Eifel Mountains 2019

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Re: Eifel Mountains 2019

#61 Post by Marino » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:55 am

Enjoy guys also for us who stay at home, I am sure one day we will do the same for you :thumb:

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#62 Post by Bungleaio » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:55 am

I hope there is still froop for breakfast!
You can't beat a nice bit of faff

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Re: Eifel Mountains 2019

#63 Post by The GOAT » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:12 am

All going well here internet is very limited so can't upload much.

Here's a link to Wednesday's ride which would have ended in a lap of the nurburgring however a spell of rain made it look damp and didn't want to risk Binning it down the track.

https://www.relive.cc/view/vZqNNXYzJGq

And a pic of Smallfrowne from 2013 and 2019 at the same location, something's just don't change :mrgreen:
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Re: Eifel Mountains 2019

#64 Post by Marino » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:44 am

Something changed, or table is shorter or legs are longer :scratch:

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#65 Post by skyrider » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:28 pm

yes has he shrunk :?:
i dont know where im going but i will when i get there

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#66 Post by geofferz » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:14 pm

The GOAT wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:12 am

https://www.relive.cc/view/vZqNNXYzJGq

And a pic of Smallfrowne from 2013 and 2019 at the same location, something's just don't change :mrgreen:
Funnily, a 'small frown' is exactly what I did whilst trying to do this particular spot the difference
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#67 Post by smallfrowne » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:08 am

Ha! Same trousers and jacket an' all.
I have not shrunk. Thanks to the power of schnitzel I am now pregnant.

Anyway. Last night. Call this number for a good time:
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#68 Post by Bungleaio » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:02 pm

I hope you all got back safely yesterday
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Re: Eifel Mountains 2019

#69 Post by Gerontious » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:40 pm

I'm in recovery.

Too much Schnitzel. (pork x2 and Turkey with Hunters sauce). Wild Boar (OMG). Beer. Cake. Bread and a distinct lack of Froop. of course the icing on the cake was getting all whimsical about the B50 and L4 after leaving the (ever cautious) pair behind on the M20, getting all (expletive removed) over the return to shoddy roads and bad drivers. Completely lost in thought I ended up going through the wrong bloody tunnel. Not at Dartford. Bloody hell.. I thought, why am I suddenly in Greenwich on what looks horribly like the southern approach to the sodding Blackwall tunnel.

You'll be pleased to learn.. we are going back to the Schloss next year. we had a vote and it was unanimous, the Alps can wait. We are also going to think (over winter) about having a few more days. maybe 10 total (including travel) which will depend largely on the Nordschleife tourist day calendar, but theres plenty of time to reach some consensus.

The week was a hoot. And Frowne didn't break down though to compensate he had a very nasty habit of removing his seat at least 5 times daily. sometimes, I'm sure, just to gaze longingly at his under used tools.
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#70 Post by Richzx6r » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:39 pm

I think I'll be up for it :thumb: if there is a space free to join the group
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#71 Post by The GOAT » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:53 pm

Got back at 2pm lots of 50 zones on way back though :x

Now to wash the bike :mrgreen:
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#72 Post by Pie man » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:48 pm

God to hear folk had a good time and got home safe.

Can Someone tell me what mix of bikes went on the trip. :D

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Re: Eifel Mountains 2019

#73 Post by Gerontious » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:21 pm

Pie man wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:48 pm
God to hear folk had a good time and got home safe.

Can Someone tell me what mix of bikes went on the trip. :D
Yamaha TRX750
Early 90s VFR 750
2019 BMW GSA 1250
5yr old VFR 1200? maybe.
2018 Africa Twin.


In the past there have been all sorts of bikes and none were problematic.

Honda CBR500R restricted.
Aprilia Shiver 750
Yamaha R1
Deauville.
Kawasaki race bike.. not sure what type (igloos previous)
Fireblade.
Older R1100GS
Bmw 1200GS and GSA
Triumph street triple
Yet another VFR
BMW R1100S x2
Another large capacity sports bike whose type escapes me.

The only prerequisite is that the bike can manage motorway speeds. can carry a bit of luggage. few changes of clothes. 30L is enough. 50L which i took, turned out to be more than enough and has a tank range of at least 150 miles. and can corner. (there are a lot of corners) and it helps if its comfy enough to do the trip.. or can be made comfortable. we usually never ride more than about 70 miles without a rest stop. and that is often tied in with a fuel stop if necessary. And finally that has tyre life and service life of at least 2000 miles. which depends on location in the UK. how far you are from Folkestone. Some of the bikes had dedicated luggage.. but most did not. throwovers or a bag strapped to the pillion.
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Re: Eifel Mountains 2019

#74 Post by Pie man » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:33 pm

Thank you for the info and insight. I was wondering what other folk do/take when they are off on their biking trip. I'm cutting down what I take all the time. Luggage wise, 30l is plentiful for me now. :thumb:

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#75 Post by geofferz » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:44 pm

Gerontious wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:21 pm
Pie man wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:48 pm
God to hear folk had a good time and got home safe.

Can Someone tell me what mix of bikes went on the trip. :D
than enough and has a tank range of at least 150 miles. and
That's me out - I can't get more than 100 from mine
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