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Me vs. the wind

A ride in northern Scotland, seeing what cycletouring is like in my own country
By Helena Rodnight
#636 - posted Sunday November 16, 2014 by Neil Gunton

"After returning from a long tour in north America my attempts to settle back down in the UK weren't going too well - I wasn't feeling that settled and was missing my bicycle. So when some friends said they would be in Mull in a few weeks time I thought I would go to visit and meet up with then. Mull is almost directly west from Aberdeen, where I am staying right now, and not that far so I thought I would cycle there. Then my mum gave me a brochure for Aberdeen-Orkney/Shetland ferries, and a copy of the Sustrans Aberdeen-Shetland route. So the idea of heading north came into my head. I went through various iterations of a plan, but finally I decided to head SW from Orkney to Mull, somehow, across Scotland. Final details would be decided on short notice..." - read this journal

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Forum Re: All that glitters is not gold! by Bill Saint-Onge in forum: Touring Mindset  2014-11-21 8:03 
Journal Me vs. the windFeatured Journal #636 by Helena Rodnight (Completed Jun 2012)  2014-11-21 5:37 
Forum Re: All that glitters is not gold! by Megan Lee Webb in forum: Touring Mindset  2014-11-21 2:08 
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Image on journal page: Cret de Chatillion- Semnoz: A Mountain at Last in journal Meandering through France by Kim Cowan (Completed Aug 2014)

 2014-11-21 0:24 
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Wire_I_pulled_out_of_my_flat_tire.jpg This little wire wormed it's way through my tire and caused a flat. Believe it or not this IA a common occurrence in bicycle touring.

Image on journal page: Circle to Wibaux, Mt: Day 21 in journal DeLuca rides across the country by Dave DeLuca (Completed Aug 2014)

 2014-11-21 0:16 
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