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by Spike941
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: What daily mileage is realistic to plan to do touring France, Germany Switzerland etc.
Replies: 31
Views: 2975

Re: What daily mileage is realistic to plan to do touring France, Germany Switzerland etc.

Old Geezer, what's the rush? We hate motorways, they have their uses, but bike trips are to be enjoyed. I've done many a european trip and avoid motorways and duel carriageways like the plague. Morning coffees, pleasant lunches, afternoon teas and a bit of sight seeing. That's what it's all about. I...
by Spike941
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Santander to Le Havre via Pyrenees
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Re: Santander to Le Havre via Pyrenees

Hi Brownola,
You planning on fast roads or twisties? I'd say Fordy's route, although a good one, is more of a sports bike route. If you want twisties, then traversing the Pyrenees on the D918 is a must. It takes in all the high cols and is absolutely stunning. Let me know if you want more info.
by Spike941
Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: ABR MAGAZINE
Topic: where is issue 21?
Replies: 68
Views: 8987

Re: where is issue 21?

Don't tell me what happens in the end, coz my mate's not bringing mine over to Spain for another couple of weeks!
by Spike941
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Controversy alert, BMW may not be most popular !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2657

Re: Controversy alert, BMW may not be most popular !!!

No one contacted me about how I rated my 2013 Explorer! But saying that, I would give it 10 out of 10 in all categories. Performance Triumph in Cheltenham could not have been more helpful in every aspect of my trade-in and purchase, doing great deals on extras, fitted at no cost and arranging collec...
by Spike941
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: BIKES - How much £, is too much?
Replies: 86
Views: 9498

Re: BIKES - How much £, is too much?

The Explorer came with a free time piece, so there you have it. Save 2 grand already.
by Spike941
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Analyzing Other Bikers.
Replies: 30
Views: 2498

Re: Analyzing Other Bikers.

Of course we all tend to gravitate towards our own, assuming we have a similar interest. We ride and dress for a reason and assume others do the same. But being bikers, unlike drivers unless you have a similar marque, we have that common connection and we all have the ability to admire, and to ridic...
by Spike941
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: BIKES - How much £, is too much?
Replies: 86
Views: 9498

Re: BIKES - How much £, is too much?

Depends on how long you keep your new bike for. I've recently traded in my Electra Glide which I've had from new, for a new Explorer. The Harley cost me 14K in 2003 and the Explorer has just cost me 12K. I had a loan tagged on to my mortgage for the Harley, so fairly cheap money. Excluding the cost ...
by Spike941
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Route Napoleon
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Route Napoleon

Little bit of a detour from the Route Napoleon Boo Cock, but I agree it's well worth it if you have time. I did it at the end of June last year, apparently the day after they opened the summit circuit, but the road to the actual summit was still closed. Towering cliffs of snow either side at the col...
by Spike941
Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Route Napoleon
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Route Napoleon

Hi Mario, Take the 996 and the 78 due south, through Seurre and Louhans, then follow the minor road (not sure of the number off hand as my maps are in the UK and I'm in Spain at the moment ) but it runs parallel and just west of the A39, and that takes you into Bourg. From there it's the 1075 all th...
by Spike941
Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Route Napoleon
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Route Napoleon

Hi Mac, having spent a year living down on the Southern end of the Route Napoleon, just outside a place called St Vallier de Theiry, just before the descent down into Grasse, which I must warn you still observe Priority to the Right. I suggest that you hop onto the A26 Toll at Calais to get you east...

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