riding a thumper, Europe is bigger than i thought - SERBIA

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by NSFW, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. hansen

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  2. THRASHED

    THRASHED In your helmet, no-one can hear you sing, I hope.

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    Thanks Oilrider. Interesting information. There must have been a LOT of monks living there.
  3. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    that's makes a great destination. UK and IRL, possibly Isle of Man are in my future planning.
  4. Romero

    Romero At Cinépolis or OXXO Supporter

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    Joel! Great RR..I spent time on the coast including Saint Mont Michel then headed inland ended up in Cannes then on to Italy. Thanks for bringing us all along.
    Look forward to riding DV with you someday.
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    sasho Dual Personality

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    Head straight to the ATM next time.
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  6. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    hahaha....big mistakes make me smarter....why does it has to be expensive...:cry

    after i told my european co-worker about the bad advised, he apologized...:pep

    sounds good, see you at DVNR 2019.
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  7. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    pointed my bike southeast towards lyon with no specific plan other than avoid the highways.

    strangely quiet village
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    this chateau took some heavy pounding
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    i hiked up to the top
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    really sad to see this ended up like it is now
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    pano of the area
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  8. SonoraDave

    SonoraDave Been here awhile

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    I can't believe how little auto and pedestrian traffic there is in the photos. The photos and history are amazing and I can't wait to visit some day.
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  9. Olirider

    Olirider Been here awhile

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    Except in or near the big cities, the density of population is very low in France. If you ride on secondary roads, the traffic is nearly inexistent.
    When you cross villages, if it's not market day, the streets are mostly empty.
    That's a big difference with, for instance, England or the plains in the north of Italy.
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    Mofrid Been here awhile Supporter

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    Great RR Joel.
    Thanks for taking me along!!
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  11. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    Thanks HWD.

    I notified my boss 2019 it is.

    $ is good and will keep working if I get a 2 - 3 month sabbatical.

    Really hard to be on a long trip. Every day before going to bed, I was exhausted. Can’t see doing it for 4 months or longer.


    Yes barely no traffic nor pedestrians in the country side. The riding is always a breeze.
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  12. yokesman

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    Slow down, enjoy the longer ride.
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  13. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    you mean do short rides and enjoy the places.

    i am used to do 200 mile rides per day here in the west, and i thought 120 miles in europe is easy peasy...i was wrong!

    i think, 120 miles is perfect but do a slow pace sight seeing in town every after 3 days of riding.
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    I think the idea is that you stay for a day or two (or more) in each place. Rest, meet the locals, enjoy some of the cuisine.. burn through a bunch of cash so as to keep their economy on the rise... then move on. You won't need to be in such a hurry. Of course, you're going to have to stop and TALK to people along the way. Quit being such an introvert Joel. :imaposer
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  15. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    continued on towards Lyon
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    many gas stations are closed on Sundays, and found a self-serve pump for the much needed gas...it won't take my CC or ATM card. thanks to these guys for using their euro CC so i can fill up. i gave them my precious euros in exchange. you gotta love bikers especially if they have an extra wheel.
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    on my way to Lyon, my goal is to find a campground.
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    unknown to me and my garmin, there's a new toll road that was built next to my route.....i ended up on the toll road and no way off ramp...this going to be a long night


    lucky found a budget motel @ $70 at around 9pm. next morning
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    all i need for the night
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    rode towards Lyon's city center to my curiosity
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    nice artwork on the facade
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    don't exactly know where i'm going but lucky to find this ruin from the roman times
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    i really like to go to the tower and church...but keep on getting lost
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    there are artistically tasteful modern buildings as well
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    i noticed the traffic is getting worse and i decided it's time to leave the city. i could stay for a few more days but not this time.
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  16. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    todd....imagine, having to remove my helmet every time i talked to somebody is already killing me....that's one reason those flip up helmets are good to have.

    yes, a room is essentially needed for this reason
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    Olirider Been here awhile

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    Too bad, you could not make it to the church and tower. The church is the basilica of Fourvière. It's the major tourist attraction of Lyon. From there you get the best view of the city :
    https://goo.gl/maps/wEZrbgitxtu
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    Where are the cheese shops?
    I think an expat pom builds shocks in Lyon, Mike Capon, Mshock... actually the Shock Factory

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