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Old 13-02-2007, 06:45 PM
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Some friends of mine are doing a trip, bit of a pisstake of 'Long way round' BUT loads of people think they have bitten off a bit too much, the idea 'was' 4500 around Europe in 14 days, but 2 of them are over 50 and one is fat (slob on here), is 4500 miles unrealistic? what would a realastic distance be? Bear in mind they are going to be filming the trip and will be trying to meet interesting people along the way.

I'm thinking 2500 miles is a better target.
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Old 13-02-2007, 07:13 PM
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Thats a tad over 320 miles a day... not too bad..

and whats this about over 50 and fat feckers.. slob could live off his fat reserves for a month and not have to stop like you kids....
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Old 13-02-2007, 07:20 PM
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Its not 320 miles a day, there are actually 10 days of riding and 3 days of rest so thats 450 a day, then if they have any probs,like trying to get Slob out of bars....... I think 250 a day is a better figure.
They want to keep it real and the sort of trip any rider could do.
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Old 13-02-2007, 07:24 PM
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so thats 450 a day,
10 hours averaging 45 mph, depends on the type of roads I suppose
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Old 13-02-2007, 07:27 PM
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Its not 320 miles a day, there are actually 10 days of riding and 3 days of rest so thats 450 a day, then if they have any probs,like trying to get Slob out of bars....... I think 250 a day is a better figure.
They want to keep it real and the sort of trip any rider could do.
personally if they want to meet people, find routes/hotels etc and film etc 450 would be a challenge

250-300 would be more realistic

mileages are easier abroad (unless its sunday in france when no petrol staions are open (or in lots of areas)

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Old 13-02-2007, 08:30 PM
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No motorways. So not teararsing about, this is the sort of trip any 50 year could manage in his 2 weeks holiday, so I think go for 250 a day.

I once did Faro to Le Harve (1500) in 26 hours with a four hour stop, I was 30 and I certainly would not like to try it now I'm 52.
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Old 14-02-2007, 08:30 AM
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Spoke to them last night, Dan reckons its going to be his last big mad ride before he gets too old, I think slob is trying to force him into a heart attack.

Good luck to them.
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Old 14-02-2007, 08:43 AM
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I always allow 2 hours riding time for every 100 miles when abroad, seems to work out pretty well. This includes fuel/fag/coffee/piss/dump stops. 250 miles is a before lunchtime type of mileage....I usually end up having a few 500/600 mile days when I'm over there for a couple of weeks.

Mate of mine just turned 50 and has a real bee in his bonnet about going to Monte Carlo for the weekend, wants to leave on the Friday and get back home on the Monday..looks like I've been talked into tagging along Should be good as it's gonna be no girlies so no faffing about at fuel stops
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I can't do more than 250 miles a day in comfort, on roads that are new to me..but you are all 10 years and more younger than me..and so are your bikes..still if you are going to do more than just blurred helmet cam film the trip I think 2500 is enough, after all your not trying to set records..when you stop arguing and work out the route plan..i'd love to see it!!...Where do you plan the 3 day stop..or will it be a day at a time when you see somewhere good?.... John
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i suppose it also depends on wether you want to ride 10 hrs a day under deadline pressure or wether a relaxed ride and enjoying it
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Peter an' myself went on a trip last summer. He done around the 4000 mile mark with his trip down from Glasgow to Harwich an' home again afterwards. Mine was about 3150. We were away 17 days, travelled thru Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania an' Poland before spendin' the last few days in Germany with our club before headin' home. We had one full day in Tallinn, one full day in Kaunas/Vilnius an' we enjoyed the villa Loewenherz biker hotel in Germany so much the first night that we stopped a second before going to Lingen for our clubs summer party.

The first blast from the port in Denmark to our campsite in Sweden was around 420 miles, a long day for me. Mostly we were doin' around 250 miles an' on some days much less. Far better to not overdo it if you want to spend time in places seein' the local life.

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'People' probably think they'd be better off doing it in a motorhome as well.
Tell 'people' to get fukt off, grab the bull by the bollocks, and get out there and do it, they'll either make it or they'll die trying, either way it'll be an adventure.
I wouldn't do it, it's too far and i'm too old...
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Far better to not overdo it if you want to spend time in places seein' the local life.
Have to agree there. Better to actually see something of where you're going rather than just blat through it for the kudos of saying you've done thousands of miles.

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Couple of years ago I did 3000 miles over 7 days, some of those days did no travelling, one of the days did about 600 miles, it was hard on my bum but I did it and could do it again but think I would rather aim at no more than 300 miles in one day.

Oh yeah and camped every night except the last night.
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get out there and do it, they'll either make it or they'll die trying, either way it'll be an adventure.
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Old 16-02-2007, 10:55 AM
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We may have a problem, Slob and Dan had a fight last night and Dan got done for 115 in a 60 afterwards.
Now we cant find him.
Slob reckons I should go instead.


Should I???? I'm 52 and unfit, but I'll leave it up to you lot, if you say go then I'll go. (Bollox I can see my insurance payout going on a new bike.... )
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We may have a problem, Slob and Dan had a fight last night and Dan got done for 115 in a 60 afterwards.
Now we cant find him.
Slob reckons I should go instead.


Should I???? I'm 52 and unfit, but I'll leave it up to you lot, if you say go then I'll go. (Bollox I can see my insurance payout going on a new bike.... )

You are not getting any younger mate do it now there is nothing worse than in years to come saying "I wish i had done that" because you maynever get the chance again.

Insurance money on a bike i would say that is what it is intended for Do a real Biker would
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Old 16-02-2007, 11:07 AM
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We may have a problem, Slob and Dan had a fight last night and Dan got done for 115 in a 60 afterwards.
Now we cant find him.
Slob reckons I should go instead.


Should I???? I'm 52 and unfit, but I'll leave it up to you lot, if you say go then I'll go. (Bollox I can see my insurance payout going on a new bike.... )
To quote a lyric off my next CD "An I don't want it said when I'm on my deathbed there are things I ain't done that I should"

Don't be askin' our opinions pyro, make your own bloody mind up an' go Then come back an' tell us about it.
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Old 16-02-2007, 11:14 AM
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I reckon if you dont do it you will probably regret it

Go on, you know you want to.
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Old 16-02-2007, 11:14 AM
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Do a real Biker would

Wot??? Get drunk and bite hte heads off of chickens!

I was going to do it anyway, just wondered what you lot would say!

FTW! Now all I need is a decentbike, I had better sort the website out tomorrow then...

Hey Blue / Nik wanna do an article on us? I see the headlines now

"Fat slob and old people wont get past Dover!"
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Old 16-02-2007, 11:16 AM
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More like Fat Slob rides 500 miles without falling off or breaking down!!
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Old 16-02-2007, 11:19 AM
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I have seen him ride further than 200 miles, it took him 2 hours to stop wobbling though..
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Well, the first part of the splendid Mr Stevie's travels is in the next issue of BSH, so that might inspire you...

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Old 16-02-2007, 01:41 PM
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It done and dusted, I'm going instead of Dan, we are going to try for 4500 miles in 14 days, we have got some camera equipment to film it and CB Nick is going to build in all the radio equipment, Nick also says you will be able to track us at any second through APRS, live on one of the Radio Ham websites.

Now all we need is a few decent bikes....(crosses fingers...)

Next thing is to fix the dates and then arrange for places to stay.

I will revamp the website this wekend to reflect the changes.
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