Trans Euro Trail (TET) thread

Discussion in 'Europe' started by davidlomax, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Been here awhile

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    Odd. The button works on my system no problem

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  2. Quietus

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    That's something that you have to configure on your operating system. The website just provides the mailto: directive.
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  3. Snafu2

    Snafu2 Been here awhile

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    Thanks Quietus, I must have disabled it.
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  4. Waddy92

    Waddy92 Adventurer

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    Hello,

    Stumbled across the TET per chance when googling various UK Routes. Absolutely obsessed with the idea of completing it now!:wings In fact I am lucky enough for the trail to pass about 0.5miles from my front door. I am familiar with the area, both on mountain bikes and enduros, and I will probably have a ride across the Peak District leg of the route this weekend. Of course I will submit any significant information or updates for the area I cover, and generally be a complete nerd about it. :y0!

    Looking closely at the map on my doorstep, Macclesfield, I can see some of my favourite enduro spots missed off, and a slight detour would add a few miles of excellent trails! Below is a picture of the mapped detour I would take. Its from the bottom of Cumberland Brook, detours up towards the forest, where you get some height and can see all the way to Manchester, Joderell Bank etc, an then rejoins the currently mapped trail on the A54 to Bosley.
    :muutt

    TET Additional Trails.jpg
    Oven Lane, Charity Lane, and Hacked Way Lane are very popular spots in my area, and if you have time to give your backside a break and walk a mile when you pass Standing Stone car park (free), I would recommend walking to Shutlingsloe. The view is stunning. You can see right across the Cheshire Plains. If you want a stop off, Macclesfield is pretty well stocked, outdoor shops, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, bars etc, even a few motorcycle shops for tyres, pads, inner-tubes, lube and oils etc. So come and support my local economy. If you're on the last Sunday of the month there's a big makers market with all kinds of food and drink from the surrounding areas.
    :dukegirl

    If you are looking for a place to camp, I'm mates with a few farmers/land owners, most notably one who has 300 acres in the Whalley Bridge area. He would be happy for you to camp on his farm so long as you stick to a code of ethics. PM me and I can put you in touch. He is about 10 minutes from the closest point on the trail to him, Sparrowpit.

    I will make it a mission of mine to discover some other useful places in the area and update the community, as I'm so close I've never had the need for camping spots etc.

    Finally, I would like to say thank you to all the guys who have clearly put a shed load of graft into getting the TET up and running and to where it is now. I guess it is up to US now to flesh out the details and keep the community on top of local info.

    It would be ideal if all notable updates could be found on the TET website/blog; as if like me, you don't care what people have made themselves for tea, and generally find other peoples children annoying, you won't have facebook. Which I don't. So a NEWS section on the website, perhaps separated into tabs of the countries, would be very useful. News by area search would be ideal.

    Have fun out there everyone!
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  5. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Been here awhile

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    A man after my own heart! Any updates; suggestions or POIs to gb@transeurotrail.org please

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  6. Tipmethewink

    Tipmethewink Adventurer

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    I contacted the linesman about this very thing as well as seasonal closures and he acknowledged them but said it would be a full time job updating the route to cover all the closures and that people were expected to obey the signs and conditions. Perhaps offering an alternative route would be the way to go.

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  7. mjhb

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    Hi all,

    I'm sure I've seen somewhere - perhaps Facebook - that someone had created POIs for about 10K either side of the Sweden route. I can't find it any longer.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction ? Or have I gone bonkers and imagined it ?

    Many thanks,

    Matt
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  8. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Been here awhile

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    The Swedish Linesman will be adding a load of POIs for shelters and botjies on the next update. There is currently a routable basemap full of POIs on the navigation page of the site. Only suitable for garmin units at present.
    Horizons unlimited have a new Destinations page with POIs to download. If one is selective they can also be useful with planning.

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  9. mjhb

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    Thanks RBR - couldn't see the wood for the trees, if you'll excuse the dreadful pun !
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  10. rsvflip

    rsvflip Optimistic realist

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    finished riding Slovenia today. Man o man it was hard work on the crf1000. Most of the route was fine(90%) but there where some trails that where honestly to much for the big girl(10%). The only reason i kept going was that there was no space to turn the bike. 1.5m wide, wall to the left and certain death to the right. Slippery stones and grass. Be warned for all you big adv bike riders! The second day i reached my nemesis. I couldn't for the life of it reach the top. It was a combination of weight and the rear Mitas E07. Unfortunately it has a centre strip wich takes the direct traction in the middle of the tire away. Next time i will be using a E09/10 or similar. Offcourse the pics dont do the situation any justice. It was much steeper as on those pics.

    I absolutely can recommend riding this part of the TET. It was beautifull. If there are any problems regarding the route it is easy to make a detour and pic it up somewhere else. Also it is funny to find people with the same virus everywhere. They just pop up when you dont expect it.
    Tip: take a foldable saw. There were multiple fallen trees on the route. It almost was a showstopper for me. Also soft Luggage is the way to go. If i had hard Luggage surely they would have been busted.

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  11. rsvflip

    rsvflip Optimistic realist

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  12. Schussboelie

    Schussboelie Been here awhile

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    Looks great Flip!!
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  13. Waddy92

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    Awesome!
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  14. mxz

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    Doing the Estonia trail next week, Latvia the week after that. Will report back with pics!


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  15. Poka

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    BRAVO!!!! many thanks for this to all of you guy! in September we going in Spain. a bit of Spanish trail i hope i'll drive!
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  16. Reverand Hope

    Reverand Hope Adventurer

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    Congratulations! Long may the goodwill continue...:clap
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  17. Jersey87

    Jersey87 Been here awhile

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    Thinking of doing part of the UK TET 'loop' around Salisbury Plain area on Thursday. Anyone know of any issues here?

    Will be solo on a F800GS with TKC80 front and E07 rear.
    Day tripping so luggage will only comprise tubes, tools, and food.
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  18. Tipmethewink

    Tipmethewink Adventurer

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    Bulford ranges are frequently closed so you might need to skirt them via the road but it's obvious if you've got a map/gps and some of the puddles are pretty deep at the moment so proceed through them with caution.

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  19. plumer1kt

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    congratulations for this hard and time consuming work,building and updating the TET.
    hope everyone here can help to this huge project.
    it is huge...isn't?
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  20. mxz

    mxz Been here awhile

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    So we tried TET route in Estonia the other week - apart from a lot of forrest areas being really flooded due to some heavy rain, the route seemed managable on large ADV bikes. Some two-track, a lot of gravel. Will attempt again when it is dry.


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