Tag Archives: Scotland

Best foot forward and all that

My training schedule was looking nigh impossible. Six days-worth of training to cram into four, due to a work-related trip to a Hebridean island which wouldn’t allow for any swimming or cycling. After numerous attempts to re-arrange swims and bike rides, there was … Continue reading

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Trains, strains and no automobiles – part 2

We arrived at Aviemore train station late morning. Although we were staying about 20 miles away from Aviemore, Scotland’s mountain sports capital (which is hotly contested by Fort William), we were picking up hire bikes close to the station. Having … Continue reading

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Trains, strains and no automobiles – part one

James an I met at early o’ clock at Queen Street station. He had managed to pack about 48 litres of gear into a 35 litre rucksack. Myself, I had packed using the “play dirty, stay dirty” method. That meant … Continue reading

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A cairngorms adventure

I’m feeling a little tired tonight. Today was first day back at work after a weekend of fresh air and extensive use of the legs! And I cycled to work and back in rubbish weather. But I’m not complaining – … Continue reading

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Little and Largs

We’ve still got our eyes on some hills through the winter, but we thought it might be an idea just to go for a walk or two. Nothing too demanding, just a walk. We had found a few loops on … Continue reading

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Good boots and popcorn

I better say now, there’s some bad language in places in this post. Sometimes a well-placed expletive is what is called for. So. Still with me? Right, let’s get a fucking move on then… If the A82 is the red … Continue reading

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