Alpackas on the number 34

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With temperatures in Aviemore soaring to the mid twenties this afternoon, we retreated once again to the river Spey. Today’s outing was a chilled float down to Boat of Garten. A swift gin and tonic later and we were on the number 34 bus back home, Alpackas in packs. Alpackas on the bus! Genius! Try […]

It doesn’t have to be gnarrr

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    After all the excitement and exertions of the Highland Trail 550 we¬†decided something gentler was in order this morning. So, as the early morning commuters were heading out of Aviemore, we packed our rafts and headed down to the river Spey- a mere stone’s throw from the Backcountry Biking unit, but a whole […]

Fatties beach holiday – Western Isles style

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Three fatties set off to sample the salty sand (and stinky seaweed) of the Western Isles, heading from Lochmaddy along the north and west coasts to Eriskay and Barra.  Multi-day beach riding in the UK – cool – where else do you get to ride along a runway and a beach at the same time?  The bikes […]

Surly Moonlander Review

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David at Bothy pulled out all the stops to get hold of it for us and we have now had a month of playing around on the Surly Moonlander in true Scottish conditions, alongside a Pugsley – what do we think? First impressions were mixed.  Taking it out of the box the first thing that was a surprise […]