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Re: Scotland's Answer to Route 66
« Reply #20 on: Mar 09, 2015, 08:24 PM »

 'camper vans (RV's Rob)'  :008: :028:

 Had a camper van in N.Z. for a month. Transit 2.4 turbo diesel w/6speed. Brilliant. Much more nimble/less bloated than our monstrosities of RVs. Don't remember holding anyone up. :007:

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Re: Scotland's Answer to Route 66
« Reply #21 on: Mar 09, 2015, 08:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wal [+]
that's all the bits of Scotland ive never seen....would make a great overnighter even.....
It's more or less what me and Brian did last year - when you had to work the Sunday I think.  As Richard says the east side's a bit boring (relatively speaking).  Problem is we couldn't see the west side for rain and midges  :001:
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Re: Scotland's Answer to Route 66
« Reply #22 on: Mar 09, 2015, 10:07 PM »
ah well, just have to do the US one then..... :008:

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Re: Scotland's Answer to Route 66
« Reply #23 on: Mar 09, 2015, 10:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by mike5100 [+]
*Originally Posted by Wal [+]
that's all the bits of Scotland ive never seen....would make a great overnighter even.....
It's more or less what me and Brian did last year - when you had to work the Sunday I think.  As Richard says the east side's a bit boring (relatively speaking).  Problem is we couldn't see the west side for rain and midges  :001:
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Re: Scotland's Answer to Route 66
« Reply #24 on: Mar 09, 2015, 11:59 PM »
Now my wife  has fooked off ,I fancy this,did same a few years ago with caravan

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Re: Scotland's Answer to Route 66
« Reply #25 on: Mar 10, 2015, 06:38 PM »
i followed much of the east coast route but i came down the middle to join the tongue to lairg road. i couldnt do the longest day but anytime in the summer hols would be fine by me. that's do-able in a day but a lot of riding.

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Re: Scotland's Answer to Route 66
« Reply #26 on: Mar 10, 2015, 07:52 PM »
I've driven/ridden many section of what's left of Route 66 (and many when it's part of a newer major highway, it's just another interstate freeway).  Despite the fact that I usually tease you guys for having a limited selection of interesting roads compared to what we have available in the western US, Route 66 isn't one of those roads to brag about.  It was epic when it was the only way to cross the country on one road (FSVO "one road").  There were few sections that could have been interesting on a motorcycle, most are just mostly straight and not-that-interesting to ride through.  There are much better ways to get to see the US, not to mention many more interesting roads out west.

After looking at the map TM linked to, I'd much rather do the Scott version than the actual Route 66.   :028:

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Re: Scotland's Answer to Route 66
« Reply #27 on: Jun 24, 2015, 09:33 AM »
North Coast 500

They have recently updated their website with loads of information. :028: :028:

You can search for all types of attactions, food and accomodation along the route on the interactive map HERE  :031:

Also you can download a PDF version of the route map HERE  :001:

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Re: Scotland's Answer to Route 66
« Reply #28 on: Jun 24, 2015, 08:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]

Looks a good route  :028:  except for the bit down the east coast which is a boring as feck  :151:

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And also the top-right 1/3 along the top to John a Groats Richard. That's deadly too.

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