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#21 Nanook

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:30 pm

QUOTE(big dave @ Sun 26th Aug 2012, 12:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One of the downsides to the Vosges mountains however, is that they have their own micro climate - ie it pisses down a lot!

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:18 am

QUOTE(chrisr @ Sat 25th Aug 2012, 17:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mototaranis in Brittany? ( great food and drink!)


I'd like to revisit Brittany - was there last year in the car and would love to go back on the bike - but I'm happy to go with the consensus on location - having missed the RTT12 I'm determined to make the RTT13..... good.gif
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:49 am

QUOTE(chrisr @ Sat 25th Aug 2012, 17:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mototaranis in Brittany? ( great food and drink!)


I'd vote for Brittany too. The advantage is that it is not too far in comparison to the Alps and also easily accessible from Ireland.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 03:33 pm

Where's yer sense of adventure Ali ! laugh.gif Granted, Albertville is a fair way, and would cost more for fuel, but getting there is the bit where ya ride yer bike, and you don't have to get there in one go as it were.

Okeedokee, so we currently have 3 potential locations, all in France.

Albertville - located in the Rhone Alps. http://en.wikipedia....iki/Albertville

Vosges - located in the Lorraine region. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vosges

Brittany - located in, errr, Brittany. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brittany

Monschau - located in Germany. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monschau

I dunno what other peeps think but here's a suggestion you might wanna consider/laugh yer bollox off at !

You could have a 'proper' RTT, as in, one that actually Rolled & Toured. For example, spend a few nights in the Vosges and then Thunder on down to Albertville for a few days there.
Granted it would need some planning on the hotel/accomodation side, perhaps less so fer camping bods though. But it'd cater for peeps who don't wanna travel too far and also fer peeps who do.
Anyhoos, just a thought.

Anywhere else that peeps would like to be considered ?

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:32 pm

QUOTE(AliG @ Mon 3rd Sep 2012, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The advantage is that it is not too far in comparison to the Alps and also easily accessible from Ireland.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:00 pm

Vosges area is tres joli. pimp.gif I camped up (if y'know what I mean) there post RTT in 2003

Every year there's a hill climb up to St Odile monastery from just outside the campsite near Barr on the D854 https://maps.google....ved=0CAsQ_AUoAg

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:59 pm

Albertville gets my vote wink.gif

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:15 pm

QUOTE(AliG @ Mon 3rd Sep 2012, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd vote for Brittany too. The advantage is that it is not too far in comparison to the Alps and also easily accessible from Ireland.
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Just seen Albertville's v close to Col de Galibier. Might bring the treader along too biggrin.gif

Edited by stu, 03 September 2012 - 07:18 pm.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:28 pm

QUOTE(stu @ Mon 3rd Sep 2012, 20:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just seen Albertville's v close to Col de Galibier. Might bring the treader along too biggrin.gif

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:11 pm

QUOTE(Studley Ramrod @ Mon 3rd Sep 2012, 16:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You could have a 'proper' RTT, as in, one that actually Rolled & Toured. For example, spend a few nights in the Vosges and then Thunder on down to Albertville for a few days there.
Granted it would need some planning on the hotel/accomodation side, perhaps less so fer camping bods though. But it'd cater for peeps who don't wanna travel too far and also fer peeps who do.
Anyhoos, just a thought.

Anywhere else that peeps would like to be considered ?



I had been having similar thoughts -

Sat/Sun = Calais > Colmar
MonTue = Vosges
Wed = Colmar > Albertville
Thur Fri = passes
Sat/Sun = Albertville > Calais> Home

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:23 pm

A Full Articulated Rolling Thunder Tour sounds good to me - FARTT!


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:37 pm

QUOTE(Chris @ Wed 5th Sep 2012, 19:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A Full Articulated Rolling Thunder Tour sounds good to me - FARTT!

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:39 pm

Looks like MarkyMark is up for election as Tour Manager!
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:04 pm

With Italian TDMitalia we've organized some years ago our annual meeting in "Madesimo" near the lake of Como between swiss and italy... if someone is interested i'll give more details.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:53 pm

QUOTE(dandywarhol @ Mon 3rd Sep 2012, 19:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Vosges area is tres joli. pimp.gif I camped up (if y'know what I mean) there post RTT in 2003Every year there's a hill climb up to St Odile monastery from just outside the campsite near Barr on the D854 https://maps.google....ved=0CAsQ_AUoAg http://www.youtube.c...feature=relatedWe could block off the road and do a Carpe climb....................... dry.gif
Also did a bit of camping (Oh ere misses) just the other side of the Rhein in Ettenheim whilst touring the Black Forest this year. Very nice camp site, very nice area, could be tempted.
QUOTE(Ritmosix @ Mon 10th Sep 2012, 20:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With Italian TDMitalia we've organized some years ago our annual meeting in "Madesimo" near the lake of Como between swiss and italy... if someone is interested i'll give more details.
We also did Lake Come this year as well. Love it. MMmm me thinks a plan is formulating in me ead. Just gotta strip and rebuild the beast over the winter.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:49 am

Matt & Patrick are making a good case for the Monschau area.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:03 am

Aye, I'm biased and would plum for a Monschau RTT

But in interest of fairness I don't throw ideas in the RTT 'hat' as it is always on during school term time, and getting a week off has not been feasible.
Monschau region means depending on date I have more chance I could get over for a couple of days at least.

Edited by jht, 12 September 2012 - 08:03 am.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:29 am

Soooooooo, currently for consideration we have............

Albertville - located in the Rhone Alps. http://en.wikipedia....iki/Albertville
666 miles from London http://maps.google.c...n...amp;t=m&z=6

Vosges - located in the Lorraine region. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vosges
445 miles from London http://maps.google.c...n...amp;t=m&z=6

Brittany - located in, errr, Brittany. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brittany
377 miles from London via Portsmouth http://maps.google.c...n...p;z=6&via=1

Monschau - located in Germany. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monschau
325 miles from London. http://maps.google.c...n...amp;t=m&z=6

Madesimo - located in Italy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madesimo
700 miles from London. http://maps.google.c...n...amp;t=m&z=6

How about I start a new topic for suggested dates peeps ? unsure.gif

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:47 am

QUOTE(Studley Ramrod @ Wed 12th Sep 2012, 12:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How about I start a new topic for suggested dates peeps ? unsure.gif


Isn't the RTT usually the 1st week of July? The last two haven't been, due to 2010 being at the German MTT and 2011 coinciding with some Northern Ireland rambling activities? But apart from them I though 1st week July was the norm.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:04 pm


Date discussion thread here http://www.carpe-tdm...showtopic=26008

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