The Grand Tour of a Small Kingdom.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Don T, May 31, 2020.

  1. hairnet

    hairnet will travel for cake

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    excellent

    thats some squiggly line :D

    if you didnt do the gravel and stayed on tarmac would it be much the same?

    dont do offroad much only the occasional gravel

    ace trip thanks
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  2. Hollyr

    Hollyr Vesterislendingur Supporter

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    This was fantastic. Extremely well -written, wonderful pictures. You seriously should get an award from the Danish tourism industry. There will be a lot more riders checking out Denmark after reading this RR.
    I'm so glad you got help with the TET. I know you've worked hard on it.

    They do all sorts of adventures when they travel outside of Denmark too. Like the CN tower Edgewalk in Toronto:
    Katrine
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    Tonny
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  3. Don T

    Don T Roaming Viking

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    Maximizing distance also has its merits, as it allows you to reach faraway places in a limited time frame.
    But I find that sticking to small roads and tracks, stopping to explore whenever I encounter something interesting and taking the time to immerse in the moment and the people I meet makes for a much more interesting journey.
    It has taken years and numerous trips for me to truly realise that it's not about where you go but rather how you get there that's important. Now, to me, the journey is the destination.
  4. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    ^^ I think that's called enlightenment :). But seriously speaking I think a big benefit of the TET type exercise is showing locals what is in their own back yard. Doing something similar here has helped me appreciate our back roads.

    I'm enjoying going down odd bits of road to see what's there, rather than getting from A to B.

    Question for you @Don T. As Denmark isn't a huge country and the roads are fairly well groomed by the looks of them, would a small bike say a 250 be just as good as a big one?
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  5. DavidM1

    DavidM1 Stir crazy

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    I agree. I'm committed to the slow riding style now - averaging about 200km per day, stopping at anything interesting along the way, and maybe having a nice relaxing lunch with a view. I've discovered that 4 hours riding/4 hours sightseeing is a nice ratio (or a variation on that - YMMV).

    Ideally, the right compromise bike will allow you to hammer down the motorway occasionally for an 800km day. But mostly, a smallish bike will do.
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  6. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    To clarify, I meant if I were renting a bike in Denmark, would a small bike work just as well.

    If I rode 800km down a motorway in a day I wouldn't be in Denmark anymore!!
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  7. DavidM1

    DavidM1 Stir crazy

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    Sorry, oldbeer, that comment wasn't aimed specifically at you. Small would be fine for Denmark, if you can find one, but I'm guessing pricey.

    Edit: how about a Regal Raptor (LOL) - https://tinymcrentals.my-free.website/

    Apologies to Don T for veering off topic a bit.
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  8. Don T

    Don T Roaming Viking

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    It could have been much the same even if we had stuck to surfaced roads.
    If you want to explore Denmark without leaving the tarmac, the best solution would be to follow Margueriteruten (The Daisy Route).
    It covers 4.200 km following mainly small scenic roads.
    You can download it here.
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  9. gpfan

    gpfan a mari usque ad mare

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    Love the bikes. Love the gear. Love the girlfriend (she's quite tidy). Love the roads. Love the sites. Love the country. Love the RR. Thanks.

    Shame you did not bell when you were in Toronto (it's alright, I was out).
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  10. Don T

    Don T Roaming Viking

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    More than anything it depend on how you like to ride.
    You could easily do a trip similar to ours on a 250 - no problem.
    Especially on surfaced roads I personally prefer to have more power at hand than a 250 can deliver.
    My T12 is overkill for this kind of riding, a T7 (or similar) would be perfect.
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  11. AliveDK

    AliveDK Long timer

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    Nice one Mr T. Thanks

    I certainly remember this place:
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  12. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Haha, nice. All good David. If the bike comes with the nice lady in the pictures doesn't seem that expensive to me.

    (Bike hire in NZ is very expensive, relatively. For example...https://www.motorcycle-hire.co.nz/honda/147-honda-cmx500-rebel. About three times as much.)
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  13. You are lucky in Denmark, still a bit of a lockdown in parts of China. This was taken a few months ago, its not my bike.
  14. Herman1

    Herman1 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that RR it did me no end of good to see you both rubber side down again. If you visit again we should have a proper farm this time. Good times..... [​IMG]DSC01431 by herman munster, on Flickr
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    Tonny,
    As always an impressive RR I’ve totally enjoyed the trip ! You have a beautiful country. Thank you , and greetings to Katrine. Vinnie
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    I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the ride Allen :-)

    We would love to visit you on a farm next time. I imagine that your decision to move have something to do with horses..?
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    Thank you Vinnie.
    You should come and visit :-)
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  18. Morten K (DK)

    Morten K (DK) Adventurer

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    Being Danish and living here I have also learned from this RR. Don T thanks for the ride!!
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  19. ChiefVPK

    ChiefVPK n00b

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    Tonny, we Are planing on it ! Thanks
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  20. Herman1

    Herman1 Been here awhile

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    Yes indeed hopefully Wales bound so lots more animals for Katrine to snuggle.
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