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#1 drewpy

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 07:23 pm

on my first trip abroad on the TDM (well any bike actually)

 

this is the itinery;

Bilbao to Pamplona, to Castejou de sos, to Viella ( 2 nights here)

Viella to (poss via france) Pamplona then Santander

 

anyone have any point of interest that's worth stopping off for?

 

we might trip into zarragoza


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#2 sidestand

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 08:53 pm

From Viella - hop over to France - Col D'Aspin -  Pic Du Midi - Col De Tourmalet - Eaux Bonnes, back over to Spain - Jaca then Pamplona  :good:


post-1-1150550726.gifpost-1-1150559830.gifpost-1-1152402501.jpgThe older I get, the better I was

96 MkII in yellow & silver with bluespots, braided lines, Remus 2 into 1, Hagon rear shock & fork springs, bashplate, heated grips,Motech pannier racks, Road Attacks, Jockoiler, Baglux tank cover & bag. Gone to a far better place - hasn't it Remo?
Another 96 Mk2 in yellow & silver - absolutely standard & pristine ( apart from a butchered rear mudguard - but I'm looking for a new one
'76 Suzuki GT500 Stroker in need of a rebuild
'80 Yamaha XT250 mudplugger
another '81 XT250
'91 BMW R80GS - this one really will do a RTW trip
'05 BMW K1200S - inline four with a shaft
'10 BMW R1200GSA Anniversary Edition
'02 Fazer 1000 - 4 carbs are better than 2 ! - water pump rebuilt by Mr Ramrod Engineering
'00 Triumph Adventurer - Cruiser with a difference - British & a triple
Gary's Bathtub - '99 BMW K1200RS in luvverly pillarbox red . Now been Waspycycled to Nuneaton
And the Latest Addition - a nice BMW G650 XCountry greenlaner - on long term loan to Boy Wonder

1996 Kawasaki KH125 Stroker

2000 TDM Mk2A - nicely Studleyfied - Modified by Masterbrewer, but we've fixed that now !

BMW K1300R

2004 TDM 900 in Silver/Blue - heated grips, MRA vary screen, Wilbers rear shock & engine bars to fit 

BMW S1000XR in white 


#3 dablik

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 03:21 am

Yep do that little lot and you'll be wanting more next year :good:


Bigred mk1 R1 Calipers- Braided lines- Givi wing rack-Crash bungs- Hi vis bullets-PR2's- and a hoot to ride.

Quad 900 Silver Laser duo tech pipes-Scott oiler-Engine crash bars- Radiator mounted see me ring LED's-Datatool system 3 alarm -Centre stand- Extender fender-Renthal bars-Handle bar risers-Mirror extenders-BMW GS Handgaurds-Acumen uprated horn & Nautilus-Stainless steel Radiator guard-Givi wing rack-OEM screen-Yammy touring screen-MRA Vario-MRA Double bubble cut down for fast as fk riding-Tiger screen-Tank protector-Stomp grip panels-Optimate lead

 

1991 MK1 in need of some TLC watch this space  :) Sorted and on the Road Mick :P :P it's the bike that Jack built ;)


#4 AliG

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:05 am

Wot? No Picos?


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:14 pm

From Viella - hop over to France - Col D'Aspin -  Pic Du Midi - Col De Tourmalet - Eaux Bonnes, back over to Spain - Jaca then Pamplona  :good:

cool thanks for the tips


Wot? No Picos?

not this time, we didn't know about it till everything was booked.


"As I Lay Rubber down to street, I pray for traction I can keep. But if I skid and begin to slide, please dear god protect my ride"

Mods; Oil pressure switch, neoprene rear inner mudguard, scottoiler, highway pegs,  fenda extenda, silicone airbox connectors, 15w fork oil, later clutch springs, LED lamps, Metmachex swingarm, Hagon Shock, Oxford heated grips, USB, 4 way fused accessory Bus, R6 electric fuel pump (5EB, kept seizing), 17" 3CV front wheel, Michellin R5 tyres, EXUP speedo.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 03:55 pm

cool thanks for the tips
not this time, we didn't know about it till everything was booked.


Too late if it's all booked but in future just go and start looking for digs around 17:00hrs. You're then tied to nothing. See a road - take it. Big if in Spain this time of year but if the weather turns queer you'll be stuck with it instead of heading elsewhere. I've never pre booked digs and I've never come unstuck any time of year. Had to head to the next town occasionally but that's why I start looking late afternoon. Hth

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 07:52 pm

When doing Spain/Portugal/France - book the first night/2 nights in advance - then Trivago/Booking.com is your friend - book the next night using the wifi in your digs over a nice meal & a beer.

Nice to keep things flexible - but nice to know you've got a place to kip at night when you set off in the morning - gives you a daily target  - which you can adjust on a daily basis to suit your progress/condition of your derriere too  :good:


Edited by sidestand, 13 July 2017 - 07:53 pm.

post-1-1150550726.gifpost-1-1150559830.gifpost-1-1152402501.jpgThe older I get, the better I was

96 MkII in yellow & silver with bluespots, braided lines, Remus 2 into 1, Hagon rear shock & fork springs, bashplate, heated grips,Motech pannier racks, Road Attacks, Jockoiler, Baglux tank cover & bag. Gone to a far better place - hasn't it Remo?
Another 96 Mk2 in yellow & silver - absolutely standard & pristine ( apart from a butchered rear mudguard - but I'm looking for a new one
'76 Suzuki GT500 Stroker in need of a rebuild
'80 Yamaha XT250 mudplugger
another '81 XT250
'91 BMW R80GS - this one really will do a RTW trip
'05 BMW K1200S - inline four with a shaft
'10 BMW R1200GSA Anniversary Edition
'02 Fazer 1000 - 4 carbs are better than 2 ! - water pump rebuilt by Mr Ramrod Engineering
'00 Triumph Adventurer - Cruiser with a difference - British & a triple
Gary's Bathtub - '99 BMW K1200RS in luvverly pillarbox red . Now been Waspycycled to Nuneaton
And the Latest Addition - a nice BMW G650 XCountry greenlaner - on long term loan to Boy Wonder

1996 Kawasaki KH125 Stroker

2000 TDM Mk2A - nicely Studleyfied - Modified by Masterbrewer, but we've fixed that now !

BMW K1300R

2004 TDM 900 in Silver/Blue - heated grips, MRA vary screen, Wilbers rear shock & engine bars to fit 

BMW S1000XR in white 


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:06 pm

Be aware most restaurants, hotels dont begin serving the evening meal until late,around 9ish generally, lunch in Northern Spain is cheap and large, make the most of it and keep the hunger away, unless of course your used to eating late.

 

1st trip abroad, huge grin factor, have a great time and be safe.


Bigred mk1 R1 Calipers- Braided lines- Givi wing rack-Crash bungs- Hi vis bullets-PR2's- and a hoot to ride.

Quad 900 Silver Laser duo tech pipes-Scott oiler-Engine crash bars- Radiator mounted see me ring LED's-Datatool system 3 alarm -Centre stand- Extender fender-Renthal bars-Handle bar risers-Mirror extenders-BMW GS Handgaurds-Acumen uprated horn & Nautilus-Stainless steel Radiator guard-Givi wing rack-OEM screen-Yammy touring screen-MRA Vario-MRA Double bubble cut down for fast as fk riding-Tiger screen-Tank protector-Stomp grip panels-Optimate lead

 

1991 MK1 in need of some TLC watch this space  :) Sorted and on the Road Mick :P :P it's the bike that Jack built ;)


#9 drewpy

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:26 pm

thanks for all the positive feedback two weeks to go with the Mr Men on tour

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"As I Lay Rubber down to street, I pray for traction I can keep. But if I skid and begin to slide, please dear god protect my ride"

Mods; Oil pressure switch, neoprene rear inner mudguard, scottoiler, highway pegs,  fenda extenda, silicone airbox connectors, 15w fork oil, later clutch springs, LED lamps, Metmachex swingarm, Hagon Shock, Oxford heated grips, USB, 4 way fused accessory Bus, R6 electric fuel pump (5EB, kept seizing), 17" 3CV front wheel, Michellin R5 tyres, EXUP speedo.


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:03 pm

i met some mates from the uk last year at santander. we just went valladolid all the way to pretty much barcelona staying above madrid criss-crossing and staying in small hotels. stayed away from motorways. it was awesome. so awesome we're doing it again next year. we separated at lleida. they went back to santander to the ferry, i went south back home. the only thing to bear in mind this time of the year is its coming up to holiday season (august) and accomodation will fill quickly towards the end of the month. and the heat. at the moment there's red alert in a lot of places due to heat.  put it this way,  i can wheelspin in second and do rossi slides coming out of some mini-roundabouts with the slippery super heated asphalt :)  always bring water and hydrate at every fuel stop. one of our lot nearly passed out with de-hydration, and it was april!  above all, HAVE FUN!



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:38 pm

i met some mates from the uk last year at santander. we just went valladolid all the way to pretty much barcelona staying above madrid criss-crossing and staying in small hotels. stayed away from motorways. it was awesome. so awesome we're doing it again next year. we separated at lleida. they went back to santander to the ferry, i went south back home. the only thing to bear in mind this time of the year is its coming up to holiday season (august) and accomodation will fill quickly towards the end of the month. and the heat. at the moment there's red alert in a lot of places due to heat.  put it this way,  i can wheelspin in second and do rossi slides coming out of some mini-roundabouts with the slippery super heated asphalt :)  always bring water and hydrate at every fuel stop. one of our lot nearly passed out with de-hydration, and it was april!  above all, HAVE FUN!


If you're in that area again take the N260 Jaca to Puigcerda. Outside of July/August. Too many cars..

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:56 pm

i met some mates from the uk last year at santander. we just went valladolid all the way to pretty much barcelona staying above madrid criss-crossing and staying in small hotels. stayed away from motorways. it was awesome. so awesome we're doing it again next year. we separated at lleida. they went back to santander to the ferry, i went south back home. the only thing to bear in mind this time of the year is its coming up to holiday season (august) and accomodation will fill quickly towards the end of the month. and the heat. at the moment there's red alert in a lot of places due to heat.  put it this way,  i can wheelspin in second and do rossi slides coming out of some mini-roundabouts with the slippery super heated asphalt :)  always bring water and hydrate at every fuel stop. one of our lot nearly passed out with de-hydration, and it was april!  above all, HAVE FUN!

that's a good tip. I have my water bottle holder for Agua con Gas and optrex eye stuff  too :)


"As I Lay Rubber down to street, I pray for traction I can keep. But if I skid and begin to slide, please dear god protect my ride"

Mods; Oil pressure switch, neoprene rear inner mudguard, scottoiler, highway pegs,  fenda extenda, silicone airbox connectors, 15w fork oil, later clutch springs, LED lamps, Metmachex swingarm, Hagon Shock, Oxford heated grips, USB, 4 way fused accessory Bus, R6 electric fuel pump (5EB, kept seizing), 17" 3CV front wheel, Michellin R5 tyres, EXUP speedo.



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