Off to Germany

Chris Aug 14, 2019

  1. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    292ECC2E-6E50-433A-866B-1BB027CB2698.jpeg B0EA6275-0E89-4FAE-9F93-036D554883EA.jpeg 7D73AD71-CDF2-45E0-9758-08D2EE2991E7.jpeg Having a couple of weeks in the Swartzwald on the bikes
    Hired a trailer and did a quick build in the hilux to make life acceptable
    All good so far
    Weather decent and roads good!
     
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  2. TonyP

    TonyP Super Moderator Supporter I am in uk

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    Safe travels, bring back a cuckoo clock from there....
     
  3. Gary820

    Gary820 Well-Known Member I am in great_britain

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    That just makes me want a Hilux more now :icon-cool::icon-cool:

    Safe travels
     
  4. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Bon voyage Chris, oh, that’s for France, sorry...

    A fine looking rig there, even if it’s not fronted by an 80...
     
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  5. AndyCook

    AndyCook Well-Known Member I am in scotland

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    Have fun, Hope weather stays good.
    Hilux looking great.
    Hired a trailer, surprised you didn’t rustle one up in your garage :)
    Are you staying in one base camp or moving about.
    Let us know if you find any good ones because I plan To pass through that area in September
     
  6. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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    Looking good Chris, you do love a build! Enjoy your travels.
     
  7. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Was going to build a trailer but hire was only £150 so food to try before I build
    We’re using 3 different camp sites moving on every 4 days
    Fuel far cheaper in Germany than France!
     
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    dyladams Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Saw a pic of the hilux build, almost did not spot it was yours.

    Looks good (not surprisingly!)

    Safe travels.
     
  9. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Germany very different to Alsace
    More picturesque cheaper and more scenic also much cleaner
    Torrential rain last night Oz tent perfectly dry inside
    Sun shining now
     
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  10. TonyP

    TonyP Super Moderator Supporter I am in uk

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    Good roads, good beer and good food. Nothing else needed
     
  11. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Good roads Tony but utterly crap speed limits. Up and down like a whore’s drawers
    Just make any progress
    I think there been a big clamp down on biker fun recently with some places closed to bikes at weekends
     
  12. TonyP

    TonyP Super Moderator Supporter I am in uk

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    Oh that's a pity Chris. Normally welcoming to bikers....
     
  13. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Basically Germany is shut at the moment. I think it’s the French and German national holiday weeks. Very very little is open at all including hotels shops restaurants etc. And with that they’ve decided to do major road repairs
    The number of diversions is crackers. The sat nag is in meltdown
    Going to try a different route tomorrow but guessing the speed limits will be shite again
    Got forward flashed by a 30 kph camera today. Good luck making that one stick! The locals seem to obey the village 50 limits but outside of those they don’t seem to give damn
     
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    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Went South today what a difference
    Fantastic riding in 32 degs. Incredible hairpins and mountain scenery
    Rain on the way back but a fridge full of cold cheap local beer soon cheered us up
     
  15. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Well after what was until then an uneventful trip, disaster struck
    I was making dinner and I noticed that one of the small screws had come out of the net where I store the hose pipe. Thinking on my feet I took one out from somewhere else and replaced it. Disaster averted! Note to sell
    Always Carry a small spare screw on these overland trips.
    Hilux and both bikes were outstanding
    Waiting for ferry now. I guess it could sink. Not going to be able to fix that one
     
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  16. nick_the_fish

    nick_the_fish Well-Known Member I am in great_britain

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    ...unless its due to a very small hole in the hull, which you could plug with a small screw
     
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  17. TonyP

    TonyP Super Moderator Supporter I am in uk

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    Make sure you have your parrot and speak with a pirate accent and you will be fine
     
  18. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Nick I like your thinking but as I pointed out I don’t actually have a spare screw with me so I look like keeping my fingers crossed for now
     
  19. Olazz

    Olazz Well-Known Member Supporter I am in zimbabwe

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    You're going to get banned from Germany soon CJ. I recall you got snapped last time you rode a bike there!!
     
  20. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    No, YOU did if I recall. I had the sense to stick to the limits and have my visor down. Remember now? 30 kph round a bend on a hill in a village. Most of the cameras in France have been, errm, 'seen to', by the locals. Amazing what you can do with spray paint.
     
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