New Kid On The Block

Discussion in 'Newbies Hangout' started by Poppy Baker, Jun 2, 2017.

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  1. stevethegoolie

    stevethegoolie Elite Member

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    Went to the Ardeche region of that France a few years ago. ('Twas a week there followed by a week in the Marne Valley). By the time we found our gite in the middle of nowhere it had reached the giddy heights of 11 deg centigrade and was pissing it down with rain!:eek: Two days later it was cracking t' flags at 38 deg C - according to the local pharmacie signs. PHEW!!:sweat:
     
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  2. Shamus13

    Shamus13 Well-Known Member

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    Hello & welcome
     
  3. Poppy Baker

    Poppy Baker Member

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    Evening & thanks...friendly bunch of bikers!
     
  4. Callumity

    Callumity Elite Member

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    37C is about 98F in proper temperature.......I drove into Pamplona with 104 on an electronic billboard and the fans blowing hard on a tuned 5.7 Chevy.
    The North Spanish coast and mountain region is fantastic touring country. Enjoy.
     
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  5. Poppy Baker

    Poppy Baker Member

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    I can't deny the heat will be exhausting but it will be amazing, we travelled all through France last year & that reached some high temps. I just adore the roads, quite amazing & empty......
    Thanks
     
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  6. Winglad

    Winglad Crème de la Crème

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    Welcome Poppy!

    Great choice of bike AND holiday destination :)

    You most likely will pass through my beautiful country as well. Are you going to be on 'fast Autobahn transit'?
    If not, I'd always be glad to help out with nice routes off the beaten track...

    I hope, you enjoy the forum!

    Cheers, Daniel
     
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  7. Poppy Baker

    Poppy Baker Member

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    Thanks for the message and yes, enjoying the forum, I have to compete with a Dad who rides a BMW GS but it's the Triumoh every time that gets attention!
    As the the tour, we are coming into Santandar, heading to Potes, 4 days there before heading to Alfaro for a in nighter before staying near a lovely B&B nr Huesca. The last leg is back towards San Seb....4 places over 2 weeks. We have a route via Google & will suss things from there...unless you can give some additional suggestions?
    We're taking in Pamplona for the bull run & have friends who live just over the border in France.
    Last year was our 1st attempt touring and it was amazing in France...so Spian this year, Italy next.
    I need more time off work! Lol
    Our group consists of moi, the GS, a Moto Guz Bellagio and a Fatbob....such a laugh. Dad is 77 & by far the best rider (hate to admit it) & naturally his daughter is a very close 2nd....
    Our aim is to find rural destinations, nice roads and stunning scenery.
     
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  8. Poppy Baker

    Poppy Baker Member

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    (My typing is dire?)
     
  9. Poppy Baker

    Poppy Baker Member

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    Hey members..I have just another but what the best way to load up pics? Want to suss a gallery & can't see the upload other than below each post...is that the way?
    Thanks
     
  10. Poppy Baker

    Poppy Baker Member

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    Hey members..I have just asked another but what is the best way to load up pics? Want to suss a gallery & can't see the upload option other than below each post...is that the way?
    Thanks
     
  11. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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    Yep bottom of post it says upload a file, other than that go into the gallery section to leave pictures of bike/s
     
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  12. Winglad

    Winglad Crème de la Crème

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    Oh Poppy, I shouldn't have slept through geography lessons...
    When I dozed away the teacher just said something about Warsaw. When I awoke, he was droning on about Katowice.
    Guess, I missed the essentials o_O

    You won't hit Germany on your tour, of course, going through France.
    Anyway, I cannot help with northern Spain. Never been there.

    Sorry for confusion, but in this forum, that was just the beginning...:mask::D;)
     
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  13. roadrider

    roadrider First Class Member

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    We stayed just outside Potes last year.
    Have a look at Fuenta De,have a trip in the cable car if you've got time.
    The N621 to Riano is a must.
    Not sure of your route to Huesca but if you get a chance the Bardenas Reales is worth a look.
     
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  14. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome into the forum. You will love northern Spain, I've just returned from there, but was cruising on a big ship and not the bike:):):).
    Wessa
     
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  15. Poppy Baker

    Poppy Baker Member

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    I've heard about the cable car, thanks for the suggestions!
     
  16. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. Great bike and a lovely part of the country to be in - regular visitor from nearby Hampshire.
     
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  17. Rich Bryce

    Rich Bryce Dead Eye Dick

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    Welcome Poppy. The SE is a cracking bike - I've loved mine since I bought it near two years ago.
     
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  18. Poppy Baker

    Poppy Baker Member

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    Thank you Rich & yes, it ticks all the boxes. Off to get the Avons fitted this morning, a good excuse as any for a ride this afternoon
     
  19. Havit

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    #39 Havit, Jun 12, 2017
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    Hi poppy, us blokes like accessories too:Dand shopping.........and girls :p.
    So you'll enjoy it on here. Glad to see you on board. :grinning:Safe riding :)
     
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  20. Poppy Baker

    Poppy Baker Member

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    Well there's a relief, someone to talk retail therapy with ! ;)
    Tell me.....do you find your knicker line chafes on long journeys? Perhaps the answer is going commando?
    Have a great day
     
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