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Post by Yoozy » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:50 am

Chaps, I'm off ter that Picos in Spain at the end of the month. Anyone been, got any roads they feel like sharing ? Theirs about 12 of us going, so I'll need me own space at least one day.

Stopping here. ;)

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Post by Bug » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:14 am

I went through the Picos a few years back. Superb roads from tight twisties in deep gorges to open mountain roads. I camped at a lovely campsite at Riano. I was only there a couple of days then went north to the Pyrenees.
Some pics I previous posted a link to:

http://s1159.photobucket.com/user/Bug990/library/

Some other suggested roads :

http://www.bestbikingroads.com/motorcyc ... ode=12e6f1

There are not really any bad roads there.
Make sure you plan in your fuel stops as fuel stations can be a bit far apart according to your route.
You will enjoy it. :)
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Post by ogden » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:33 pm

Head for Potes and you won't go far wrong. Nice place to stop for lunch too.
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Post by Yoozy » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:26 am

Yeah, lovely region. Getting giddy now, just flogged me Tuono Ventura kit and got meself some Amphibious bags. A Voyager 45 and the little tank/tail bag, seams good tackle with plenty of nailing points and it fits nicely along the length of the rack and back end of the seat. Its all coming together nicely now with all the boys sorting meetup points and the route down tert ferry 8-)
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Post by JJay51 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:34 am

Yoozy wrote:Yeah, lovely region. Getting giddy now, just flogged me Tuono Ventura kit and got meself some Amphibious bags. A Voyager 45 and the little tank/tail bag, seams good tackle with plenty of nailing points and it fits nicely along the length of the rack and back end of the seat. Its all coming together nicely now with all the boys sorting meetup points and the route down tert ferry 8-)
Your going to love it :)
We're off to The Pyrenees and coming back into the Picos the end of July :mrgreen:

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Post by neiljitsu » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:31 pm

Base yourself in potes. Then pick roads in mountains that go up, the roads are awesome around there. I stayed in hotel del oso it is a lovely hotel about 36 euro a night and the food is savage. Try to have some Spanish phrases, English is not widely spoken around there.
The cable car is worth seeing too if you are up that way, it is called the fuente de. You will have a ball.

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Post by Muppet » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:28 pm

neiljitsu wrote:Base yourself in potes. Then pick roads in mountains that go up, the roads are awesome around there. I stayed in hotel del oso it is a lovely hotel about 36 euro a night and the food is savage. Try to have some Spanish phrases, English is not widely spoken around there.
The cable car is worth seeing too if you are up that way, it is called the fuente de. You will have a ball.
Stayed in the same place about 4 years ago, and concur with everything you said. Great hotel at very reasonable prices, and the food is excellent-huge portions and really well cooked.
Roads are good too :mrgreen:
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Post by Yoozy » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:56 pm

Practically next door to where we're staying, might pop in for viddles, I won't crack on I know you ronguns :D .

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Hotel+I ... d43.115239
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Post by Muppet » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:48 pm

Yoozy wrote:Practically next door to where we're staying, might pop in for viddles, I won't crack on I know you ronguns :D .

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Hotel+I ... d43.115239
Ah bollocks, just look at them roads, proper spaghetti roads they are. Very jealous I am. If you don't spend the whole day grinning like a fecking idiot whilst you're riding around there, you don't deserve an SMT. ;)
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Post by Yoozy » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:31 pm

Have no fear, it'll be reet over.
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Post by Yoozy » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:30 am

Ey boys, what's the crack with the reg plates now. I've been over tonnes of times and never given it a thought, don't know why I give a shit now a days. Can you get away with the St George and ENG or do you have to have the GB on, the Euro stars, ?? as well ?
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Post by ogden » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:13 am

You don't need either. No country marking required within the EU.
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Post by Yoozy » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:52 am

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Post by ogden » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:26 am

My mistake, technically if you don't have GB on your reg plate you do need the sticker.

That said, I honestly wouldn't worry about it. I take a bike or car abroad several times a year, either on my own or with groups of fifty or so people, the entire width of Europe, and I've never heard of anyone getting any grief for not having the right code on the back of their vehicle.
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Post by Yoozy » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:59 pm

I know, I don't usually give a shit meself. Never had any bother.





























might stick an ickle one on though :lol:
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Post by JJay51 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:04 pm

I rode around last year with a small number plate mounted wales one with the euro ring of stars, i also have a small GB sticker on me topbox.

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Post by Bug » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:13 am

A small bikers sized GB sticker.
I will not have an EU starred badge on any vehicle I own, :x
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Post by Yoozy » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:25 pm

Just had a result with me Tomtom R2. I've only got UK and Eire atm so I asked on the forum could I have the latest euro card with curvy roads on my old R2 and the techy said no. I could have the euro maps but just the basic one's unless I bought the latest Tomtom Rider. So I thought fukkit I'll just get the western europe one off this chap on ebay. Just popped it in and bingo, latest jobby with curvy roads on it :D And only 28 quid :mrgreen:
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Post by BradTaz » Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:29 pm

Rode round the mother country and western europe for a coupla months with a fancy arsed "OZ" sticker on the top box. Was feelin left out coz every other blighter had their country name on their vehicle. The job was on, so it was made outta duct tape whilst ten parts pissed. The only cops that didn't like it were the Danish wallopers. But that was mostly coz I was usin their breakdown lane in a traffic jam. They didn't book me tho; I was placed in the too hard basket and told to fuggoff.
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Post by Yoozy » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:04 pm

Well men. One day left and I'll be sad to leave. If you like scratching up and down mountains, round lakes and reservoirs this is the place to be. Hairpin after hairpin fuckin mental. Bike has taken every thing in its stride, easily the best bike I've owned. Fast A roads, twisties, motorways loaded up, blasting over mountains no problem. I'll be surprised if no one on this trip buys one when we get back, it's getting a lot of compliments. Even with a cock like me on board. Loving it :D
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