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Alps

Post by shedmonkey » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:52 am

Just got back from a trip around the stunning alps.
Bike behaved reasonable well apart from rear wheel bearing went on the way back near Geneva so I sent the rest of the lads heading north as planned, and headed into Geneva to find some bearings using my trusty phone, cable tied to the horns (not good, I had ordered a Tom Tom rider prior to going and the seller let me down)as this was lunch time so all the shops were closed when I rang, so I headed for one of the shops anyway.

At some lights an old BMW ( 1980s 800gs with indicator dangling by its wires) pulled alongside so I asked in my best franglish where there was a bike shop, he said follow me, but the first one had gone out of business, the second was a flash Ducati shop which was closed for lunch. He knew a bar around the corner so I bought us a beer or two (they were just little) while we waited. They said they couldn't help, but suggested another shop (Speed Bike Geneva ,Cagiva ,Guzzi, MV and Husqvarna dealer) that went straight to a shelf without even looking at part numbers and pulled them out. Bernard the BMW rider had to leave he hurt a rib earlier in the day collecting firewood. The back tyre was dodgy so I asked if he could stick a new one on. I went on the hunt while waiting , for a charger for the phone and ended up getting a bit lost, but eventually I found my way back charger in hand to find bike fixed and Bernard returned he wanted to buy me a beer so we went to a micro brewery and had another but I annoyed him by not letting him buy it.

So heading to catch up with the lads went over some cool passes and twisty rounds and found the hotel. They had come via motorways and toll roads and got a bit lost en-route so only got there about about an hour before me.

There was another occasion where I put E85 in it by accident but it seems to have survived so far.
Well I suppose back to work.
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Re: Alps

Post by shebee » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:39 am

Excellent... glad you had a good time and got fixed ok. Meeting new peeps at the roadside is part of the adventure :happyhappy:
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Post by Crap Tartan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:31 pm

Sounds like a great adventure yer having there Shed!!!

Hopoe we are gonna get some pics up once you are back?
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Re: Alps

Post by norrie » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:07 pm

Cool. 8)
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Post by snapdragon » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:12 am

Sounds like a brilliant trip, being sidelined by fate is often the most memorable part. Enjoy the rest 😁
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Re: Alps

Post by shedmonkey » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:15 pm

Bernard the BMW rider was quite a character when we went into the first bar he told me that the barman wanted a BJ but also said he had a girlfriend so I will let you guess his sexual preferences.
But he saved my bacon that day so thank you Bernard.

There were one or two fallouts on the trip mainly relating to late starts, fag and coffee breaks(too many or too little depending on who you are) programming the sat nav, And organising a visit to somewhere hunting the area for it only to discover it being 20k away from us. Also sharing rooms can be a pain.

But the roads are great, lots of speed cameras and police sitting in lay byes though.

One lad dropped his bike at some traffic lights I heard him shouting and thought he was trying to get me to run the red to catch up with the others, but when I looked around realised what had happened. A following German chap helped also.

Well worth the hassle.
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Re: Alps

Post by nickst4 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:56 am

Excellent adventure: well done! :thumbsup:

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