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    The West Highland Way

    This is a discussion on The West Highland Way within the Everyday Life forums, part of the Community channel category; hi guys/gals I am setting of on a 95 mile walk on monday 3rd August along with my son and ...

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      The West Highland Way

      hi guys/gals
      I am setting of on a 95 mile walk on monday 3rd August along with my son and brother in law and his son [doing it for 2 charities ]and have created a blogg site with my preparations walk-the-way.blogspot.com if you have always fancied a bit of walking /climbing then i can thoroughly reccomend it [as an oldie 45yrs and still kicking] i can only say i wish i had done it years ago and if it encourages anyone to give something like this a go then i wish you good luck ,good climbing and good beer

      ps if you want to see the whole of the blogg you need to click on the july archive then the august archive
      ps if you would like to leave a comment on the blogg then please do so [click comment and let it rips peeps lol
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      Re: The West Highland Way

      All the best Dave, you want your name changing again to DTR45 - you old codger?
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      Re: The West Highland Way

      Hi mate, you took your time with this
      Good luck with the walk, like you say with hindsight we all wish we had done something sooner.
      We are buying bikes tommorrow ( council ride to work scheme - effectiveley 35 % off ) and next year will be doing a couple of charity rides.


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      Re: The West Highland Way

      yeah dave real life got in the way [tbh i forgot to post it on the forum ]good luck with your biking [try and get the lightest frame possible, and you realy dont need suspension on bikes just adds weight which you have propel ]and cheers ged but think i'll keep it at 44 [just makes me feel to old now ]

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      Re: The West Highland Way

      well peeps have done the do have a look at the walk-the-way.blogspot.com it was hard,difficult ,boring ,amazing,drunken and occasionally smelly all i can say is give it a try and most of all have fun ,on the train home 12 of the guys were like school kids on holiday with the oooooooooooooooh look thats where we done this that etc was a good week but the best bit was getting home having a long lie in my bed and a jaccuzi shower [5 layers oif midgie removed

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      Re: The West Highland Way

      Nice one, well done. I'm afraid I will be getting one with suspension as I'm pretty lightweight so that will make up for the bike weighing a little more. Its primary use will be off road so I think I will need it for that. It can be locked out as well for next year when I am planning to do the Manchester - Blackpool run which is road based and will stop me expending effort on compressing a spring.


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      Re: The West Highland Way

      Why not Run it Next Year my daughter-in-law does it for fun in between running up Munroes. Her record is a bit over 19 hours.

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      Re: The West Highland Way

      i would run it but it would spill my drink [easy to walk and drink ] but 19hrs is excellent think the record is 15 hrs

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      Re: The West Highland Way

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Why not Run it Next Year my daughter-in-law does it for fun in between running up Munroes. Her record is a bit over 19 hours.
      That is shes not far off the course record


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      Quote Originally Posted by dtr44 View Post
      i would run it but it would spill my drink [easy to walk and drink ] but 19hrs is excellent think the record is 15 hrs
      lol , I was also worried about my drink, womens record is 17 an a bit


     

     

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