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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 12:42 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Once your bike is settled for the 45 hour trip to...

Once your bike is settled for the 45 hour trip to Iceland its time for the skye bar. Dan made friends with Torsten a Faroe Man, who supplied them with Faore 7.2% beer, whale meat, and whale blubber...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 12:40 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Once the last few cars have unloaded we finally...

Once the last few cars have unloaded we finally got on. You ride up to the second level, we turned around and they lined us up along the back wall, while the rest were lined up at the front. There...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Saralou
We were happy to see our friend Mike arriving...

We were happy to see our friend Mike arriving from Bordeax.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 12:36 PM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
To Iceland

Waking up in the bright sunlight I checked the time and was surprised to see it was 340 am! Because of that we were then packed up and on the road at 7 am in search of a coffee. From there we went to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 12:35 PM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
WOW such a nice post thanks so much! Wait till...

WOW such a nice post thanks so much! Wait till you see ICELAND!!!!

S&D
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 06:25 AM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
Here we had a famous Danish Hotdog. ...

Here we had a famous Danish Hotdog.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 06:22 AM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
Skagen

From here we made for the northern tip of the country at Skagen, but we took the long way of course.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 06:21 AM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
Here there is a very nice campground that even...

Here there is a very nice campground that even has heated floors in the showers.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 06:18 AM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
Danmark

Driving north we followed the advice of pretty much everyone to just take the highway thru northern Germany and into Denmark. We did this thru the flat agricultural lands to Aarhus.


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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 05:11 AM
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Posted By Saralou
We walked along the river to see the unique car...

We walked along the river to see the unique car elevator from the tunnel under the Elb River.


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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 05:11 AM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
They then joined us in the afternoon and we...

They then joined us in the afternoon and we looked around the old warf district.


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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 05:08 AM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
They are amazing hosts. Our first night we were...

They are amazing hosts. Our first night we were honored to be a part of their Friday night Bolognese night!

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 05:07 AM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
Hamburg

We had been invited to the home of fellow rider Wolfgang and his wife Brigette near Hamburg. We had met him on line and passed on some tips for his trip to Morocco, which was just a few weeks after...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 01:38 PM
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Posted By Saralou
We then backtracked a bit and scooted around...

We then backtracked a bit and scooted around Amsterdam to stop in just north to see a few more windmills. This involved a bit of off road on the dykes. Then we continued north to the Afsluitdijk,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 01:37 PM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
Rev'it

We drove south and east today to Oss, where the headquarters of Revitt is located. The marketing and design staff greeted us. We had an extensive tour and then an opportunity to see what they are...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 01:36 PM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
Riding the Dykes

Today we did a tour all day south of the city, but Bart only used the dykes. We made a pit stop to get Dan’s new tire installed and ballanced.


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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Amsterdam

They took us on a short tour of the beaches and for a traditional Dutch apple pie.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 01:33 PM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
The SPOT for the Netherlands! ...

The SPOT for the Netherlands!


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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 01:32 PM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
Also unlike the other ferries where they opened...

Also unlike the other ferries where they opened the access to the car deck and the ferry doors at the same time (mayhem insures), here they gave you plenty of time to unlash the bike and get your...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Saralou
The ferry leaves at 5 pm and arrives at 830 am...

The ferry leaves at 5 pm and arrives at 830 am just outside of Amsterdam. You can not book on this ferry without a cabin, which is so much better than the Isle of Man ferry where there are so few it...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 01:26 PM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
We arrived for the ferry at 2 pm. Even though...

We arrived for the ferry at 2 pm. Even though check in was from 230 to 415 there were already 15 bikes ahead of us and lots of other vehicles too.
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 01:24 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Back to the continent

It is a sad day since we have to leave Scotland. Even with all the bad weather it was stunning and one of the few places we really hope to come back to. We rode south and east to Newcastle trying to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-29-2015, 03:17 PM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
We finished the day off in a 14 th century pub...

We finished the day off in a 14 th century pub and with a little IOM TT racing.


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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-29-2015, 03:16 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Today we did a tour of the coast roads east of...

Today we did a tour of the coast roads east of the city of Edinburgh and then visited the national aircraft museum.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-29-2015, 03:15 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Arriving back at Gino and Fi’s we were welcomed...

Arriving back at Gino and Fi’s we were welcomed home by them and Fi’s parents Jackie and Dan!

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-29-2015, 03:14 PM
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Posted By Saralou
We are making for Edinbugh today since we are in...

We are making for Edinbugh today since we are in striking distance and fed up with the cold wet weather. The route we planned was again on the small roads and goes near to Balmoral Castle and then...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-25-2015, 04:12 PM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
Whiskey

Then we finally started east again and we continued on the small roads to get to Charletown of Aberlour. This is the center of the Speyside whiskey-making region. We camped here despite the poor...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-25-2015, 04:11 PM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
At the lock itself we saw several ships traverse...

At the lock itself we saw several ships traverse the 4 locks, which takes them about 2 hours. Riding back on the east side it is a single-track path along the Loch.
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-25-2015, 04:10 PM
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Posted By Saralou
From Nairn we backtracked to Inverness and then...

From Nairn we backtracked to Inverness and then headed south on the west side on Loch Ness.


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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-25-2015, 04:07 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Ha ha ha you guys are funny. But they are a bit...

Ha ha ha you guys are funny. But they are a bit unpredictable and very BIG!!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-25-2015, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Nairn

From Castletown to Nairn it is 128 miles South on the A9 and then west along the north coast. We had tried to take the ferry from Nigg to Cromarty, but when we got there the ferry was broken down and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-25-2015, 04:03 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Thanks even in bad weather it is amazing! sp

Thanks even in bad weather it is amazing!

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 03:11 PM
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Posted By Saralou
We travelled past Castletown to the lands end at...

We travelled past Castletown to the lands end at John o Groats. “Ewan and Charlie” started their long way down from this signpost. The spot is named after the ferryman who charged a groat to cross on...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 03:09 PM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
On the east side we ran into a herd of sheep and...

On the east side we ran into a herd of sheep and a Shepherd.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 03:09 PM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
Coming around the west side of Lock Eriboll we...

Coming around the west side of Lock Eriboll we encountered 3 highland cows. They are a bit scary actually and unpredictable. One reared up at Sara when she tried to pass it.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 03:08 PM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
We continued north to the coast and then along...

We continued north to the coast and then along the north road that is more inland due to the mountainous terrain. There are incredible white sand beaches all along the route when you are at the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
From here we backtracked over the single-track...

From here we backtracked over the single-track loop thru Stoer. This brings you back on the north side of the Loch and back over the pass.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 03:05 PM
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Posted By Saralou
We drove over the pass past Loch Assynt and the...

We drove over the pass past Loch Assynt and the Assynt castle.


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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 03:05 PM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
John o Groat

Well it is still raining on and off as we ride north and west to John o Groat at the lands end in the north west of Scotland.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 03:03 PM
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Views: 179,232
Posted By Saralou
Ullapool

Once we got off the boat our hotel was right at the exit of the dock. We took a walking tour of the town of Ullapool. There are lots of riders here checked in and waiting for the ferry in the...
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