Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019

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Re: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019

Post by daveuprite » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:38 pm

92kk k100lt 193214 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:22 am
daveuprite wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:00 pm
For anyone driving/riding south, planning to use the N147 between Poitiers and Limoges: it's being dug up and re-surfaced near Bussiere Poitevine - Saint Bonnet De Bellac (close to Motobreaks, if you know it). The official diversion is quite lengthy so you might want to take a different route south of Poitiers (via Angouleme or Perigeux maybe...).
How bad is this?
I am planning on taking this route next Sunday.
My other option is Angouleme to Perigueux which I know very well. Maybe best to just take that one anyway.

Thank you so much for the warning too. French routes are usually ok....but when they go bad they are far worse than UK A few UK trips this year and I have yet to achieve an average motorway journey speed in excess of 40mph [excluding stops]. I was told yesterday my planned destination had 40c in the last few days....not what you want on a bike in traffic.
Well I live down the road from the diverted section (so it's lovely and quiet down there right now). If you don't mind a diversion from where the roadworks start in Bussiere Poitevine, via Le Dorat, you will be back on to the N147 at Bellac and still heading south towards Limoges, probably no more than half an hour later than you would have been. The diversion ('deviation') is well-signed and you basically just follow the lorries. All depends how much of a hurry you're in.

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Re: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019

Post by 92kk k100lt 193214 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:33 am

Thanks for the info on that.

Decision kind of made to go via Angouleme. I do it in one hop and just plan out my stops in my head as I have done it quite a few times....

28/29 September is Rocamadour hot air balloon festival ......les montgolfieres....kind of spectacular.

Seems its warmer than expected down that way at the moment....I hadn't planned on the mesh gear at this time of year.
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Re: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019

Post by WillS » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:45 am

Summer is still here in SW France at the moment.
Forecast for Sort is looking good for the week, possible storms at the weekend and Monday then good clear trail biking weather. :D
Looking forward to a great week on Catalonia trails.
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Re: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019

Post by daveuprite » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:03 am

92kk k100lt 193214 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:33 am
Thanks for the info on that.

Decision kind of made to go via Angouleme. I do it in one hop and just plan out my stops in my head as I have done it quite a few times....

28/29 September is Rocamadour hot air balloon festival ......les montgolfieres....kind of spectacular.

Seems its warmer than expected down that way at the moment....I hadn't planned on the mesh gear at this time of year.
Well we go off-roading on the trails all round Rocamadour and it's a stunning place. Chuck in a load of hot air balloons and it must look amazing.

Yes, still pretty warm here in France. We've had maybe 3 days of rain in the last 3 months, if that, here in Limousin.

Have a great trip.

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Re: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019

Post by Nico-D » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:07 am

Dave I may see you down there. I'm aiming to head off tomorrow on DRZ doing the TET on french side of Pyrenees starting at western end. depending on how it goes I may pop over the top and down to Sort, on verra !

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Re: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019

Post by daveuprite » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:26 am

Nico-D wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:07 am
Dave I may see you down there. I'm aiming to head off tomorrow on DRZ doing the TET on french side of Pyrenees starting at western end. depending on how it goes I may pop over the top and down to Sort, on verra !
Cool. Have a good ride, Nick. See you at the bar.

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Re: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019

Post by bowber » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:15 am

On my way down France now, very slowly by back roads and chemins that look interesting.

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Re: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019

Post by daveuprite » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:08 pm

bowber wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:15 am
On my way down France now, very slowly by back roads and chemins that look interesting.
Good effort Steve. That's a long way on a KTM400 !

I've chucked a pair of old knobblies in the van for you to fit at the camp site and destroy up in the hills. Then hopefully your current tyres will get you home again OK.

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Re: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019

Post by bowber » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:22 pm

I'm on the 701 Dave, hopefully I'll not need to change tyres but it'll be good to have the option.
I'm finding more dead ends than through roads but it's fun, took me 2 hours to cover 40 miles this morning :-)
Currently south of Poitiers and heading south of you.
Did you get my text Dave?

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Re: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019

Post by Sideleaner » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:48 pm

Sooo...all is packed and leaving early morning to pick up Cesar in Brussels and than head to Roastbeef's place for the night. See you all on Sunday !!!
Cheers.

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