Irn-Bru? Scottish Blethering Thread

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Louch, 6 Aug 2013.

  1. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I bet it was. I've ridden on the pavement once or twice as the path can flood at milton in winter and that just gives you a clue how bad it is.:eek:
     
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  2. Bobby Mhor

    Bobby Mhor Wasn't born to follow

    Location:
    Home
    as mentioned earlier in the thread,
    I saw the Kilcreggan ferry and thought, why not...
    GlenFRuin.jpg
    Glen Fruin looking west..
    I now remember why I told myself DO this again from the Erskine Bridge end...
    I remembered at the roundabout at the entrance to Coulport, doh!
     
  3. pjd57

    pjd57 Über Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    At long last my mate and I have managed to nail down a date for a return to Arran.
    Not until the first week in July.
    Day trip from Glasgow, train + boat then anti- clockwise circuit this time.
    His work and my holidays keep getting in the way.
     
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  4. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Enjoy. The advice I got when I did it was go the way to make sure that you have the wind at your back on the Kintyre side which as I'm sure you know is clockwise. Getting the hill out the road early doors can only be a good thing though. :thumbsup:
     
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  5. pjd57

    pjd57 Über Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    We done it clockwise the last time.
    We visited the VeloCafe , but it feels a bit too soon for our main stop.
    Going anti it puts it roughly where we want it .
    Well that's his theory.
     
  6. Edwardoka

    Edwardoka Facetious Remark Generator, Waffler

    Putting your cyclist-specific coffee stop at the bottom of the steepest valley on the island is an ... interesting choice.

    Machrie Tearooms is usually the stop of choice but it all depends upon your fitness level I guess.
     
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  7. pjd57

    pjd57 Über Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Our last visit was also our first time cycling on Arran.
    Really just done it on a whim.

    Where can we go for a day .....
    Loved it.
    Been waiting ages to get back but as I said things keep getting in the way.

    With the summer timetable for the ferry being on , we will have plenty of time to get round
     
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  8. Edwardoka

    Edwardoka Facetious Remark Generator, Waffler

    Sorry, I didn't mean you, I meant the owner of the coffee shop :laugh:
     
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  9. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Aye but beware, it's a bold person that risks the wrath of the spirits by going round against the sun:okay:.
     
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  10. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    His theory is pretty sound. We stopped there last time but your spot on, it is far too soon. If it was just an ordinary cafe we wouldn't have stopped. Truth is I can't really eat anything on a day out once it starts as my body just refuses to move after that. :blush:
     
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  11. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I just wanted to get round but the guy I was with had his head down and was putting in a bit of graft that whole side of the island so it was all I could do to keep up with him never mind look for a cafe. Don't think I even noticed one there. We stopped for a bit at Lochranza though, just long enough for my legs to seize just before the hill. :shy::rolleyes:
     
  12. pjd57

    pjd57 Über Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Went through to the Kelpies yesterday, from Maryhill.
    Couldn't believe the number of Glasgow Next bikes there were around the Falkirk wheel.
    I'm guessing that a train back might be popular
     
  13. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Unbelievably another poor cyclist down between Inchinnan and Renfrew this afternoon. He looked in some pain after being struck by a young guy on a scooter. Massive wide road that actually used to be 3 lanes wide, so I'm not exactly sure how it happened.
     
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  14. Bobby Mhor

    Bobby Mhor Wasn't born to follow

    Location:
    Home
    Might have crossed paths at some point?
    I headed through to Falkirk on my daughters hybrid .....
    weird:laugh:
     
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  15. I'm on BBC Alba at 8pm tonight. An interview about the events that led to my resignation from work and how they affected my health.
     
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