N.I ABR's in the Pyrenees

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Re: N.I ABR's in the Pyrenees

Post by sparky40 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:47 am

Very good Heff. Well put together. More off road practice required?? A thought for 2018


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Re: N.I ABR's in the Pyrenees

Post by WillS » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:19 pm

Great report and photos, love riding that area.

"I cant recall the name of the village, but I'm sure someone will remind me ?"

The village you are looking down on is Baquiera a very popular and expensive Ski Resort. The road is the C-28.
There is a great off-road loop around the back of there from Bossòst part of the RB1.

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Re: N.I ABR's in the Pyrenees

Post by 92kk k100lt 193214 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:07 pm

I was hoping this report might eventually surface. Never doubted is was going to be a great trip for you. My trusty K100 has travelled a lot of roads like that too, just doesn't do roads with big rocks.

I was somewhat surprised to bump into Heff on the ferry from Cork, more so because I had some idea he was heading to eastern Europe around that time. I live about 5 miles from the ferry port so France is an easy one for me. Even with that the K100 got over 2,000 miles on it for the trip.

Leaving the ferry in rain, new tyres with all of 15 miles on them, also fresh brakes and pads all needing breaking in and I headed off and somewhat later sitting having a coffee I think near Nantes who walks in but Heff and the travellers.

At that stage my plan was allowing me 2 days to get to my destination, St Leon sur Vezere as I had an arrangement with Catcitrus from ABR that turned out a great trip. Weather improved, I encountered a motorway crash shortly after Nantes that caused serious tailbacks that I spotted just before I got to Junction 6 on the A83 so I went off the motorway on to a favourite non motorway dead straight tree lined road with no traffic, down through Niort and heading south east. I kept my usual steady [pedantic to many] pace that eventually caused me to abandon any plan for an overnight stop and put me in Perigueux for around 6pm and with the result that by 8pm I had met my local friends, eaten dinner, pitched tent with everything sorted and hitting the bed with the next day to spare.

I was thinking at that point of Heff and the others hoping a safe trip to Lourdes for their overnight stop.

I had a great time off too and now Heff's is posted I will have to try to add some photos.

Even better.........added a K1100LTSE while I was away, thanks to my friend who couldn't travel at the last minute giving me the nod.
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Post by Moorso » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:12 pm

That picture....that arse :o :cry: so many nightmares to come!
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Re: N.I ABR's in the Pyrenees

Post by Flintlock » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:32 pm

Yep - that arse could pass for a "ride in" motorbike parking bay :shock:

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Re: N.I ABR's in the Pyrenees

Post by Heff » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:16 pm

Flintlock wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:32 pm
Yep - that arse could pass for a "ride in" motorbike parking bay :shock:
Moorso wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:12 pm
That picture....that arse :o :cry: so many nightmares to come!
Its Ok for you guys its only a picture, but I was there :shock: :mrgreen:
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Re: N.I ABR's in the Pyrenees

Post by loudpedal » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:50 pm

Nice one guys.

Thanks for the pic's and report Heff.


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Re: N.I ABR's in the Pyrenees

Post by Peter Watson » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:12 am

Flintlock wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:19 pm
Some great pics there Heff
Yeh he's not doing a bad job eh ?

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Re: N.I ABR's in the Pyrenees

Post by Peter Watson » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:14 am

Flintlock wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:32 pm
Yep - that arse could pass for a "ride in" motorbike parking bay :shock:
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