Any plans?

Ideas and plans for trips. Route plans. How to get to and from places. Ferry crossings etc. Post your ideas and plans here.

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Any plans?

Postby Karza » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:18 am

....for summer 2018....anyone...? :D

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Re: Any plans?

Postby kernowing » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:55 am

Sadly, no planning just now--just retired 1st December and I've had problems with my hands since mid December. Doc has sent off blood for testing but suspects Rheumatoid Arthritis--I really hope he's wrong. My poor old mum suffered terribly with it, hopefully treatment has improved since then, if that's what I've got!
I'll maybe have to get a bit lighter bike :? Cheers, Pete.
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Re: Any plans?

Postby KR1S » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:38 am

For me it's a question of East vs West - my adventurous side would like to see Romania again so I have a route planned to head over that way and drop in to AR2018 on the way back.
Only thing is - I'm not sure I'm so adventurous any more and the smooth roads, pretty scenery and clean facilities (except in France of course) of the Alps and Dolomites are increasingly tempting. There's also the fact that it's less than half as much "flat" riding to get there.
I was part way through the "plan B" route planning when the passes closed for winter and MyRoute-app (Google) stopped allowing routing over them, so, as I'm too mean to pay for any route planning software, that's on hold for the time being.

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Postby Michael J » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:04 am

"There's also the fact that it's less than half as much "flat" riding to get there."

There is that. If I ever ride the Transfagarasan and Transalpina, I'll fly into Bucharest and rent a bike for a week. My Euro riding time is too valuable (and expensive) to spend it on a long cross-country slog.

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Postby The raven » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:09 am

Kr1s, you can plot routes on tyre. i have just done a couple.
zoom in to where it wont go over, then add waypoints very close together, bit tedious but it does work and it helps when planning time/distance etc. after all.....it is winter and we NEED to know :lol:
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Postby The raven » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:28 am

further to my last.. i was just doing another route when it stopped me going over a pass ? odd as i had only done one on the grossglockner two hours ago ! ?
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Re: Any plans?

Postby Ludwig » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:26 am

Plenty of plans .
April-may : Spain
June- july : France
August : Austria
September : France - Italy .
Probably can't do them all ( family ..) .

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Re: Any plans?

Postby The raven » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:05 am

Jan you are making me envious :cry: enjoy the plan 8)
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Re: Any plans?

Postby Michael J » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:16 am

How do you think I feel?
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Re: Any plans?

Postby Rasher » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:40 am

Early July jaunt through France, Vallon Pont d arc, gorge du verdon and then across to the mid section of rdga around barcelonette for a few nights, up to bourg s-m across to rencurel and zig zag back home.

More France than Alps, subject to slight changes but taking shape nicely.

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Re: Any plans?

Postby iomrob » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:38 am

Czech, Slovakia, looks to be a nice moutain area up the top .Down into Hungary , that looks so boring , I think that will just be a days ride through . Into Croatia, depending on time how much we see. then Slovinia, really looking for ward to the Julian alps , then Austria never been in the east side before .Think that will do :D
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Re: Any plans?

Postby Karza » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:39 am

www.magyarroute66.hu 8) Great bikerplace in northern Hungary, near the border of Slovakia. The owner Leen is very helpful and friendly guy. Recommended! :D

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Re: Any plans?

Postby Michael J » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:28 am

Just a short loop here in North America. Starting from (essentially) Washington, DC, out to Denver to visit my sons. From there up into Canada and to Banff in Alberta (because I've wanted to go there for a while). Across to Montreal and drop down into New England to visit family and then back home. About 10,000 km plus whatever side trips I take. Plan to start with fresh tires and hopefully won't have to go shopping along the road.

That and some (relatively) shorter rides.
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Re: Any plans?

Postby Torque » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:30 pm

For the first time in probably 15 years I won't make it to the Alps by motorbike this year. Only doing one bike trip and this year it's going to Wales and Lake District.
On the other hand, I'm probably going to the Alps this year on a road trip (al be it by car) so it's not I don't get to see them at all :D

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Re: Any plans?

Postby Rasher » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:42 pm

You may find Wales and Lake district a bit disappointing after the Alps, especially in peak UK holiday season.

Let me know if you want any recommendations for routes etc. I am not really an expert on these places, but have been to them a few times.


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