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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast on: November 24, 2012, 12:09:57 PM
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« on: November 24, 2012, 12:09:57 PM »

I'm laid up on the couch recovering from knee surgery, so there's finally time to put up some photos from a trip my wife and I did back in June. I'd been to England many times, but never to Scotland and had always wanted to experience it. Obviously, biking seemed to be the best way to do it. Despite being taken during one of the wettest summers locals could remember, we had an incredible time and can't recommend it highly enough. We didn't do any camping (stayed in hostels so not really bikepacking), but I figured some folks might enjoy the pictures. Inverie to Montrose, here goes:



























































































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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 03:29:17 PM
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 03:29:17 PM »

Some great pics, my eyes hurt from all the green terrain Smiley awesome
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 03:45:18 PM
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 03:45:18 PM »

This looks amazing! I'd love to do this with my wife someday. What route did you take? Are there trail maps or a gps track you used?
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #3 on: November 24, 2012, 04:04:19 PM
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2012, 04:04:19 PM »

You're right, ridiculously green. I'd love to go back in August when the heather would be blooming purple everywhere.
Map here: http://goo.gl/maps/dr9Ci
I've got more detailed gps tracks too.
Can't recommend it enough!
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012, 04:08:52 PM
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012, 04:08:52 PM »

wow. really nice.

wife asked if i'd be willing to take a year and work from scotland (her job, i'd have to make something up, or take care of the kids).
i said hell yes...
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012, 05:20:29 PM
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012, 05:20:29 PM »

wow. really nice.

wife asked if i'd be willing to take a year and work from scotland (her job, i'd have to make something up, or take care of the kids).
i said hell yes...

First time I'd ever heard the phrase 'Sugar mommy' was a couple of years ago, at a conference of bike mechanics in LA. I'm sure you could make something up, is there a job description of 'pro bikebacker'?  thumbsup
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #6 on: November 25, 2012, 01:46:15 AM
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2012, 01:46:15 AM »

Wow, just wow. Thanks so much for posting those, it made my day.
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #7 on: November 26, 2012, 10:51:24 AM
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2012, 10:51:24 AM »

wow.. Scotland is super-mossy! Smiley Nice mountains also!
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #8 on: November 26, 2012, 01:03:09 PM
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2012, 01:03:09 PM »

Great photos thanks for sharing
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #9 on: November 26, 2012, 06:10:53 PM
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2012, 06:10:53 PM »

Ever since spending a week in Scotland at world championships a few years back I've wanted to explore so much more.  This looks awesome!  Thanks for the photos.
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #10 on: November 26, 2012, 07:07:29 PM
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2012, 07:07:29 PM »

This looks amazing Scotland is on my list!
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #11 on: November 26, 2012, 10:12:14 PM
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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2012, 10:12:14 PM »

The more I see photos of Scotland the more I wonder why the heck I haven't been there yet  icon_scratch Looks gorgeous. Glad you enjoyed it.
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #12 on: November 27, 2012, 08:20:16 AM
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2012, 08:20:16 AM »

Excellent pictures.  Scotland is beautiful and it looks like you two really enjoyed the adventure.  Thanks for sharing.
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #13 on: November 27, 2012, 08:30:11 AM
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2012, 08:30:11 AM »

Wow is all I have to say. Looks like you guys had an awesome time.
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #14 on: November 27, 2012, 02:00:26 PM
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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2012, 02:00:26 PM »

Beautiful pics! Thanks for the inspiration and sharing.
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #15 on: November 28, 2012, 08:47:38 PM
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« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2012, 08:47:38 PM »

yes please! i could use some of that
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #16 on: November 29, 2012, 01:04:25 AM
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« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2012, 01:04:25 AM »

Nice pics. I see Glen Feshie was wet and soggy for you, often the case I am afraid.
Recognise the hostel pic, strangely I am currently sat in there as I write this.

I was out in Glen Callater yesterday and it was pretty cold, well below freezing!
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #17 on: November 29, 2012, 06:02:29 AM
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« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2012, 06:02:29 AM »

Glen Feshie was definitely character building for us. Don't think I've ever seen so much water. Gorgeous though. The Braemar Hostel is nice, wish I was there now instead of work!
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #18 on: November 29, 2012, 06:38:43 AM
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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2012, 06:38:43 AM »

Yeh, that middle section is pretty grim eh? They use Argo cats on it for stalking and they make a huge quagmire wherever they go if it's wet!!
I am looking out of the window here and a little snow is lying on the floor, I was in Glen Callater last night in a bothy and it was pretty cold. Thank heaven for down icon_biggrin
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  Topic Name: Scotland Coast to Coast Reply #19 on: December 04, 2012, 03:51:12 PM
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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2012, 03:51:12 PM »

May 25th (Highland Trail Race) cannot come soon enough! This is drool worthy!
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