DeeGee & Jacks European Adventure Part 2

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DeeGee, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Hey guys :wave

    Jack and I will be catching the ferry from Hull in the UK to Zebrugge Belgium and heading off into Europe for almost three weeks. :clap to say we can't wait is an understatement. Our last trip we did to celebrate my 40th birthday on our mighty Katoom details of that trip can be found here

    This was the steed.

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    Sadly not long after we returned some low life scrotes had it away :cry We didn't venture abroad the following year as I got a new steed and worked like mad to pay it off.

    This is the new Katoom.

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    My missus and partner in crime; Jack

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    Me; DG AKA Gav

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    So that's the introduction done.

    The only thing we have booked is the ferry, on the last trip we did I personally wanted to visit Poland, Auschwitz in particular, I'm not entirely sure why :dunno the only reason I can think is (long story short) that a few years ago we made a trip to France to visit the war memorials and beaches etc. here and maybe to visit Auschwitz is making a full circle? Like I say I'm not 100% sure why, but I want to go and that's where we are going. Also in the city of Krakow there is an amazing salt mine which I have heard of and seen on TV which we would like to visit and while we are there we will take in the Oscar Schindler Museum.

    Once we have visited these places in Poland the plan is to chase the sun for the rest of the trip. We have nothing booked and nothing planned, we will be carrying our tent and camping gear on the bike.

    I must "fess" up we're not real wealthy folk and we have both been working hard to save and I've been working two jobs to pay for this trip, every penny we have buried away in this little tin we bought just after Christmas. :deal

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    Last night was the time to open it up :thumb

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    Once we counted up the cash we had.......? Well I've just had a thought! The guys on this site have been invaluable for me and I've been lucky and made some real good friends, so a little fun is in order. If you can guess how much is exactly in the tin :scratch whoever guesses right, to the nearest £ I'll send you a little something from our trip :thumb hope that's ok with the moderators?


    Hopefully enough for a real good time :D We will be away for 20 days and we set off just in just over a week. :ricky

    Watch this space.......
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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    I enjoyed your last European adventure! this one looks promising! :thumb

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  3. Wolfgang55

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  4. 99sleepyhollow

    99sleepyhollow JOEY DUNLOP 26 TT WINS

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    Hopefully no break downs this time shorty 
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  5. MarkN

    MarkN Long timer

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    Have a great time, really enjoy reading about your trips. Enjoy every day:clap
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  6. airhead_irl

    airhead_irl Airhead addict

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    Hey,

    Best of luck with the trip. As always keep up the posts to keep us
    informed on your progess ! I've spent some time reading you previous
    road reports today and it made great reading.
    Ride safe.

    Mark.
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  7. GZPainter

    GZPainter A Scouser from Crete

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    Nice one...yesterday I came across with your RR and ...joup... now a new one from you... Ride safe and have good fun...

    I really like the idea of the can :huh :thumb....otherwise I don't thhink that I will manage to save some money for my rides...with all the things that I ghave to pay...:cry
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  8. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Have a great trip mate - will be watching your reports here !
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  9. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    i'm following you guys...i want to do it too in about 5 years.
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  10. IslandMonkey

    IslandMonkey inselaffe

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    Great start. Hope you have a good trip. I could do with one of those tins because at the moment we use a coffee jar but it's too easy to unscrew the lid and borrow a tenner. Needless to say it rarely goes back in. :lol3
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  11. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Thanks for the comments so far guys :thumb As for the tin? The coin I earn burns a big hole in my pocket and there's no way we (I) would've saved as much as we've got without it, so it's a good little investment if you're like me :norton
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  12. airhead_irl

    airhead_irl Airhead addict

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    The time is almost upon you ! Enjoy, ride safe and looking forward to the
    updates.
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  13. Malcolmlovesbikes

    Malcolmlovesbikes Adventurer

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    Subscribed, good luck
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  14. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Cheers fellas, been busy cleaning and polishing the bike today, put the SW Motech crash bars back on and as I type I'm copying the bike documents.

    One more night shift to work and then it's a matter of loading up the mighty Katoom and hitting the road :ricky

    Can't wait, it's been a long time coming. :D
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  15. Laphroaig

    Laphroaig Adventurer

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    DeeGee,

    I hope you've got a decent pair of tyres fitted this time !!

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  16. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    I gave the bike a real good clean and polish ready for the off, the time is now :ricky

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    Jack getting ready :D

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    Tight squeeze, first time I've seen this pic :lol3

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    We got sorted and had a bit more room, I think we'll have to have a bit of a re-pack before putting in some big miles :deal

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    And we're away.

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    We made it safely to the port and as I type we're on the ferry enjoying a beer :1drink

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  17. Pumpy

    Pumpy Exiled Pumpernickel

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    Wow, have a fantastic trip, you two!

    Wishing you lots of fun, nice weather and pleasant encounters with the locals. Let me know if you need any German vocabulary... :evil

    Looking forward to your report. :thumb

    Ela x
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  18. boboneleg

    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    Hi Gav,

    I reckon you've got exactly three shillings and sixpence in that tin.

    Make sure you wear those Scorps out, I don't wanna see you doing a rally with them on :D
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  19. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Arrived home safe and sound at lunchtime today, uploading pics at the mo :thumb
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  20. glenn2926

    glenn2926 Been here awhile

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    Sounds like tha's had a gud un. Urry up an gerrit rit so's wi can read it. th's probly ony you can read this. am off t france at t end ot month. ope yer finished yer report before then.
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