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  1. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member
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    20210903_113642.jpg Speedy is all loaded up again. Chain lubed, all fluids checked. :)

    As I enjoyed riding in the Alps so much last year I decided to go back and ride some different passes this time. :blush:

    The rough idea is to make my way to just before Switserland the first day. then I'll ride through Switserland towards northern Italy, and from there through the Piemontese Alps to the French border to pick up the Route des Grand Alps half way up, on a strech I missed last year.
    From there I will travel back into Switserland, and then make my way home through the Vosges and Eiffel.

    In a weeks time I will traverse Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switserland, Italy and France.
    For those interested I'll keep a daily blog in this thread.
    Below a rough idea of my route.

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  2. Yorkshireman

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    Wowser Vulpes, that looks awesome. I wish you safe riding and favourable weather, looking forward to reading the ride report.
     
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  3. Markus

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    I wish you a nice trip, good weather and as many free routes as possible. Enjoy the tour and come home safely!
     
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  4. Wessa

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    Route looks awesome @Vulpes . Ride safe mate and keep us posted on your progress :):)
     
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  5. Hubaxe

    Hubaxe Good moaning!
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    Have a nice trip! I'll check your daily blog. As you are riding around my area, if one of your step is not too far and if it's possible, I'll ride to say hello.
     
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  6. Vulpes

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    That'd be nice mate - but the closest I'll come is probably Bourg Saint Maurice, which would be at least a 1,5 hrs ride?
     
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  7. andyc1

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    Have a good one @Vulpes! That'll be a stunning trip for sure... will try to keep an eye on this over the next week, will be touring Ireland with a few friends from here during the same week :)
     
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  8. Vulpes

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    #9 Vulpes, Sep 3, 2021
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    Cheers Andy, have a good one. Stay safe!
     
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    Brilliant, I can assure you I'm not jealous y137.gif
    Have a fantastic, and safe trip. y115.gif y115.gif
     
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  10. BonnieCat

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    Looks awesome Wim. Enjoy and ride safe.
     
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  11. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Have a fantastic trip! I hope you have good weather, smooth roads, and wonderful adventures. :cool::sun: Stay safe and have fun! Along with the others, I'm looking forward to reading about your travels each day. :)

    Perhaps Mrs. V will be riding through the Alps with you one of these days?? ;):heart:
     
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    That looks like it's going to be a great trip @Vulpes,looking forward to the reports :)
     
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  13. DanielB

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    What a great trip! Ride safe.

    If you get a chance, is be interested in a kitlist...as a touring newbie in eager to hear what others take...

    Looking forward to hearing all about your travels!
     
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  14. andyc1

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    Pack what clothes you think you'll need then remove half of them! Everybody takes too much then realises they didn't need the half of it! Basic tool kit, puncture repair kit, chain lube, duck tape, microfibre cloth and your pretty well sorted.
     
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    Thank you!

    I'm curious....how do you fix a puncture? Or is it like on a bicycle? Surely you need "equipment"?
     
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    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3
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    You can quite easily fix a puncture at the side of the road with tubeless rims, I've done it a few times. There are several different types of kit but I like the string or rope kind. They're cheap too! You get little c02 canisters to inflate the tyre again but they're only good for about 15-20psi. Its good enough to get you to a filling station for a proper air line. You can get mini compressors too which some people carry but I make do with the canisters to keep the weight and bulk down.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTO-MOT...2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

    There will be loads of videos on youtube on how to use
     
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    Hope you can see this, I'm doing this on my phone so may balls it up.
     
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    Stay safe and enjoy the ride @Vulpes
    Looking forward to the pictures and write ups:grinning:
     
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    Cheers mate, will do! I did 510 miles today , now knackered and waiting for my dinner... :)
     
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