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European Tour 2017

Discussion in 'Member's Travelogues' started by RobinS, 1 Aug 2017.

  1. videoman

    videoman Über Member

    Brilliant write up and photos, read about half so far and thanks for taking the time and trouble to post.

    I really enjoy reading about other peoples experiences of touring.
     
  2. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Staff Member

    I really enjoyed that.:okay: Many thanks for sharing it with us.
     
  3. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Well done, good read and a good trip clearly.
    Reminded me very much of the rides my wife and I used to do. Chapeau.
     
  4. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Guru

    Location:
    London
    Only part way through reading this. Very impressed. Inspiring. Congratulations to you both and thanks for the report.

    One question, basis for which seems to be confirmed by a quick scan through.

    The grinning guy with the beers I am assuming is a waiter, so:

    no pics of you, but just of your dear wife?

    you are too modest/shy?

    she doesn't feel inclined to take pics of wonderful you?

    you keep control of the camera? (though you have smartphones)

    darker reasons?
     
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    RobinS

    RobinS Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Yes, the guy with the beers is the waiter. All the photos are from my phone, as I have written it up while Janet was at work - I'll try her pohne and see if there any photos of me (though she doesn't take many!)
     
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    RobinS

    RobinS Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Have now downloaded Janet's photos - and she did take just one or two featuring me:

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    Enjoying a beer on the campsite in France

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    The bridge at Stein am Rhien.

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    Having a beer in Hoek van Holland.
     
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  7. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Warwick
    I love the write up - it sound like a 3 month piss up around Europe.
     
  8. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Guru

    Location:
    London
    :smile:

    Yes I also like the rather ramshackle joyfulness of it all - or at least that's what I picked up in what I have read so far. That's what a holiday/trip is supposed to be. Especially on a bike.
     
  9. galaxy

    galaxy Über Member

    Excellent holiday, excellent read, well jealous.
     
  10. A nice write-up and pictures. Thanks for sharing.
     
  11. Excellent write-up. Looks like you had a great trip. Really jealous of people able to that kind of tour
     
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  12. Cranky Knee Girl

    Cranky Knee Girl Senior Member

    Location:
    N Somerset
    Just had a lovely read, what a great adventure but mainly I am so jealous of the time you have. Time is what you need for touring, not being tied to a two week maximum window. Lovely to see people who have the time making good use of it!
     
  13. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    Thanks @RobinS - Fantastic. How did I not spot this when you wrote it? If you can be arsed it would be lovely to see this and future trips up on Crazy Guy on a Bike.

    Also, is that a Charge Spoon on your bike (and possibly a women's version on your wife's?). I have a Koga Miyata World Traveller with a Brooks B17, and all my other bikes are equipped with Spoons. I am about to cycle across the USA and in two minds whether to use a Spoon instead.
     
  14. mergirl101

    mergirl101 New Member

    Location:
    Sunshine Coast
    Wow, an amazing journey! Do you have a map showing all the areas you covered?