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Discussion in 'Rideouts, Trackdays, Touring & Spotted' started by Smilinjack, Jul 25, 2018.

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  1. Smilinjack

    Smilinjack Crème de la Crème

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    #1 Smilinjack, Jul 25, 2018
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    Despite Eurotunnel's best efforts (3 hour delay, tracks were too hot or something :rolleyes:) we're in France, albeit in the car. Set the satnav to get us to Rouen avoiding péage, and it came up trumps again. Seen scenery l never knew existed so close to Calais. Looks like Forum lnternational Trip 2019 is germinating :grinning:
    So we are in Rouen tonight, lovely city. Then on to La Rochelle tomorrow as we wend our way towards Spain. Play nicely, l'm watching you :p
     
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  2. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    Now you're talking ............................................
     
  3. Smilinjack

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    #3 Smilinjack, Jul 25, 2018
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    Hmmm........wonder what French for plumb line is :grinning:

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    Lovely old town but came back to hotel to eat.

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  4. Wessa

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    Yep great city, I was there last year on my French road trip. Pictures brought back some good memories as well. Safe riding mate.
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  5. Smilinjack

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    In hotel in La Rochelle-little rhyming couplet there. Lovely drive across, well done Tomtom. Passed a place called Thouars that looked interesting, just debating booking a second night here. On the way across the air temp gauge peaked at 39.5 :eek: and l've not brought any string vests :grinning:
     
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  6. Dozers Dad

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    Make one out of French plumb lines Jack. All the hardware stores must have thousands of unused new old stock items! :p
     
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  7. Smilinjack

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    Feckin got that right pal!! :laughing:
     
  8. Dozers Dad

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    I guess they are hard to use with both hands above your head?....
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  9. Smilinjack

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    Decision made. 2 nights here, take it nice and easy, then non stop to the flat Saturday morning.:)
     
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  10. roadrider

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    Was supposed to be going to Rouen on Saturday.
    But with a 5 hour delay at Eurotunnel (would have put us to the hotel at 5am) we decided to cancel our trip......bugger :mad:
     
  11. Smilinjack

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    Last minute change of plan, one night only in la Rochelle. Something l notice more and more in France is the drunks and professional slobs who think putting a neckerchief on a dog allows them to accost you for money. Everywhere you go. Non stop yesterday to Spain so get a few jobs done and try to fix this Sprint so l can use it :)

    Some nice bikes in la Rochelle. Light not so good though

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  12. Smilinjack

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    I think local TOMCC were out. I passed three bikes parked in a line-T120, Scrambler, Bobber. And an original T140 but the background light screwed the pic.

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    Not a bike.....

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  13. thebiglad

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    We had a week at La Rochelle a couple of years ago - very nice place with lots to do and loads of good bars and resto's.
     
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