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Darklord
06-03-2009, 01:38 PM
well i am and its more a spring holiday!
this time tomorrow i'll be sat looking at the mighty ben nevis eating haggis (or chips!) and spending a week bombing down mountains on the bikeand helping ,y little one find nessie

Vern
06-03-2009, 01:46 PM
Enjoy - think you might have snow on Sunday too

Kester
06-03-2009, 01:54 PM
I didn't know that Ben Nevis ate haggis.

lizcam
06-03-2009, 03:32 PM
Good luck with the bike. After the bridge attack you'd think you would try and be a bit more......sedate? Oh well. Hell for leather, boys!

Darklord
06-03-2009, 03:35 PM
as long as it doesnt snow on the way up! 8 hours drive normally without snow!

wiccanpony
06-03-2009, 03:55 PM
Iíll have a word with nessie about making an appearance....have fun

matty1001
06-03-2009, 03:57 PM
Nice one!
I'm just starting planning to go up to the Cairngorms for some ice climbing.

My old man does loads of mountain biking and went to Peebles in Glentress forest last year, said it was flipping ace.

Peace and love...

Darklord
06-03-2009, 04:34 PM
im just getting into it. not got a 10k bike but its decent enough. they got a worldcup downhill on annoch more 2 miles away but to get up you need a cable car which tells you how hairy it is! maybe do that next year!

EldinTux
06-03-2009, 05:32 PM
Say hi to nessie for me, haven't seen her for 4 months :)

lizcam
06-03-2009, 05:49 PM
Why do I feel a broken leg is in DL's future?

Darklord
06-03-2009, 05:55 PM
cool, never broken a bone before. fractured jaw and cracked me head open but no broken bones

Darklord
16-03-2009, 02:42 PM
ok i wont bore you but thought you might want the low down on my adventure!

8 hours drive and it rained for most of the trip but was still great, and a nice place to spend my birthday.
saw sea otter, deer, osprey, hooded crows, amongst other things and nessie of course!

did some mountain biking twice - went over the handle bars twice!
first time landed in a heavily rocked stream at about 30mph. so i had a battered arm, helmet strap burn, soaked head to toe in very cold water and 10 miles from the car but the worst bit? Grazed nipple. absolutley killed! you take the skin of yours and see how much!

second fall was on the world champs course which is easiest described as akin to riding a bike down your stairs after you have placed several large boulders on them first! only bashed my kneee in that time though!

the views from the cottage were great, ben nevis out the front window and highland calves out the back for my little one!
heres a few photos if your interested:
fort william at night
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/100_2054.jpg (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/?action=view&current=100_2054.jpg)
Glenfinnan monumnet to bonnie prince charile
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/100_2032.jpg (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/?action=view&current=100_2032.jpg)
a rather large horned cow that took offence at me!
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/100_2002.jpg (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/?action=view&current=100_2002.jpg)
rush hour in the highlands
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/100_1970.jpg (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/?action=view&current=100_1970.jpg)

Darklord
16-03-2009, 02:43 PM
an arty shot!
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/100_1964.jpg (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/?action=view&current=100_1964.jpg)
us up annoch mor
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/100_1945.jpg (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/?action=view&current=100_1945.jpg)
Nessie!
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/100_1856.jpg (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/?action=view&current=100_1856.jpg)

Darklord
16-03-2009, 02:46 PM
Trebuchet at Urqhurt castle
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/100_1844.jpg (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/?action=view&current=100_1844.jpg)
commando's monument
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/100_1792.jpg (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/?action=view&current=100_1792.jpg)
beef sandwich
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/100_1790.jpg (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/?action=view&current=100_1790.jpg)
Ben Nevis. this was the view from our window!
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/100_1781.jpg (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/?action=view&current=100_1781.jpg)
another view from the house
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/100_1769.jpg (http://s188.photobucket.com/albums/z93/darklordminiatures/?action=view&current=100_1769.jpg)

Hinton
16-03-2009, 02:49 PM
Very cool pics, DL! Was that strange-looking cow following you around?

Darklord
16-03-2009, 03:02 PM
thanks mate. there was a herd of those cow just grazing at the side of the road (which was the narrowest windiest road i have ever seen - like a rollercoaster on tarmac - didnt get anove 25mph for 40 odd miles!!
i got out to take photos of them and she decided to come investigate 4 foot horns that close to the car isnt good! i grew up round cows but not ones with big horns. much prefer them without!
the croft we stayed on had 2 calves so that was great for my daughter - she loved them

RogerB
16-03-2009, 04:57 PM
Well, I guess as Billy has his goat you now have a cow.

Looks like you had a great time.

Darklord
16-03-2009, 06:22 PM
dont talk about my wife like that! thats my job!
yep great time thanks mate. nice and rested now but need some better forks on the bike so more money to find!

EldinTux
17-03-2009, 12:27 AM
Really glad you had a good time, but glad to have you back!

Darklord
17-03-2009, 12:41 AM
aww you miss me?!

EldinTux
17-03-2009, 12:44 AM
No just need someone to keep the goblins in order :)

Darklord
17-03-2009, 12:48 AM
gee thanks.!
nice way to talk about liz and donna. you are cruel

wiccanpony
17-03-2009, 12:54 AM
e-mailing Liz.........she's getting closer

EldinTux
17-03-2009, 01:39 AM
So she is - we'll just have to get all our comments in while she's flying over ;)

RogerB
17-03-2009, 08:21 AM
The thing is that I'm still here and can read the posts.

EldinTux
17-03-2009, 09:04 AM
Ah but will you be in trouble for repeating them? :twisted:

RogerB
17-03-2009, 09:12 AM
Not with her, I won't. I just got off the phone with her. She's at the hotel near LAX and I read the posts to her. You do have a cricket box or something don't you, Tuxie?

EldinTux
17-03-2009, 09:21 AM
ha ha Liz wouldn't hurt liddl ol me - Would she? :freaked

Darklord
17-03-2009, 10:22 AM
well im ok because apparently im not good enough to meet up with so :moon:

RogerB
17-03-2009, 11:03 AM
That just means more time to plan your punishment.

Darklord
17-03-2009, 11:04 AM
ok its scary when you talk like liz!

EldinTux
17-03-2009, 02:16 PM
Yep he's been around Liz far too long :omg:

RogerB
17-03-2009, 03:08 PM
Brat!

egads, you're right!

EldinTux
17-03-2009, 05:43 PM
Now you ruined it with the 'egads' there's hope for you yet!

Darklord
18-03-2009, 07:37 PM
yep my image of roger is ruined!