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Imperfectstorm
04-11-2009, 04:46 PM
Has anyone fat tired it in Scotland ? Suggestions for tours or trails for solo rider? Thanks

Zen
04-11-2009, 05:00 PM
I will ask around.
What size fat? 32's?

Zen
04-12-2009, 06:31 PM
but these guys aren't exactly a fountain of knowledge either.

Great photo, though:
http://thebikesite.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=97774cfc636fce9fc856c3241e575ddf&topic=2862.msg29296;topicseen#new

crazycanuck
04-13-2009, 03:23 AM
Mtn biking in Scotland..Here are a few links

http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/hotrides/hotride27.htm

http://cycling.visitscotland.com/mountain_biking/mb_centre/

I can ask an Aussie mtb friend living in the UK if he's done any good dirt stuff in Scotland.

All I can say is have fun!!!

woohoo
05-24-2009, 05:43 AM
I'm not an MTBer much myself, but I've heard some of the best places for it here are

Fort William: http://www.ridefortwilliam.co.uk/ (includes a world cup downhill)

Glencoe area: http://www.clachaig.com/p/v/things-to-see-and-do/mountain-biking/ (the clachaig is a pub/hotel but it's used almost exclusively by people who are walking, climbing, skiing and biking in the area, so the atmosphere's brilliant and you can rely on their advice.)

7stanes: http://www.7stanes.gov.uk/ (7 different centers spread across the borders)

The first two are in the highlands, and the 7stanes are in the south of Scotland. From what I've heard all are pretty good, and hiring bikes shouldn't be a problem.

Hope that helps, Lynne ; )

Imperfectstorm
05-30-2009, 09:26 AM
Lynn & Threaders,

Thank you for your posts & advice. Does a "dry":eek: seasson exist in Scotland? or is Gortex the answer ?


Cheers !

Stormy

woohoo
05-31-2009, 09:20 AM
As I sit here it's 28 degrees C in Scotland and the sun is splitting the sky :D

This is, however, regarded as a totally freak accident, lol, and I'd just pack as much goretex and as many plastic bags as you own! If things work out you won't need them, and if they don't then at least you're prepared! :p

L ; )