With Quote
those dates would be good for me...
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coozer

posted on 16/7/10 at 10:39 PM Reply With Quote
Provisional route up to Oban. I thought about Lock Ness but it may be a bit too far for a 2 day run.

Please have a look at the route and suggest any better roads. Just for mapping purposes it starts in Durham via Alston, skirtign Glasgow and up different A roads to Oban



Feedback required then I'll have butchers at the route back probably across and down the east A68 Keilder way.

Its a challenging 275 miles up from Durham so if anyone has any recommendations for a nice little place with camp site and pub anywhere near please shout up.

Let me know your thoughts all.





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coozer

posted on 16/7/10 at 10:52 PM Reply With Quote
The telly's crap tonight so heres me loose Oban Ring



You tell me...





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MkII

posted on 17/7/10 at 08:40 PM Reply With Quote
done that route(most of it)when I had the scooby. theres some belting roads on the way to oban, petrol stops would need to be well planned and theres not many (if any last time I visited ) places with high octane fuel up there. I'd deffinatly be up for it.If you want to go a bit further the coast road from Oban to ballachulish and then through Glen Coe back to Tyndrum is another brilliant road it would add about 60 miles to trip
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[Edited on 18/7/10 by MkII]

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MkII

posted on 18/7/10 at 12:17 PM Reply With Quote
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[Edited on 18/7/10 by MkII]

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Tezza1

posted on 18/7/10 at 01:55 PM Reply With Quote
When you say there arnt many petrol staions what sort of distance are we talking between as I only get about 75mile on a tank, I could always carry a petrol can though.
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MkII

posted on 18/7/10 at 02:22 PM Reply With Quote
there is plenty of filling stations and bp and shell website says more stock super unleaded than I remember last time I was up there (prob 4/5 years ago) it should be ok but needs to be planned especially if we're using lots of b roads.
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cerbera

posted on 24/7/10 at 05:42 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MkII
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[Edited on 18/7/10 by MkII]


That reminds me of the Transfagarasan Highway






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cerbera

posted on 24/7/10 at 05:44 PM Reply With Quote
I don't know of any routes up that way, but I'm sure we can find some good roads between Mr Google and MkII.








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cerbera

posted on 26/7/10 at 07:44 PM Reply With Quote
Looks like this one will need investigation
http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=140431






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