Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Harleys in the Highlands...the dampness factor

Tom's Tour II is half way through as I write - I'm in Inverness and my leather breeks have not yet quite dried out after yesterday's horrendous trip from Fort William.
Tobermory was lovely, and the run over from Aberdeen fine once I got past Grantown on Spey. The Lecht was atrocious, but grimly spectacular. The Ardnamurchan Peninsula is one of the most gorgeous places on earth, and staying in Banavie on Monday night meant a phenomenal view of Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor.
The Harley has run well so far - everyone who knows bikes tends to look askance at the idea of touring on a Sportster, but I rather like it. I like its squat smallness too. And despite tbeing he smallest Harley lump, that 883 with Screaming Eagles Stage II mods) really pokes out the torque when push comes to overtaking shove.
People have been turning up to the various rendezvous locations - sorry to everyone who came to Tobermory, only to find that I'd had to make a breakneck dash to the Craignure Ferry and a working studio in Oban. yesterday at Ardgour, featuring the on-air wedding of Mary anne Kennedy and Nick Turner, was extraordinary.
Pictures, and a chance to relive those nuptials, are all obtainable here .

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