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Plans for 2018

Post by SHarper » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:03 am

It must be getting to the point in the year where everyone starts thinking about next years adventures, so, does anyone have any definitive plans?
I think another visit to the La Pobla HISS is called for after missing out this year, probably in a van with the Beta, but as far as my longer bike holiday goes, I'm not so sure where to go, up to now Bulgaria, Portugal, a lap of the Baltic, revisit Norway (explore more to the West) are in the mix; but there's the TAT that needs doing and now the TET too.
Aaaargh, so many places, so little time...

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Re: Plans for 2018

Post by Bryn » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:11 am

Like you, so many places in my mind, but so little time!

Planning on heading to the Elephant Rally for the first time in January, then I want to get back over to the States at some point to explore more around Utah, and would also love to do the length of the Appalachians.

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Re: Plans for 2018

Post by DaveCon » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:29 am

Bryn wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:11 am
... I want to get back over to the States at some point ...
When you go to the States do you ship your bike over or hire one when you're there or ??

Myself, I've not decided between Ireland and the WAW, or Portugal - or maybe both. And I was speaking to a guy waiting for the ferry (like you do) and he'd done - ferry to Spain, ride across Spain to Barcelona, ferry to Sicily and then ride up through Italy, Austria and etceras which also sounds fun.

So many options ... ;)

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Re: Plans for 2018

Post by Spike941 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:10 am

Went east this year, north last and west the year before that. So it's the south's turn again for me. Southern France, the Pyrenees and a large chunk of the Iberian peninsula. Sorted.

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Re: Plans for 2018

Post by Tonibe63 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:29 pm

Always looking for something new so maybe a trip out to Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece. Possibly 4 or 5 weeks in total and maybe in 2 halves with the bike being left out there in between. All depends on lots of things ie. Family, work, money, health etc but if you don't dream ............
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Re: Plans for 2018

Post by Peirre » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:45 pm

Seriously looking at 4-6 week coast to coast USA trip around the end of May

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Re: Plans for 2018

Post by garyboy » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:11 pm

Tet of some sort, hopefully
if not frogland then at least sheepland 😎
if not a long bit then at least a small bit
If not a hard bit then at least an easy bit
If not a .... O etc 😛😎

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Re: Plans for 2018

Post by WillS » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:25 pm

Hopefully some or all of the following.
TET Part France and Spain
Vibraction RB5 But very similar in parts to the TET in the Pyrenees.
A HISS depending on location and dates.
Plus general day and overnight rides in and around the trails in the Spanish Pyrenees.

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Re: Plans for 2018

Post by herman » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:03 pm

I realised after reading numerous ride reports on here that I really have not done the Pyrenees justice so we will be meandering around there this year and meeting the wife in Carcassonne for wine tours. Might even get to meet Simon.
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Re: Plans for 2018

Post by mark vb » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:34 pm

We get the boat to Uruguay on 5th November with the Ural combo; should be back sometime next year, quite when I have no clue!

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