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Ullapool ABR Rally 2015

Ren and his friend Mark W head off to attend the "Adventure Bike Rider" Forum's Ullapool rally. Any fool can ride to Ullapool, it takes a special kind of fool to do it on a 125 though. Mind you...there's one more fool than Ren it seems.

Views across Highland mountains and Lochs near Ullapool

A Head Full Of Ayr Ren and Mark set off to the Ayrshire coast. Ren is pondering the way he travels and Mark is probably bored to tears behind him.
Into Scotland Proper Mark and Ren ride into the breathtaking beauty of the Scottish Highlands. With good weather, impressive surroundings and a gentle pace it is a good day to ride.
Waiting For Ullapool Mark and Ren go through a mixture of sunshine and rain and waiting and rushing on their way to their final destination, Ullapool and the ABR rally.
A Perfect Day Exploring A day exploring the Achiltibuie Peninsula alone gives Ren the chance to be selfish and self indulgent. Here the 125 is the perfect machine for the job too.
An Easy 200 Miles With favourable weather and winds the start of the journey back home makes for some easy miles. Ren is starting to realise that he's in his comfort zone. Is that a good thing?
Horse's Heads With No Bacon Art and Ren don't really mix too well. He appreciates the engineering though. There's also a wobbly bridge and no bacon butties.
Home And More Photos The final leg of the Ullapool trip just sees Ren on the motorway home with his thoughts. So to make it more interesting there's a collection of fabulous images too.

Reader's Comments

Clare ( Van Van) said :-


Suzuki Van Van 125
1/1/2000 12:00:00 AM UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
Hey Clare. I really must try one of them there Van Vans one day. Is this the future for motorcycle travel I wonder?
1/1/2000 12:00:00 AM UTC
Ian Soady said :-
They've always struck me as very sweet little bikes but a bit small for my 1.88m and 110 Kg.......
1/1/2000 12:00:00 AM UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
So that's 6 foot 2 and 17 stones. You is a big fella! Still Ian that's no excuse. I know you might look ridiculous on a 125 and the bike might be a bit slow but that's still no excuse. I demand to see an image of you on a 125, preferably a really small one like Sharon's Keeway. I think it would be hilarious!
1/1/2000 12:00:00 AM UTC
Ian Soady said :-
I was a lot shorter and lighter when this was taken. I seem to be looking for the gear lever but can't reach it (1937-ish Model 19 Norton).

I did have a DT125E in the early 80s that I used as a winter bike but it was a bit feeble.....


1/1/2000 12:00:00 AM UTC
Ren - The Ed said :-
HAha!! Fantastic. Bet ya couldn't kick start the thing at that age.
1/1/2000 12:00:00 AM UTC

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