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51Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:15 pm

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For any more Eccentrics ferry is booked Saturday 30 May, depart Cork 4pm arrive Roscoff 7am Sunday morning.

88KE 92KK and TacKler are booked.

    

52Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:20 am

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:For any more Eccentrics ferry is booked Saturday 30 May, depart Cork 4pm arrive Roscoff 7am Sunday morning.

88KE 92KK and TacKler are booked.

Just an update on this one.....

A 4 berth cabin was booked so potentially we can add another traveller.........

Arrive Sunday. Likely run out is from Roscoff via the Blavet/Lac de Guerdelan toward Lorient, St Nazaire, on towards La Rochelle. Camp wherever is convenient and where we feel like.

Monday. Route is weather depending but aim is to get to our base at Limeuil [Edit: or wherever] not too late on Monday.

88KE and myself plan on returning on Wednesday 10th June from Cherbourg [check in 16:30hrs] but have not booked this one yet. [Edit: This would mean leaving Tuesday and taking an overnight somewhere along the way, near to Mont St Michel being an option of we leave early on the Tuesday]. Budget for trip home is about €100 including cabin.

Ks are now being sorted out for the trip, camping gear etc all sorted. I acquired a large tarp, useful if it gets too sunny. A lot of route research done too for possible ride outs but also factoring in some unwind time as in leave bikes parked up and enjoy local scenery and whats on and time to chat/eat etc.



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53Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:54 am

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Kool.  Any further indication of who else may be joining the posse?


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54Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:35 pm

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Dave

It looks like its just les trois mousquetaires.......however that might change when weather improves.

But I think we might get a good send off together if we arrange for a meet up for lunch at Crosshaven for the photorally point....Its local to quite a few Eccentrics.


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55Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Sat May 02, 2015 8:59 am

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Just been on line sorting some ferry details. Seems check in time is minimum 45 minutes before sailing. As in 3.15pm. Leaves us time to enjoy lunch and top up fuel on the way to the ferry port.

Ferry website [Brittany Ferries] now posting the sailing as full, not unexpected. Plans falling into place nicely, some good places identified for a visit.

For anyone who remembers Bikerboy [Bob and Jude] on the forum we are meeting them on June 1st. Bob acquired a Ducati since we were there last year......but he still has the K. Jude has a rather nice F800ST mit Zorst that seemingly has been farkled a bit so looking forward to some nice sightseeing. Our forum sticker is still up in Bruno's in Rouffignac.


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56Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Sat May 02, 2015 9:09 am

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Good work Olaf. 

I have some friends who will be in the same area at the same time but unfortunately they will be on an R1150GS.  Big red wine drinkers so I think an extra meeting at Bruno's is on the cards.     

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57Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Sat May 02, 2015 7:29 pm

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I don't think we will be objecting to their steeds. Bjorn might object or put us riding MZs. Hope I got that right.

Would be great to meet up and an evening at Brunos suggests a touch of excess vino....Red wine tasting would suit me rather nicely. Bob knows some good local reds too.

Anyway an R1150 rider is a potential Konvert.

Depending on where we camp there may be more than one night......


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58Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Sat May 16, 2015 4:50 pm

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Dave if your friends are in touch I am sure a meet up at Brunos would be a good move. If its a Sunday an early meet up outside Brunos with Bob and Jude and then a wander over to the Sunday market and take the bikes off to Limeuil for Sunday lunch by the river would be a rather excellent day. If they are Kamping then back at camp for an evening BBQ?


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59Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Sun May 24, 2015 8:22 am

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Did my first long run yesterday , 240km around Wicklow! I have to say a big thank you to Ringfad!!!!!  cheers For giving me the Kpox!!!! I am hooked!!!!! What a fine machine!! 
Decided to give the Photo Rally a go and did the Old Shop. Lovely ride on t he Wicklow Way. Never seen that part of the country before. Amazing and beautiful!

The Old Shop and the K competition below!!  



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60Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Sun May 24, 2015 8:44 am

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I did the photo of Fox's pub just south of Dublin yesterday then along the old military road and had lunch at Laragh. Could have met up if I'd known.
Had the shop in the sat nav but decided to leave it for another day. Covered about 280 miles before I arrived home.
I've already done the shop in Donegal. Now that's a run with one or two bends!


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61Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Sun May 24, 2015 9:04 am

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I see the old shop isn't a one horse town....

Ok, my suggestion for what its worth.

Was talking to 88KE at the weekend and there was a touch on a suggestion of organising a little outing for Dave [TacKler] on next Friday to acquaint him with the K75 and some nice roads.

Mindful of a nice evening with Bill [Indian036] where Stephen [Sgmayhew] took us up to Sally Gap and more after Newgrange we had an idea to set something up with Stephen maybe meet somewhere on the N11 so Dave would find him and head into Wicklow. No idea of Stephens movements but its a thought.

Comberjohn not making it down Saturday has me thinking.......how about that for Friday and take in Ye Olde Shoppe? Laragh sounds good too.


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62Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Sun May 24, 2015 9:24 am

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@Comberjohn wrote:I did the photo of Fox's pub just south of Dublin yesterday then along the old military road and had lunch at Laragh. Could have met up if I'd known.
Had the shop in the sat nav but decided to leave it for another day. Covered about 280 miles before I arrived home.
I've already done the shop in Donegal. Now that's a run with one or two bends!
Sorry CJ, was a last minute decision. Only headed out around 6pm yesterday! Did Fox's pub too but it was too busy around there so i didnt stop! wanted to get to The Old Shop before dark!

Would love to head out on more rides.


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63Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Sun May 24, 2015 9:44 am

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88KE is living at Gorey and passes in your way a lot of days.

Stephen, sgmayhew, is on N11 on Newtownpark Ave and could show you how to ride a K around Sally Gap.......

Hope we see you Saturday!


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64Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Sun May 24, 2015 11:08 am

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Yes, was there about 12 and it was getting busy then. Parked beside a mint Z650 Kawasaki and GS750 Suzuki. No 500 fours, Olaf.
Remember to take breaks now and again, Curley. Easy to get carried away doing long distances and not know when to stop. Only takes lack of concentration for a second on some of the roads to the rally points.
Let me know when you are coming up to do the northern ones and I'll tag along.
Any excuse for a run out.


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65Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Sun May 24, 2015 2:15 pm

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The BMW Motorrad in Cork is in Little Island....

Next door is the Honda dealership......Lee Motorcycles, where we get our tyres etc etc.

The showroom has free coffee/tea and has ...a CB500 Four. along with a CB175. Good for a gander sometimes.

You had a nice run too........

Olaf


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66Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Sun May 24, 2015 6:04 pm

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Thanks for the advise Comberjohn. Will ping you when i plan to the the Northern run! will be late June or later.


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67Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Sun May 24, 2015 6:05 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:88KE is living at Gorey and passes in your way a lot of days.

Stephen, sgmayhew, is on N11 on Newtownpark Ave and could show you how to ride a K around Sally Gap.......

Hope we see you Saturday!
Thanks Olaf. Would love to learn how to ride the gap! Will have to meet up soon!


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68Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:35 am

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Lac du Guerledan drained.



St Nazaire WW2 submarine base.



Arrival at Brunos in Rouffignac



Camp site at Leon sur Vezere



Outing...



Some went swimming.....



While this is what we went to France for.....




Australian upside down in northern hemisphere...








Camping at Cognac on way back to Cherbourg.


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69Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:55 am

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View from our tent pitches...The River Vezere at St Leon sur Vezere where we based ourselves. A fabulous municipal camp site. Just under the bridge was a waterside restaurant. River was excellent for swimming in, according to Tackler and Will.



Bikerboy [ex forum and at the time owner of K100RS plus Ducati] and Jude....enjoying the view.



More outings....Bob's Ducati, Jude's F800ST, and three Ks. Bob's RS was left at home. We parked there because a nice policeman told us to.



Road signs before 6am...at St Leon sur Vezere.



A clean K



Domme is a fortified royal town that overlooks the Vezere river from a very elevated position.





Last night in France......at Lac sul Bretagne south east of Rennes. 88KE and myself settled on the lakeside camp site well before sunset. We were told to camp wherever we liked, again a municipal camp site with WiFi for those who like it. I haven't got as far as Satnavs so WiFi is a long way off.




Above was a jetty on the lake, Will enjoying the setting sun.



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70Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:38 am

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Hope TacKleur didn't get a rush of blood to the head from being inverted. 

Nice pics, Olaf. Thanks for sharing. 

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71Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:23 pm

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Nice set of pics Olaf, a bit light on words...but hey, not everyone suffers with literary diarrhoea (I blame kissing the Blarney Stone for my literary ailment - but why use one word when a few thousand extra will pad it out nicely?). Besides, pics 4 months after the event are much better than no pics at all...and you are clearly having too much fun riding here, there and everywhere, which has to be the top priority.

I really must order one of those right hand drive conversion kits for one of my K's so I can go play on the wrong side of the road some time.


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72Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:51 am

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:
Above was a jetty on the lake, Will enjoying the setting sun.
and here is what I was enjoying...taken just beside the Jetty...

The twin Spires of the Town of Bain-de-Britagne:


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73Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:08 pm

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I got a link today to Jude and Bikerboy's blog......

This is the area of France we were in, its south east of Periguex. Some familiar faces!!

https://abikersguidetothedordogne.wordpress.com/about/


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74Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:29 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Arrival at Brunos in Rouffignac

Bikerboy must get free drinks at Bruno's by now.

I guess few people from the forum had spent a night there.
Nice small hotel, but what I remembered is that the hardwood floor was really squeaky in the bedrooms. You wake up everybody when you go to have a leak during the night. Laughing


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75Back to top Go down    Re: Irish Eccentrics France 2015 on Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:50 pm

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Sadly a while back I was told Brunos had closed, Bruno has moved on. I didn't actually stay there so never gor a chance to test the squeaky floors.

But Blondies still provides the best croissants and patisserie.......


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