6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby Blade » 05 Jun 2018, 13:47

Have a good safe trip guys.

Enjoy yourselves (y)
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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby Rossgo » 05 Jun 2018, 17:58

Second what Blade has said. Enjoy it fellas, bring back photos for us

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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby Deegee » 05 Jun 2018, 18:41

I’ll third that, have a great time folks!
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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby rocket » 05 Jun 2018, 19:27

Have a great time !!!!
"80mph" sorry officer I possibly could not have done that I'm no Valentino Rossi.
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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby Stonesie » 05 Jun 2018, 19:49

Have a great time all you nutters, not envious at all... Gits.

Plenty of pictures please.
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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby D6Nutz » 05 Jun 2018, 20:12

Have a great trip guys, enjoy the roads and sights, and keep it shiny side up.

Looking forward to the pics and posts along the way.
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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby duke63 » 06 Jun 2018, 22:26

Pissing down :D
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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby Cavetroll87 » 07 Jun 2018, 12:13

duke63 wrote:Pissing down :D
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Hope the weathers better today for you lads
Remember: If in Doubt use Full Throttle, It may not make the situation any better, But it will end the suspense...
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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby Kwacky » 07 Jun 2018, 16:35

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duke63 wrote:Pissing down :D
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Hope the weathers better today for you lads
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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby rocket » 07 Jun 2018, 17:13

:-(
"80mph" sorry officer I possibly could not have done that I'm no Valentino Rossi.
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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby Deegee » 07 Jun 2018, 17:41

Head south until the butter melts, you should be dry by then. (y)

(Or grow gills)
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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby duke63 » 07 Jun 2018, 18:09

Sat in the sunshine with a beer now.
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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby Rossgo » 07 Jun 2018, 20:49

Glad to hear it duke. You guys defo deserve good weather

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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby duke63 » 08 Jun 2018, 18:24

Been hot all day today. Cracking roads of all types. Now in Troyes.
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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby Frankie » 11 Jun 2018, 06:45

Well that was Ace, rode some great roads, saw some great sites all spent with my slapper buds. Thanks Duke for leading the way. I will be sorting out my trip in pictures in due course, and will leave a write up to those who can do a better job. I will say riding the twisties in the mountains, in the driving rain with no front brakes was an experience to say the least.... a lot more fun the next day with brakes with the sun out 8)
So with Leigh's help we arrived at the bike shop first thing, which had my pads in stock and then stuck my bike on the ramp, the guy rolled over the tool chest and let me get on with it. Not bad scenery in the place either :) Happy days 8)
Looking forward to 2019's adventure, same again? suites you (y)
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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby Kwacky » 11 Jun 2018, 08:19

Mais oui, c'est tres bien

Or something like that.

T'was a cracking break. Thanks everyone, including Duke for being the tour-master.
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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby duke63 » 11 Jun 2018, 08:38

De rien.
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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby duke63 » 11 Jun 2018, 10:29

Reading the Lille hotel reviews:

Staff were great. Area is a little sketchy - we were walking back from the town centre early evening, and gangs were hanging around dealing drugs on the street next to the one the hotel is on - not great with a young child in a pram.

:D :D

No shit sherlock.
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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby C00kiemonster » 11 Jun 2018, 10:34

duke63 wrote:De rien.


Frankie will have forgotten that already.

I had a great time and a trip like this is what you make of it. We had all weathers, all types of roads and some difficulties along the way, but thats what you remember and cherish when you come through them.

Frankie's front brakes failed on the way out of Metz (not that we knew at that point, we just kept pushing on :D ) and it turned out he'd forgotten to change the pads and therefore they were non existent. (told you we wouldnt let you get away with that Frankie :D ) After much pisstaking and looking at options we decided to head to Colmar.

Kudos to Frankie as he kept going with his back brake and engine braking, so those track days have given him some skills 8)

He managed to find a motorcycle shop in Colmar on the interwebs so first thing in the morning Frankie and I went over and they were brilliant. Looked at his bike, looked up the parts, found them on the shelves and gave him a ramp, tools and assistance. They only charged him for the pads and we were in and out the shop with a sorted bike in about 45 mins. Result. The people here in France are usually very kind and it was nice to show how good it can be. I have one of his pads, so i'll sort a pic out - it's terrifying.

We were back to the hotel within an hour of so. We then got on with things and got cracking on some fantastic roads outside Colmar in the Vosges mountains - amazing. I havent taken any pics but Frankie and the boys did, so they will be along with those when they have time, but they were awesome. Perfection in some ways.

Then it rained. OMG did it rain. Worst rain i think i've ridden in. Mud coming down the slopes of the mountains onto the roads, lid steamed up, glasses steamed up, no grip. I was following Duke and his brake light in the end :D

We missed a turn, stopped to wait and change direction - it was getting really tough now. Then a French worker (from nowhere!) pitches up and tells me in French there is a shelter 1km down the mountain, so we get going down and find it - big enough for the bikes, us and our kit. Dont know how we would have fared without it - luck was defo on our side. Right place, right person to talk to, right time. It was biblical out there.

The following two days were dry - brilliant sunshine, winding roads and some good speed at times too.

Banter in the evenings, totty watching, good food and great company. Loved it.

Thanks to Duke for his leading and routes, Frankie for noticing how good France can be and Kwacky for putting up with my snoring - sorry mate.
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Re: 6th - 10th June 2018 - European Tour

Postby Frankie » 11 Jun 2018, 11:03

C00kiemonster wrote:
duke63 wrote:De rien.


Frankie will have forgotten that already.



Cheeky Sod... my way of remembering works 8) (y) (giggle)
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