/ winter climber on a monkey bike!!!! sunday.

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skarabrae - on 15 Jan 2013
hi all, spotted a guy fully kitted up in winter kit, complet with rucksack with 2 ice axes strapped on.......riding one of these:- http://www.webwombat.com.au/motoring/photo_pages/honda-z50m-monkey-bike.htm

on sunday evening! we were on our way back from braemar down the A68 jedburgh, he was passing in front of us on the roundabout heading towards coldstream!! is he of this parish? or does anyone know him, he surely deserves recognition for his efforts if he travels on his mnkey bike fully kiited out for a winter ascent!!

davey.
Darkskys - on 15 Jan 2013
In reply to skarabrae: this guy deserves a slow clap and a bow of the top hat!
don macb on 15 Jan 2013
In reply to skarabrae:

which reminds me: did we ever get confirmation on the sighting of the 'cat in a hat' guy who was supposedly spotted (soloing iirc) on the ben a couple of winter seasons ago?
edinburgh_man on 15 Jan 2013
In reply to skarabrae:

Awesome. This is the best thing I've heard in ages.
Rock Badger on 15 Jan 2013
In reply to don macb: whats this cat in hat soloing business, need to know more
Ghastly Rubberfeet on 15 Jan 2013
In reply to skarabrae:

Lucky he didn't get nicked!

From the article you linked to...

"Even though the Z50M won't be road registrable,"

So no insurance either, respect!

NOT
skarabrae - on 15 Jan 2013
In reply to Ghastly Rubberfeet: the photo in the link was only as a guide, I didn't get a good enough look to see the exact model.
At first glance I thought ut was a scooter, but on the se one glance ( & one of my passengers confirmed it ) it was a small monkey bike type thingy!!
liamo333 - on 15 Jan 2013
In reply to skarabrae:

Did he have his crampons on???
davegs - on 16 Jan 2013
In reply to Ghastly Rubberfeet:
> (In reply to skarabrae)
>
> Lucky he didn't get nicked!
>
> From the article you linked to...
>
> "Even though the Z50M won't be road registrable,"
>
> So no insurance either, respect!
>
> NOT

They can be road registered. Used to have one. Except mine had a 80cc big bore kit, high lift camshaft, modified head and straight through exhaust. Good for 50mph ;-) Great fun.

Have a look here for others http://www.monkeyrun.co.uk
Ghastly Rubberfeet on 17 Jan 2013
In reply to skarabrae:
Sorry, I thought that was the bike he was on.

I know there was an issue with quite a number in this area being used unlicenced, registered or insured.

Martin Brown on 18 Jan 2013
In reply to Ghastly Rubberfeet:

I had visions of a 'Dumb and Dumber' style approach
If you've seen the film you'll know what I mean :)
smithaldo - on 18 Jan 2013
In reply to Martin Brown: "just when I thought you couldn't get any more stupid... you go and totally redeem yourself."

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