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    Scotland in a Day!

    Ok, ok - Scotland and BACK in a day.

    Not quite as impressive as it sounds since I'm in N.E. England anyway but 350miles on the Falco is about the limit of what I can take even after all the comfort mods I've made.

    I'd booked a Ducati suspension setup day for my Ducati with ERS Racing, who are based at Knockhill. Well, the Duc does not need it really so I figured I'd get Amadeus checked over instead.

    I've never rode the A697 up to Coldstream so now was an ideal time to try and what a canny road it is:

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    First fuelstop at Coldstream itself & I was told of an interesting tea-rooms in the The Hirsel Estate:

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    What a smashing find!

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    I'm still not sure why my SatNav took me through Dunfirmline instead of the M90 to Knockhill but, that was the next stop.

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    Eddie (The Shop Owner/Guru) not only did a class job sorting the bike suspension but fettled the front brake fault I had too!

    I really wanted to ride back via the B709 (2nd longest in the UK!) but it wasnt to 'B' (ouch!)

    Plenty of other deserted roads though...

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    Sadly, most of the A68 was ridden in the dark and my night-time speed isnt what it used to be so it was 10.30pm by the time I got back, 12 hours out the road and loved every minute.
    Cheers - Frank

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    Well done Frank. Top job

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    Dave we're so lucky to have Kais on the door step to sort our problems.

    and Frank I regularly go to Scotland delivering bikes, up to 840 miles in a day but have to admit its in the van, well done that man.

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    Cheers Guys - just a safe & enjoyable ride, dont think I 'pushed on' anywhere - looking back. ;-)

    Sadly, the pegs are a bit high for me on the Falco, buggered hips dont help and I only got off the bike for 10 mins to take the last photo's on the deserted road.

    I was quite stiff when I got home & not in a good way - LoL.

    Some Bike Therapy like this, feels so RIGHT these days and with good roads & great scenery I'm gonna point my bikes North, whenever I can!
    Cheers - Frank

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    Yes & dont forget that KAIS will sort out a setup day for us if we can get enough people interested.

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    i,m up for that mr !!


    and still lovin the falco, very underrated imo.. superb machine..

 

 

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