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  • Only 19 more working days before I retire and then I'm going to………
  • Premier Icon keefus
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    ……..plan a trip to that there Scottishland to attack(?) some trails. Glentress first?

    Premier Icon piemonster
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    For someone your age

    Premier Icon keefus
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    Well done piemonster. I’ll give you that one but I’m not ready for those kind of adventures

    Premier Icon paulosoxo
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    You’ve never seen Leathel Weapon, have you.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    A very recently retired friend is travelling through Wales on his bike at the moment, he’s wild camping some nights and digs others. He’s having a great time and seemed to picked the best of the weather.

    Premier Icon mactheknife
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    GT is fine, will you be doing trail centre stuff all the time.

    If you want to do more natural rides as well go onto MTBTrails

    Its an amazing resource and you can print off the route maps or as a GPX file for your GPS.

    Torridon is a must. 🙂

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    to attack(?) some trails

    I believe one “smashes” trails these days, old chap

    and, more appropriately than ever, get out there and shred the gran ! 😉

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    Saga holidays do biking?

    Premier Icon br
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    There’s far more to MTBing in the Borders than just the ‘authorised’ trails at GT. You’ll need at least a month in the Tweed Valley 🙂

    Premier Icon keefus
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    I will look at all your suggestions seriously in the coming days but got to shoot off now to work. Cheers guys.

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    Forget trail centres. Get into the mountains.

    Search druidh’s or ScotRoutes threads on here for a good sample.

    Or simply get into the Highlands, buy a few OS maps and follow any interesting lines – don’t forget you can go anywhere without hassle other than the exercise of good manners.

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    Good work fellah. That’s one of my plans too. As soon as I turn 89 and am allowed to retire, I’ll be off like a shot for a good month or two just riding about the place.

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    keefus – Member
    ……..plan a trip to that there Scottishland to attack(?) some trails. Glentress first?

    POSTED 5 HOURS AGO # REPORT-POST

    Got 3yrs to go, have caravan will travel 😆

    Been mountain biking for over 20yrs but still got lots of places I would like to go including up north, Pitlochry being the farthest north I have been.

    As my body disintegrates the idea of a touring bike is looking a distinct possibility. Just something else I have never done.

    If you venture over to Dumfries and Galloway give me a shout 💡

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    Beware tomorrow!

    I retired 4 years ago (well, I had another wee part-time job for a couple of years too). I know I shouldn’t complain but one of the issues I’ve had is always putting off going out riding/walking/paddling. When you only have the weekends available you’ll tend to go regardless of the conditions. When you know you have lots of free time it’s too easy just to put it off until “tomorrow” when things aren’t absolutely perfect.

    One way I’ve found of breaking that cycle is to go on longer trips – especially ones that require some pre-booking like B&B or train.

    FWIW, I’ve lived in Scotland for the best part of my 54 years and the list of places here that I still want to ride/walk/paddle is getting longer, not shorter.

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    Please do not post up here telling us you retired, 4 years ago and are 54.

    Some of us poor sods will have to work so long to retire we wont be fit enough to remember mountain biking, let alone ride one 🙂

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    trimix wrote:

    Please do not post up here telling us you retired, 4 years ago and are 54.

    😳

    Would it make you feel any better if I told you that I used to work for a bank?

    Premier Icon bigbadbob
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    GT is great, we met a chap last year who was 72, and he was bombing round GT – at a steady pace.
    Come up here and enjoy yourself, there is some beautiful countryside to look at too whilst you are riding round.

    Premier Icon easygirl
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    79 working days for me and they are going down quicker than I thought
    Just changed roles and for the first time in a while am loving it

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    There’s far more to MTBing in the Borders than just the ‘authorised’ trails at GT. You’ll need at least a month in the Tweed Valley

    I lived there for three years riding most days and barely even scratched the surface. It’s cheap to live in the Borders.

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