Jimbo and Dave V's Euro 2013 Tour

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  1. Dave V

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    Awesome write up Jimbo, brought a smile to my face reading through it.

    Roll on Spain and next year!
     
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  2. kpone

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    Truly, truly biblically epic write up. Get it made up into a book, Jimbo!!

    I'm stuck for words!

    Except....


    About bleeding time!
     
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  3. Jimbo Vills

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    Thanks ken... Can't believe I got it done under the radar! Lol

    Well what can I say ;)
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Jimbo Vills

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    Thanks dude.... Was such a great trip, and doing it brought it all back!

    Viva la bull run :)
     
  5. kpone

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    I might join you.

    It looks a damn sight more substantial than that pish you were drinking on day 1.
     
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  6. Jimbo Vills

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    Dont mind the odd guiness.... but in plus 30 degrees... no bloody way!

    And that German rocket fuel is far from piss i can assure you :)
     
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    Awsome write up Jimbo. Well worth the wait, the bar has just been raised ;)
     
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  8. Jamiestrada

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    Amazing read mate, glad I got to read it before my flight ! [​IMG]
     
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  9. kpone

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    Of course, you hadn't booked the trip when he first promised it...
     
  10. Jimbo Vills

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    lol - enjoy the wedding dude!! nothing like a happy family holiday ;)
     
  11. abv

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    Great write up.

    You don't do things by halves do you !
     
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  12. lambeth longshanks

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    Outstanding!

    Kentish to the max!
     
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  13. martinowen

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    Only just seen this write up, loved it!
     
  14. Jimbo Vills

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    Thanks Mart, to be fair, it ain't been up long ;)
     
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    Fantastic - really enjoyed reading that

    Reminded me of my trip a year ago to that area - where I really wanted to do the Col D'Iseran from Bourg but I read the sign in Borg saying 'Ferme' so never went up to Val.

    Think I did the same route as you from Castellane to Barcelonette past the ski resort - there are some pics somewhere of that.

    Also amazed by what good weather you had just 2 / 3 weeks after me but that's how it goes I guess.

    Glad the train worked out - its a real time saver and like you say allowed you to do so much more than if you had to ride back from down south, but it was also good recovery after a hectic week.

    At least on your run to Castellane you did not have the road shut for 3 hours due to a landslide

    THis was my write up of similar route - not how much more you got in by taking train home.

    http://1000rr.co.uk/touring/9221.htm
     
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  16. ColinBR

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    Fantastic write up Jimbo. Loved readings that.
    I might even read it again tomorrow with a beer.

    I cant wait to get my arse over there now.
     
  17. Jimbo Vills

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    Cheers fellas... Enjoyed doing it, really was a fantastic trip...

    Get yourself over there col, you'll love it if you don't melt lol

    Al - yeah I saw that, but will have a re read ;) we had a snow slide in June at 30degrees lol prob all the snow you had melting.....
     
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    Great report (once I found it)

    8 weeks today, I will be on the Route Napoleon, cant wait...............
     
  19. BladeWitch

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    totally awesome
     
  20. orangespoon

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    great write up,thanks for posting :)
    the pass rather than the tunnel near mont blanc is what my mate and I do, its bloody great but you went on to the RN and south, am jealous!!
    thats our trip ina year or two me thinks

    and thanks for the greta tip of using the train to get back up!
    we will def use that when doing the RN or going to San Marino GP

    cheers
     

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