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Re: Western Tour on Trophy SE
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2020, 01:37:07 PM »
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Novocastrian,
Where is that fabulous site and what month of the year is it?
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Re: Western Tour on Trophy SE
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2020, 01:54:07 PM »
Novocastrian - that looks like a wonderful place to ride!   :062:  I am a big fan of cooler weather rides.  The Trophy and your jacket fit in well with that landscape.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Western Tour on Trophy SE
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2020, 01:54:40 PM »
Novocastrian,
Where is that fabulous site and what month of the year is it?

It was June last year, crossing the Alps from Switzerland to Italy.  There were many fantastic passes in the Alps, but to be honest the Trophy is a bit of a handful on some of the hairpin bends.  We travelled from Great Britain to the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Austria and back through Germany again to our ferry in the Netherlands. The trip was around 5,000 miles and a lot of fun.
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Re: Western Tour on Trophy SE
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2020, 01:57:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by pabramo [+]
Novocastrian - that looks like a wonderful place to ride!   :062:  I am a big fan of cooler weather rides.  The Trophy and your jacket fit in well with that landscape.  Thanks for sharing.

Oh yes, we have to maintain colour coordination  :008: :008:

It's just coincidence actually.  That's my air mesh jacket that I use for higher temperatures.  We are from Newcastle-upon-Tyne so we don't feel the cold  :062:
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Re: Western Tour on Trophy SE
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2020, 02:30:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by Novocastrian [+]
It was June last year, crossing the Alps from Switzerland to Italy.  There were many fantastic passes in the Alps, but to be honest the Trophy is a bit of a handful on some of the hairpin bends.  We travelled from Great Britain to the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Austria and back through Germany again to our ferry in the Netherlands. The trip was around 5,000 miles and a lot of fun.

Thank you.

We also made the Alps in 2018 and it was fun.

You're right, those horseshoe curves are somewhat complicated for the Trophy. Stelvio with the highest preaching is done well.
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Re: Western Tour on Trophy SE
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2020, 01:56:49 AM »
pabramo,

Thanks for the cot info. Do you use a pad under your sleeping bag to retain warmth?

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Re: Western Tour on Trophy SE
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2020, 01:17:54 PM »
 Tom,

:169:  I have a thermarest inflatable sleeping pad that I put on the cot.  It provides a little more comfort and insulation.  I have one that inflates with about 5 or 6 breaths.  It packs up into a pretty small size.  After riding all day I really like having a decent night's sleep.  It takes a few more minutes to set up and take down in the morning but it all packs up small and makes for a better night.  Happy camping.

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Re: Western Tour on Trophy SE
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2020, 01:24:26 PM »
Just for a fun comparison - here is a picture of motorcycle camping from 1983:



That's a little different from these days:



Either way, it's a great way to spend some time!

Peter

 



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