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    P McDonald reacted to Codg1e in ARRAN   
    I'm booked for 07:00 ferry this Tuesday 11th August, and booked to return on the 13:55 sailing.  Think there's still space left so any socially distant company is welcome.  Looks like a northerly wind forecast, so will probably go anticlockwise.  If legs feel good might attempt a solo SA, depends how much energy I've put into cycling to Ardrossan at silly o clock in the morning to catch the ferry since I tend to be late all the time lol.  Should be a nice gentle tailwind down the western coast so looking forward to getting over there.  
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    P McDonald got a reaction from Codg1e in ARRAN   
    So here is the updated Hall of Fame - just waiting for more names to be added to the illustrious list.
    I'm just thinking - 2021 will be the 10 year anniversary of the first SA - and also the 5 year anniversary of the first DA, so it would be fitting to get a load of new SA inductees  next year and maybe even another DA if anyone was looking for a stretch target for next summer
    #SAforever
     

     
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    P McDonald reacted to Scott M in Mystery Wheeler   
    Yes I am that mystery wheeler !
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    P McDonald got a reaction from KennyS in ARRAN   
    So here is the updated Hall of Fame - just waiting for more names to be added to the illustrious list.
    I'm just thinking - 2021 will be the 10 year anniversary of the first SA - and also the 5 year anniversary of the first DA, so it would be fitting to get a load of new SA inductees  next year and maybe even another DA if anyone was looking for a stretch target for next summer
    #SAforever
     

     
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    P McDonald got a reaction from KennyS in ARRAN   
    Another very memorable Arran, in this case it was bigger than childbirth, bigger than wedding day, this was the mighty SA for my gal Laura. First female in Hall of Fame so pretty special one. 
    I reckon with Jan and Andy we've got the pacing down to a T, this was the smoothest SA I've done, no rush, no stress just an incredibly even paced ride, and thanks to the guys for a fantastic day out and their total commit to the team effort. If she didn't make it abundantly clear, Laura is truly made up and very grateful for this life experience.
    The first hour in early morning was truly magical with very little wind and incredible views down to Ailsa Craig.
    Roll on the next guided tour of Arran from your dedicated hosts Jan, Andy and me, would be a pleasure to get more inductees through the summer.
    #SAforever
    #DAonthecardsagain
    #maybenextyearthough
     
     
     
     
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    P McDonald got a reaction from thejanullrichdietplan in ARRAN   
    So here is the updated Hall of Fame - just waiting for more names to be added to the illustrious list.
    I'm just thinking - 2021 will be the 10 year anniversary of the first SA - and also the 5 year anniversary of the first DA, so it would be fitting to get a load of new SA inductees  next year and maybe even another DA if anyone was looking for a stretch target for next summer
    #SAforever
     

     
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    P McDonald got a reaction from George in Non Club Confined Strava TT   
    Nice one George
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    P McDonald got a reaction from David Thomson in ARRAN   
    Another very memorable Arran, in this case it was bigger than childbirth, bigger than wedding day, this was the mighty SA for my gal Laura. First female in Hall of Fame so pretty special one. 
    I reckon with Jan and Andy we've got the pacing down to a T, this was the smoothest SA I've done, no rush, no stress just an incredibly even paced ride, and thanks to the guys for a fantastic day out and their total commit to the team effort. If she didn't make it abundantly clear, Laura is truly made up and very grateful for this life experience.
    The first hour in early morning was truly magical with very little wind and incredible views down to Ailsa Craig.
    Roll on the next guided tour of Arran from your dedicated hosts Jan, Andy and me, would be a pleasure to get more inductees through the summer.
    #SAforever
    #DAonthecardsagain
    #maybenextyearthough
     
     
     
     
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    P McDonald got a reaction from Iain67 in ARRAN   
    Another very memorable Arran, in this case it was bigger than childbirth, bigger than wedding day, this was the mighty SA for my gal Laura. First female in Hall of Fame so pretty special one. 
    I reckon with Jan and Andy we've got the pacing down to a T, this was the smoothest SA I've done, no rush, no stress just an incredibly even paced ride, and thanks to the guys for a fantastic day out and their total commit to the team effort. If she didn't make it abundantly clear, Laura is truly made up and very grateful for this life experience.
    The first hour in early morning was truly magical with very little wind and incredible views down to Ailsa Craig.
    Roll on the next guided tour of Arran from your dedicated hosts Jan, Andy and me, would be a pleasure to get more inductees through the summer.
    #SAforever
    #DAonthecardsagain
    #maybenextyearthough
     
     
     
     
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    P McDonald got a reaction from Codg1e in ARRAN   
    Another very memorable Arran, in this case it was bigger than childbirth, bigger than wedding day, this was the mighty SA for my gal Laura. First female in Hall of Fame so pretty special one. 
    I reckon with Jan and Andy we've got the pacing down to a T, this was the smoothest SA I've done, no rush, no stress just an incredibly even paced ride, and thanks to the guys for a fantastic day out and their total commit to the team effort. If she didn't make it abundantly clear, Laura is truly made up and very grateful for this life experience.
    The first hour in early morning was truly magical with very little wind and incredible views down to Ailsa Craig.
    Roll on the next guided tour of Arran from your dedicated hosts Jan, Andy and me, would be a pleasure to get more inductees through the summer.
    #SAforever
    #DAonthecardsagain
    #maybenextyearthough
     
     
     
     
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    P McDonald got a reaction from chung in ARRAN   
    Another very memorable Arran, in this case it was bigger than childbirth, bigger than wedding day, this was the mighty SA for my gal Laura. First female in Hall of Fame so pretty special one. 
    I reckon with Jan and Andy we've got the pacing down to a T, this was the smoothest SA I've done, no rush, no stress just an incredibly even paced ride, and thanks to the guys for a fantastic day out and their total commit to the team effort. If she didn't make it abundantly clear, Laura is truly made up and very grateful for this life experience.
    The first hour in early morning was truly magical with very little wind and incredible views down to Ailsa Craig.
    Roll on the next guided tour of Arran from your dedicated hosts Jan, Andy and me, would be a pleasure to get more inductees through the summer.
    #SAforever
    #DAonthecardsagain
    #maybenextyearthough
     
     
     
     
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    P McDonald reacted to thejanullrichdietplan in ARRAN   
    Another Single Arran in the bag and the first woman on the hall of fame. Well done Laura 😁
    Less than ideal wind conditions with a strong crosswind for much of the west coast but the pacing was spot on and we made it to the ferry with time to spare.
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    P McDonald got a reaction from Jannza in Arran (leisurely pace)   
    Well done Jann, the legend of Arran lives on. Handy to know there is no coffee on ferry, will need to pre load !! 
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    P McDonald got a reaction from Jannza in Arran (leisurely pace)   
    chapeau Jann, enjoy tomorrow, report please to whet our appetites !
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    P McDonald got a reaction from KennyS in ARRAN   
    Planning an SA attempt this Saturday, departing 7am ferry and wondering if a 5th person wants to join the run - possibly a new candidate for the Hall of Fame or someone wanting to relive their finest hour As most will know the challenge is 2hours 45 mins at 20mph average on the coastal circuit which is 'lumpy' and 'interesting'.
    Reason I say 5th person is with current guidelines any more would be inappropriate.
    The normal return is 11.05am but we have booked the 12.30 in case we miss the boat and the later ones get fully booked. So far we have 4 tickets (you have to book the ferry in advance now), myself, Jan, Andy G and my daughter Laura. Plan is to start and finish as a team and I really appreciate Jan and Andy's support with the pacing strategy, ride at a pace fast enough to complete the challenge but not going for the segment type eyeballs out approach, and hopefully get Laura inducted as first female into the most Glorious Hall of Fame.  

     
     
     
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    P McDonald got a reaction from George in Sunday 12th July   
    Yip, was like a cyclist Mecca today, felt a bit sorry for any non cycling customers !
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    P McDonald got a reaction from Richie Cross in Addio Italian steel & How do you do British Steel :-)   
    the suspense …...
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    P McDonald got a reaction from chung in Addio Italian steel & How do you do British Steel :-)   
    you've just increased the suspense …. you're such a tease
     
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    P McDonald got a reaction from chung in Addio Italian steel & How do you do British Steel :-)   
    the suspense …...
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    P McDonald reacted to thejanullrichdietplan in 3 years ago today   
    This popped up in my iphone memories today from a ride over the rest and be thankful 3 years ago - thought a few of you may like to see.

    Gone but not forgotten!
     

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    P McDonald reacted to Gerard Deeley in Anyone for a game of bike tig?   
    Too easy, next time I should be more obscure.
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    P McDonald reacted to charlie p in Anyone for a game of bike tig?   
    top of stone throw. I know I should go there but on the wine as it’s my birthday. Will have another excuse tomorrow 
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    P McDonald got a reaction from Ramsay in Arran   
    No words required. Received this magnificent photo today from an SA vet who quite understandably would love to become a DA vet 🤣

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