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B7078 / B740 / A76 / B797 Abington loop

Post by spokey » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 17:04

Submitted by: muppet

How I found it: Exploring

Useful tips: Be careful the edges of the roads are a bit indistinct and there were a few large stones lying in the middle of the lane.

Where it is: Scottish Borders near the A74(M)

Estimated distance: 35 miles

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Post by pingu » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 18:55

The road from Leadhills to Elvanfoot is a good one as well :drive . I do it everytime I visit Mater 'n Pater.

Have to stop in Sanquar for the youngest to mention Ralph and Hughie. He looks like this... :fade . Her indoors tells me everytime "We're never doing that road again". I just respond with my usual charm... :geek:

It must be 15 times she's said that to me now :twisted: . She never gets the message.
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Post by spokey » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 19:04

pingu wrote: It must be 15 times she's said that to me now :twisted: . She never gets the message.
Top man! :bow
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Post by muppet » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 20:16

I have not done the Elvanfoot road yet but it was on my to do list. Have to watch the weather though I knew someone who drive up there on Hogmanay in van and by the time he reached Leadhills his beer was frozen!
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Post by muppet » Mon 09 Apr, 2007 12:14

did this route again last week ,better than I remembered :lol:
couple of pics
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  Z3 roadster 1.9
Location: Ceredigion

Post by icarus » Mon 09 Apr, 2007 12:39

The last picture is some thing very different! Can I pinch the idea to revamp my avatar and banner? Only joking. You really are getting out and about good on you muppet 8-)
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  Z4 sDrive20i M Sport
Location: Roof down getting a tan

Post by muppet » Mon 09 Apr, 2007 12:51

icarus wrote:The last picture is some thing very different! Can I pinch the idea to revamp my avatar and banner? Only joking. You really are getting out and about good on you muppet 8-)
PM me for my fees :lol: , Have Zed will travel
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Post by Robert T » Mon 09 Apr, 2007 18:26

Nice pics, muppet. And that's some tail slide turning your zed around by the looks of it! :wink:

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Post by ///M_aniac » Mon 09 Apr, 2007 18:29

Indeed, bit of power used there.

Lovely photos Muppet. Thanks for sharing the snaps. :wink:
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  Z4 sDrive20i M Sport
Location: Roof down getting a tan

Post by muppet » Mon 09 Apr, 2007 20:15

Robert T wrote:Nice pics, muppet. And that's some tail slide turning your zed around by the looks of it! :wink:

Cheers R.
Surface was a bit soft just had to keep going till I got back on the solid ground , entertaining though :)
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Post by whiteminks » Mon 09 Apr, 2007 22:34

They are stunning Mupps........... mean't to say so earlier............... forgive me :bawl:


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Post by muppet » Mon 09 Apr, 2007 22:38

forgiven :colourful:
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Post by Shamus » Sun 22 Apr, 2007 17:27

Superb piece of road if not a little bumpy :drive beware of the rouge sheep walking about.
Muppet did you polish your car just for the photos or is it always that shiney??? 8-)

Looks good
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Post by muppet » Sun 22 Apr, 2007 18:05

usually fairly shiney, needs a wash at the moment thoguh
muppet like shiney things :sunny
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Post by spokey » Fri 25 May, 2007 20:48

WHAT A FANTASTIC STRETCH OF ROAD!!!!!

I'd easily describe it as the second best road I've ever travelled. :D
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  Z4 sDrive20i M Sport
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Post by muppet » Fri 25 May, 2007 21:44

Glad you enjoyed it mr spokes , damn fine idea the roadz thing
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Post by Giles » Fri 25 May, 2007 22:24

spokey wrote:WHAT A FANTASTIC STRETCH OF ROAD!!!!!

I'd easily describe it as the second best road I've ever travelled. :D
Seconded.

Sadly no pics, too busy driving it 8-)

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