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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:21 pm 
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Y'know, one time, we might have to try the Aquaphibian route and stick to the water.

Is that a goer? Pick up the Forth & Clyde Canal at Bowling, and hack along nearby roads or the towpath through Falkirk to Grangemouth to spit out along the Forth and along the coast?

(kinda like this)

Towpaths in Glasgow on a weekend night sound hilarious, mind... ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:59 pm 
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Nice idea! It would be good fun to follow the inky-black ribbon. However, I imagine some Gleska towpaths might be fairly rough in parts. Would you be able to bring along the spoke key, spare tubs, snorkels and arm bands?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:16 pm 
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A towpath? At night? On the Pinarello? Are you mad?

I don't think Shackleton will be coming this year.

Also: no Merkins.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:49 pm 
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I've cycled all that towpath, and I can confidently say I wouldn't want to do it at night on slick tyres. You know what the weather will probably be like. "Road liable to flooding"

No Merkins? Does this mean no pub stop? O_o


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:53 pm 
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P.S. I went for a spin after work tonight. I made it to Eddleston before I got worried I'd run out of light on the way home. I had lights to be seen by, but not lights to see with.

The Brooks is definitely getting nice and comfy now. The expensive bib shorts probably help too.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:54 pm 
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No Merkins? Does this mean no pub stop? O_o

If we went via the aquaphibian route we'd go nowhere near Strathblane.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:06 pm 
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I confess my motivation is declining :disapprove: .

Maybe it's just the weather :bleurgh: .

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:13 pm 
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It'll be just like the good old days.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:32 pm 
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Has anyone checked for volcanoes?

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AndyGates wrote:
Has anyone checked for volcanoes?


I think that all the ones in Scotland should be extinct by now... :wink:

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They should be, they were fed by N America disappearing under the Grampians. On second thoughts........ :-k :twisted:

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Heretic wrote:
They should be, they were fed by N America disappearing under the Grampians.


... and the north Atlantic opening up ...

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On second thoughts........ :-k :twisted:


Hell, yeah - why not :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:03 pm 
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If I remember my geology studies aright, the constructive margin which formed the N Atlantic cut off and shut down the destructive one where the St Lawrence Shield (now Canada) was disappearing under Europe. Geologically all of Scotland NW of the Great Glen is part of N America.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:27 pm 
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The one time I stopped off at Knockan Crag (in the Highlands, north of Ullapool) for more than my usual toilet stop, and actually read the visitor information plaques, I learned that the ground I was standing upon originated from a land faraway. In fact, I think Heretic is right – it was North America, or perhaps somewhere even further south. Also at Knockan Crag, there’s evidence of some sort of land thrust, made visible by the fact that older rocks are stacked above newer rocks. As a flat earth creationist, I found it all very hard to believe :-s , but it’s a good yarn, and the place is worth a visit if you’re passing… :grin:


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Metcheck has broken for the day in question :-s [-o<

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