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Just got back from a driving (unfortunately not on my Wee) trip to the Highlands. Never have I seen such fantastic cycling roads. Lots of cycles-almost all sport touring. BMW -about 50% of the rides--lots of Triumphs--But a lot of Wees and Vees--more Vees. Those guys know how to ride and pass at speed--narrow twisties in the glen with short passing areas--and those riders pass at 100mph with no problem--ususlly in groups of 10 or more. My wife commented on my obviuos envy--many times, as I could not conceal it.
 

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Amazing there isn't it. We were over in March (lovely weather). But for our four little people and the rental Volkswagen microvan, I could quite happily have spent all of my time on two wheels.
 

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Yup. Spent a couple of weeks there 20 years ago. One day I'll go back on 2 wheels. Use the B-roads and really see the country.
 

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I rode a 850GS Beamer around Scotland in 04' . A great bike for the trip. My cousin had a TDM 900 yamaha. Which is a bit of a big traily itself.
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Part of what is great in the UK . Auto drivers are excellent. If you obey the rules you will be surrounded by people that will make space for you to pull in/pass. They actually move over a bit at traffic circles in the expectation that you go to the front of the line as a motorcycle and you are also expected to get going and get out of the way.
Note: pass only on the right (the correct passing side). Passing on the wrong side is undercutting and not appreciated.
 

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I was there in September of 2006 with my wife and In-laws in a Toyota minivan. It would have been nice to have been on two wheels, except that it rained almost the entire time we were there. Beautiful countryside, great hospitable people and you can buy really good whisky for cheap at the petrol stations.

I'd love to get back there some day.
 
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