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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2021, 09:30:05 am »
Sadly I had to skip this killer camping spot and continue on my way





One would think that Spain is on the other side of that fence  ;D
 

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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2021, 09:33:20 am »
fantastic! so nice to see other parts of the world.  :thumleft:
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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2021, 09:43:32 am »
I eventually started to decent into a valley



This narrow, tarred road seemed quite isolated so I decided to have lunch. It doesnt have much of a shoulder, but I should be fine..



Man, I just started to nom on my sardines when I heard Sarel van der Merwe approaching. I had just enough time flag the DHL guy down and prevent him from slamming into my parked bike.  :imaposer:
 

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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2021, 09:51:12 am »
Bet he thought who parks in the middle of the road !  :biggrin:
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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2021, 09:57:24 am »
Crossing another river and it was get really hot!



No idea what the temperature was, but I was kakking

Random little town with its customary church


Looking at my track, I had quite a shock to see how little progress I had made!
My finger indicates tonights' camp spot  :dousing:


By this tine the heat was getting to me and upon spotting this river, I decided to cool down some



 

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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2021, 09:58:32 am »
Bet he thought who parks in the middle of the road !  :biggrin:
Yip! I felt like an idiot.
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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2021, 09:59:32 am »
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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2021, 10:05:02 am »
Feeling refreshed, I continued East.



..erm


Ending up in this, hidden by the tall grass ditch, was unplanned.
At first glance I thought that I might be in a bit of a pickle, but the light weight 500 was easily recovered  :thumleft:
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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2021, 10:16:45 am »
It was now later in the afternoon, and I was again feeling hungry and tired.
I found the quintessential French countryside restaurant.

Unfortunately they were already closed but more than happy to fill my bladder with water.


They were curious to hear where I'm from, and when informing that I'm South African, they suggested that I should join them for a late afternoon sandwich  :thumleft:

This was one tasty saamie
 
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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2021, 10:20:30 am »
I was running waaay behind schedule at this stage and decided to hit the quickest road to the camp site.

This is where I was happy to have the tower + wider/taller seat + lowered foot pegs. Man I like this bike!


Expenses up until now:
At 21km/l: 28 euro for fuel
lunch: 5 euro
camp: 6 euro
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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2021, 10:25:54 am »
This looks like a epic trip. Thanks for sharing it with us and keep those beautiful photo's coming  :thumleft:
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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2021, 10:27:37 am »
Day 3
I've now done adventure rides in 10 countries and this day had some of the best riding I have ever done  :ricky:


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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2021, 10:52:14 am »
Hierdie is goeies ek wag vir nog  :ricky:
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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2021, 11:15:19 am »
Foggit voorvel, ek is net terug uit Kaokoland, met natuurlik die aanpas probleme soos ander mense, verkeer en en ens..... maar ek is reeds jaloers!  :drif:
Enjoy it there, it's an awesome part of the 'first' world  :thumleft:

Aangaande die Franse, jy begin praat in kliphard Afrikaans, Nederlands of Duits of watookal, maar NIE in Engels nie!
Natuurlik sal hulle dan nie die kloutjie by die oor bring nie, en eers dan is dit jou beurt om te se 'perhaps you speak English'?
Hulle sal dan opgelug lag en dit beaam, en dan is mens se convo verseker - saam met n aangename behandeling pleks van n stug stywe attitude!
Rede is die Franse haat die Engelse, WW2 to blame, en party keer weier hulle om dit te praat as mens in die taal begin, hulle dink dis eenvoudig arrogant.
My Frans is kaksleg so ek doen dit ook, en mens kom agter die lot IS baie vriendelik dan, en virseker behulpsaam  :thumleft:

Ek neem nou aan dis jou eerste keer in die gebeid, verskoon as jy al n ou hand daarso is.
Die Franse (en ook Spaanse) platteland is rerig vriendelik en party keer genuinely verbasend aangenaam en 'opreg', maar eers as jy begin om n geselsie aan te knoop.
In daai klein eating establishments doen dit, en dan vra vir 'local' dishes pleks van touristic grub - jy gaan jou vingers lek pel, of dalk sommer erens n lekker onderkome score  :thumleft:

Jy kan maar verder geniet daarso, doen my niks nie.....  :P
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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2021, 11:35:17 am »
Foggit voorvel, ek is net terug uit Kaokoland, met natuurlik die aanpas probleme soos ander mense, verkeer en en ens..... maar ek is reeds jaloers!  :drif:
Enjoy it there, it's an awesome part of the 'first' world  :thumleft:

Aangaande die Franse, jy begin praat in kliphard Afrikaans, Nederlands of Duits of watookal, maar NIE in Engels nie!
Natuurlik sal hulle dan nie die kloutjie by die oor bring nie, en eers dan is dit jou beurt om te se 'perhaps you speak English'?
Hulle sal dan opgelug lag en dit beaam, en dan is mens se convo verseker - saam met n aangename behandeling pleks van n stug stywe attitude!
Rede is die Franse haat die Engelse, WW2 to blame, en party keer weier hulle om dit te praat as mens in die taal begin, hulle dink dis eenvoudig arrogant.
My Frans is kaksleg so ek doen dit ook, en mens kom agter die lot IS baie vriendelik dan, en virseker behulpsaam  :thumleft:

Ek neem nou aan dis jou eerste keer in die gebeid, verskoon as jy al n ou hand daarso is.
Die Franse (en ook Spaanse) platteland is rerig vriendelik en party keer genuinely verbasend aangenaam en 'opreg', maar eers as jy begin om n geselsie aan te knoop.
In daai klein eating establishments doen dit, en dan vra vir 'local' dishes pleks van touristic grub - jy gaan jou vingers lek pel, of dalk sommer erens n lekker onderkome score  :thumleft:

Jy kan maar verder geniet daarso, doen my niks nie.....  :P
As n Afrikaanse out Engels praat sal hulle mos reeds snif in die neus kry  :lol8:
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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2021, 11:52:21 am »
As n Afrikaanse out Engels praat sal hulle mos reeds snif in die neus kry

Nee, dit sal hulle eers doen as hy hulle sy voorvel wys!


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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2021, 12:50:23 pm »
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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2021, 01:14:56 pm »
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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2021, 01:16:33 pm »
Looks awesome.  Maybe there is hope and we can start thinking about adventuring beyond Ceres again.
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Re: Pyrenees on a 500
« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2021, 05:32:45 pm »
Hell, man, memories flooding back of my 1975 (? - I think) trip on my Bultaco. Ship from Southampton to San Sebastian, disembark up the ramp to read the instruction "Right On The Drive"  Eh?  ???. And on our way to explore the mountain range staying mostly on the Spanish side with a couple of brief crossings into France and a couple of days stay in Andorra. War being waged all around us between the Spanish military and the Basque 'terrorists'. Roads blocked off everywhere, but we blithely rode around the barriers and encountered squads of Soldiers who just looked, "Estupido Ingleses" and waved us on. Got stopped and lectured by cops on their Sanglas police bikes for riding through a mountain tunnel without lights. The glow worms on my Bultaco wouldn't have made any difference anyway, about as good as a luminous watch face. Wild camping just across the road from a huge apple orchard, when suddenly all hell broke loose in the night with what seemed to be the mother of all thunder storms. But no, there was a terrible drought, and there were clouds up above so they were firing rockets into the clouds to provoke a cloudburst. And it worked, big time! My camping gear was not of the best and we got drenched. Luckily the scorching sun next morning had everything dried out in an hour or so.

Oops, I can't go on hi-jacking someone else's thread especially since I've no pictures to post. But thanks for re kindling my memories.  :biggrin:
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