Six days TET France on two old Honda V-Twins

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DunkingBird, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. Critic

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    Thanks guys for a wonderful time; just like being there! Well, kind of!
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    You're welcome. Let's see how we get permission from our wives next time.

    This time we first went on a multi-day hike with Volker's wife.

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    Volker's wife loves the hiking arrows in blue. They mean off-path and I have to double the indicated hiking time (Our next stop: Camona dil Terri)

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    The views are impressive

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    Spending the night outdoors is not recommended.


    We both had huge aching muscles at the end.
    Afterwards, my wife gave me the job of repairing our bicycle stand.

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    On my work clothes you can still see the white paint from our painting job in the summer. Our house was overdue inside and I didn't do it for a permit to ride a motorbike.


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  3. DunkingBird

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    Thank you very much for your kind reply.

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    merci vielmals für diesen herrlichen Reisebericht, was ein Lesevergnügen! Bitte mehr davon.
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    Ich freue mich sehr über deine motivierende Rückmeldung. Da scheint mir ein weiterer Reisebericht durchaus möglich :-)

    Eigentlich müsste die 701 das ideale Gerät sein für den TET. Mein Kumpel hatte ja auch eine defekte Batterie und für mich ist das kein Honda-Poblem. Irgendwie scheinen mir die Batterien generell einen Frühtod zu sterben. Der Vorteil von alten Motorräder ist, sie laufen auch ohne Batterie :evil

    Ich wünsche dir noch eine entspannte Heimreise und freue mich auf weitere Bilder.

    Tschüss,
    Peter

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    nice life!!!
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    I got here from a link in another thread, so I'm late to the party. Thank you for this excellent ride report! The TET sounds great, but the old GS1150 I have languishing in Europe is a pig and likes to wallow in the mud. I don't. So your pictures tell me that this trail is way above my pay grade. No matter, there are plenty of other great roads in France, especially if there is a fresh Mille Feuille at the end!

    Now, I've heard of "La vache qui rie", but this puts a new twist on things:

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    L'ane qui rie:
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    Da muss ich zustimmen. Aber ich habe eine Batterie von Odyssey in meine GS eingebaut, und die ist nach zwolf Jahren immer noch gut. Erstaunlich! Ich weiss nich ob die eine machen die in Deine Honda passt, oder ob sie in Europa erhalbar sind, aber wurde sich lohnen nachzuschauen. (Meine Tastatur hat keine umlaut)
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    DB. thanks for the ride report. nice to see those old irons (i mean the bikes) getting muddy and the beautiful landscapes.

    i want to go there next.
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    Great story and photography! I am intrigued by that TET section with the 'not for big bikes' waypoint since I discovered it a few months ago. Hopefully I can try it next summer.
    Sleeping without a tent at near-freezing temperatures is 'determined'. Did you know that it wouldn't rain at night?
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    This weekend the AfricaTwin Club invited for a ride, so I was able to capture some more beautiful impressions. Tomorrow I will turn into a dutiful maths teacher.

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    So in the evening I will enjoy the view from home. Our house cat is also claiming a few cuddles.

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    I appreciate your detailed reply and your amusing La vache qui rie reflections.

    You are absolutely right. If you exclude the TET from France, there is still a paradise for motorbikes. Connect any two points in a sparsely populated area with Kurviger.de and the fun begins. This also applies to the countries I call enduro hell :rofl

    Dein Batteriehinweis werde ich mir noch genauer ansehen. Merci vielmal !


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    I'm sure you won't regret it. We were captivated by the Massif Central and the French Jura is also a pearl.

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    I'm glad you liked my report.
    We waited until the weather forecast announced a few rain-free days. Otherwise, we have an extra tarpaulin with us, which we turn into a roof. If the weather changes dramatically, we simply adjust our route. I remember setting off for Bordeaux in spring and enjoying an ice cream at 25 °C in Saint Tropez after a few days.

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    On the way home from the Stella Alpina 2017. (n the meantime, these two motorbikes have arrived in Enduro Nirvana.)


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    Nice report. I didn't see any Swiss horn pics though! There's no way you'll get me to ride through as much mud as you two have. I'm too short to fight a tall bike in that stuff.
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    Always at your service. Recently in front of the window of my home office :-)



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