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    Junior Member James.D's Avatar
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    Hi from Edinburgh

    Hi everyone.

    I've been looking around here for a few days and it semms so friendly i've decided to join up.

    My name is James, I live in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    I Commute to work on my bike everday (well, kind of, cause for the rest of this week i have a company van, but i get one of those about 3 days a year, so i think i can say i use my bike most of all )

    I cycle around on a Cannondale F800 which i've had for about 6 years now, (I treat it like the kid i never had )

    Anyway i'm a big kid myself, and i look forward to participating in some discussions.

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    Welcome James, enjoy the forum there is lots of good info and discussions to be had.

    I'm originally from Prestonfield in Edinburgh now living in Calgary Canada. I was home last year and had a great time and I'm looking forward to visiting again.

    Hibby or Jambo ??

    'rasher

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    Junior Member James.D's Avatar
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    Wow, it's a small world, When did you move away?

    I'm not a big football fan so i don't have a preference.

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    My family immigrated originally in 1973 ( I was 11) we flip flopped back and forth a couple of times but we've been here full time since 1983. All the extended family still live in the Prestonfield and Dalkeith areas.

    Later, 'Rasher

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    My father came from Edinburgh and I had an uncle who was a sheriff there, but I havent been there since 1977. Lovely city.

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    Junior Member James.D's Avatar
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    There seems to be a large Scottish community in Canada. Do any of you guys plan on visiting Scotland at any time?

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    We last visited in 2003, I was planning to come this fall, hoping to ride the Ft William MTB world cup age group race and visit my family, but a new baby due in June has put an end to those plans,but you never know. If not,then for sure in 2006 or 2007.

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    The Montreal fur trade in the early 1800s was largely staffed by men from Scotland and the Orkneys. I want to do a tour of the part of Scotland to the North of the Caledonian canal, but I dont think it will be any time soon.

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    Junior Member James.D's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewP
    The Montreal fur trade in the early 1800s was largely staffed by men from Scotland and the Orkneys. I want to do a tour of the part of Scotland to the North of the Caledonian canal, but I dont think it will be any time soon.
    How many miles would that route take you? and where exactly is the Caledonian canal?

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    The Caledonian canal goes from Fort William to Inverness (Loch Ness). How many miles - lots.

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