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rwn

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active May 2017

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  • in Cycle Touring
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    On the same train. IIRC the bikes go in the same carriage as the seats. If you buy a berth you'll be in another carriage.

    For cost, I don't think you pay extra for the bike. It's dearer than the regular train, think you'll not get a bed for less than £150~ return. I only got the seat once... hardly slept at all FFS

  • in Cycle Touring
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    Bikes on the sleeper is fine - done it lots of times.

  • in Photography
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    Double rainbow, iphone.

    Also late and half arsed. I've been meaning to start posting here for weeks but never made the time to get out with the camera. (Except for the wean, my usual model, but coming back with him from our swim class the heavens aligned for this wee perk of the rain)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    As an Englishman who's lived in Edinburgh for 8 years (with a few years break back in London), I've rarely encountered anglophobia outside of football. In that context, I think a lot of the issue surrounds the insufferable "two world wars and one world cup"/ this time we'll do it media coverage...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Did the first race with the wean in his running buggy on NY day. Very different from the usual race experience!

    I started at the back to avoid the stampede and so had the encouragement of passing folk all the way (although towards the end people looked distinctly pissed off...). Lots of chat from spectators and most other runners. We were first buggy as well! (Of two...) The boy slept the whole thing!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Just fed the Xmas cake with highland park. And one for me too. Nom

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Can't remember exactly what it is, think it's just the worst one they can find. But you can enjoy it as chaser for your white lightning

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Many many good options. The above mentioned whisky society in Leith and the Whisky Experience by the Castle will probably have the widest possible selection.

    Any pub will prob have half a dozen, and the better will likely have 10-20, but pubs I like with proper good selections include:
    Bow Bar, Victoria St
    Teuchters' Landing, Leith (You can play whisky hoopla for about £2.50 - throw a wooden ring at the bottles and you drink what it lands around, miss and you get a sheep dip horror whisky)
    Blue Blazer, Spittal St
    Canny Man, Morningside
    The Diggers, Dalry

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    You should come up for hogmanay and do the loony dook in the firth.

    But yes, it's still just about vest weather up here, tho I did wear long sleeves with my short shorts this morning.

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