Scottish Cogal 2013

Scottish Cogal 2013

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Date/Time: 8th June 2013

Location: Magdalen Yard Road Car Park, Dundee, DD1 4NB
Route Details: 170km starting in Dundee, reaching Cairn ‘O’ Mount, over the top riding a wee loop then back over and home to Dundee.

Meeting at the Car Park near where I live which is free at VV to nine. We’ll then roll into town for a coffee stop at Empire State Coffee which serves the best coffee in Dundee according to the VMH. Then we ride all the way up to Cairn ‘O’ Mount at which point there are several options. For those with the legs it’s over the top and round a small loop before coming back over the Mount to then stop at The Clattering Brig for refreshments. Option Two is to ride up to the top, turn around and wait for those going over at TCB. The third Option is to just stop at The Clattering Brig and not take on the climb but I hope no-one chooses this option. Then the party of Velominati will travel back to the Car Park where showering facilities will be available at my place as well as some food before we walk a short distance for the recovery beverages. The long route climbing the Cairn ‘O’ Mount from both sides is about 170km. All welcome.

VLVV

snoov

 

Event Details

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Date/Time
Date - June 08, 2013
8:40 AM - 8:30 PM

Location
Magdalen Yard Road Car Park

Cogal Details
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Ride Classification

// Casually Deliberate (No Drop) // Cogal

  1. @scaler911

    @eenies

    This has all gone a wee bitty weird!

    Eye (is that how you say it?). is has. But then this was their Cogal, so I suppose it’s cultural to chat about kilts and bikes and such.

    @mrs Engine

    @scaler911

    @mrs Engine

    @scaler911

    @Mrs Engine

    So @the Engine & @Strathlubnaig tootled off this morning looking very happy boys. @the Engine did have a “moment” when @Strathlubnaig started to tie his riding stallion to the back of the love mobile and not put it on the back seat wrapped lovingly in a blanket with a satin pillow. Precious had never been treated like this before, always in a huge carry thing packed solid with bubble wrap and then put in the back of the car whilst the children stayed at home. Once we talked @the Engine down and reassured him that it would do Precious the world of good to be treated like every other bike for a change, they left singing the hits of Abba at the top of their voices. Happy days.

    @Mrs. Engine: Dare I say that you and Mrs. Scaler would get along fantastically. ’tis a shame you don’t live on our continent.

    Maybe all us VMS’s should meet up somewhere central (as long as it has a warm beach and hunky men serving us cocktails) and have a rockin good weekend talking about everything except bloody bikes. God help you all!

    Mrs. Scaler thinks this is a fantastic idea.

    Brilliant. I shall email her soon……. Erm where are you?

    We live in a humble, fiercely conservative hell-hole suburb of Portland Oregon called Vancouver. Not the cool Vancouver in Canada.

    It’s about 2hrs south of Seattle (which the world only knows about because of Nirvana). So probably about as far from Scotland as you can get in the Northern Hemisphere. You can get in touch with me by e-mailing Frank. He’s good about forwarding stuff.

    @mrs Engine

    @scaler911

    @mrs Engine

    @scaler911

    @Mrs Engine

    So @the Engine & @Strathlubnaig tootled off this morning looking very happy boys. @the Engine did have a “moment” when @Strathlubnaig started to tie his riding stallion to the back of the love mobile and not put it on the back seat wrapped lovingly in a blanket with a satin pillow. Precious had never been treated like this before, always in a huge carry thing packed solid with bubble wrap and then put in the back of the car whilst the children stayed at home. Once we talked @the Engine down and reassured him that it would do Precious the world of good to be treated like every other bike for a change, they left singing the hits of Abba at the top of their voices. Happy days.

    @Mrs. Engine: Dare I say that you and Mrs. Scaler would get along fantastically. ’tis a shame you don’t live on our continent.

    Maybe all us VMS’s should meet up somewhere central (as long as it has a warm beach and hunky men serving us cocktails) and have a rockin good weekend talking about everything except bloody bikes. God help you all!

    Mrs. Scaler thinks this is a fantastic idea.

    Brilliant. I shall email her soon……. Erm where are you?

    Oh, I want in on this get together. Three continents thus far… how hard can this be to coordinate?

  2. @girl

    @scaler911

    @eenies

    This has all gone a wee bitty weird!

    Eye (is that how you say it?). is has. But then this was their Cogal, so I suppose it’s cultural to chat about kilts and bikes and such.

    @mrs Engine

    @scaler911

    @mrs Engine

    @scaler911

    @Mrs Engine

    So @the Engine & @Strathlubnaig tootled off this morning looking very happy boys. @the Engine did have a “moment” when @Strathlubnaig started to tie his riding stallion to the back of the love mobile and not put it on the back seat wrapped lovingly in a blanket with a satin pillow. Precious had never been treated like this before, always in a huge carry thing packed solid with bubble wrap and then put in the back of the car whilst the children stayed at home. Once we talked @the Engine down and reassured him that it would do Precious the world of good to be treated like every other bike for a change, they left singing the hits of Abba at the top of their voices. Happy days.

    @Mrs. Engine: Dare I say that you and Mrs. Scaler would get along fantastically. ’tis a shame you don’t live on our continent.

    Maybe all us VMS’s should meet up somewhere central (as long as it has a warm beach and hunky men serving us cocktails) and have a rockin good weekend talking about everything except bloody bikes. God help you all!

    Mrs. Scaler thinks this is a fantastic idea.

    Brilliant. I shall email her soon……. Erm where are you?

    We live in a humble, fiercely conservative hell-hole suburb of Portland Oregon called Vancouver. Not the cool Vancouver in Canada.

    It’s about 2hrs south of Seattle (which the world only knows about because of Nirvana). So probably about as far from Scotland as you can get in the Northern Hemisphere. You can get in touch with me by e-mailing Frank. He’s good about forwarding stuff.

    @mrs Engine

    @scaler911

    @mrs Engine

    @scaler911

    @Mrs Engine

    So @the Engine & @Strathlubnaig tootled off this morning looking very happy boys. @the Engine did have a “moment” when @Strathlubnaig started to tie his riding stallion to the back of the love mobile and not put it on the back seat wrapped lovingly in a blanket with a satin pillow. Precious had never been treated like this before, always in a huge carry thing packed solid with bubble wrap and then put in the back of the car whilst the children stayed at home. Once we talked @the Engine down and reassured him that it would do Precious the world of good to be treated like every other bike for a change, they left singing the hits of Abba at the top of their voices. Happy days.

    @Mrs. Engine: Dare I say that you and Mrs. Scaler would get along fantastically. ’tis a shame you don’t live on our continent.

    Maybe all us VMS’s should meet up somewhere central (as long as it has a warm beach and hunky men serving us cocktails) and have a rockin good weekend talking about everything except bloody bikes. God help you all!

    Mrs. Scaler thinks this is a fantastic idea.

    Brilliant. I shall email her soon……. Erm where are you?

    Oh, I want in on this get together. Three continents thus far… how hard can this be to coordinate?

    Great, that’s 3 of us so far.

  3. @Deakus

    although I do have a sgian-dubh properly sharpened (to kindly cut loose threads off the ladies dresses and save their embarrassment you understand).

    Properly displayed rather than secreted in your sleeve, I’m sure. Please tell me you have a Claymore.

    And some cattle.

  4. Sadly, I have not purchased a Claymore…they are rather pricey and this would mean missing out on valuable V purchases…they also seem to have an issue with selling large sharp swords these days so it seems pointless if you are not going to go out there and slay a few Sassenachs….In these days of heightened terrorist threat, the occasional murder of the English as recompense for the years of occupation attracts rather too much attention so I am holding back on my enthusiasm.

    Plus the capitalist London centric society means I cannot seem to flee to the mother land because I have to work….one day I will return to the islands permanently and go slowly mad on cheap grain spirits and my own company. For now, I have you lot!

  5. ‘Tis the common lot, sadly, even over here in the land o’ barbarians. No more Rob Roy, quick as a snake and sharp as a thistle, slipping his black dagger from under his armpit and putting the pointy end to the neck of some southern invader. But one can always go mad on cheap spirits and one’s own company. (My VMH is away on business later this week, and I plan on doing just that.)

  6. @PeakInTwoYears

    ‘Tis the common lot, sadly, even over here in the land o’ barbarians. No more Rob Roy, quick as a snake and sharp as a thistle, slipping his black dagger from under his armpit and putting the pointy end to the neck of some southern invader. But one can always go mad on cheap spirits and one’s own company. (My VMH is away on business later this week, and I plan on doing just that.)

    Personally I prefer Donald Cam (being an Uig man). If truth be known, we don’t really kill the English, that’s what the southern scots are for. After all the Lewis McLeods were the ones who failed to turn up at Culloden…..a long way to go for a bit of a scrap. We prefer to fight each other…..or more precisely…. The Morrisons!

  7. Cultural reference, Donald Cam local Uig hero

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stac_Dhòmhnaill_Chaim

  8. @Deakus

    Holy shit that would be a long walk carrying a Claymore. But you’d get to pass through Oban. Mmmm…Oban….

  9. @Deakus

    Cultural reference, Donald Cam local Uig hero

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stac_Dhòmhnaill_Chaim

    As you were sending that, I was reading about the time he was imprisoned with his son-in-law Small-heel Mcleod, carrying a chain and huge block on his back. That’s the V, right there.

  10. @PeakInTwoYears

    And escaped imprisonment, I mean.

    Check this out:https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=wJUwAQAAMAAJ

    Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Jan 1880. “Traditions of the Macaulays of Lewis,” p. 363. This is awesome shit.

  11. @PeakInTwoYears

    @PeakInTwoYears

    And escaped imprisonment, I mean.

    Check this out: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=wJUwAQAAMAAJ

    Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Jan 1880. “Traditions of the Macaulays of Lewis,” p. 363. This is awesome shit.

    The prophet was descended from Donald Cam…

  12. @Mrs Engine

    @JohnB

    is this the photo you were looking for of Fostermann in a kilt John?

    From my beer fuelled recollections I’m sure the guns were bigger. I would have remembered a mini kilt like that. Maybe it was the VMH in attire that short?


  13. me in my family colors (mckay) at the 2013 helen hayes awards. although not entirely bike related, i’m very proud of the starter pistols peeking out underneath.

  14. We have a black tie affair at work this Saturday. I’ll be in full kilt – ancient Robertson. It has quite a bit of orange/red in it, so with a white shirt and black jacket, vest and shoes I’m be V color compatible. The guns will also be meticulously shaved for the event.

  15. @wiscot

    We have a black tie affair at work this Saturday. I’ll be in full kilt – ancient Robertson. It has quite a bit of orange/red in it, so with a white shirt and black jacket, vest and shoes I’m be V color compatible. The guns will also be meticulously shaved for the event.

    I think the jury is still out on the question of shaved legs with kilts. Anyway, only the knee is generally visible.

  16. @actor1


    me in my family colors (mckay) at the 2013 helen hayes awards. although not entirely bike related, i’m very proud of the Starter Pistols peeking out underneath.

    How clever of you to be colour coordinated with the carpet.

  17. @JohnB

    @Mrs Engine

    @JohnB

    is this the photo you were looking for of Fostermann in a kilt John?

    From my beer fuelled recollections I’m sure the guns were bigger. I would have remembered a mini kilt like that. Maybe it was the VMH in attire that short?

    I’m sure your VMH will be overjoyed to learn that you think her legs look like that. Run Forest Run!!

  18. @strathlubnaig

    @wiscot

    We have a black tie affair at work this Saturday. I’ll be in full kilt – ancient Robertson. It has quite a bit of orange/red in it, so with a white shirt and black jacket, vest and shoes I’m be V color compatible. The guns will also be meticulously shaved for the event.

    I think the jury is still out on the question of shaved legs with kilts. Anyway, only the knee is generally visible.

    Technically the kilt should come to half way down the front of the knee cap when stood up straight, which as you say leaves little for inspection……right up until Strip the Willow starts up from the band!

  19. @Deakus

    @strathlubnaig

    @wiscot

    We have a black tie affair at work this Saturday. I’ll be in full kilt – ancient Robertson. It has quite a bit of orange/red in it, so with a white shirt and black jacket, vest and shoes I’m be V color compatible. The guns will also be meticulously shaved for the event.

    I think the jury is still out on the question of shaved legs with kilts. Anyway, only the knee is generally visible.

    Technically the kilt should come to half way down the front of the knee cap when stood up straight, which as you say leaves little for inspection……right up until Strip the Willow starts up from the band!

    Even if I don’t shave for the rest of the week, it’ll just be nasty stubble rather than actual leg hair. Going to have to go with the razor.

  20. @Mrs Engine

    @actor1


    me in my family colors (mckay) at the 2013 helen hayes awards. although not entirely bike related, i’m very proud of the Starter Pistols peeking out underneath.

    How clever of you to be colour coordinated with the carpet.

    Mind you, I hope the family could find you when you passed out on the floor!

  21. @Deakus

    @strathlubnaig

    @wiscot

    We have a black tie affair at work this Saturday. I’ll be in full kilt – ancient Robertson. It has quite a bit of orange/red in it, so with a white shirt and black jacket, vest and shoes I’m be V color compatible. The guns will also be meticulously shaved for the event.

    I think the jury is still out on the question of shaved legs with kilts. Anyway, only the knee is generally visible.

    Technically the kilt should come to half way down the front of the knee cap when stood up straight, which as you say leaves little for inspection……right up until Strip the Willow starts up from the band!

    Another quick check is to kneel down and the kilt edge ought to be just touching the floor, apparently.

  22. @Mrs Engine

    @JohnB

    @Mrs Engine

    @JohnB

    is this the photo you were looking for of Fostermann in a kilt John?

    From my beer fuelled recollections I’m sure the guns were bigger. I would have remembered a mini kilt like that. Maybe it was the VMH in attire that short?

    I’m sure your VMH will be overjoyed to learn that you think her legs look like that. Run Forest Run!!

    Up to 6 exercise classes a week, running and the odd Insanity workout. I wouldn’t like a boot up the arse from her. Again.

  23. @actor1


    me in my family colors (mckay) at the 2013 helen hayes awards. although not entirely bike related, i’m very proud of the Starter Pistols peeking out underneath.

    Is it the same kilt in comment #156?

    Is that a Rule #53 violation your right elbow is pointing at behind you?

  24. @sthilzy och, aye, et lukes as though we’re kith ‘n kin.maybe a far off cousin from a hilly adea, bee the lukes of hez’ bayke. (if you read it out loud, it’ll be in a scottish accent)

    the young lady, that my right elbow is innocently pointing towards, is wearing a very snug dress & methinks it’s a zipperline.a lot of young ladies today don’t wear kit (or evening wear) that fits properly. i’m a fan of a ‘suggestion’, rather than a reveal for the whole world to see.

    so no, i don’t think she was on her bike on wet streets creating that stripe.

  25. Thanks to all Velominati who turned up for the cogal last weekend, you made it an awesome day. If anyone wants to write something regarding their memories of the day send them to me (snoovin at gmail dot com) and I’ll send them off to @gianni together. Appreciative comments in advance.

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