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Offline subtle

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Pyrenees and back
« on: October 06, 2018, 08:04:29 AM »
Hello,

A montage of a recent trip to the Pyrenees on the MTS950 - comfy, reliable, perfect machine  :002:


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Re: Pyrenees and back
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 09:10:13 AM »
super clip - thanks for sharing  - how many miles covered on that trip ?

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Re: Pyrenees and back
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 09:33:16 AM »
Thanks Buzzard, it was about 2900 miles in total (from Oxfordshire) that included mostly back roads on the way home through France.
The Pyrenees isn't as popular a destination for bikers as the alps, yet in my opinion it offers equally if not better roads and scenery without the masses.

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Re: Pyrenees and back
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 12:01:06 PM »
Excellent video thanks
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Re: Pyrenees and back
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2018, 06:25:44 PM »
Yeah, great well thought out video. I liked the underwater shots. Steven Spielberg should be worried  :745:

Not done the Pyrenees. One to add to the bucket list. Shhh, don't tell Mrs Wassers  :110:
Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

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Re: Pyrenees and back
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2018, 10:35:59 PM »
Thanks chaps, yes there's only so much footage you can use from a camera strapped to a lid before people get bored :)
The wind noise was bad too hence the music...
Totally recommend that area though, if anyone is considering feel free to ask any questions, we covered quite a large area crossing the border into Spain several times too.

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Re: Pyrenees and back
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2018, 09:41:31 AM »
....and having done the long trek down and back through France would you do that again or take the ferry to Santander if you were to do it again ?

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Re: Pyrenees and back
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2018, 10:43:41 AM »
This time I wanted to see rural France so decided to hit as many D roads right through the middle hitting some coast on the way, it too 3 days to do this from the mountains.  It also ticks the box for me to know that I have ridden through France properly as it were and avoiding the motorways.
Would I do the Pyrenees again I'd definitely consider taking the ferry, it certainly would be a more relaxing way to get there but not much quicker (suppose this depends on where you live in UK). But the thought of starting at the foothills fresh as a daisy is hugely appealing :)
Croatia is next on the bucket list but again the problem is getting there in good time without busting balls!

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Re: Pyrenees and back
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2018, 10:54:24 AM »
I've not tried them, but Bikeshuttle maybe an option too. They transfer your bike and kit to Toulouse or Geneva.

http://www.bikeshuttle.co.uk/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw3ebdBRC1ARIsAD8U0V4bWpBHvxVgxrOhu4kSvwYJzOsgGc4mQcxtYfIiNVAdpj5YUxbYTekaAnvDEALw_wcB

Has anyone tried them?
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Re: Pyrenees and back
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2018, 11:54:12 AM »
Enjoyed that - thanks for posting 👍🏻
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