Midwinter Meikleour Metric Cogal 2013

Midwinter Meikleour Metric Cogal 2013

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Another Cogal in the Northern Hemisphere in 2013? Oh yes, The Farmer is inviting one and all to a Scottish Cogal, December 21st.

Start and finish at the Meikleour Inn. V to 9 as it should be light enough by then and will give enough time to get back before it gets too dark, mmmmmmm! Hopefully anyway.

Strave route is here.

 

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Date/Time
Date - December 21, 2013
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM

Location
Meikleour Inn

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  1. Couldn’t make it today folks.  Got home yesterday afternoon to find a couple stealing stuff from my flat having kicking the door in.  Managed to grab them and get them to drop what they had apart from some necklaces and a ring which were later recovered when the cops got them.  I’m sad to say that the first thing I did was not check if the bikes were ok but when I got to that they were all present and correct and undamaged.  Bastards were about to make of with over two grands worth of stuff and my Lezyne bag with my spare tubes and multi tool etc!

    If all goes well they’ll get five years.  Dirty fucks.

  2. @snoov sorry to hear that Snoov, but I am glad you nailed them before they got away. I hear that the sherrifs are supposed to be putting a greater sentence on house breakers, so if there is any justice they will get that 5 years. Psychological blow for you and your VMH though, wish you all the best for xmas & new year.

  3. The Meiklour Midwinter Metric Mini Cogal went ahead despite some inclement conditions, four hardy souls headed out over the hills of darkest Perthshire, and it was very dark at times, for just over the tonne, café stop in Aberfeldy too, and coffee n mince pehs at @The-Farmer’s ranch afterward. Typical scenery below.

  4. @snoov Sorry to hear that. Glad you and your VMH are OK though.

    Was a good day out, if a bit cold at times… I’m pretty sure sleet and 65kph gusts counts as Rule #9. Great company as always on these rides! Looking forward to the next one already!

  5. @campbellrae1   et al Top effort guys.  Weather is appalling dahn souf.

    @snoov Gutted, that’s terrible but I guess better that you got back in the nick of time.  Sorry to hear that anyway.

  6. Strong work loons. Sorry I missed it too but like @snoov my plans were scuppered by Mad Friday. My nephew was stabbed in the neck and missed death by a mm or two but he lost a cupla litres of blood… Where’s Doctor Fuentes when you need him? Thankfully he is on the mend after a night in intensive care. I did get out for a cupla hours this afternoon, defo a Rule #9 day.

  7. Ohhhhhhhh the pain the pain! Sitting here nursing cramping legs. You dirty so and sos! Very enjoyable day though. Just need to improve my fitness now. Proper weather for it, wet, sleety,cold all in all a fantastic day. And you should have been there tosee the violations.

  8. @the-farmer   Apply distilled malted beverage from the inside?

  9. @snoov 5 years? With our liberal legal system? I wish. Good effort on catching them dude. Summary justice would have been very appropriate. I know an officer of the law should not advocate that but sometimes…

  10. Feel so selfish now that I notice I didn’t even mention your ride, glad it went well.  I’ll be there the next time.

    @eenies hope your nephew makes a speedy recovery.

    Thanks everyone for the supportive comments.  @JohnB evidently there’s some legislation or something brought in so that any burglary caught over the Christmas period get five years, possible just a political stunt, we’ll see.

  11. @snoov pity about the break in but hopefully they will feel the full force of the law! Must have been worrying when you caught them in the act. Between that and a stabbing sounds like an eventful mad Friday for velomiscotties everywhere.

    @teocalli duly applied some balvenie double wood very good, one of the few malts I can stomach usually enjoy jamesons Irish whiskey, sacrilege for a Scotsman.

  12. @JohnB

    @snoov 5 years? With our liberal legal system? I wish. Good effort on catching them dude. Summary justice would have been very appropriate. I know an officer of the law should not advocate that but sometimes…

    …he just fell down the stairs guv’nor…

  13. Thanks for another damn fine day out Velomiscotties (inspired @the-farmer!). It was definitely a day of two halves though. The first couple hours to the coffee stop into a block headwind accompanied by frequent driving freezing rain was frankly no fun at all. Never have so few been so grateful for the presence of wood burning stove and the sympathetic patience of the Watermill Cafe staff! I also appreciate the weather gods gift of a little watery sunshine and fair conditions for most of the second half. I’ll post what few photos I have on flickr in the next few days. Today I found out that fingers can get so cold they can have no effect on the iPhone screen until you stick then in your mouth and in that state you can’t get the glove shaped object back on!

    Rest assured I toasted the ride with a dram of Highland Park on arrival at my evening function. Have a great Christmas and New Year, here’s to the Cogals in 2014

  14. @strathlubnaig

    @JohnB

    @snoov 5 years? With our liberal legal system? I wish. Good effort on catching them dude. Summary justice would have been very appropriate. I know an officer of the law should not advocate that but sometimes…

    …he just fell down the stairs while he was running away with my stuff and tripped over the trailing electric lead guv’nor…

    Fixed your post. Watertight.

  15. @strathlubnaig

    @JohnB

    @snoov 5 years? With our liberal legal system? I wish. Good effort on catching them dude. Summary justice would have been very appropriate. I know an officer of the law should not advocate that but sometimes…

    …he just fell down the stairs guv’nor… WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE,

  16. Two halves eh! The first half was cruel and the second was the unusual punishment.

    Have a good one.

  17. did someone say “coffee” ?

  18. @strathlubnaig Dead Man’s Hands. The blood will flow again…..

    Nice selection of books over my shoulder too. Hoping for the one at the back for Christmas.

  19. My only excuse is weakness…

  20. …however I believe that @JohnB is the only Velomiscottie to have a 100% Cogal attendance record

  21. @the Engine Ooo, we would all be there if we possibly could. Nice scenery there.

  22. @the Engine

    …however I believe that @JohnB is the only Velomiscottie to have a 100% Cogal attendance record

    But his 100% record is inextricably linked to my 0% record and this of course rebalances things!

  23. @strathlubnaig

    The Meiklour Midwinter Metric Mini Cogal went ahead despite some inclement conditions, four hardy souls headed out over the hills of darkest Perthshire, and it was very dark at times, for just over the tonne, café stop in Aberfeldy too, and coffee n mince pehs at @The-Farmer’s ranch afterward. Typical scenery below.

    Stunning it makes me long for the highlands.  I return to the mother land about twice a year (Isle of Lewis) and the journey up the A9 from Perth to Inverness and then on to Ullapool just makes my heart swell with pride, especially in winter.  Good work all!

  24. Of course, the Midwinter Metric will now need to be an Annual Affair, see what @the-farmer started ?

  25. I have written up a bit of a Cogal report, will send it on to Gianni to add to others or chuck in le poubelle as required.

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