Lecht Ski report Nov 2016

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Lecht Ski report Nov 2016

Post by africajim » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:02 pm

Hi folks, I've not posted up here for a while, thought I'd share a November ride out on the CRF1000L Africa twin with you all!
I woke this morning to a white frost and a shower of sleety snow, didn't think it would clear up to get the bike out but boy was I wrong! By lunchtime it was blue skies here in the N.E of Scotland so rolled out the Africa for a blast.
I thought I'd pop up to the Lecht, as there was a flurry of snow down my way I thought I'd check out the ski slopes, see if it was time to break out the snowboard! I headed up through Dufftown, fought the urge to take more distillery photos and opted for Balvenie castle, just above the Glenfiddich distillery (said I'd not mention distilleries or whisky! Lol!)
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I then headed up past Glenlivet to Tomintoul and onwards to the Lecht. As you can see, there's a light dusting but no snow for snowboarding yet!
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Beautiful views in the winter sunshine looking over toward Deeside
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Here's a pic of the dash showing the temp did actually get above freezing! It shows 1c!
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The ice wasn't thick enough to hold up me and the CRF! Lol!
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Here's a view of Corgarff castle
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I then headed back down through Tomintoul and down past the Tomintoul distillery to Glenlivet, past Drumin castle, a stronghold of the legendary Wolf of Badenoch and onwards to Aberlour! Home via the Thomas Telford bridge in Craigellachie and home to Elgin.
And finally a shot of the Thomas Telford bridge in Craigellachie.
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A cracking ride out on the Honda CRF1000L Africa twin, almost 10k miles and can't fault the bike. No photos of distilleries were taken,,,, although quite a few were mentioned! Lol! Enjoy!
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Re: Lecht Ski report Nov 2016

Post by africajim » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:20 pm

Humble apologies, seem to be having photo upload issues! I'll try fix it!

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Re: Lecht Ski report Nov 2016

Post by sprintster » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:56 pm

Cheers for that Jim.I'm planning a hill walk at Tomnavoulin tomorrow.We were hoping to see some snow but another bright,frosty day forecast. (thumbs)

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Re: Lecht Ski report Nov 2016

Post by beddowsm » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:56 pm

Nice one Jim. Keep those ski reports coming throughout the season please.

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Re: Lecht Ski report Nov 2016

Post by africajim » Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:06 pm

Will do Mike, I'll head up to Cairngorm my next outing, ran out of daylight today! ;)
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Re: Lecht Ski report Nov 2016

Post by Treadtrader » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:24 am

Good pics Jim, can't beat a winter day ride out for clearing the cobwebs. (thumbs)
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Re: Lecht Ski report Nov 2016

Post by beddowsm » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:48 am

africajim wrote:Will do Mike, I'll head up to Cairngorm my next outing, ran out of daylight today! ;)
Ive skied at Glenshee, Cairngorm and Nevis. Never been to the letch but the one I really want to do is Glencoe. Maybe this season!

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Re: Lecht Ski report Nov 2016

Post by africajim » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:29 am

I've skied Cairngorm and the Lecht many years ago, but this yr I'm going to give snowboarding a bash!
It was great to get out on the Africa twin, I'm not running my MT09 over the winter as it's simply not made for that! I do have old Viagra on the road now, supposed to be my winter hack but at 35yrs old seems a shame to wreck it on salty roads!
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Re: Lecht Ski report Nov 2016

Post by boboneleg » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:49 am

Nice one Jim, looks like a great day out. Who's the furry dude on your dash?
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Re: Lecht Ski report Nov 2016

Post by africajim » Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:24 pm

Hi Bob, it's a marmot! I was given it at a stop on top of the Col d'Iseran many years ago! Been on all my bikes since! Long story, but I was approached by a marmot on the Stelvio pass, it stood up on its back legs and bared it's teeth at me! Been terrified of them ever since! Lol!
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