My warranty is well and truly up but do I care

Discussion in 'Driving/Incidents/Roadrage' started by st4, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. st4

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    Not when you have the chance to drive on roads like we have up here. To celebrate one year of having her in my life I decided a small but worthy drive was in order. I would have gone further but the weather looked iffy and I couldn't be bothered putting more fuel in it-thats for tomorrow on the drudge to work

    Scumbag will know doubt recollect where these were done but for those of you who have not, I left Helensburgh, headed up Loch Lomond, over the rest and be-thankful pass and turned off and headed down towards stachur, but turned before that and went up down to Lochgoilhead (it always rains there) and then headed back over a twisty and demanding single track road and then back down the rest, down lochlomand and turned off and headed over the old MOD road to Faslane, and then home.

    I can't be bothered obscuring the regi plate BTW, the car is visible on the road anyway....

    It was an 80mile trip and she got 39mpg. Not bad considering she was being pushed on. :D

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    The small road in the middle of the 2nd picture is, I believe
    where Jackie Stewart made his racing debut in an organised
    hillclimb. Not sure of the year though !!
    No doubt some other member will have more info than me.
     
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    I know all those roads very well, some excellent driving to be had, unless you get stuck behind some slower! The last pic is my second home!
     
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    You could be right, further along it drops to a 1:5 gradient. Even going down in 3rd gear the car was "running away from me". But I booted in anyway :bannana:

    Peter-in summer time there is usually a bacon roll van in the car park. I suggested it for a GTG a year ago.
     
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    My Mrs worked there for 5 years
     
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    Which also means MOT time.

    (Just in case you'd forgotten ):)

     
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    Which I realised I had forgotten last week when the Tax was due.......:rolleyes:
     
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    did you make the pics B&W to disguise the dirt on your car? :devil:

    seriously, good pics!
     
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    nah-not mot or ved time. car was registered in nov 05 and i bought it in mar 08 and 6 months ved was thrown in so tax is due in sept and mot due in nov 09.

    auc cover is up as i've had the car 12 months
     
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    i cleaned the car on saturday but b&w hides up the fact i didnt do it very well :D
     
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    The last pic was my second home for too many years :crazy: but i do have a strange warm feeling looking at it (indigestion maybe?).

    The views are just stunning all around that area - me and Pammy detoured there en-route to Inverness last Summer. Ah, nostalgia - it's not what it used to be :D
     
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    Did you head beyond inverness, a rule of thumb is to head as far north as you can. It gets better and better and better. I put this up on the "other forum" and advised your best time for driving up here is not high summer when the kids are off schools and coaches roam the great roads, but May, September time when its still sunny and long nights but not infested with the blight of the coach tours
     
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    We stayed near to Elgin so didn't venture above the Moray Forth this time. I totally agree about the best times to drive around Scotland (avoid the hols) but we were tied as we had our boys with us.
    I spent many happy days 'Munro-bagging' all over your country while living there and visited some stunning places - including Ben Hope the most northerly summit so I've been a long way north (including Lerwick too :)).
     
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    We go to Durness every year.............some of the best scenery EVER....am surprised when working in Stirling how many "locals" have never ventured up there...
     
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    Does that mean we have something in common? Judging by your avatar that may well be the case! I first went to Faslane in 1984.
     
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    You are a stones throw when you work in stirling (think I've guessed your employer too given your knowledge of finance etc) from our GTG location-riverhouse restaurant.

    Have you ever ventured down towards Aberfoyle and then headed over the "Dukes Pass" to Kilmahog. Its a little favourite of mine and the twists and turns are more like an alpine pass than a road in scotland. Once the road emerges @ Kilmahog, turn left to go back to Stirling, or turn right and drive one of the best roads in Scotland (clue it takes you to a place where many of a clan were massacered many years ago).
     
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    Pammy's cooking maybe? :D:devil:
     
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