7th European Advrider Rally – North of Portugal

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  1. LuisLourenco

    LuisLourenco Blue orange

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    I&#8217;m very proud to announce the 7<SUP>th</SUP> European Advrider Rally, from 10 to 19 June 2011, to cover all the north of Portugal from the northwestern point to&#8230; we will see after recos, probably the northeastern point or further south to the hearth of Porto wine region.

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    Meeting will take place at the city of Viana do Castelo, all the Friday 10<SUP>th</SUP> June. Morning 11th June we will start riding the tracks.
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    The meeting will coincide with a great Portuguese event, the so called Volta a Portugal (Portugal Tour), hereafter VaP, that will have its second stage at the same date. With great I mean... great :D , but it&#8217;s not for the number of participants, much more for the tradition, its mentor is organizing for years very demanding rides all over the country.
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    The Rally will have two options:
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    1 &#8211; Folowing the VaP, participants will be by their own regarding accommodation and food, it means that most of the time participants will be camping and having meals (carried in the bike) in the middle of nowhere :D. This option is also a demanding ride, with high level of difficulty but ANY trail bike is welcomed, even Varadero or GS1200. No rushes, no time pressure, nobody delays nobody, collective help always present! No preset place for each end of day and end of ride, it will finish wherever it finishes the 18 June, next year will begin at this year end point (and of course if you liked you&#8217;re invited to join again!)
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    2 - NSH option (Not So Hard... former SCO) as the name implies, is a ride on tracks not as difficult as VaP, with few tarred roads, accommodation in small hotels or even private houses, lunch on the go responsibility of each participant and dinner at restaurants. It can be done with passenger for a offroad experienced rider, but some paths will require the passenger to walk a little, not more than a couple of hundred meters. Some points, a few, bikes will have to overcome obstacles with mutual aid. There is however always the possibility of tar roads alternatives.

    VaP will take place with any number of participants.


    Expenses: a double room should be around 20&#8364;/day/person and a good (very good!) meal about 15&#8364;. Fuel... we never know... now about 1.6&#8364;/liter.


    Participants of VaP and NSH will join at Viana do Castelo during the 10<SUP>th</SUP> June, will have dinner together, and start together for the first stage. After a few kilometers Vap and NSH will separate, and most probably will don&#8217;t meet again in the week except for the 19<SUP>th</SUP> June where we will try to join again the two groups ending together visiting a archeological site, where a special permission is under request since the access dirty roads are closed to public vehicles. Followed by a taste of Portuguese wines (it&#8217;s the hearth of Port Wine region). <o:p></o:p>

    Portugal is a paradise for offroad with few restrictions, plenty of dirty roads, and this region in particular is a must of beautiful tracks and landscapes. So, plan your holidays to join, if you decide to send your bike and fly to Lisbon we will help with truck transportation companies that runs all Europe, 10 June in the morning we will start by road to Viana (400 kms).

    Participants list in the next post.

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  2. LuisLourenco

    LuisLourenco Blue orange

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    Option NSH

    1 - Paulo Rodrigues (PT) - Honda Africa Twin
    2 - Hermínio Nascimento (PT) - Africa Twin
    3 - Andrea (Germany, Andys GF) - Honda Transalp
    4 - Andy G (Germany) - Honda AfricaTwin
    5 - Franc (SLO) - KTM 690e

    Option VaP

    1 - Quim & Rosalina (PT) - Quad
    2 - Luís Lourenço (PT) - KTM 990 Adv.S
    3 - Gustavo Ramos (PT) - DR650
    4 - Timpo (UK) - G650X-Ch.
    5 - RickA (UK) - 690EnduroR.
    6 - wonky (UK) - XR650GRR.
    7 - Malteser (UK) - KTM 990 Adv S
    8 - Rama130 (PT) - Africa Twin - Vap or NSH with passenger - Only weekends
    9 - Boggas (PT) - Transalp 600
    10 - Nuno César (PT) - DR-Z400
    11 - Mica (PT) - Honda XR600
    12 - Costini (PT) - DRZ
    13 - Drog (uk)- G650XCH
    14 - Worma (UK) - XR650R
    15 - Euskalherria (Basque Country) - KTM 990 Adv
    16 - Pedro Vinhal (PT) - Tenere 660
    17 - João B Rendeiro (PT) - F650GS
    18 - Zazer (UK) - Suzuki DR350S
    19 - Zé Paulo (PT) - Suzuki DR350
    20 - João Rodrigues (PT) - Yamaha XT660Z
    21 - Luís Deus (PT) - KTM 990 Adv S
    22 - Mikas (PT) - KTM 950 SE
    23 - Lisinha (PT) - Suzuki RMZ450
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  3. fulviapaulo

    fulviapaulo Been here awhile

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    ]Participants list:

    # - Name - Bike - Option (Vap, SCO or whatever...)

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    1 - Luís Lourenço - KTM 990 Adv.S - SCO or VaP if SCO doesn't have quorum. If SCO with passenger.
    2 -Paulo Rodrigues - Honda Africa Twin - SCO or VaP (depending on number of participants)
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  4. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Long timer

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    1 - Luís Lourenço - KTM 990 Adv.S - SCO or VaP if SCO doesn't have quorum. If SCO with passenger.
    2 -Paulo Rodrigues - Honda Africa Twin - SCO or VaP (depending on number of participants)
    3 - Gustavo Ramos - DR650 - VaP
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  5. Pumpy

    Pumpy Exiled Pumpernickel

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    That sounds really tempting, thanks for your initiative, Luis! :clap

    Shame that we've already planned our holidays for this summer...

    But, as you said, there may be next year - it would be good to meet you again and ride those beautiful Portuguese trails together.

    Wishing you a great time and a fantastic rally!

    Ela :wave
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  6. LuisLourenco

    LuisLourenco Blue orange

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    Hello Ela! What a pitty you can't come! Other chances to ride in the near future, for sure...

    Kisses!
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  7. Timpo

    Timpo NORTH WALES TRF.

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    1 - Luís Lourenço - KTM 990 Adv.S - SCO or VaP if SCO doesn't have quorum. If SCO with passenger.
    2 -Paulo Rodrigues - Honda Africa Twin - SCO or VaP (depending on number of participants)
    3 - Gustavo Ramos - DR650 - VaP
    4 - Timpo (UK) - G650X-Ch. VaP preferred. (SCO as second option).
    5 - RickA (UK) - 690EnduroR. VaP prefered. (SCO as second option).
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  8. boboneleg

    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    That looks fantastic but my summer trip is already planned (France/Italy).

    The very best of luck with your ride, I must get to Portugal next year :D
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  9. BikeBrother

    BikeBrother Motorisch gestoord

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    That looks a very nice ride. But unfortunately i cannot make it this year, Luis. i already subscribed to the German ADV meeting.
    and i'm very limited in holidays this year cos i save my holidays for next year to make a long trip: 3 months central asia with my brother.
    so maybe an other time in portugal.
    Ate luego
    udo
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  10. wonky

    wonky Team F5 !

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    Count me in :freaky(flight to porto already booked!)

    Participants list:

    # - Name - Bike - Option (Vap, SCO or whatever...)


    1 - Luís Lourenço - KTM 990 Adv.S - SCO or VaP if SCO doesn't have quorum. If SCO with passenger.
    2 -Paulo Rodrigues - Honda Africa Twin - SCO or VaP (depending on number of participants)
    3 - Gustavo Ramos - DR650 - VaP
    4 - Timpo (UK) - G650X-Ch. VaP preferred. (SCO as second option).
    5 - RickA (UK) - 690EnduroR. VaP prefered. (SCO as second option).
    6 - wonky (UK) - XR650GRR. VaP preferred. (SCO as second option).


    Massive excitement from me, sick of being sat in this bloody office:clap:clap:clap
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  11. LuisLourenco

    LuisLourenco Blue orange

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    Hi Udo!

    A good reason to miss the Rally :D

    Keep us informed!
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  12. LuisLourenco

    LuisLourenco Blue orange

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    SCO is not a second option since VaP will hapen for sure. So, you're in VaP.

    Until now, no one chose SCO... except me and Paulo with second option for VaP :D
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  13. francs

    francs Been here awhile

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    Luis some links to VaP?

    I'm in for soft option. Anything with BB goes.
    Will be possible to leave the excess baggage?
    I will put my name and data on the list later.
    Cheers
    Franc
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  14. LuisLourenco

    LuisLourenco Blue orange

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    Trying to show what can be VaP tracks, check the photos below from 1st stage:

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    And the SCO tracks, something like this:

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  15. malteser

    malteser Tuareg Rallye 2013

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    Hi Luis,

    Could you please include me..I will come on my KTM ADVENTURE 990S.

    Getting excited already!!!!

    Thank you soo much for organising this event.

    Malteser....
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  16. LuisLourenco

    LuisLourenco Blue orange

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    Hi Franc!

    Check the previous post from some pictures. More links: here and here

    Anything with BB... means SCO, VaP implies camping most of the days...

    You should carry your stuff in the bike in both options.

    I'm very happy you're joining:clap
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  17. LuisLourenco

    LuisLourenco Blue orange

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    # - Name (country) - Bike - Option (Vap, SCO or whatever...)


    1 - Luís Lourenço (PT) - KTM 990 Adv.S - SCO or VaP if SCO doesn't have quorum. If SCO with passenger.
    2 -Paulo Rodrigues (PT) - Honda Africa Twin - SCO or VaP (depending on number of participants)
    3 - Gustavo Ramos (PT) - DR650 - VaP
    4 - Timpo (UK) - G650X-Ch. VaP preferred.
    5 - RickA (UK) - 690EnduroR. VaP prefered.
    6 - wonky (UK) - XR650GRR. VaP preferred.
    7 - Malteser (UK) - KTM 990 Adv S - VaP
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  18. rama130

    rama130 Adventurer

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    Luís,
    count me in, although I'll only join you at the weekends.
    I'm not sure yet if I'll do VaP or SCO with passanger ;)
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  19. Timpo

    Timpo NORTH WALES TRF.

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    VaP looking promising already......:pot

    Very soon SCO will be a distant memory......:lol3
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  20. fulviapaulo

    fulviapaulo Been here awhile

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    Welcome aboard Wombat! :freaky
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