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Rob Frankhamr
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One fine autumn Sunday

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:14 am

A little ride in the Scottish Highlands, 20th September 2020.

Starting from home, near Pitlochry in Perthshire, up the A9 to Dalwhinnie with a brief stop at Druimuachder for photos. Then the A889 to Laggan
and along the A86 to Spean Bridge for a call at The Commando Memorial. The A82 then took me up The Great Glen to Invergarry where I turned on to the A87 past Loch Garry and Loch Loyne into Glen Shiel, Past Loch Cluanie to meet the coast in Loch Duich, The road then goes past Eilean Donan Castle to Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge. After crossing the Bridge, I went in to Kyleakin.

The return journey was the reverse... I was going to go through Glencoe but time was getting short so it had to be the quickest route.

Route mileage was 269 miles including a detour to refuel on the way home...

A beautiful day, stunning roads and a great bike. What more can you ask.

A few images -

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Druimuachder (Drumochter) Summit... the highest point on the UK main line rail network.

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In the lay bye at Druimuachder

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Spean Bridge Commando Monument - a tribute to the Commandos who trained there during WW11

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The Commando Monument surrounded by mountains.

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Kyleakin, Isle of Skye.

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The Skye Bridge at Kyleakin

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Small boats at Kyleakin

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A boat goes under the Sky Bridge past the Kyle Lighthouse

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Casteal Maol, Kyleakin - originally built by the Vikings.

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Bike and Bridge - Kyleakin

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Re: One fine autumn Sunday

Postby Brian » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:12 am

What a great rideout! Lovely photos.

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Re: One fine autumn Sunday

Postby King Herald » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:55 am

Great scenery, nice day out. :cool:

I rode over to the Elan valley in Wales on Saturday, took some ‘mountain roads’, some great scenery there, but I only took about four pics. #-o
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Re: One fine autumn Sunday

Postby Jaythro » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:49 am

Lovely Pictures Rob I went to go out for a short run to see how I was faring in my recovery from post viral fatigue after suffering from Covid

I got about half a mile from the house Only to have it completely go off a cylinder

and I nursed it back gently only to find the RH exhaust as you see

But the inside was Red hot

I Suspect loss of spark and ignition of fuel in the steel wool sound deadening packing
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Re: One fine autumn Sunday

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:31 am

It's a lovely effect... do the same for the other side and call it a custom feature... :grin:

Seriously, though that doesn't look good. I'd be worried that there was something else burning there to cause the bluing.

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Re: One fine autumn Sunday

Postby Rockburner » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:45 am

Lovely stuff!

I was up there in this only a week ago:
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The road from Invermoriston to Kyle was fabulous (and pretty much empty!)

Had a lot of fun. :D
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Re: One fine autumn Sunday

Postby Jaythro » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:14 pm

Seriously, though that doesn't look good. I'd be worried that there was something else burning there to cause the bluing
All I think of is unburnt fuel as I held the throttle about a 1/3 open and I very much doubt there was a spark at all on that side

When I turned and went back down the hill I felt a couple of phaffs over and above the good running cylinder

I very much suspect that the Wire wool (which is supposed to be stainless) absorbed unburnt fuel and became another fuel source when a backfire or something ignited the fuel vapours??
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Re: One fine autumn Sunday

Postby andymcg » Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:05 pm

Lovely stuff!

I was up there in this only a week ago:
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The road from Invermoriston to Kyle was fabulous (and pretty much empty!)

Had a lot of fun. :D
Nice car, but a bit wide for some roads up there?


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Re: One fine autumn Sunday

Postby Jockboxer » Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:20 pm

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Fairly topical this pic, given today's news. I popped in by the Commando memorial a few years back and spotted this Merlin in the distance. Dashed back to the bike for my camera and this was the result.


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