Posts by lowflyer

    I will be in Kingairloch looking at a job all day on the Wed. Should I stay ???

    Mmmmm I think a plan may be hatching :D

    Looking forward to seeing you guys again, been too long, apart from seeing the the XRV/BT crew at the National:thumbup:

    Thanks for all comments lads, really appreciate it.

    I have, unfortunately been deleting a lot of my contacts on my phone of late, but this one shook me a bit.

    I guess it come with old age ?(

    I have just been told that a good fiend of mine died in a bike accident near Inverness last night.

    I am gutted and I don't even know why I am posting this.

    Just take care out there lads and lasses, live for the day like Andy did, but take care.

    Sorry guys, the Skye trip happened but as you no doubt already knew (but I found out), opportunities to socialize were severely restricted. But wow, what a place! Even the run from Inverness airport is biking heaven, can't wait to get back on 2 wheels next time rather than the godawful thing National had me plonk down a 2nd mortgage to rent.

    Glad you enjoyed it.

    I'm heading up there again tomorrow for work, might take the bike.

    Don't know which route you took , either the A82 or the "top road " over Strathconon. I favour the latter this time of year purely because of tourist traffic on the A82, and the top road is mainly local traffic.

    Either way, the views are good, but tbh, seen it that many times, you get used to it.

    Skye itself has some awesome roads, and off season, your own little track day :)

    Enjoy your return trip, might manage to hook up next time.

    Deer are not only at night chummies.

    I was heading towards Kyle for a meeting in my car beginning of the week. On the single track road about 4 miles from Lochcarron, a GS heading towards me about 30m away, a pair of full grown hinds break out of some bushes between him and me. Guy on bikes hits the 2nd one very very hard, but give him his due, he managed to control it and just missed me. He stopped up the road whilst I pushed the beast into the ditch, she was feked in the back end. Guy from Pembrokeshire got a hell of a fright but only cosmetic damage to the GS. Got a hold of the local gamie who shot the beast in the ditch.

    So be careful chaps, these beasts should be up the hill by now. I know that road like the back of my hand, I know where the deer are and when to push it and when to ease off and I have never ever seen beasts on that stretch of the road.

    Bushes are a good sign, or carcases at the side of the road.

    Three Dawg, you are not alone in your sentiments.

    To be fair this has been going on for ages on the west coast, although not in such large numbers. I know of a crofter in Skye whose fence was taken down for firewood. He simply cut their tyre valves when they were asleep and then charged them for getting them out. Extreme I know, but drastic actions sometimes only way to treat these fekers.

    If you are talking to the local plod, I don't suppose they have even thought of issuing with an ASBO ?

    Think of it this way, you are pootling about on your bike in the woods, plod comes along and issues you with an ASBO, not on yourself only, but you and the bike. So if you get caught again, I think within a year ? you get done and the bike is taken off you permanently.

    Now call me old fashioned, but I consider shitting in a public place anti social. :cursing:

    Get the fekers rolled out and issue ASBOS like confetti. With a bit of luck they will re offend within a year.

    Anyways, once all this is over the cnuts will be off to sunny beaches of Ibiza once again.

    Or will they be so impressed with the scenery and the weather, they might want to come back ??


    As an aside, my mate was telling me that once the "border" was open, they were literally hundreds of campers trundling over here.

    Fekin not on X(

    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.

    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)


    T7.jpg

    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: