Pingüinos 2014

Discussion in 'Europe' started by yukonkarl, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. yukonkarl

    yukonkarl Eisbär

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    who goes in January to the motorcycle meeting Valladolid
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  2. philgunn

    philgunn BMW R80gs offroad + HP2

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    what date is it on ?
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  3. tansinwalker

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  4. dante_alighieri

    dante_alighieri Been here awhile

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  5. The Spanish Biker

    The Spanish Biker The Invaluable Guide

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  6. tansinwalker

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    Hi all,

    Pingüinos is less than two hours riding from home. I cannot plan for the full weekend now but it is very likely that I can at least visit the meeting on Saturday.

    Javalambre is also in the list, who knows...:evil
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  7. The Spanish Biker

    The Spanish Biker The Invaluable Guide

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    I went to the Javalambre in 2012 and it was in effect snowed off - well it is a ski resort :rofl

    But this year I rode around the summit on two days, there are loads of rails and it's fantastic- I also have trails almost all the way there from Albarracín :)

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    I can't afford the journey to Pinguinos, and I'm not sure if I'll be going to Javalambre either, but if I do it'll be with another group of friends who last time rented a cottage.

    Regs

    Simon
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  8. ata

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    we did it last four years........... off road
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    on road is a boring motorway from Bilbao:lol3

    this year we want to do it as well
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  9. philgunn

    philgunn BMW R80gs offroad + HP2

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    that sounds like a good trip, how long off road from Bilbao to the rallye ?


    pj
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  10. ata

    ata expat in the jungle

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    :lol3

    360kms more or less
    223 miles

    or a lot of sweat:lol3
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  11. tansinwalker

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    Sorry folks, I don't know how to say this in English


    ¡Con dos cojones! :clap:clap
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  12. The Spanish Biker

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    The standard translations are boring; courage, dedication, etc. But the meaning of the term is simple - "It takes some balls* to do that!"

    Sp. 'cojones' = Eng. 'balls' (colloquial - testicles)

    BTW - you english speakers: be very careful asking for two eggs (huevos) with your chips, and be even more careful to ask for a chicken, 'pollo' (masculine version), as opposed to 'polla' (feminine version) - over to you to explain that one :clap

    Regs

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  13. ata

    ata expat in the jungle

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    don´t worry TSB

    it´s harder "torero" or "Torremolinos":lol3

    no balls needed, just some patiente and a good raincoat.................. and a KTM, you know, oranges are faster

    everybody knows it:deal
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  14. tansinwalker

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    Thank you Simon, you are now the official advrider translator :freaky

    And a friend from Bilbao....

    :clap:clap:clap

    Santi
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  15. Liquiliqui

    Liquiliqui yoggy

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    Who goes to pinguinos meeting 2014.?
    Looking for some advice and also interested in join to people who are thinking to ride down there.
    I am spanish speaker so quite helpful,
    I dont know which one is the best way to go...what i know is that newhaven-dieppe and then crossing france could be cheaper but longer...and by ferry from portmouth is a bit expensive
    I need help.
    thanks guys.
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  16. ata

    ata expat in the jungle

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    just depends how much time you have for the trip

    crossing France by motorway could be quite boring and a two days trip

    from Santander and assuming you´re gonna do it on road this could be a possibility

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    :beer
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  17. Liquiliqui

    Liquiliqui yoggy

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    Thank you for the answer.
    Pinguinos is the type of bikers meeting that English riders assist ? Coz I went to faro (moto clube faro,algarve) and I have to say that I didn't see much English bikers, a bit disappointing. There was loads of Germans,Spanish and from holland.
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  18. ata

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    not sure

    should be 30.000 bikers all around there.............. but don´t know
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  19. The Spanish Biker

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    Hi,

    I used to live in Brighton and used either the Newhaven - Dieppe or latterly the Portsmouth - Caen route.

    I can recommend any route that picks up the N10 and ends up going right through the heart of France and end up on the N21 from Perigueux, and getting there either from Limoges or, better, Angoulême.

    Then from Auch you're probably best head for the Somport tunnel route to Jaca, that way if the weather is fine you have the lovely pass as an alternative that doesn't take much time, but the tunnel will always be open unless an actual blizzard is in progress :)

    After that it's on to Pamplona and then Logroño. From here you have a choice - mine would be to head to soria and follow the Duero valley all the way to Valladolid but the route via Burgos is a safer bet if the weather is bad.

    Places to stay: Jaca is lovely and small enough to spend a few hours exploring. Pamplona's old quarter is stunning and there are plenty of hotels there. Logroño, as well as being the capital of the la Rioja wine region, so has some of the best tapas bars in Spain all in one street, but it is a university town and the girls are stunning too :rofl

    Any nearer and you'll be to close to Valladolid.

    Regs

    Simon
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  20. Liquiliqui

    Liquiliqui yoggy

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    Thank you guys!
    Spanish biker thanks for the VALUABLE share of your experiences.
    I am still confused between best way..prices...weather...and cheap flight prices
    I know is always the best all the trip on the ironhorse but weather and riding on my own make me think too much...it would be different in the summer.
    If you know of anybody or any group who goes please let me know.
    On airplane is quite cheap but not the same feeling....to give an idea ...Manchester to madrid 97 quid return....madrid to Valladolid on bus 15/20 euros...entrance/camping/food together is 25 euros for the whole event...is so confusing even though i have not problem to spend more on the bike but I need the company(is not fear)
    Un abrazo hermano!


    "If you want to be happy for a day, drink
    If you want to be happy for a year, marry
    If you want to be happy for a lifetime,ride a motorcycle"
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