Posts by lowflyer

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    Picture of me stuck in a bog on Skye. Photo taken by the legendary late great Jim Simpson. There were tears of laughter in eyes when he took this picture, he was absolutely wetting himself. His old bike stuck in a bog by me, great craic. The chocolate bunny sitting on my seat indicates it was Easter weekend many years ago. Jim was in his element that weekend, who was to know what was going to happen to him in the future ? :( I don't think any of us did.

    Oops, just realised was for year 20/21, should be going to specsavers :D I am therefore out =O

    Nice pic anyways, made me chuckle 8)

    Brought back some good memories

    africa twin in bog.jpg



    Picture of me stuck in a bog on Skye. Photo taken by the legendary late great Jim Simpson. There were tears of laughter in eyes when he took this picture, he was absolutely wetting himself. His old bike stuck in a bog by me, great craic. The chocolate bunny sitting on my seat indicates it was Easter weekend many years ago. Jim was in his element that weekend, who was to know what was going to happen to him in the future ? :( I don't think any of us did.

    Please add me to the list Craig.

    Sometimes nice in October 8)

    Be good to catch up with you guys again, in particular me ol mate Raymo :thumbup:

    Thought you had emigrated chappie, be good to share a wee dram with you again :)

    In fact, just noticed that's you , me and Pigugly in the photo :P Happy days !!!

    Nice one - Mrs 3D wouldn't like the pillion accomodation on that, but I bet it is a bit of a weapon in tough going.


    So, as soon as this plague is over, ship it to Capetown and head for Namibia. It'll be epic!

    Hmmm, your excellent road report would suggest I do it straight away.

    We'll see ;) Thanks again for taking the time to do the RR :thumbup:

    Carp Diem eh ? ya bugger :)


    You are quite right Mr Three Dawg and thanks to you I have dispensed with several grand out of my back pocket.

    Went and bought this the weekend after.

    Tbh was planning one for a while, had a demo, but your comment made me do the deed sooner than I anticipated :P Cheers for that :thumbup:


    Anybody fancy a 2006 BMW 1200 GSA ??? 8)


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    I think it's safe to say that you have done what most of us dream of.

    And for one reason or another never quite got round to doing ?

    One of my biggest regrets was turning down an offer to "do " Morroco with my good friend Geoff. The firm I was working for at the time were on the point of going down and I had to pull out for whatever reason I must have thought of at the time.:(

    What a plonker !!

    Anyways we all got through it and Geoff has since passed on so it was not to be unfortunately.

    Live life to the full, which is precisely what you and your good lady are doing.

    Well done :thumbup:

    Hope they did their SI correctly.

    I once spent three weeks digging out for a tank opposite the harbour. Lewisian gneiss in the area, 3 million years old and toughest rock I have ever come across. We would still be there with a rock hammer had I not jacked up the tank by 800mm :D 30 ton machine wouldn't even put a dent in it :huh:

    Mrs Three Dawg has just blocked out mid September to mid October in the reservation system. Fackin' going to Morocco innit? Ouazazate or bust!*


    * Subject to change due to diseases out of our control.

    Well see and do a decent RR this time ^^^^^^

    One of the best ride reports I've seen, ever :thumbup: I have been following your route in detail, really great route, well done.


    Well done, I think you have spurned us all on to achieve greater things during these dark times.

    The time is not far away, of that I am sure. Maybe not so far away as in this great RR, but at least something to look forward to.


    Keep sending us more of your adventures, sure beats watching crappy tv. :)

    Looks fantastic :thumbup::thumbup:

    I have been told that Namibia is one I have " to do ^^" on my bucket list.

    Oldest lad spent a while out there working and loved it, he was based in Walvis Bay but pretty much toured about in a 4 x4 whenever he could, plus a few days on a desert quad.

    I agree with your rental philosophy, not sure I would like to get a rental bike and go off piste :)

    Anyways, good luck and keep us updated with your plans.


    Jealous ??? Nah :saint: Well done :thumbup:

    Yeah I remember Steve borrowing it a while back. The non stick are deffo the way to go, I've had mine now for a good few years, never let me down. Rely solely on gas but have the full meths burner stuck inside the kettle just in case. I have to say the meths is painfully slow and sooty, but as a back up, ok.

    Never clicked on to the fact that the gel would be in short supply due to covid ??

    Suppose it's the same with bog roll , panic buying FFS :D

    Keep up with the suggestions, especially liked the coffee jug :thumbup:

    Happy new year guys.

    Hope it was good despite the current situation.

    Looking forward to some ride outs this year :thumbup:

    Well said Craig,


    Belated Xmas wishes.

    Hope you, Jen and the rest of the lads/lasses have a good New Year,

    Keep up the good work and hopefully get the craic with you next year :thumbup:

    I am gutted, went through to see him week before last in his " new hoose " He was in good sprits then, although frustrated at his postponed op due to covid in Aberdeen. Was going to phone him tonight. This is a complete shocker.

    Thanks for posting pics Steve