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Applecross Scotland - April 2015
on: April 25, 2015, 01:33:35 PM
some vid footage of my run up Applecross in Scotland on my XT ... obviously!


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Re: Applecross Scotland - April 2015
Reply #1 on: April 25, 2015, 02:06:29 PM
Enjoyed that, thanks for posting. But can you set your GoPro a little higher next time! :002:

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Re: Applecross Scotland - April 2015
Reply #2 on: April 25, 2015, 02:16:10 PM
yeah the setting was a complete guess as not used in a long time

thanks for comment

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Re: Applecross Scotland - April 2015
Reply #3 on: April 25, 2015, 03:41:56 PM
Mine is mounted on the left hand guard , makes it a lot easier to set up.

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Re: Applecross Scotland - April 2015
Reply #4 on: May 01, 2015, 04:33:02 AM
I was also in Applecross in April. Say a CT, but mostly GS.
Been before a couple of times and although it is great on a nice day to have some nice views, I really can't see the road merits the tag it gets for being a great biking road.
Surely narrow tracks and some very slow hairpin bends do not make a great road. Plus the added stop and starts due to other road users coming the other way etc.
Don't get me wrong, it's defo a 'box tick' road...but a great biking road...nah!
Saying that I will probably be doing again in the near future.
Now some of the raods leading to and from Applecross....now that's a different story:)
What do you mean it's raining....get ootside and ride the thing.

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Re: Applecross Scotland - April 2015
Reply #5 on: May 01, 2015, 08:30:39 AM
i think its a great experience 1st time round when doing it on the bike. i brought my mate over to it as he had never been and its great to see people's faces when they reach the top.
After doing it a few times like I have, I tend to agree, there are better roads around the Highlands etc that are better and challenge you more. Nonetheless there are some tricky bits on the Applecross route and it does breed a bit of confidence. Worth making the trip over to go to Applecross Inn. Great food etc  :031:
On that particular day I preferred the road when turning off the main road coming from the bridge over from Skye. Some great sections along that road for sure to get to AC

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Re: Applecross Scotland - April 2015
Reply #6 on: May 01, 2015, 03:41:27 PM
Looks brilliant and you got the weather for it as well, im taking 10 guys from our club over at the end of may and this is one of our days out, hope its as dry as it was for you  :028:

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Re: Applecross Scotland - April 2015
Reply #7 on: May 02, 2015, 04:31:50 AM
*Originally Posted by nsxer [+]
i think its a great experience 1st time round when doing it on the bike. i brought my mate over to it as he had never been and its great to see people's faces when they reach the top.
After doing it a few times like I have, I tend to agree, there are better roads around the Highlands etc that are better and challenge you more. Nonetheless there are some tricky bits on the Applecross route and it does breed a bit of confidence. Worth making the trip over to go to Applecross Inn. Great food etc  :031:
On that particular day I preferred the road when turning off the main road coming from the bridge over from Skye. Some great sections along that road for sure to get to AC

I had a very nice fish and chips in the Applecross Inn.
I was with my youngest son on his 600 Bandit (he just passed his test 6-8 weeks ago). When we were sitting having lunch I asked what he thought of the road. His reply somewhat worried me...
'It's a bit twisty, you've got to concentrate 100% of the time.'
I replied he should be doing that all the time lol
What had he being doing for the 250 miles it took to get him there!

In retrospect my first post maybe came across a bit dodgy. It is a road worth doing.
What do you mean it's raining....get ootside and ride the thing.