Brilliant ride

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Brilliant ride

Postby GerryB » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:30 pm

Yesterday we did a 150km ride from my village, Jacarilla through Albanila, to El Pinoso , for a coffee.

Then we rode to La Romana , Hondon de les Frailes, to Albatera for lunch .

Then back home via Bigastro.

Hot day out , 32oC .

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Re: Brilliant ride

Postby Mitch1100 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:57 pm

10 °C ride yesterday..not sure what windchill brings that down to..but fresh :roll:
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Re: Brilliant ride

Postby Grip Fast » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:37 am

Sounds great, apart from maybe the temperature, though I guess humidity comes into it a bit (i.e. how hot & sticky it feels). Lower temperature here (28 I believe), but felt way too hot to bother doing much.

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Re: Brilliant ride

Postby GerryB » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:57 am

We went for a ride again yesterday ....

Coast road ....

Very hot . El Tiempo said 39 , all the pharmacia said 35

My arms got a bit red , girlfriends back was a bit red .

150km , a few hours gentle ride , a stop for drinks , a stop for lunch . :arrow:
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Re: Brilliant ride

Postby Al » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:02 am

Sounds like you are having a tough time Gerry :lol:

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Re: Brilliant ride

Postby Humbug » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:43 pm

Yeah, my heart bleeds for someone that has to put up with those poor riding conditions :crybaby: :lol:

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Re: Brilliant ride

Postby GerryB » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:15 pm

Ferry booked back to UK on 26th .

A few tasks to carry out before the final trip back to Espana ! :D

I see Photo bucket have now changed their rules , and we can no longer share pictures ....

Maybe you can see it here .....

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater
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Re: Brilliant ride

Postby nab 301 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:27 pm

GerryB wrote:Ferry booked back to UK on 26th .


I see Photo bucket have now changed their rules , and we can no longer share pictures ....



You can if you pay them 400 Dollars. :lol:
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Re: Brilliant ride

Postby GerryB » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:30 pm

nab 301 wrote:
GerryB wrote:Ferry booked back to UK on 26th .


I see Photo bucket have now changed their rules , and we can no longer share pictures ....



You can if you pay them 400 Dollars. :lol:



More chance of me falling pregnant !!! :shock:
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Re: Brilliant ride

Postby GerryB » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:29 pm

I've just got back home to Jacarilla .

Another 1200 odd km behind the old red BMW !

I can't say enough good about this bike , I just love it !

So smooth , so steady , 900 km at about 80 mph on the wonderful smooth empty Spanish highways .

All of E2.80 on tolls !!! :lol:

I've never done any fuel consumption checks , but it runs about 10 miles per litre at that speed.

I'm afraid I had to laugh on the ferry , I saw 3 blokes drop their GS over while trying to maneuver....

Short legs , big ego ..... Totally over loaded with junk ...

All of them needed about 5 people to help pick them up .

Shame .... Small p.... syndrome me thinks ....

Now , no doubt \I'll be told off for my opinion ..
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Re: Brilliant ride

Postby GerryB » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:30 pm

I've just got back home to Jacarilla .

Another 1200 odd km behind the old red BMW !

I can't say enough good about this bike , I just love it !

So smooth , so steady , 900 km at about 80 mph on the wonderful smooth empty Spanish highways .

All of E2.80 on tolls !!! :lol:

I've never done any fuel consumption checks , but it runs about 10 miles per litre at that speed.

I'm afraid I had to laugh on the ferry , I saw 3 blokes drop their GS over while trying to maneuver....

Short legs , big ego ..... Totally over loaded with junk ...

All of them needed about 5 people to help pick them up .

Shame .... Small p.... syndrome me thinks ....

Now , no doubt I'll be told off for my opinion ..
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Re: Brilliant ride

Postby Hay Ewe^ » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:13 am

I'm a GS rider as well!
I see plenty with too much kit on them, I dont know why they carry so much <shrug>
They are often going up Cape York, far north Queensland, Australia.

I did an 8 day trip last year to work with an 80liter kit bag on the back, that had sleeping bag, tent etc, tools and some spares AND my work clothes and laptop computer!
couple of months later I did 8day trip home.

Want to read about it?
http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/h ... 6.1165282/

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Re: Brilliant ride

Postby GerryB » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:25 am

I had another good ride, this old red BMW just is such an amazing bike to ride !!!

450 km on friday , from the village to Almeria race track , a good day watching the guys practicing.

Then home in the evening.

450 km , steady and smooth .

Later this month another big ride , 2 up this time to Arragon to watch the last round of the classic endurance series.
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Re: Brilliant ride

Postby GerryB » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:54 am

I forgot to add to the ongoing story .

In november last year , my girlfriend and I decided to ride to Motorland Aragon to watch the last round of the Classic Endurance Champs.

My friend , ex multi SA champion , Mike Dickinson was riding in Phase 1 team in the aged Suzuki GSX bikes .

He had won the round at Imola so was hoping for another good run .

Any way , Jo had never been on such a long trip , but the red BMW is so comfortable 2 up I wasn't unduly worried .

However , I did take a pack of paracetamol in case .

The route up was a mixture of Toll and good A roads .

We rode up the AP 7 until just past Valencia , then turned off towards Teruel .

This was a beautiful wide road , long smooth sweepers , climbing to over 1400 metres above sea level.

Lovely road . At Teruel , we turned off towards Alcaniz .

This was slower , but wound for miles through a canyon , clinging to the sides , with amazing scenery, not too tight bends, but up and down 3rd to 5th on the box .

Lovely ride, 550 km in 6 hours including fuel coffee pee stops .

The race started off well, Mike in the lead ......

However shortly after the second fuel stop , he came in to the pits, oil all over his boot and rear tyre ..

Sadly , terminal , the crank case had split ... too many years of over stressed racing , 35 year old engine !!!

We all went back to the hotel early , had a brilliant mixed tappa supper, several Gins , as expected .

Next day , after a lovely Spanish brekkie , we headed off back home .

This time down the valley towards the coast, Morella to Vinaros , then Valencia and home .

Jo was starting to feel the effects by the first fuel stop , this road steep down hills , with very hard tight hair pin bends all the way , hard on me, with all the braking and her weight as well. So I broke out the paracetamol for her, and end of problem , just a happy chick chattering away in the intercom ! :D

The round trip all in all was just over 1100 km , and the bike was perfect despite loaded panniers and top box .

No oil used , and just a brilliant ride .

We will go back again , hope to have a more leisurely ride, stopping to see some of the quaint villages we rode through .

Definitely a great ride , and the fantastic Spanish roads make an awesome experience .

Next month , back to Aragon for World Superbikes , but because son and daughter will be out from UK , it'll be a car trip .

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