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First "long" ride aboard the new Blue Ship
« on: May 13, 2013, 10:10:53 PM »
Just back from a tour in Ardennes, with my buddies. Stayed in Rocroi and toured around our base camp. We followed the valleys of the Meuse and Semois rivers: twisty roads, up and down. Nice riding despite lousy weather. Went to Givet, Philippeville, Beaumont, Chimay and back to Rocroi. The second day we went to Sedan, Bouillon and came back through Monthermé. Ardennes are a fun place for bikers, however sometimes the pavement, on the Belgian side, is not up to expectations...
We'll be back in the Region early June with a group of London business friends (12 of us) for our annual Tour. The Blue Trophy just confirmed all the good impressions I got when I first tried it!
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Re: First "long" ride aboard the new Blue Ship
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 10:33:52 PM »
I'm so jealous! :161:
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Re: First "long" ride aboard the new Blue Ship
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 09:14:25 PM »
Don't be! I'm sure in Texas you have also many nice roads to enjoy the TT
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Re: First "long" ride aboard the new Blue Ship
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 10:35:26 PM »
Thanks for the thoughtful words.  The roads themselves in Texas are generally pretty good.  Meaning that they are well maintained and smooth.  But the scenery....not comparable to much of Europe.  I've traveled all over several continents and I wouldn't rank Texas very highly.   The scenery is rather ordinary.  Nothing dramatic or spectacular.  A pleasant ride from one interesting place to another but not really a destination.
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Re: First "long" ride aboard the new Blue Ship
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2013, 09:05:39 PM »
see, here in Europe many people dream about the New World, while you guys are missing the Old one! (I lived five years in New Jersey, our son was born in Morristown)
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2013, 09:25:01 PM »
And my son was born in Grenoble!  My wife is Hungarian and we lived in France for nearly five years. Before that I spent several years commuting between Germany and the US.  My daughter, son and wife are dual nationals.  I would be too but my Hungarian is not good enough to pass the citizenship test.
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