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    Talking 2000 mile round trip through the Pyrenees

    Hey up all,
    Haven't had time to post recently due to work and family etc but i thought i'd tell you about my recent trip through the Pyrenees in early September.
    Took overnight ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo and then travelled down through France to St Sebastian which is just in Spain.
    Bloody long days riding but bike behaved o.k even though we did some flat out stints
    Had a good night out and then set off for the mountains in the morning
    Fantastic roads - hairpins and fast sweeping bends - one after another
    Rode flat out all day even though the bike was loaded with tailpack and i was nursing a bloody big hangover!
    Stopped overnight in the mountains and then travelled through Andorra - stopped in a cafe to watch the GP -back into France and stopped in Tarbes.
    After another bloody good night out i was ready for some rest as was everyone else so we stopped at a friends house and sat about in the sun. We had planned to ride over the Millau bridge which is the worlds tallest bridge but it was too far out of the way and we didn't want to miss the ferry back from Cherbourg.
    Got back to Portsmouth and rode home - the only rain all trip was about 10 miles before i got home

    All in all a great trip - None of us got pulled by the cops, fell off or broke down.
    My rear tyre is totally shagged after 2000 miles

    Here are a couple of pics

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    Looks like you had a blast, fella! Makes me look forward to our trip to spain next year even more, never been abroad on any bike i cant wait!

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    great pics mate........we were there on the 8th -18th september what a rush. cant wait till next year. the roads here in the UK are CRAP !!!! cant wait to get back out there

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    kawasakiinit
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    Very nice pal

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    OHHH, i want SOME ,,,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by twintorque View Post
    Looks like you had a blast, fella! Makes me look forward to our trip to spain next year even more, never been abroad on any bike i cant wait!
    You will have a blast. Nothing beats riding in Europe man. You still have to keep an eye out for cops and speed cameras though!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiffy View Post
    great pics mate........we were there on the 8th -18th september what a rush. cant wait till next year. the roads here in the UK are CRAP !!!! cant wait to get back out there
    We were there from 3rd to 9th September! There are some decent roads here in blighty its just the weather that is mostly crap dude! We normally try to go every year somewhere so hopefully next year will be good. There is talk of going to Brno in the Czech Republic to see the GP!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasboy View Post
    OHHH, i want SOME ,,,,,,
    Gasboy i want some of that ass in the pic on your post dude!!

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    Nice pics!Did same but to Santander.Round the Picos de Europa(awesome mountains).Down to Castilla de Leon.Then south to Avila(castle in the desert near Madrid).Up to Leon then stayed overnight in Santander,and back to Portsmouth or Plymouth?Remember it like it was yesterday(actually six years ago).'Do it again tomorrow.

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