"Fubar's Family Connection" Late in 2013, @Fubar had an idea about exploring/researching a family connection on Islay and this developed into a 34-page CC Ecosse Chat thread before we set off ... The concept developed into a wee cycle tour to Islay and back over 4 days, so he could have some company and give those of us who had not cycle-toured before to see how we like it. Fortunately, Fubar (aka Mark) is a project manager, so this was 'simply' a case of a few arrangements, get some keen CC Members together and off we go. The plan came together very easily for everyone, due to Mark's expertise, attention to detail and patience. Others much more lucid than I will be along to put up pics, tell stories, give details etc, so I will restrict myself to a few key points: it was a great success - everyone (said ) they enjoyed it and nobody died (IAW Mark's 'daily briefing' ) all ferries were caught on time, no one got left behind, everyone managed the hills we cycled up 14% gradient hills in 30mph headwinds - so have acquired some bragging rights we cycled over Islay in 35mph head/crosswinds, driving drizzle and 1km visibility - it is apparently rather nice ... Mark had a successful conclusion to his quest for knowledge our hard-earned reward was a final day with 25mph tailwinds all the way , 8.5km of absolutely straight road to enjoy - cruising at 30+kph was a doddle for all - and even tailwinds up all the hills the descent to Sannox was fast - and @Harry_Palmer79 stayed on his bike the "caffienated Duracell bunny on speed" is incorrigible Thanks @Fubar and all my fellow tourists - it was great !