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Old 07-14-2009, 09:41 PM   #1
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Laugh Austria - Corsica - Sardegna - Sicily ... on a 125ccm

european island hopping, austrian style ;)

so here goes: im a 24 year old austrian who fell in love with biking after a holiday in greece and riding around the island of korfu with my girl and a rented bike.

after that holiday i knew, i had to retake the cycle driving courses and get myself a bike, well, so i said, so i did !

the bike i chose was a 125ccm suzuki vanvan, low on power, but big on my heart and despite it not being such a big boomer, man, i love every minute on it,
a couple of weeks ago some crazy bug stung me
and i knew i had to travel. on the bike, by myself.

so the route i laid out is austria down to livorno, ferry to corsica, drive around corsica couple days,
then the ferry to sardegna, same program there, coastal riding hell yeah, and then sicily
and god knows how ima get back lol.

i am no man to be much in towns, i love the scenery and enjoying the landscapes much more oh yeah,
this is the fella taking this long ass trip on his small ass bike ;)




so yeah, that is all i can think of right now, i am just having coffee gonna dress myself in the gear soon and well,
head for my destination or even destiny, who knows exactly aight ?

so, right now it is 6:15 am of the 15th of july and i am heading towards my goal livorno italy where the ferry leaves to corsica,
its a loooong way, about 630km and i do have my doubts to be able to make it in one day cuz the ferry leaves in the morning !



i am in no hurry at all, still it would be nice to have this waypoint cleared sort of and put my feet on the island of corsica.

so in the spirit of riding, pleasure, love and hapiness, with the mental support of my uncles yoga frog, im off for the crapper and on the ride !




bring it on !
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:04 AM   #2
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Good to see you made it on the road!

Take care and don't press on if it isn't necessary, that's a long and boring first stage you have for today!
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:32 AM   #3
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hey guys all is well, i just lost a long post due to this stupid french windows but to su, it up i rode 800km to livorno because my navi died and i got lost,
the ferry didnt leave until 10 hours after i arrived, met many nice people and it is only day one i love it !

now i need to find a camping place and go sleep i didnt sleep much in the last 2 days oh and i drink like 10 liters water per day its HOT as hell and i go ATGATT always.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:39 AM   #4
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on the ferry to corsica, enjoying a beer which hqd me sleeping seconds later lol

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Old 07-16-2009, 11:29 AM   #5
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800 km on your first day on your first long ride on a 125?

Wowsa! Oh, to be young again!
Glad you made it, how long did it take you?
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:43 AM   #6
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at least you got away from the rain
take care and I should do my university stuff
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:13 AM   #7
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:03 AM   #8
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800 km on your first day on your first long ride on a 125?

Wowsa! Oh, to be young again!
Glad you made it, how long did it take you?
haha i went like more than 12 hours my rear was screaming in pain i tell you

anyway i enjoy corsica a lot its really great curvy roads nonstop and after dodging maaany shady camping spaces i found a really nice one and even a good price.

enjoyed so,e local brews and i am STILL HATING THE POS FRENCH KEYBOARD ARRRRGH '"('(-("&'"'(&"'&'" !

kissthecat anna is it you

finally i was at the sea yesterday and dunked my feet in it oh was it great after 12h+ boot confinement.



they ride horses on the beach in corsica anna would love it !



i returned in the evening for a swim nobody but me there, splendid



anyway so i found a place to camp and they say the house is the mans castle or so oh well this king sure looked like shit in the morning lol



anyway on ,y way down i found a motoguzzi bike probably older than me a real beauty!



then followed riding riding riding and finally having something to eat from the super,arket,
great sausage baguette and funky raddich

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Old 07-17-2009, 06:15 AM   #9
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now i have to get down to bonifacio the south of corsica and go to sqrdegna tomorrow.

is there a SUZUKI MECHANIC reading this i need to get the 4000 km service please help everybody its required by my warranty !!!! only 800km till i reach the limit


oh and can i clean my chain with benzin i dont have petrolium

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Old 07-17-2009, 07:10 AM   #10
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Hi mate ! Nice to see a little bike doing such a travel .
If you'll be in Sardinia close to your service interval here is what I found googleing ...

Auto In Suzuki SRL
St. Str. 33 - Z.I. Predda Niedda
07100 Sassari (SS), Italy
079 2671026

Free Bike Di Stefano Soddu - www.freebikenuoro.it
Via Tempio, 70, Nuoro (NU) - +39 0784 201840
Don't know their reputation...should be ok...

PS.
If your chain is O Ring benzine will destroy ruber o rings . Try kerosene . Should be avail in any petrol station .

Stay safe and enjoy the ride !
-zie Egret.


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Old 07-17-2009, 07:53 AM   #11
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yes its me
and now i change for riding, hopefully in the woods its way too hot (even in my room) i think rudi is boiling
oh i forgot, are you able to pack your stuff without me? ;P
kiss

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Old 07-17-2009, 08:08 AM   #12
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Suzuki Moto in Sardegna:

MOTAUTO COMBET S.R.L.
VIA SIMETO, 9
09122 CAGLIARI (CA)
TEL (070)20.85.127 - FAX (070)20.85.127
commerciale@combet.it
Orario: 10.00/13.00 - 17.00/20.00
Chiusura settimanale: Sabato pom. | Domenica
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VALENTINO PIRAS S.N.C
VIA SEBASTIANO MELE, 10
09170 ORISTANO (OR)
Orario: 09.00/13.00 - 16.00/20.00
Chiusura settimanale: Sabato pom. | Domenica
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VALENTINO PIRAS S.N.C.
VIA DELLA CONCILIAZIONE 57
09170 ORISTANO (OR)
TEL (0783)21.23.77 - FAX (0783)21.23.77
valentino.mot.or@gmail.com
Orario: 09.00/13.00 - 16.00/20.00
Chiusura settimanale: Sabato pom. | Domenica
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MOTAUTO SNC DI CARBONI & DE SANTIS
Via Rockfeller, 34
07100 SASSARI (SS)
TEL (079)21.91.21 - FAX (079)21.10.062
xuica@tin.it
Orario: 09.00/13.00 - 16.00/20.00
Chiusura settimanale: Sabato pom. | Domenica
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MOTOR X DI DELOGU ALESSANDRO
VIA XX SETTEMBRE, 174
07041 ALGHERO (SS)
TEL (079)95.04.18 - FAX (079)95.04.18
moto.x@tiscali.it
Orario: 09.00/13.00 - 16.00/20.00
Chiusura settimanale: Sabato pom. | Domenica
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MASALA ANGELO
Z.I.R. PREDDA NIEDDA NORD STR. 34
07100 SASSARI (SS)
TEL (079)26.07.47 - FAX (079)26.07.47
masalamoto@tiscali.it
Orario: 08.30/13.00 - 15.30/19.00
Chiusura settimanale: Sabato | Domenica
Chiusura per ferie dal 17/08/2009 al 24/08/2009
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:09 AM   #13
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Regarding your chain: clean with WD40 or don't clean at all if it's not too dirty and then just lube it with chain lube.
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:54 AM   #14
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Hey fellow Klagenfurter! Have fun on your trip and I can't wait to see pics.

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Old 07-18-2009, 08:56 AM   #15
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day 3

thank u everybody for getting some services but the deal is every nor,al service would probably take atleast a day to finish if it is even as fast:

i am hoping maybe a adv member here is a mechanic of suzuki and reads this

anyway there are brutal stor,s on corsica today and i cant leave all ferries cancelled because of storm and i was nearly blown of the bike several ti,es riding to bonifacio porto today
wow that sucked i literally was pushed half a meter on the road while riding i shit my pants

but about yesterday:

i rode around the island cruising and enjoying the scenery nothing much to report just bequtiful landscapes then it was time to find a place to camp for the night
and i was shocked. first place 18euro then 30 then 25 WTF
they all had ani,ation progra,s and shit like that man i just want to sleep so i cruised outside the village and found an incredibly nice place for just 8 euros a night just what i wanted.

so i set up camp and ate then went to sleep.



the next day i talked a lot to the campground innkeeper and she showed me the awesome strqwberry thing they got going on.




so i bought some this was only 1,5 euros and the best strawberries i ever had

btw everybody the user kissthecat is my loved girlfriend of 3 years who allowed me without ,uch issues to take this trip, this picture is for you darling



but something far worse also took place; when i set to ride i thought hey why not check my chain tension and OMG this thing could have done me in soon !!!!
the max strech in the manual is like 2.5cm but this was close to 5 ARRRGH





so i rode SLOW AS ASS to the next village, seriously i was scared to break 40kmh and i found a store sporting a suzy sign so i asked if they had a mechanic
yes but he wouldnt be back untill 2 hours later so i got myself something to eat.



when i got back the dude was there but ,an he wasnt happy for ,y reauest but told me to follow him, a minute later my chain was tight as a virgin again
i offered him a beer or anything but he said it was cool a real nice fella!



oh ... and the competition is watching ...



so yeah, last pic cruising to Bopnifacio and now ill enjoy the port and later find a place to camp as i have to stay unfortunately but meh the island is great so ill hqve a superchill evening. first ferry tomorrow 8am

and just to keep things tidy




keep on cruising everybody, its the law lol

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