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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Great thread and photos.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:26 am 
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Really enjoyed reading through all that. Epic trip!

I was in La Tousierre (sp?) for four days with my father and got back on Sun. Magical place, HUGE mountains making anything in the Lakes look minuscule! I enjoyed the ride up Alpe D'Huez, tough going but satisfying to do. Nice riding up with the road covered in Tour writing.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:10 pm 
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i have finally got round to doing a little vid compilation of the couple of weeks out there,

it's only one tune long an is a overview of the 2 weeks of riding, driving and having fun :D



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:39 pm 
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I think you're angling for a job with the French Tourist Office! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:46 pm 
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just read through this;thanks for posting
been to france twice and love the place going back on my fargo someday :D
last time i was on a 250 lc 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:10 pm 
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jonnyboy666 wrote:
if you can be bothered to watch 15 minutes, here is the full descent of Alpe d'Huez, this was from the monday before the stage on thursday, some good traffic dodging :D


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What motorbike were you on?

:?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:59 am 
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firedfromthecircus wrote:
jonnyboy666 wrote:
if you can be bothered to watch 15 minutes, here is the full descent of Alpe d'Huez, this was from the monday before the stage on thursday, some good traffic dodging :D


:shock:

What motorbike were you on?

:?


I know, it's flippin' heartstopping in places! 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:38 am 
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descending like a Demon on a Demon :twisted:

:D :D

i used to ride in traffic alot when commuting several years ago so i'm not scared to get a little closer than normal to cars, not that i'm advocating being reckless, i just didn't want the cars etc to spoil the descent.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:34 am 
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It's the speed you were passing some of them that makes it difficult to realise it's a bicycle.:lol:
How much pedaling were you doing on the way down?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:07 pm 
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well i was giving it the beans and most people were rolling because of the traffic, also being on an MTB i had better brakes, i did remember seeing alot of people looking on the hairpins though, some mtb nutter overtaking cars :lol:


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