Bike wise in 2021 I sold 2 machines and bought 2 machines – no surprises there then!
Started the year with the 2014 BMW F800GS. Bit of a “keeper” this one! Well I’ve had it for over two and a half...
Went out hunting the snow line this morning . . . and found it [:D]
Popped out this morning to check some pheasant feeders on the shoot then decided to take a wander along the beaches to see what, if any, damage had occurred after last weeks storm.
This is taken...
14 degrees??? Best make the most of this un-seasonal weather then.
Slow bimble towards Grantown, alfresco coffee & nibbles on the old road bridge, then off to Tomintoul (cos there appeared to be...
It being Remembrance Day and me not being a wage slave anymore, I took myself off to the Commando Monument at Spean bridge, taking the scenic route naturally –...
From a shortish late afternoon ride in the fading winter light . . .
From a short ride yesterday that was planned as being a lot longer . . . but my fingers started to notice that I didn't have my heated inner gloves on :rolleyes:
From todays bimbling ride westwards to Spean Bridge via Laggan and then across the canal and alongside Loch Arkaig.
The Witches Pool waterfall...
Spey Bay sunset . . .
Took the bike out for a spin up north. Hadn’t been down to the end of the road beyond Ardgay for some time so decided to pay Croich church a visit, it being Sunday an all!
Yesterday I put in a 291 mile day by taking the long way across to the road to Skye.
Cluanie dam in the background (road kill in the foreground [:D])
Dressed the little bike up for a loaded test run this afternoon . . .
Might test the softbags on it instead of the peli cases . ....
Shame you can't make it wildfowler.
Camping spot booked for 20-22nd incl.
Thinking of trapesing down on the CB500X seeing as I didn't get a chance to use it anywhere except Scotland last year...
From yesterday . . . .
Took a run out to the highlands today, seeing as Miss Wiplash of Edinburgh has loosened the shackles.
Headed for Gairloch, having a brew on the way on the shores of Loch Maree at Slaterdale, but not...
Memorable day as youngest son introduced his eldest to the joys of motorcycling . . .
May there be many more in the future [:D]...
Got some miles under the wheels this afternoon . . . view to the Cairngorms
I'm thinking of booking into the site and not just turning up, just in case there is a surge in fellow riders doing as we are planning - an ad-hoc small scale gathering [:)]
Hope to see you both...
I am planning to ride south to Dent, probably head out on the Thursday and back on the Sunday. Not sure if eldest son will be able to follow me down as he has done over the previous 3...
Just caught this US P8 taking off from Lossiemouth this afternoon . . .
Been at least 3 of them operating from here for the past 3-4...
CB5X now on post winter clean & maintenance, so the F8GS is out and about again.
Went in search of the snow line . . .
Same as my last post (the F8GS is in a temporary hibernation - tis easier to keep one bike clean at this time of year [:D])
When my 1st F800GS started doing that (it was a 2008 model) I had to take it into a BM dealership to get the idle actuator re-set after a build up of condensation in the airbox had caused it to drop...
No BMWs in this post [:D]
Out for a wander yesterday afternoon, in between rain showers.
Don’t touch the stuff myself, but many I know really...