Monthly Archives: August 2016

Saturday 27th August 2016

Excuses, excuses. First excuse - for absence - them wot's riding up the Beallach, and them wot's racing in the Black isle Grand Prix.  Fair enough.  So we have Ken, Richard, Clifford, Danny, Alistair, Mary and me (John) at the roundabout.  Off we head to Tomich via Evanton where the plan is to meet up…
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Saturday 20th August: RRCC Summer holiday 2016

Five continuous days of sunny hot weather in Ross-shire could mean only one thing, in mid August, it was finally time for Ross-shire Roads summer holiday! A large and expectant group assembled at Maryburgh waiting to hear where the Old Master was taking us this year. Oh how excited we were when he told us…
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Saturday 13th August 2016

Culnakirk is a very steep climb on the A833 starting just outside Drumnadrochit. The road reaches 18% at it steepest and does not drop below 15% for most of its length and you get very little relief until you crest the top. I've heard it said that cranks have actually broken due to the effort required and some enders would rather detour…
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Saturday 6th August 2016

I was the first to arrive at the roundabout and was already beginning to regret wearing a long sleeved top, as the sun was well and truly shining.   My suspicion that I was in the wrong clothing was confirmed when I was joined by Caroline, Clifford, Mary, Keith, Kevin, Katrina, Ken and Matthew with…
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Saturday 30th July 2016

Who had opened the fridge door? Were we now in October? Where had our fleeting summer gone? These were some of the questions being asked by the 5 riders gathered at the roundabout sheltering somewhat from the strong NW wind - Ken, Stacey, Keith and Mary E and myself. Cannich was chosen and we by-passed Muir via…
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