Greece Your Own Arse 2014

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Rose, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Rose

    Rose Been here awhile

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    Team Wipe your own arse presents.....

    Participants list is now closed!!

    Greece Your Own Arse 2014

    Dates: May 23rd - June 8th

    Rough plan: Take the ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa and ride back in 2 weeks through Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia and Slovenia.

    The ferry will depart on May24th 12:00 hours, but we have to check in as a group at 10:00 hours!! so I will look for a campsite/safe parking not too far from the ferry.
    Check Anek Lines for ferry details, arrival time is 15:00 the 25th, so it's a long houl, but I bet the company will make the time go fast ....
    Finding campsites for all the nights might be challenging, so be prepared for some on the spot searching for a (wild)camping, hotel or something.

    Important to know if you decide to join us:
    The formula will be the same as WYOA 2011, 2012 and 2013, we supply the tracks and the waypoints/campsites (as many as we can) where we meet up for the evening/night and everybody can do what they want and however they like to fill in their days during the trip. If you're not satisfied for the day yet and want to do some more exploring, that's fine. If you've had enough adventure for the day and head straight for the campsite, that's fine as well. If you like to cook your own meals or go out for local restaurants, it's all up to you..
    What you must do is carry all your own (camping) gear on your bike, bring your own tools and spares and make sure that your travel and repatriation insurance is in order (check if all the countries are covered!!!).
    So no backup truck and no guarantees on anything...

    The tracks will not be perfect, so you will stumble on closed roads, un-rideable roads, non-existing roads, etc. So know how to work with your GPS and maps when necessary. Also keep using you head, don’t go down a hill, you’re not sure you can get back up and vice versa.

    Everybody is welcome, on small bikes, big bikes, experienced riders and trailriding enthousiasts...
    Do realize these are not novice trails, so a novice on a heavy bike is probably not the best idea, but if you've got a mate with the same ideas and prepared for an even bigger adventure than it allready is.... go ahead.

    We do not ride in one big group, some ride in pairs some in bigger groups, that is all up yourselves as well.
    The list is allready pretty filled up, but still some places left, so if you want to get on this list, send me a PM stating your name, nickname, where you’re from, what bike you will be riding your email address for further correspondence and you're cellphone nr , in case we need to get in touch with eachother during the trip.
    When your name is on the list but you can't make it after all, please let me know.


    The list:
    1. Rose (BE) BMW G650XC
    2. Crazyivan (BE) BMW HP2
    3. Danny (BE) BMW HP2
    4. Loz (UK) KTM950 Cement Dust Special
    5. Timpo (UK) BMW G650XC
    6. Muddymatt (UK) KTM690
    7. RickA (UK) KTM690
    8. Danielle (UK) DRZ400'Janice'
    9. Windy (UK) CCM404
    10. Simon1725 (UK) KTM690
    11. Wombat (UK) KTM 990ADV
    12. Fiona (IR) WR250F
    13. Famous (IR) KTM690
    14. Daithi (IR) CCM404
    15. Dark Muppet (IR) KTM990ADV
    16. Kamikaze (IR) DRZ400
    17. Berden (NL) BMW R80GS
    18. Lorie (NL) KTM690
    19. Matje (NL) Kawa KLX650
    20. DirtyPeet (NL) KTM690
    21. StevenD (NL) KTM999
    22. BlackSP (NL) KTM690
    23. Fluff34567 (CH) KTM690
    24. Joanbar (NL) DRZ400S
    25. Manu (BE) Yamaha XT600Tenere
    26. Toby (UK) Suzuki DRZ400
    27. Peeklak (BE) Honda XR650R
    28. Tom Diesel (BE) Yamaha XT660 Tenere
    29. Mr.M (NL) BMW G650XChallenge
    30. Karel (NL) Yamaha XT660Enduro
    31. Lisa (NL) Suzuki DRZ400S
    32. Finn (NL) Honda XR600?
    33. Rondini (UK) KTM690
    34. Chrisbarnes1 (UK) CRF230
    35. Magnon (UK) BMW R80G/S
    36. Leo (BE) ??
    37. Seppe (BE) ??
    38. Gonnie (NL) CRF250
    39. Propje (NL) BMW G650XC
    40. BMVA (NL) KTM690
    Sorry but the list is now closed!!
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  2. D.T.

    D.T. PITA but useful

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    Wow, what a trip this would be. I probably can't make it. :cry
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  3. Magnon

    Magnon Been here awhile

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    Please add me to the list on my R80. Thanks
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  4. allroadtoine

    allroadtoine Adventurer

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    :clap

    Toine
    (BMW R80GS)
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  5. LOZ

    LOZ Long timer

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    other essentials

    a GPS thats not on a bit of string around your neck

    your own passport

    how to remove your wheel and mend a puncture on your own bike

    not goose stepping all over the place dressed as Rommel

    6 spare rear drive's for the HP2

    um anything i missed from last time:eek1


    loz
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  6. LOZ

    LOZ Long timer

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    hi toine
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  7. GiorgioXT

    GiorgioXT Long timer

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    Suggestion : check also ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa (Anek lines or Superfast)

    I could offer a place to park vans in Padova - 30 kms from Venice and 190 from Trieste
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  8. CrazyIvan

    CrazyIvan Vonkentrekker

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    Insurance that covers all countries we will be traveling maybe ?
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  9. CrazyIvan

    CrazyIvan Vonkentrekker

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    Important info for all pukers who will be hanging over the railing during the ferry crossing, a life guard will be provided for by the organisation.
    Dirty Peet will assume this responsability, next to his role as cultural ambassador for the Netherlands.

    [​IMG]
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  10. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    Pete. Can you burp: puke at the stern :D

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  11. Daithi

    Daithi Destination Unknown.

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    With the constraints on space in the van I won't be on the HP1, it'll have to be one of the CCM404's. :evil

    Plenty of :p3rryfollowed by :y0!topped of with lots of:freakyGonna be epic ! :wings
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  12. Louisdut

    Louisdut Been here awhile

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    :d:d
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  13. Timpo

    Timpo NORTH WALES TRF.

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    Any information on green card insurance suppliers for UK riders will be gratefully received.
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  14. Rose

    Rose Been here awhile

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    Well that went fast, the list is full!!

    I'll post more details about the ferry as soon as possible.
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  15. LOZ

    LOZ Long timer

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    hi mate why dont you come with us

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  16. LOZ

    LOZ Long timer

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    rose i have an issue with that beer

    i am not sure he should be invited

    he's a twat

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  17. Louisdut

    Louisdut Been here awhile

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    Yep struggled with insurance that way on earlier trips, Nicky & myself spent 4 days riding round Montenegro without insurance on our last trip that way, because we tend to cross at minor border crossings theres not always places to buy it and thats not good

    This year when my renewal was up before the trip I went with Groupama (using Carole Nash as the broker) as they will supply cover for 99% of the world. This was about £60.00 more for the annual policy + the cost of the green card for non-EU countries which I can't remember the cost but that's means that I had full comprehensive insurance in all the countries we rode in

    But I've a letter saying that form 31-10-13 my Groupama policy is to be transferred to Ageas not sure if this will effect the cover they offer in the further ?

    My only advice is if your renewal is before you go, is to find a company that offers green cards for that area because I don't know any stand alone companies that offers green card cover without having a annual policy.

    Sorry not much help I know

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  18. Timpo

    Timpo NORTH WALES TRF.

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    Where have we witnessed that before......? Cue Muddymatt! :D

    [​IMG]
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  19. Daithi

    Daithi Destination Unknown.

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  20. Timpo

    Timpo NORTH WALES TRF.

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    Daithi, your link is for personal accident insurance mate, I'm needing info on green card third party cover for using a vehicle on roads outside of the EU.
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