ADV Riders around Paris

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Edgecrusher, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Edgecrusher

    Edgecrusher Adventurer

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    Hi to all,

    Quite new to this forum, but any ADV Riders around Paris or am I the only one ?
    It would be nice to have some riders fellows !
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  2. kristof-lars

    kristof-lars Adventurer

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    im moving over to ventron in lorraine in a month and half for a year or so i have a sister that lives over there, still believe thats a good 4 hours drive away or so lol
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  3. marret

    marret Transient

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    I'm in Kaiserslautern Germany, so about 4-5 hours away.
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  4. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    There used to be a few expats in Paris including myself and there's a bunch of guys who ride out near Rambouillet.
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  5. RTLover

    RTLover Long timer

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    There is a running thread for French, or French-like :D riders to sign into, but I can't find it. I'm thinking Inmates but not sure. Just keep scanning the forum and it will pop up eventually as do the threads for several other countries.

    Riding around, much less in, Paris isn't much fun. Plan on at least an hour getting to the 'countryside'. My ever lasting recommendation is to study Michelin maps, look for the roads highlighted in green which are identified as scenic.
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  6. Edgecrusher

    Edgecrusher Adventurer

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    Ha ha ha Riding in and near Paris is certainly the worst place in France :D

    Same as you for Michelin card and green roads ;)

    What's is for you West center France ? I was previously living in Le Mans.
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  7. wibble

    wibble Been here awhile

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    WTF....:huh
    Paris France is the best place to get some real edge of your seat riding, Traffic light GP, bit of high speed filtering, parking everywhere. Whats not to like?
    Granted, its not sweeping bends and great vistas and smaller is better when it comes to cc
    I am in Vitry but have my local in the 4th, little time for riding but from what I remember I was damn fast :freakyIf you can talk a good ride we can have beer?
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  8. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    No shit! I once saw five accidents involving motorcycles in just two days on the BP; one of them actually saw the guy come off. Paris is the one place that gives me the squits. Give way to the right? :yikes
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  9. wibble

    wibble Been here awhile

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    I,m sorry................. Give way? Thats where you went wrong:D
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  10. ONYERBIKE

    ONYERBIKE LE Rosbeeeeef!

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    I was one of the guys riding in Rambouillet, I'm not sure what happened to the other guys, we lost touch a few years ago, I moved back to the UK, OlivierK13 wife had a baby, Obelix moved to the south of France, not sure about Sandyman, think he was posted overseas with the army.
    Worth having a look around Rambouillet, good place to ride and less than an hour from Paris.
    Keep looking on the Europe section, Magnon normally organises an annual bash in the south somewhere.
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  11. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    :lol3
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  12. RTLover

    RTLover Long timer

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    Just a way for someone to pin it on a map but vague enough for those who might be looking for me for the wrong reasons. :D Don't know Le Mans except to drive/ride around it but I'm told it's a nice place.
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