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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

OUT Y'DAY - a tad 'dreich'

What a difference from Friday ..Sunday's started dull and damp ... forecast was for it to dry and improve during the day ... Seven optimists met up at Spoons for the run. :winkie:

20 miles up the road there was no sign of it improving as we headed north. Pulled over near the junction of the A81 / A811 to gauge folks views on proceeding...

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The consensus was to head west away from the mountains to the north in the hope of finding dry roads.. By the time we got to Balloch, 12 miles to the west,  things had improved slightly but the roads were still wet ...

Decision time - Call it a day and turn south on the A82 for home (and catch MotoGP live) or turn north up the lochside and press on. 

Balloch

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Andy and Jimmy

on the big ZZR's decided to call it a day (they had only  planned on being out for a half day anyway) the rest of us decided to push on north to Tarbet and see how things developed....

Amazingly we were in luck - within 500 yds of turning north the roads suddenly dried out! .... and although we encountered more damp roads from time to time we stayed dry for the rest of the day.:smile

Up a dry A82 - the road snakes round the headland jutting out into the loch ...

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feeling more confident in a dry Tarbet .....

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although by now the bikes were already filthy ....

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Inveraray bound ..

..heading down into Arrochar .. a lot greyer than it was on Friday evening .... cbrxxMike  with Mark and Stuart ahead..

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On the other side of Loch Long ..Stuart and Gordon..

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Luckily I managed

to catch a pic of this traffic cone.... it was a 'drive by shooting' :tongue:.... You can see the low cloud on the hillside....

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Lunch was at the Royal Burgh Café (across the road) in Inveraray ...

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and afterwards we headed north again up the Dalmally road

climbing up out of Inveraray..

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Through the woods

above Inveraray...

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It's a bugger when you catch one of these just before a great series of bends...

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Fill up in Tyndrum...

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Some more from

Inveraray - Tyndrum section

Leaving Inveraray...

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turn left...

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..through the arch ...onto the twisty A819 for Dalmally ....

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