Featured Touring A Trip To The Vosges

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  1. Vulpes

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    #1 Vulpes, May 20, 2022
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    The bikes are all loaded up and ready for departure tomorrow morning. It'll be the first biking trip for the mrs., and as she did not want to do miles and miles of motorway we opted to trailer them. We rented a "gite" for ten days, from where we'll do day trips.

    Bikes loaded
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    This will be my view in the rear view mirror tomorrow...
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    I'll keep those interested updated of our adventures here.
     
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  2. andyc1

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    Have a good one you two :cool:
     
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    Cheers Andy!
     
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    i hope you both have a great time, and it's nice and sunny! :cool:
     
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    Cheers Dougie, the forecast seems favourable!
     
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  6. Sandi T

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    I hope you two have a fantastic time, @Vulpes! Please wish Mrs. V well from me on her first biking trip. :) Looking forward to your reports and pictures.
     
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  7. steve lovatt

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    Have a great trip, it's a fantastic area to visit and ride :cool:
     
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    #8 Vulpes, May 21, 2022
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    We have arrived!

    Bikes parked in the garage.
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    We parked outside our gite with a beer! (The dig is hiding under the table... :joy:)
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    The dig is hiding under the table..
    Are you starring in Allo Allo?:joy:
    Have a great trip both of you. Looks like a good start:grinning:
     
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    Cheers mate! "The dig" was a typo... :poop::laughing:
     
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    Wow, that looks like a terrific setup! Your bikes can be parked in a garage. :) Your lodging has a lovely patio and view. :heart_eyes: And the "dig" got to join you and Mrs. V on your trip. ;):joy: A win-win----win! I'm looking forward to stories and photos about your adventures. And to how Mrs. V. feels about all of it, too.

    So....I hate to sound like a geographically challenged American (but I kinda am when it comes to Europe), but where exactly is (are?) the Vosges? Yes, I could just Google it but it'll be more interesting and meaningful to hear it from you. :blush:
     
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    The Vosges are a mountain range in north eastern France, bordering switserland and germany. Very pretty area with great riding roads!
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    Enjoy every minute.
     
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    The Vosges are stunning, enjoy yourselves
     
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    #15 Vulpes, May 22, 2022
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    A shortish, leisurely ride this morning so the mrs. can get used to her bike. Low speeds, easy roads. She did very well! It was only 60-ish miles, but that took us about two hours. Little roads, lots of bends. We even climbed a little col (pass). Jefta (the mrs.) found it was very mentally tiring. I commend her though - only about the 8th time on this new to her bike, that's got to be a steep learning curve!

    Little stop in a village.
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    Along the way.
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    A couple screenshots off my rear camera.
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    All in all a great first ride. Excellent for building confidence.
     
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    "Ze dig" is happy, too... :laughing:
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  17. Dougie D

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    Well done Jefta :), she might find when you are on some faster/ wider roads she will not be quite so mentally tired, I bet by the end of the week she will be planning her next trip ! :cool: looks like your having fun :)
     
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    Go, Jefta!! :grinning: :heart:

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    Only just seen this Wim. Hope the trip is going well, it certainly looks like the start has been good. Ride safe mate :)
     
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    Cheers Steve. It's been great up until now. The weather's a bit crappy today, but the forecast for the rest of the week is favourable!
     
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