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    65 posts on a ride report and you haven't even started yet!

    Have a great trip.

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    All the best Sean, enjoy the trip & keep the thread up to date
    Just 'cos you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you !

    Remember, experience only means that you screw-up less often.

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    Let's go Sean........c'mon, pics or it never happened

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    Quote Originally Posted by younger06 View Post
    Let's go Sean........
    He's either sitting somewhere waiting for Micky O'Leary to lift him or he's having too much fun on the twistys
    Either way it's just not good enough
    Just 'cos you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you !

    Remember, experience only means that you screw-up less often.

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    Well, got home last night after what can only be described as an epic trip. We got laughs, twisties, scenery, hairpins, giggles, weissbier, pizza, schnitzel, snow, rain, sunshine, heat, cold all aplenty. Here are some teaser pics for now, but give me a few days and I'll put together a proper ride report....
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    Looks great........

    Now comes the separation anxiety (bike)

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    Quote Originally Posted by younger06 View Post
    Looks great........

    Now comes the separation anxiety (bike)

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    TBH, the trip exceeded any expectations I had. As the young folk would say...Totes Amazeballs!

    As for the bike, I dropped it off in Memmingen on Friday, and it's back in Gorey on Monday. Gives me time enough to collect it before heading to Leenane on Friday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatcho View Post
    TBH, the trip exceeded any expectations I had. As the young folk would say...Totes Amazeballs!

    As for the bike, I dropped it off in Memmingen on Friday, and it's back in Gorey on Monday. Gives me time enough to collect it before heading to Leenane on Friday!
    Brilliant, you timed it perfectly.

    The two times I've sent the bike with them it's been around 10 days to get the bike back........obviously it is down to when you fly home.

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    Have started a blog on the trip - easier than doing a multi post ride report (I hope!)

    So what did I learn?

    Spend your money on touring on your bike, not on blingy bits for your bike. Way better return on investment!
    Some days will be tougher going than others, enjoy them anyway - you're on holidays after all.
    When things go a wee bit wrong, don't fret it, these are the bits that you will laugh about later.
    The Dolomites are just stunning. Visit them at least once before you kick the bucket. Same goes for the Grossglocker Pass.
    Bring chamois cream - it makes long days riding in the heat way more comfortable.

    When a wasp stings you in the face at about 50mph, keep the bike upright, pull in to the side of the road and gently pluck out the sting he's left buried in your nose, scream and shout a bit , then merrily continue on your way. Last bit is probably the hardest! (DAMHIK)

    More to follow....

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    Good man Hatcho, looking forward to more photos!
    Climate is what you hope for, weather is what you get!

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    Right - first few days of the ride report are here - https://hatchoseurotrip2018.blogspot...g-stage_3.html

    I'll keep updating it bit by bit and once I have the GoPro back I can add more video clips to YouTube...

    Be warned, boil the kettle for a cuppa - I have a tendency to natter on just a wee bit. Like you didn't already know!

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    Hatcho, good man , kept popping in for a look and nowt happening, as the young uns say “ Finally “

    Spot on in post 73
    Last edited by andrewgsadv; 05-09-18 at 19:00. Reason: Fat finger terets

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewgsadv View Post
    Hatcho, good man , kept popping in for a look and nowt happening, as the young uns say “ Finally “

    Spot on in post 73
    Yeah - didn't have time to update the thread during the trip - we we're always doing something or going somewhere! Apologies for the quietness of the thread...

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    good stuff

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    Blog now updated to Day 5.... https://hatchoseurotrip2018.blogspot.com/

    Don't forget, boil the kettle...

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    Day 6 and 7 now completed - lots of video clips...

    https://hatchoseurotrip2018.blogspot.com/

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