TET N to S and E to W

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Re: TET N to S and E to W

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:01 pm

Just had notification from TET guys that the section i downloaded round Albi was updated two days after i loaded it :cry: so thats the reason there was so much road work :lol:

The day was closing in and a storm threatened so headed for a campsite ......with cabins for the boys :lol: , i bolloxed it up and turned the wrong way .........but it was worth it passed through this massive natural tunnel

Image20180829_102136 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

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The campsite at Le Petit Pyrenees didn't have any cabins and the nearest hotel was in Foix and the storm had hit , Foix was 35mins away so i decided to join them at the Balladins Foix with a Buffalo Grill next door ..........................so feck it i pigged out on meat :lol:

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Re: TET N to S and E to W

Post by chunky butt » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:39 pm

And that was a meat fest alright, great report and photos bud, wish I was still down there :D , but alas, back at work :(

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Re: TET N to S and E to W

Post by diggermanbob » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:48 pm

chunky butt wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:39 pm
And that was a meat fest alright, great report and photos bud, wish I was still down there :D , but alas, back at work :(
That makes two of us :(

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Re: TET N to S and E to W

Post by herman » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:38 pm

Cracking report folks very jealous. :mrgreen: Off to Brittany Thursday so at least I will be able to join you in cake tourism.
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Re: TET N to S and E to W

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:14 pm

After a night of gluteny and drink we all slept well and set of the 35mins back to the big cave / tunnel to continue with the TET and dissapointed we weren't :D in fact we ended up doing the muddy section again .......i had a bit of a brain frat , blame the meat and beer !!!

Soon got back into it and the weather was kind to us , the trails were old farm tracks in the most but proper washed out and some so overgrown they were hard to find ....................... but find them we did

This doesn't show how tight it was but this is where i did a half monty after a bee joined me in my body armour !!! see Bobs pic if you're brave enough :lol:

Image20180829_105504 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Lots of wooded trails , great fun and popped out near this "SNAIL MUSEUM" !!!!!! yep i know , odd to say the least but only brew spot for miles

Image20180829_114053 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Realy nice folk , we only had a coffee but they do Tapas aswell .......................where was it Bob :roll:

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Wasn't long before we entered cross rutted world :lol:

Image20180829_171606 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

Its been said many a time but you can't tell how bad they were and the pics show the easiest

Image20180829_171600 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

If you can zoom in you can see Bob navigating one of the trenches :lol:

Image20180829_171557 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

The guys wanted a hotel again or a cabin but we found nothing but camp sites , id planned on camping all the way so not bothered but poor Bob got eaten to bit by mozzies

Image20180829_185745 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr


"""""" I just relised that i've missed a WHOLE DAY !!! and a bloody good one it was , i'm writing this using photos as memory jerkers !!! and for some reason that days pics haven't turned out :evil:
It was a proper day aswell high tight forest trails somesingle track and up with the windwills , met a crazy lady living in a knackered camper , looks like shes been there for years !!!

Anyway back to it , the campsite owner said there were 4 bars in town and it was only 2mins away .......so off we set and after not seeing anymore buildings in 5mins we turned back to the site where the owner .....marche !!!! non avec la moto !!!!!

So we did a Cardinal sin and rode into town in our casual evening wear :roll: Great meal great beer ........where was it Bob ???? but riding home in the dark with a glow worm for a light was proper shite :lol:

Morning took us back into town then the next for a cake !!!! and a brew .........................now the funny coloured fizzy night water has a profound effect on my morning navigation skills :lol: ended up going the wrong way up the TET as we'd it all but eneded here and i'd routed us north on the GR654 !!! anyway had to cross the nice bit twice

Image20180830_084615 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

And up here

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Down here

Image20180830_092944 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

And so many more .......................the TET is great well worth doing but IMHO you can't beat the GRs

Image20180830_151910 by Philip Parkinson, on Flickr

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Around this point 4.00pm we were around 2hrs from home and the boys chose to road it back rather than another night out , it was piggin red hot and the GRs are a lot tougher than the TET so i agreed knowing that it would take another day to do the GRs home and anyway i live here so will be going back .....................soon......

Getting back to ours Bob and Steve stayed in the Shack and we chilled out with beer and pizza untill the heady hours of 9.30 :lol: :lol: :lol: eberyone was knackered and went to bed :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

All in all superb trip , great company , no bad offs no brake downs , fantastic trails and scenery....................i will be back

FULL TRIP 6 days

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If anyone fancies it and wants to kick off from here ....................................

Phil

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Re: TET N to S and E to W

Post by diggermanbob » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:32 pm

Last campsite was called camping le chemin vert at Saint - lys 👍

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Re: TET N to S and E to W

Post by diggermanbob » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:34 pm

At this point I would like to say thank you to both my riding buddies , I had a great time despite the mosquitos , roll on next year ;)

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Re: TET N to S and E to W

Post by WillS » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:45 pm

Great report and photos Phil, it's a great route the TET. Thanks for posting.
We did Carcassonne south and across into Spain, then along skirting the Pyrénées, earlier this year.
Looks like you had great weather for it.
Some great trails on the TET in France & Spain..

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Re: TET N to S and E to W

Post by WIBO » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:59 pm

As Willy Spray states......great pics and report young man!!!!

Keep at it!!!


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Re: TET N to S and E to W

Post by boboneleg » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:12 pm

You went the wrong way on the TET, well you've never done that before have you :roll: :lol:
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