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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
United Kingdom

Posts: 64,007
Tiger Explorer


icon01 Jul 2013 14:27
Yes, it's back. A thread I can join in with as well.

Dates: Saturday 7th June to Saturday 14th June.

Area: The Vosges Mountains and Black Forest.

Rides Out: Le Linge, Route Des Cretes, Hartmannswillerkopf, Pfetterhouse. Todtnau toboggan run and D500.

Plus silly days which may involve Kayaks and MTB hire.

2 days to get there and 2 to get back with an overnight stop in a cheap Motel or similar.

After much deliberation based on our previous trips it seems best to go with an Hotel in a town/village with bars and other sites within staggering distance and this has been the hardest thing to find thus far for 8-9 rooms. THe Vosges area is favourite at present due to the fact most of the places in Germany appear to be apartments of sorts and Google Street view is not available in the Black Forest yet.

I shall be posting some hotels shortly but at present the favourites are from booking.com

Gasthaus Hotel Rebstock Hauptstraße 45, 79364 Malterdingen.
Hotel Arc-En-Ciel, 38, Route De Sélestat, 68000 Colmar.
Plus a few "in the middle of nowhere" types that I shall look at again if the above are deemed unsuitable. More shall be added as and when I get replies from the hotels.


Anyway, I look forward to it and get your places booked smartish as they will be limited to 9 rooms.
I daresay the usual nutters will reply.:thumbup::tongueout:
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Dave sp3
Bedfordshire,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Jul 2013 09:11
Yep I'm interested Fret:thumbup: but hopefully you mean the B500:tongueout:could we not squeeze in one more night an come home Sunday :grin:
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
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icon02 Jul 2013 13:42
That road will do as well :lol::blush:

I have no problem with an extra night, I was just thinking of those who have a long way to travel.................................
On second thoughts, he's only a foreigner, so I'll see what I can get.:lol:
We could do a 2 stop run on the way back with one night nearer the port/tunnel again so we don't have to rush. Those 70-100 mile morning runs are just perfect.
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Dave sp3
Bedfordshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,689
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icon02 Jul 2013 20:05
yea that sounds great, if the others are all ok with that:thumbup:
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StomaStumpy
Lincolnshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 4,226
Tiger Sport


icon15 Jul 2013 13:54
Hmm, sounds good. Better book the time off now (not that it made any difference this year).
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GT200
Bedworth, Warks.,
United Kingdom

Posts: 136
Daytona 955i (02CE, 03)


icon17 Jul 2013 17:30
Fret, we did a trip to Black Forest a couple of years ago, stopping at Hotel Baeren, Lossburg. Excellent 1/2 board for 3 nights including a motorbike riding guide who led us round the local biking roads. He went like Joe Buggery if you asked , a great time was had by all

check him out, Thomas if I remember right

:smile::smile:
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
United Kingdom

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icon19 Jul 2013 17:55
Thanks for the tip, alas fully booked. :sad:
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Frogger
Brittany,
France

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icon22 Jul 2013 17:24
I'm in please. Sir TT says that he's in too but I don't see any sign of that on here yet.

It is good to see that you enjoyed Bouillion again Fret. You were right about it being hot for riding. I just got back from the bike meet in the Charente that I told you about previously and it was 36+ on the way back so time to wear industrial strength gussets :smile: An old friend of yours, Mr Angel, was there and sends his regards.
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
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icon22 Jul 2013 18:09
I'm still looking for a decent venue, with a river, bike hire and some bars around the hotel. Plenty of lone hotels around, so I may put a choice up here in a month or so and see what the general consensus is.
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Dave sp3
Bedfordshire,
United Kingdom

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icon23 Jul 2013 19:15
any off these in the right area Fretty poos
http://www.hotel-schacher.de/Hotel_Schac...
http://thegrunenberg.com/
http://www.pension-williams.com/
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Frogger
Brittany,
France

Posts: 314
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icon23 Jul 2013 19:53
Hmmmm. Not any action from Twiggy. Perhaps :_

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Fores...

will get some interest :evil:
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
United Kingdom

Posts: 19,587
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icon24 Jul 2013 21:15
Spooky. Mention cake and I appear. :grin:

I'm game for anything, anytime, any place, please Frettypoos :thumbup: 27
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Frogger
Brittany,
France

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icon25 Jul 2013 20:25
As if by magic .........
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
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icon26 Jul 2013 07:11
We're getting there. The hotel list is getting smaller, but it's either in Colmar or a small town/village with only a couple of bars.

I'm choosing the French side of the Rhine as it's easier to see what the towns are like on Google Maps, unless I find a stonker of a hotel on the German side.

Anyway, here's a couple of routes I have planned, I'm only guessing the start towns as these are in the areas I am looking at, but you get the idea.
As usual there is a WW1 element involved, this time "Le Linge" in the Vosges region and the town of Pfetterhouse is where the line of trenches ended.

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=6+P...

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=col...
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Dave sp3
Bedfordshire,
United Kingdom

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icon27 Jul 2013 08:45


I guess not then:blush:
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
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icon27 Jul 2013 10:29
All appreciated, Dave, I haven't ruled them out. But most of the hotels I have looked at are showing no rooms as I guess it's too early to book yet, or the rooms available are mainly apartments or suites on the German side of the border. Most infuriating..

I am trying to book 8 rooms at a max of €70 including brekkers, otherwise the costs increase dramatically.
Mind you, it may be only 7 if Ethel doesn't get something decent to ride distances on.

Mind you, that first link looks tempting.:thumbup:
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
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icon30 Jul 2013 14:31
We have rooms!!!

http://www.booking.com/hotel/fr/grand-mu...

Not the best hotel, but good parking and a swiming pool to drink plenty of takeaway beer on.

Also booked this one as an alternative.

http://www.booking.com/hotel/fr/au-val-s...

Plenty of restaurants and bars nearby by the look of things.

Now to book the overnight stays on the way there and back.:thumbup:
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Dave sp3
Bedfordshire,
United Kingdom

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icon31 Jul 2013 08:10
That first one looks a bit iffy to me they have Alsatian's on the specialty menu 30
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
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icon31 Jul 2013 13:31
I've had many an old dog in my time.:evil:

Town looks good, so I'll stick with it unless I can find anything else as these also have plenty of spare rooms at present.
Hopefully it's the 8 usual suspects, although the missus is coming along to keep you all in check again.
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Dave sp3
Bedfordshire,
United Kingdom

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icon01 Aug 2013 07:37
Yea it does look good:thumbup: it will be good to see Ruth again say hi to her for me
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
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icon01 Aug 2013 14:21
I even have plans for a trip the followng year :blush:
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Dave sp3
Bedfordshire,
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icon02 Aug 2013 11:19
Spill the beans then :smile:
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
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icon02 Aug 2013 12:18
Austria!:thumbup:

I would love to do Auschwitz, but that is a long trip.
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Dave sp3
Bedfordshire,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Aug 2013 19:31
sounds like a 2 week trip to me :thumbup:
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

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icon03 Aug 2013 14:40
I'm in :thumbup: (For 2014 trip, that is.)
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Frogger
Brittany,
France

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icon03 Aug 2013 21:01
Wow. And I didn't even have to tell him there is a brewery .........

http://www.pinkus-mueller.de/
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
United Kingdom

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icon09 Aug 2013 14:29
umm, wrong town and wrong country, you senile old Beemer rider.:lol:
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Frogger
Brittany,
France

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icon09 Aug 2013 20:22
He wouldn't know that :tongueout:
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
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icon10 Aug 2013 05:39
:frown:
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Frogger
Brittany,
France

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icon10 Aug 2013 09:59
He's standing behind me isn't he? :blush:
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
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icon10 Aug 2013 13:26
He is. You can't miss him.
He's the round shaped object.
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Phill
Pig Hill,
United Kingdom

Posts: 20,276
Daytona T595


icon01 Sep 2013 18:54
Fret, if there is space and if you lot will have me, can you squeeze me in please? I've been saving frantically :blush:
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
United Kingdom

Posts: 64,007
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icon01 Sep 2013 21:25
You're in.
1st come, first served. 7 out of the 8 rooms now taken.

List of attendees so far.
Me
FatBosunMaxTwiggy
Ice Cream Van Nige
Len stinkaweeBMW
Philllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
Dave SP3/Tigerdropper1200
StumpyDave with an Ice Cream Truck? :evil:
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StomaStumpy
Lincolnshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 4,226
Tiger Sport


icon02 Sep 2013 11:55
I'll still be on the black Daytona.

After the last few months I'm considering this trip as something of a swansong and getting rid of the bikes. I can't remember the last time I rode one before yesterday (for anything other than getting an MOT).
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Phill
Pig Hill,
United Kingdom

Posts: 20,276
Daytona T595


icon02 Sep 2013 16:13
That's a pity Dave :sad:

But I have to admit, I've ridden my Mtb more than my speedtona :blush:
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Cat Funt
Fuck off Bignose,
United Kingdom

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icon11 Sep 2013 17:53
No Rob or Vince? :sad:

V will want a decent ride to test his BMW out :lol:
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StomaStumpy
Lincolnshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 4,226
Tiger Sport


icon11 Sep 2013 22:16
I was talking to a FretTour virgin at Goodfest who said he was interested...

Come along Mr TopBox, you know you'll miss us if you don't come.

And it isn't exactly unusual for Vince not to have signed up this early.
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

Posts: 39,951
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icon12 Sep 2013 07:44
I spoke with V on Tuesday evening. He's coming along and was going to drop Fret a note along those lines.
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
United Kingdom

Posts: 64,007
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icon12 Sep 2013 14:16
This is Vince we are talking about. I will get a call 2 days before we are due to go. :lol:


Obviously my brakes, cruise control, lights, cylinder head, centre stand and drive shaft will all have failed by then, so I will be on a new bike.

I can only get extra rooms here. We now have ten rooms booked
http://www.booking.com/hotel/fr/au-val-s...

I can get 10 here, but it's a bit remote. http://www.booking.com/hotel/fr/restaura...
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

Posts: 39,951
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icon13 Sep 2013 07:27
Anywhere that has a choice of places to eat and drink in the evening :thumbup:
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
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icon13 Sep 2013 13:34
We'll stick to the original one in Munster. :thumbup:
I will keep looking to see if the one with a pool comes free, although it's only the first night that is fully booked, so if a couple of peeps don't mind sharing...........................................
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Phill
Pig Hill,
United Kingdom

Posts: 20,276
Daytona T595


icon13 Sep 2013 19:29
I don't mind sharing, I snore like a freight train though :lol:
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Rob NMTB
Redditch,
United Kingdom

Posts: 54,527
Speed Triple 1050


icon13 Sep 2013 20:41
Twiggy:
No Rob or Vince? :sad:

V will want a decent ride to test his BMW out :lol:




V has bought a Beemer ? 30

How'll he cope, not being the centre of attention at every stop ?03



I can't commit at this stage, don't want to muck folk about:sad:
Looks like places are filling up tho.
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Fret
The Aquaduct?,
United Kingdom

Posts: 64,007
Tiger Explorer


icon14 Sep 2013 10:02
I've saved you a room, Rob.

Vince has been "getting a beemer" ever since I have known him and still insists on crippling himself in summer gear on a daytona.:lol:
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Rob NMTB
Redditch,
United Kingdom

Posts: 54,527
Speed Triple 1050


icon14 Sep 2013 16:07
49

Cheers Andy,

will let you know, either way, asap :smile:
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Depth Charge Ethel
Chi,
United Kingdom

Posts: 4,110
Daytona T595


icon01 Oct 2013 13:53
Dribble...
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Oct 2013 08:17
If we do have to share, may I suggest Phill and MV share a room in another hotel? :lol:
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Dave sp3
Bedfordshire,
United Kingdom

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icon02 Oct 2013 10:05
I second that motion :grin:
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Depth Charge Ethel
Chi,
United Kingdom

Posts: 4,110
Daytona T595


icon02 Oct 2013 13:56
I'm passing a motion...
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Sir TT
Church of 3 Saints,
United Kingdom

Posts: 39,951
Enthusiast


icon02 Oct 2013 14:44
Always said you were full of s!$%..:tongueout:
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