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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:33 am 
Great pictures,bueatiful scenery gotta be a nice place to live.
I enjoyed your pictures thanks.. :highfive:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:30 am 
Well that's my summer vacation.

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So how was it riding a 49cc across country? ...
No problem what so ever, yes it was slow climbing in the mountains.
But the rest of the time I hardly noticed, keeping up with most holiday traffic.
Only down side was when I got on a main road (Freeway type) did feel a bit vulnerable there.
That was my error, I didn't make that mistake again.
As some of you may already know, I'm registered disabled (Spinal injury)
I thought this was going to be the major factor on the ride.
It turned out to not be as bad as I thought, yes I had to strap myself up.(Nothing new there)
Even on the day I did 300km I still didn't have any real probs
Found the bike amazingly comfortable, even for a guy my size. (Apart from the numb ass)
If it were not for needing to return home, I could/would quite easly have continued
I can now see how Wan and Tom can do these distances.
Total respect for their achevement though. It's what inspired me to GET out there in the first place.


Was there any problems with the bike?....
None, apart from the shock giving out (Hardly surprising considering it was carrying over 300lbs)
Everything else performed perfectly, seemed happy whizzing along at around 35mph all day long,
Even the heat didn't bother it.
Defo in need of an oil change by the time I got home.
Alough using a good qualiy synthetic oil helped.

Would I have done anything different?....
I think I would like to have spent more time in some of the locations.
But had a very limited budget, and wanted to go as far as I could on what I had
If I had done the trip earlier (June perhaps) it would have been a lot cheaper
July is the start of high season when prices go silly.
As far as the gear I was carrying, I took a 3 season sleeping bag and a thin mat.
Next time I would use a 2 season bag and thicker mat. (Same pack size and weight)
And could defo use a gel seat cover, severe butt ache.
I feel a slightly better tool kit may be wise, just had minimum kit with me.
Luckly when I changed the shock the shop allowed me to use some of their tools
Oh and big defo...A better camera.
And just for my TR bros. more booby pics

Would I do it again? ....
You bet I would.
Can't beleive how much I enjoyed it.
In fact already looking at my next. Maybe Spain and Portugal....Hmmm
Defo won't worry about the mountains, as long as they are less than 10% I can keep moving


So in conclusion I would say to anyone considering a trip.
GET out there and do it. Ya won't be disappointed.
I must admit to being a bit nervous when I first started, not knowing what to expect.
But met some interesting people en route, and see some fantastic sites
Some of these places I've passed through in a car in the past and never realized they were there.
On the Ruck ya got time to look around and enjoy the scenery.
Also there are places ya can go with a scooter you would never be allowed with a car

Ride safe Pappy

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:15 am 
Excellent posts. Thanks for allowing me to live vicariously through your trip!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:01 am 
Glad ya enjoyed...
Had to Google " Vicariously" though..... :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:18 am 
That's ok, I had to Google "Gite".
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:29 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:35 pm 
Great pictures....my wife has been to some of those places and she enjoyed the pictures also.
Looking forward to your next trip to Spain???
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:14 am 
Really nice this route's Pappydog, here I often dream about traveling through Europe .... And in particular France!
I can not complain because I have already visited other countries in Europe with my Zoomer .... The advantage if you live in Holland is that you are very quickly in another country's because holland so small on the map;-)

But, I have a great desire just like you to make one big trip through Europe some day :-)

With Hondazoomerclub.nl and Funmotors.nl here in Holland we drive also many trips through Holland and Belgium, but never more than two or three days
Our last meeting was in early August, Eurocon 2012 together whit English, Belgium and Holland Dude's / Girl's, great fun for sure .... I'm working on the video of this meeting, and post it later this week;-)

I wish you much fun and success with your journeys and WIFI through France, and keep on posting

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:25 am 
rojackthefox wrote:
I often dream about traveling through Europe ....

I have a great desire just like you to make one big trip through Europe some day :-)

Gr, Rojack :vondutch:



Hi Rojack.
Glad you enjoyed....
I can 100% recommend it, just wish I had done it years ago.
Can't wait for next years holiday... :monkeyscoot

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:11 am 
Inquisitively clicked your holiday thread before replying to one of your other posts and just absorbed it all like a spongebob. Thanks Pappy, a great read/view, looks like it was great fun. The video that camera produces is a little trippy though. Back to replying....... :wanker:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:28 am 
rick_audible wrote:
The video that camera produces is a little trippy though.


I think the word is SHIT!!!!
I bought a new Kodak Playsport ZX5 for the trip
Really disappointed with it...I lost a load of pics as well.
Not a match to my old ZX3.
Next time I'm going to use a decent camera, maybe an SLR

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:04 pm 
Will you holiday again this year with your scooter?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:47 am 
No I'm afraid not.
Sorry guys I'm going to let the side down :(
I'm doing my trip in a Honda Transalp... :oops:
I want to do France, Italy and the Faro bike rally in Portugal

Next year though.....Watch this space
I'm seriously looking at the Honda Grom (MSX125 over here)
That extra 25kmh speed and grunt to climb those Alps will make all the difference.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:22 am 
You won't have as much space to strap all your peripherals on the MSX125......

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:17 pm 
Nice thread and a very enjoyable read, thanks. Inspiring!

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