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AOSS Midsummer Run In The Sun - a.k.a. Cars, Cruising & Culture
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23-06-13
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Event : MIDSUMMER RUN IN THE SUN

Start Location : BATHGATE FARM TOBY CARVERY, STARLAW ROAD, BATHGATE, EH48 1LQ - https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Bat...ngdom&t=m&z=16

Date : SUNDAY, 23RD JUNE 2013 - N.B. EVENT 'RED-FLAGGED' FOR RESTART AT A FUTURE DATE TBA

Start Time : 08.45

Approx Cost : 30 per person (+ Fuel) - depending on food and beverage choices thoughout the day


Hopefully not tempting fate by the inclusion of the word 'sun' in the title, let's get out there and make the most of the longest (almost) day.

Starting at the Bathgate Farm Toby Carvery, conveniently situated just off the M8 at Junction 3A, with an 'all-you-can-eat' breakfast for 3.99 (plus 'all-you-can-drink' tea or coffee for 1.99 extra), we'll be suitably fuelled-up for the day ahead.

Departing the restaurant by 10.15 (latest) we proceed cross-country (to avoid the Highland Show traffic around Newbridge) to South Queensferry, parking on the promenade prior to embarking at 11.15 on our cruise to Inchcolm Island ( http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/...chcolm%20Abbey ) aboard http://www.forthtours.com/index.asp. We'll be spending 90 minutes on the island, where you can visit the ancient monastery, explore the Napoleonic and more recent fortifications, or simply wander around taking in the views, so feel free if you wish to bring a light picnic lunch with you to enjoy whilst there.

Back on the mainland we cross the Forth for a leisurely drive, with several photo opportunities, along the Fife coast to Anstruther where no visit would be complete without a visit to http://www.anstrutherfishbar.co.uk/ for a 'healthy' portion of cholesterol.

Continuing round the coast to St Andrews, there's a final pit-stop at http://www.jannettas.co.uk/index.php before we head back to Kincardine, where we go our separate ways to our respective homes.

NB : For anyone interested, this itinerary is dog friendly.

Route : https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr...3,4,6&t=m&z=10

AOSS Midsummer Run In The Sun - a.k.a. Cars, Cruising & Culture
Calendar: Event Calendar
RomeoRaiderZ  
23-06-13
*The times shown may change, depending on DST settings
Event : MIDSUMMER RUN IN THE SUN

Start Location : BATHGATE FARM TOBY CARVERY, STARLAW ROAD, BATHGATE, EH48 1LQ - https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Bat...ngdom&t=m&z=16

Date : SUNDAY, 23RD JUNE 2013 - N.B. EVENT 'RED-FLAGGED' FOR RESTART AT A FUTURE DATE TBA

Start Time : 08.45

Approx Cost : 30 per person (+ Fuel) - depending on food and beverage choices thoughout the day


Hopefully not tempting fate by the inclusion of the word 'sun' in the title, let's get out there and make the most of the longest (almost) day.

Starting at the Bathgate Farm Toby Carvery, conveniently situated just off the M8 at Junction 3A, with an 'all-you-can-eat' breakfast for 3.99 (plus 'all-you-can-drink' tea or coffee for 1.99 extra), we'll be suitably fuelled-up for the day ahead.

Departing the restaurant by 10.15 (latest) we proceed cross-country (to avoid the Highland Show traffic around Newbridge) to South Queensferry, parking on the promenade prior to embarking at 11.15 on our cruise to Inchcolm Island ( http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/...chcolm%20Abbey ) aboard http://www.forthtours.com/index.asp. We'll be spending 90 minutes on the island, where you can visit the ancient monastery, explore the Napoleonic and more recent fortifications, or simply wander around taking in the views, so feel free if you wish to bring a light picnic lunch with you to enjoy whilst there.

Back on the mainland we cross the Forth for a leisurely drive, with several photo opportunities, along the Fife coast to Anstruther where no visit would be complete without a visit to http://www.anstrutherfishbar.co.uk/ for a 'healthy' portion of cholesterol.

Continuing round the coast to St Andrews, there's a final pit-stop at http://www.jannettas.co.uk/index.php before we head back to Kincardine, where we go our separate ways to our respective homes.

NB : For anyone interested, this itinerary is dog friendly.

Route : https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr...3,4,6&t=m&z=10
 
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Sounds good David, really enjoyed our run last year. Lets hope more of us show up this time!
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'll be in Italy otherwise would have met you in Ainster.......
Enjoy and beware of
a] tourist traffic
b]caravans
c]plod (ESP on the Colinsburgh straight, Pittenweem and in Crail too)
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'll be in Italy otherwise would have met you in Ainster.......
Enjoy and beware of
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So that'll be 'pesce e patate fritte' for you then? Enjoy your hols,

On the other points:
a) that'll be us then
b) working with my MSP to have them banned from the roads by then - I wish
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I'd go via Elie, still got traffic lights at the golf course before Colinsburgh so best to avoid the straight and go round the A917.
If you'd been a month later with this the road would be totally closed there for a couple of weeks, but i'd go round via Elie and St Monans for your run anyway and it avoids the lights.
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^ a valid point and one I never thought of....

Lovely run and good driving roads

See you at Hill o'T
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Had a 'conversation' with a couple of local traffic BIB yesterday morning - they felt that overtaking 7 cars at once, all sitting nose-to-tail at 35mph on a straight bit of 60-limit road, could be construed as aggressive driving, , even although I knew plod was behind me and so kept my speed legal(ish), . Got 'let-off with a , and then had to get past the OAP convoy all over again, . I was going to post in the Rant Lounge (and may still do) but I was so mad after it happened that the swear-filter would have blanked out just about every word,



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watch out for the light blue 320d Touring SP10 CVZ. Normally patrols the M90/A92 but last night they were out of their usual sty and was on the A917 in Colinsburgh
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Somthings came up next week so wont be able to go now
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That's a shame, Aimee. .
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I'm having to pull out of this due to a serious family illness - PMs have been sent to the others who've RSVP'd 'YES'.
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As the weather forecast isn't the best, numbers are a little low and David (the man with the plan) can't make it can I suggest we postpone this one for a few weeks?
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Hi.. Been on the phone to peep146 and we both think the same as rcollie.
I have also phoned other aroc guy who was coming along also say's that he would ok with that to..
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I agree: weather is looking pretty awful for tomorrow (50mph gusts and rain for the boat?) and since it was going to be a relatively low turnout postponing is the best option. Better to reschedule and give others the opportunity to join, and allow David to be there (having done all the recce and planning work) in what should be a great day. We may get great later summer weather.......
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Thanks for that guys, .

Weather has indeed turned out pretty awful so I've 'Red Flagged' the event and we'll go for a 'restart' at a future date, and perhaps even attract a few more to join us?.
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Good idea guys. Should be able to join next time round. Will be glad to go a run since I won't be able to go out on the bike
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.....Will be glad to go a run since I won't be able to go out on the bike


OK, so now you've got our attention - spill the beans!
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OK, so now you've got our attention - spill the beans!
Haha. Gotta go for Carpal Tunnel Release surgery on my left hand so wont be able to ride for a few weeks. Then after all that... I'll need to go back in and get the right hand done haha.
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Haha. Gotta go for Carpal Tunnel Release surgery on my left hand so wont be able to ride for a few weeks. Then after all that... I'll need to go back in and get the right hand done haha.
Now I wish I hadn't asked, . Good luck under the knife, .
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david and aimee - hope all well with you both and a cyber hug from Italy.

hopefully can join the resched event.
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