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Your bike and great scenery (pics)

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Spie, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,828

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    OcUK bike trip?. Come to Scotland folks, roads are excellent and you would not regret it. :D
     
  2. Ghosteh

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 18, 2006

    Posts: 4,144

    Location: Liverpool

    No Europe! Only because I'll be living there in the near future and a ride to Scotland would be epic :p.
     
  3. Spie

    Godfather

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 13,055

    Agreed. Only one problem - the weather.
     
  4. xen_

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 24, 2006

    Posts: 1,151

    Wow, brilliant pictures :).
     
  5. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,828

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    Also agreed, well ye take yer chances. So far this year we have had fab weather up here. The tarmac up through Glencoe has been warm and sticky!!. :D
     
  6. agnes

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2006

    Posts: 15,814

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    I would love to do the trip over to europe, still need to update my passport, its out of date at the moment :(

    ags
     
  7. Sagalout

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 13, 2003

    Posts: 5,668

    Location: Harrogate

    Europe is so easy to do, especially if you are already down south.

    Better roads, better drivers, friendlier people, awesome scenery - just give your bike the once over, sort out European break down cover and just point your bike south east!
     
  8. agnes

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2006

    Posts: 15,814

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    Sounds brilliant, how much on average would you say price wise and mileage for a week?

    ags
     
  9. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    I find unless your camping you need to plan your where your going and where the bike friendly / secure parking hotels etc are.
     
  10. Sagalout

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 13, 2003

    Posts: 5,668

    Location: Harrogate

    You really dont.

    There are guesthouses everywhere. If you're going to a town just locate the Tourist Information and they will a) speak english, and b) give you a list of the local hotels and b&b's that have vacancies.

    The trip we did last week was the first time we'd had accommodation planned (for the first couple of nights). Every other trip we just found somewhere at the end of the day. We did almost come unstuck this time though - arrived in Ypres, a very pretty and normally very quiet little town, to find it was hosting a stage of a big national Rally. Went to tourist info who said the whole town was booked up, but then one woman remembered a B&B that had a cancellation for a triple room. Fate I guess!

    I can recommend this place though: http://www.hotelzurpost-klotten.de/

    Specific bikers hotel with a great location, great food and a garage with full service facilities :)

    Normally though we just find B&B's
     
  11. Sagalout

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 13, 2003

    Posts: 5,668

    Location: Harrogate

    hhmm, let me think...last weeks trip:

    Hull > Zebrugge, then Bastogne (Ardennes), Luxembourg, Klotten (Mosel), Baden Baden incl D500 (Black forest), Nurburgring, Ypres for WW1 site seeing, Bruges, Zebrugge > Hull, done from Sunday to Saturday (2 overnight ferry crossings, 5 days of riding in Europe)

    Ferry crossing: £110
    Petrol for 1400 miles: £150
    Accommdation for 4 nights: £135 (2 nights on ferry included in the ferry price)
    Meals and gateaux stops - about £150 (we ate well!)

    Total: £550 ish plus other bits and pieces I've forgotten about.

    You could do it cheaper obviously, but we like good living on these trips!
     
  12. Well Splattered

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 7, 2003

    Posts: 1,407

    Location: Rugby (Warwickshire)

    Isle of Mull on the B8035 about 3 weeks ago.
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    Overlooking Lock Leven near Glencoe
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    B8043 Road next to Loch Linnhe
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    Not mine, but worthy of a post.

    Elan Valley Powys WALES
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  13. Ghosteh

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 18, 2006

    Posts: 4,144

    Location: Liverpool

    What was the 'Busa like to tour with Spie? How comfortable was it etc?
     
  14. Skillmister

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 3, 2009

    Posts: 19,601

    Location: Wales

    Looking at those pictures makes me want to learn to bike.
     
  15. sloth

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 20, 2003

    Posts: 947

    One from a bimble today.

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    (Z1000 is mine)
     
  16. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,999

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    A4069 "Black Mountain Pass" in Wales:

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    Parked up for Ice Cream :D
     
  17. Snaggle

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,278

    Location: Northants

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  18. Skillmister

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 3, 2009

    Posts: 19,601

    Location: Wales

    Stop itttttt. I'm really going to get a bike at some point :O
     
  19. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,999

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Do it, trust me, you wont regret it - best thing I have done in ages :D
     
  20. cyclops12

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 23, 2004

    Posts: 1,762

    Persil's and sloth's pic's make me wana fighter my trike :p
    very nice guy's :cool: