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Grand day oot

Grand day oot

Surprisingly warm today and no rain, a most unusual kind of weather for us here in Scotland, Martin visited us this morning and I was surprised to see he hadn’t brought the West coast rain with him. Off we set for a bimble around the borders, Fi riding the...
On the road again

On the road again

Fi spotted a link on Faceboak for a cafe racer meeting at South Queensferry on Friday so we went along to see what the fuss was about, en route we met a guy on a nice Suzuki cafe racer who asked if we were going, hmmm I thought , this could be busy. In the end it...
Nepal again, more video

Nepal again, more video

Those of you that commented on the video of the road back into Kathmandu seemed to enjoy it albeit in a scary way so here is just under 30 minutes to give you some idea of how the “roads” were Enjoy and try not to have...
Ireland

Ireland

Barely got my breath back from the return from Nepal and we were off to Ireland for the “Norton” meet at the Beara peninsula in the deep South West. I opted for the T3 in the hope of hassle free riding, that proved half right! Alex and I left on Wednesday,...
The ride into Khathmandu

The ride into Khathmandu

I do intend doing a video of the trip however that’ll take a while and since i may have the attention of the good people who look at my drivel I thought i’d post 16 minutes of Footage from the run into the City last Friday. For the full effect watch it...
GoPro shots from a hard day

GoPro shots from a hard day

Now back home and time to reflect. these stills I lifted from some gopro footage, all taken from the Marpha – Muktinath-Marpha Tatopani day, its hard to convey but these give an idea I think of the conditions and what we did that day. Always water Ropey bridge...
Marpha – Mukinath- Pokhara

Marpha – Mukinath- Pokhara

A quick blog update, yesterday we left Marpha at 7am to head to Muktinath the higest point on uor journey at a mere 3700M, the roads were hell to begin with then for the last 15km they were good gravel. After a visit to the temple (of course) we set off back to...
Pokhara to Marpha

Pokhara to Marpha

We left Pokhara at 8.30 and headed out of town, not as crazy as Khathmandu but you still need to keep your wits about you. We headed on a scenic road to Beni for lunch, the few km’s before Beni the road started to break up, an indication of what lay ahead. The road...
Chitwan to Tansen then Pokhara

Chitwan to Tansen then Pokhara

We left Chitwan feeling a bit rough, the delights of Nepalese cooking aren’t going well with us at the moment, the first 50 or so Km’s were busy congested and polluted then it got greener and straighter which although boring made me feel like we were...
Kathmandu o Chitwan National park

Kathmandu o Chitwan National park

Finally we got our bikes, the whole group is here now and yesterday (Monday) we left Khathmandu at 7am, not early enough though to escape the madness. Khathmandu is a very busy and congested city with poor road infrastructure, unfortunately my go pro battery died so I...
Khathmandu

Khathmandu

We had the usual terrible passenger experience at Edinburgh airport, i have for a while now hated flying, not the flying itself but the experience. All the changes made to security at Edinburgh are obviously to make sure the passenger cannot miss the vast array of...
Scottish Guzzi Rally

Scottish Guzzi Rally

This year the 25th anniversary was at Thornhill near Stirling again, a great location and a hugely enjoyable weekend in the company of some excellent people. The dancing was good, the bands were good, the food was good but oh my the alcohol although good bit me back...
Easter weekend

Easter weekend

This Easter has been quite cold (in my opinion) Easter Sunday we headed up to Arbroath home to the Smokie and to Eric who organised the 6th Smokie meeting. I have one complaint, he promised me sunshine and warmth, we got rain and cold! There was though warmth in the...
Pleasant weather

Pleasant weather

We seem to have had a spell of reasonable weather lately, it happens every so often but as always it’s no guarantee it’ll last so best to make hay while the sun shines or in my world burn petrol. Saturday a fine ride around the borders taking in a stop in the Meldons...
Another full weekend

Another full weekend

Saturday was kind weather wise so a trip up to see Sandy to have a wee play on the farm with the trials bikes, we must be getting better as we didn’t fall off as much as usual or maybe we just picked an easier route as our trip to Nepal is only five weeks away....
General Motorcycling

General Motorcycling

Its been a busy couple of weeks, last weekend we attended a motorcycle Enduro practice day (for novices!) Enduro is a bit like motocross, same type of bikes but through forests normally which means there are more things to hit! Lindsay Barrie had put in an immense...
Guzzi & Norton servicing

Guzzi & Norton servicing

A weekend in the garage trying to get a couple of bikes ready for the MOT test. The two bikes in question weren’t used last year so first job for both was a oil and filter change. The Mk3 Le mans was first on the bench, rear brake overhauled, electrics sorted...