3 IN THE HILLS !!!!!

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3 IN THE HILLS !!!!!

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:11 pm

At last,after the piggin computer dicided to bugger about with me pics !!!

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Feck off and get on with it i hear you say :woohoo:

So here it is DMB (doggermanbob) contacted me several months ago about the RB 1 and 2
asking if he and his better half Viv could join us at Jax Shack.

Well any excuse for a play in the hills , the plan was Bob to have a night at ours and Viv stay with Jax drinking and talking girl stuff. In the meen time Steve (chunky but) call me asking if could join in !!!! yeh why not , so we were 3

I'll quickly add that Campanole had its fete the night before we left and i was in charge of burning food , so the first 50 kms for me didn't happen :S

I'd plumbed in all back roads down to Fos , this is the D12

ImageIMG_3567 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr


:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: realy :woohoo: :woohoo:

ImageIMG_3568 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Bob was totally flabbergasted !!! "shit we can't be there yet"

ImageIMG_3569 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

It was the real D12 but only lasted for a few kms sadly, we carried on on very quiet back roads with the temp soring into the 40s , leaving the hills of the Lot into the plains

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

and vin yards

ImageIMG_3566 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

We arrived in Fos to find the municipal campsite closed down so back tracked to one we'd passed , €6.50 each (thumbs) but no food but we donned our little lost boys look and got beer, nut and olives (thumbs)

Up and off for 8am and 1st stopin Spain for a full breakie €9 , then of to find the start of the RB1

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

The higher we got the better the riding , still hot but bearable anyway there's piggin snow up there

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

I soon learnt to stop in the shade, Bob eating my dust

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Following the "Black Arrows" :whistle:

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Did i mention it was a tad dusty :laugh:

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

More later (thumbs)

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Re: 3 IN THE HILLS !!!!!

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:35 pm

We soon left the woods and climbed , passing lots of dust breathing ramblers :whistle:

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Big open trails over the tops dropping down to a brew hut in the middle of nowhere

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Very popular with 4x4ers

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Very hot and dry , its early Sept and 35°c +

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Did i mention the dust :whistle: .......didn't seem to affect me :whistle:

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

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Re: 3 IN THE HILLS !!!!!

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:17 pm

The RB didn't add up for a bit after we dropped out of the hills , i followed it as best as i could but lost it big time and ended up following a trail to nowhere

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Bob kept a little tumble very quiet and never photoed it :whistle: here he is after the detour round the downed tree

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

We toyed with camping here untill a million flies attacked us § so be beat a quick retreat

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

From there i just made it up as i went along and popped out of the woods at a bbq/restaurant place i ran into on my solo trip a couple of years back , someone realy needs to teach the Spanish how to make a sarnie !!! come on !!! a lump of bread smeared with a tomato and a bit of ham :unsure:

Camping in Espot and beer o'clock

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Straight back on the RB out of camp , mad rocky climb to the ski station

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Where we'd come from

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

And where we're going

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

For me there's something very special about early mornings up high

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

The proof i was following the RB :whistle:

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Back on familiar trails

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Thats where we're heading :woohoo:

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Bob's learnt to stay out of the dust :woohoo:

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

NeilM , you may recognise these muts ,they were hanging around the cafe in one of your pics (thumbs)

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

The Catalan paratroop reg need to be watched :laugh:

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Just look at the sump guard Phil , i specialy laid it down to show you :woohoo:

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Didn't meet many folk ......but cows and horses :silly:

ImageRB 1x2 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Later boys

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Re: 3 IN THE HILLS !!!!!

Post by diggermanbob » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:48 pm

Great stuff Phil looking forward to part two , and maybe some pics of the Donk lying down :whistle: (thumbs)

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Re: 3 IN THE HILLS !!!!!

Post by Tramp » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:57 pm

Iam glad you managed to sort the pic thing out as i need some cheering up.....and phil dosent lie down he gets tangled in the bushes lol....

And nice looking panda eyes guys...

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Re: 3 IN THE HILLS !!!!!

Post by Teflon Jnr » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:01 pm

Fantastic pics looks like you had a blast
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Re: 3 IN THE HILLS !!!!!

Post by Dutchgit » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:04 pm

Cracking trip that ! Wish I'd been there !
It'll end in tears I tells ya.

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Re: 3 IN THE HILLS !!!!!

Post by videoman » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:05 pm

Looks like you had a fantastic time and great photos as well.

Bit hot though.

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Re: 3 IN THE HILLS !!!!!

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:35 pm

Cheers guys , just trying to marry the diary to pics , it would help if i could read my own writing :silly:

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Re: 3 IN THE HILLS !!!!!

Post by diggermanbob » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:46 pm

PHILinFRANCE wrote:Cheers guys , just trying to marry the diary to pics , it would help if i could read my own writing :silly:
Might have been something to do with writing them after a bucket of Gin :)

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