Category Archives: Ride reports archive

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Was it the best last day of Summer or the first best day of Autumn? . . . Equinox just a few hours past, an extremely low tide in view and with the illusion of a clear path to walk across the inner Firth before the causeway, we climbed steadily up the brae to Mount…
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Saturday 9th September 2017

Cannich Express The forecast for Saturday wasn't too promising early in the week having had a Quite a bit of rain. However, checking late Friday night showed a change and slight chance of rain mid to late afternoon. But, this being the UK you can never be too sure and even though the back end…
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Saturday 26th August 2017

Six of us met at the roundabout on a misty and damp morning (Ken, Pilot John, Irish John, Alistair, Toby and myself) plus Julian checking out his TT bike ready for tomorrow’s Black Isle Grand Prix. It was good to hear up to date news from Ken who was down in Glasgow during the week…
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Saturday 19th August 2017

Meeting at the Maryburgh roundabout were 11 intrepid souls full of optimism that the weather would be kind to us. The 11 were Donna, Mary, Irish John, Pilot John, Keith (Ironman), Neil, Ken, Innes, Jim, Alistair and myself. The plan for the day was to head up the Brahan and over to Meig dam stopping…
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The Glorious Twelfth

A good size group assembled at Maryburgh in dry conditions although clouds were lurking all around – physical and metaphorical. There was only one topic on everyone’s minds, shock and concern about the events of the past week and Clifford’s condition. I was able to relay news of the telephone conversation I had with him…
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Saturday 30th July 2017

There we were sitting around the table in Tomich Cafe. The days contingent consisted of The Old Master, John S, John Mc, Jim, Mary, Al and myself (the newbie, Steve). Whilst we tucked into the usual selection of sweet treats and an unusually high percentage of bacon rolls, Clifford raised the small matter of the…
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Saturday 22nd July 2017

A group of 7 met to enjoy the ongoing summer weather and what should have been a head wind up to Cannich and tail wind back ... of course it was a swirling head wind kind of a day. This however was not an issue and barely noticeable due to the even spread of experience…
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Saturday 15th July 2017

My stoker had dropped me at the off so it was just me when I met with the others at the roundabout. Clearly Clifford's mastery at weather forecasting had done the trick as 11 others had braved the wet conditions to turn out in anticipation of an improving condition. Still, all I had to think…
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Saturday 24th June 2017

With strong gusty south westerlies, route choice was easy - particularly as we had a peloton of only three made up of El Parrot, Elvis and Rabbit. The Old Master made a cameo appearance in his suit to check muster, before going onto to attend David MacMillan's Funeral at Inverness Crematorium accompanied by some other…
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Saturday 17th June: The Old Master rides again

With most of the country enjoying heatwave conditions it was normal service in Ross-shire although short sleeves were much in evidence as we grouped at the roundabout. It was certainly a lot more pleasant than the previous Saturday. The group consisted of Stephen, Donna, Innis, Keith H and myself. We also welcomed Scott from Cromarty…
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