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Re: The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.

Thanks for that Dave. I keep asking daft questions but it now something has got through. Of course there is the miles/kilometre thing...25 mikes and 40 kls. For me a European the 40 kls will be the cut off for the e bike..... Just in this country?... And therefore the 50 kls per hr. on the velo trac...
by gaffr
Sun Aug 15, 2021 5:11 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.
Replies: 27
Views: 1008

Re: Trudge, Drudge and Drench Above Glen Feshie

A bit unkind to some of my local hills. :lol: However I have only ever been to .912 on my bike on a long distance wee tour. The other hills I can reach from Feshie or from Tromie after leaving behind the bike in the glens. The effects of the return to nature is seen where the vegetation is taking ov...
by gaffr
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:28 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Trudge, Drudge and Drench Above Glen Feshie
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.

Hello Ayrshirealps.....the only time that I have been in the area of the Rhinns of Kells was from the parking near Forrest Lodge to get to Corserine and its neighbour....on foot. :) Once clear of the forestry stuff not much of a path to reach the high ground that would be difficult ground with a bik...
by gaffr
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:17 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.
Replies: 27
Views: 1008

Re: The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.

So now we have a Derny that is quiet and non polluting in contrast to the internal combustion ones used in previous Games that I watched. :) I think what I was trying to say that the present Derny electric type of assisted bike would be available to those who could afford it and maybe even venture i...
by gaffr
Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:26 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.
Replies: 27
Views: 1008

Re: Railway Crossing at Dalwhinnie

I guess no-one to phone nowadays. In the past you phoned from a wee boxed phone beside the gate at the crossing. Probably now no person to contact who would tell you when it was safel to cross over.
by gaffr
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:40 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Railway Crossing at Dalwhinnie
Replies: 103
Views: 6447

Re: The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.

In the recent Kerin bike-race held in the indoor stadium at the Tokyo games an electric assisted bike was used to get the race speed up to fifty Kls. per hour before retiring from the track to allow the sprinters to fight it out for the medal. :) These bikes don't appear to produce a working noise a...
by gaffr
Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:41 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.
Replies: 27
Views: 1008

Re: Coire Leis to CMD Arete

Have been up that way once in summer and on other occasions descended. In winter no problem...crampons on.... with all the awkward stuff under the snow. Away back then there were abseil posts on the headwall and also for a while posts to get you safely around the Benva face stuff and down to the hea...
by gaffr
Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:57 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Coire Leis to CMD Arete
Replies: 6
Views: 403

The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.

Maybe I gave missed any thoughts from folks on here regarding the use of the electrically assisted bikes. Up till now when i see a post perhaps saying ...a Munro using an off road bike...up till now I think we all realised that the bike was used for, as I do use a bike, to reach the walking part of ...
by gaffr
Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.
Replies: 27
Views: 1008

Re: What kind of map do you prefer?

Had another wee look this evening at the two Harvey. Maps for the Cairngorms and as far as I can see it does look like a straitforward enlargement.
by gaffr
Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:41 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: What kind of map do you prefer?
Replies: 20
Views: 1049

Re: What kind of map do you prefer?

Just thought of something re. the Harvey Maps....I just have both of the Cairngorm maps...however the 1:25,000 map is only an enlargement of the 1:40,000 ..or maybe it is the other way round. They are not different maps the features on both maps are the same. On the Ordnance survey maps the two map ...
by gaffr
Wed Aug 11, 2021 12:00 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: What kind of map do you prefer?
Replies: 20
Views: 1049

Re: Installing the Lochnagar Stane at the Spittal o Glen Mui

Good to see craftsmen at work....a fine job done. :)
The Rp call I first heard coming out from one of the teaching folks at Glenmore Lodge....only just opened then...we were there on a schools trip involving several schools from the two big cities in Scotland. :)
by gaffr
Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:25 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Installing the Lochnagar Stane at the Spittal o Glen Muick
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Starting from a high Carpark - cheat or not?

Dave Hewitt broadened the assistance to reach the Munro summits to include those that acquire the help of a Guide to get to some of the Cuillin Munros. I guess you may say that it is up to an individual to decide how they dispose of their hard earned cash. I have really no idea how many of the Walk ...
by gaffr
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Starting from a high Carpark - cheat or not?
Replies: 45
Views: 1692

Re: Starting from a high Carpark - cheat or not?

There can't be many of us still getting to the hills when a day started :lol: from near the Glenmore hayfield.... Over s stile I guess near where the gates are now to close the road after heavy snow. Then s plod up to the coires and beyond. :lol: Early starts then. And what is all this conquering ab...
by gaffr
Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:37 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Starting from a high Carpark - cheat or not?
Replies: 45
Views: 1692

Re: Ferry to Arran

Much easier sixty years ago to reach the island..... Train on a Friday evening from Edinburgh. Change stations in Glasgow and out to the pier further North from Ardrossan...doss on the pier... Ferry over early morning... Hire a bike in Brodick then up to Glen Rosa. :lol:
by gaffr
Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:25 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ferry to Arran
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: What kind of map do you prefer?

I use both of the Harvey maps, both of the Ordnance Survey maps and a couple of digital ones.
In winter the buried under the snow features make the 1:25,000 less useful.
by gaffr
Sun Aug 08, 2021 11:16 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: What kind of map do you prefer?
Replies: 20
Views: 1049
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