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Hi folks, we're going to be having a winter gathering in Stonehaven on Saturday 30th of January.
Meet up at the harbour for 11 and then have a run up the slug road to Banchory, then weather permitting having a run North Deeside then back down South Deeside road, then a quick blast over Cairn o Mount to Fettercairn and back to Stonehaven.
Some good roads in there folks.
Hope to see a lot of you there :thumbs:

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Graham
 
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Looking forward to 1st meet of the year folks, just hope the weather is ok on the day!
 

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I was going to turn up but I have work & sporting commitments. But look out for me out & about in Aberdeenshire, I'm P28 UTC its a rosso 155 :)
 
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Sorry you can't make it "unquestioned". There will be more though, going to try and get a few run/meets in the north this year. Think the next one will be north of Aberdeen though.
Any more takers for this weekend?
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Took a wee run over the Cairn this afternoon, and although the sides of the road were still quite deep with snow, the road itself was totally clear. Never went as far as Banchory, so I'm hoping it's all ok up that way.

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That's good - may be a bit more snow forecast for Friday, but we can see.

Hope to bring the GTV for a shakedown- managed to complete some of the servicing in the evenings. So far 8 sparks swapped (not as quick as I thought it would be), one old duff thermostat removed and new one partially installed. Just need to tighten hoses and refill with coolant. Oil change and airfilter are next, then rear pads before a trip to a proper garage for the cambelt. Nothing broken yet (either the car or me), although if I bring it on Saturday I'll bring along some spare coolant....:lol:
 
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Excellent Simon. Glad to hear the the GTV is nearly ready mate.
Looking forward to seeing it.
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Looking likely I'll be there guys! :)
 
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Excellent news Philip, take it the new wheels passed the mot.
 

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Needed front discs due to corrosion with it sitting off the road for a while thats all, so not bad really. :)
 
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Just spent an hour stationary on the A90, which I think is now shut. Never seen the road so bad, like a skating rink with cars slithering everywhere, as nothing is gritted. It was backed up from the Auchenblae turn off up to Muchalls. Unless there is a rapid thaw before tomorrow am, I think we might struggle......
 
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Just spent an hour stationary on the A90, which I think is now shut. Never seen the road so bad, like a skating rink with cars slithering everywhere, as nothing is gritted. It was backed up from the Auchenblae turn off up to Muchalls. Unless there is a rapid thaw before tomorrow am, I think we might struggle......
Cairn o' Mount closed this morning due to drifting snow.
The sensible thing to do would be postpone now guys.:mad: No point in taking any risks.:tut: See what like in morning, but i reckon it'll be a no go.
Philip, whats it like down with you? Might make an attempt to come down to Dundee or somewhere near if you fancied meeting up.
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I think you're right. Weather forecast says cold overnight, but nae snow, although it's coming down like the clappers here, so Cairn O Mount and Slug Rd will be dodgy. Frustrating, as I finished my thermostat last night, and have a nice warm GTV to drive :cry:

What about Feb, or an evening meet?
 
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Simon, think i may head further south for a run to meet up with Philip. You'd be more than welcome to tag along, as would anybody else for that matter.
I'll be online tonight and make a decision then.
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Meet postponed then folks, how about a pub meet next week, or is that to soon?
Any suggestions for a venue?
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Yeah give me a bell tomorrow Graham, can meet up maybe early afternoon somewhere.
Still keen to do a run with yous up that way soon.
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Yeah I was on night shift tonight and over the night I realised that this probably wouldn't happen this weekend. Hopefully next time it wont **** of rain or snow on us lol.
 
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The joys of staying in Scotland I'm afraid! We'll have an evening meet in next week or so and sort out a run from that. My problem is weekends off, I only get every 3rd one off.
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