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#1 pete7

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 07:44 pm

Incredibly permissions were given to follow up riding a TDM to Croatia, with a TDM Tour to Picos/Pyrenees in the same year.

 

Ferry to Santander allowed use of summer (vented) suit to keep cool by giving immediate access to the hot, hot weather. 

 

We went East first to re-visit the Spanish/French Pyrenees, before a long fast trip across North Spanish plains to reach Picos Mountains for a few days of exploring those impressive gorges and high mountains.

 

Here are a few pictures but the full report is on my Facebook page

 

A great tour and great to see TDM did its job with usual uncomplaining efficiency

 

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 07:03 am

Amazing trip, you lucky man. Fab photos, thanks for sharing.
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Posted 04 August 2016 - 08:24 am

Great photos Pete, thanks for sharing. :good: Will be doing some of those routes in a few weeks. :D


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 12:04 pm

Great pics....wish I had that weather

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 09:56 am

Great photos Pete, thanks for sharing.  :good: Will be doing some of those routes in a few weeks.  :D



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 09:14 pm

Great photos Pete, thanks for sharing.  :good: Will be doing some of those routes in a few weeks.  :D


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 06:43 am

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 09:08 pm

Great pics Pete........ er, apart from the plate of dog food of course !  :lol:

 

Tell you what mate, the bike looks neat with the colour matched wheels and luggage, I mean, let's face it,why would you want anything else....

 

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:32 pm

That's a trip I would like to do. Any recommendations for where to stay?



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Posted 09 August 2016 - 10:10 am

I think we're staying at the Hotel del Oso, apparently it's great value and a good location.  Sidestand will be able to tell you more, he's been there a few times.


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 09:24 pm

Great pics Pete........ er, apart from the plate of dog food of course !  :lol:

 

Tell you what mate, the bike looks neat with the colour matched wheels and luggage, I mean, let's face it,why would you want anything else....

 

cheers

 

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Just search facebook for  "peter kelly south shields warrington" and you should be able to find it ..

 

The "dog-food" stuff was absolutely delicious, and ingredients gathered/prepared by the land-lady's fair hand - She also had made her own aperitif (strong stuff), wine, as well as starters and sweets. 

 

Quite remote but fantastic B&B

 

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 11:41 am

Santander ferry from Plymouth in a couple of weeks for us Pete then Picos Mountains, couple of nights in Santiago De Compost - what's the temperature going to be like ? The recent hot spell here has got me thinking that my bike gear might be a tad warm. I have a vented jacket with zip out lining but is it cool up in the mountains or is it likely to be sweltering all over ? Any idea ?

 

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 01:26 pm

It was baking while I was there, but the weather was just on the change. Lots of thunderstorms forecast for the region as I was leaving, which will hamper any sort of enjoyable riding. The storms seem to be following me up through France.

It's hard to find a jacket that will protect and keep one cool at the same time. My Triumph jacket has lots of vents, but when it's baking and you're not moving, you bake. Best to avoid big towns if it's hot and head for them if it's rainy, for things to do.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 03:54 pm

You don't tend to get up in the mountains high enough for it to be noticeably cooler in the Picos.  We went at the end of Sept and it was the mornings that were cooler.  Soon warmed up after 9-10am though.  Alps were fookin' freezing on the high cols. :lol:

 

Well vented gloves, jacket and troos and you should be ok. :)

 

Lucky bugger, I'm not at all envious.


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 06:01 pm

Yep enjoy the Picos,

you'll love it..be good to hear about your trip and places you stay,always looking for new digs...be safe.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:27 am

Im having a great trip so far.
Rained last night nice and cool today.
Will post a report when I get back

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:08 pm

Looking forward to pictures and write-up ... 

 

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 09:55 am

Wish i was there :)


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