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Saturday 1st December 2018

A first for me … first at the roundabout. I know that as there was no one to talk to! However, Innis was visible to the east doing warm up reps on the cycle path towards the Auction Mart and Willie Mac was doing circuits, treating the roundabout as a velodrome. Eventually the peloton formed…
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Saturday 24th November 2018

The day dawned driech, and surprisingly cold. A chill mist lingered in the air, but the forecast was for a dry, still day. Many amongst the large crowd at the roundabout had believed this, and arrived without waterproofs. Elvis had left the building (his house) unusually early, thus allowing him to provide support (backing vocals?)…
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Saturday 17th November 2018

Blue skies and sunshine greeted me as I left the house, although there was a decided chill in the air, with the thermometer struggling to reach positive figures. Looking down the hill towards Dingwall, however, told a different story. A thick blanket of fog lay above the river Conon, and as I headed toward the…
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Saturday 10th November 2018

The WhatsApp group had been unusually silent on Friday evening, so despite the glorious sunshine I wasn't sure whether there would be many out this morning. Standing alone at the roundabout at 9:28am, things were not looking promising, and it certainly appeared that rumours circulating during the week that the Hammer planned a brief visit…
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Saturday 3rd November 2018

A hearty South-westerly wind and the remnants of a rain shower greeted me as I woke. I immediately reached for my phone, to see what excuse Elvis would have this week for failing to make his rendezvous to chaperone the two fair maidens of Inverness on their route to Maryburgh. Ahh, the old "my alarm…
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Saturday 27th October 2018

Climate change. Whether you cite flatulent livestock in the Southern Hemisphere, or take a Daily-Mail-esque stance laying the blame squarely at the door of Jeremy Clarkson, it is becoming hard to ignore the fact that something a bit weird seems to be going on. The Beast from the East in March bringing 5 foot deep…
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Saturday 1st September 2018

Eight riders gathered at the roundabout this morning - the Ronnie MacDonald 10TT tomorrow possibly restricting numbers, for those wanting to save their legs. Of the assembled 8, only Elvis was entered for the TT, with DonnaMatrix having decided against competing, in order to allow Kyle and Mark a sporting chance of victory... Of more…
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Saturday 25th August 2018

There was a distinct bite to the wind this morning, despite the blue skies, and long sleeves were certainly in order. I was the first at the roundabout, and was soon joined by Lianne, unusually neither late nor last, who brought positive news of Iain's recovery - back on the turbo within a week, it…
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Saturday 18th August 2018

A Tale of Wind and Woe Met Elvis, Donna Matrix, and Kenny before heading to the Roundabout. A Large bunch of riders from Henley with an apparent death wish, who Donna and Kenny had already spoken to, were en route from Lands End to John o Groats sticking to the main road and ignoring any…
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Saturday 11th August 2018

Friday's heavy rain had given way to blue skies and even a hint of sunshine this morning, and it looked to be the perfect day for a club run. The clash of dates with the Strathpeffer Highland Games had claimed a few of our number, with Elvis, Katrina and Lianne all having commitments there. The…
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