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  • Offline stuggyzx10   gb

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    Hi from Scotland
    on: December 14, 2021, 07:22:43 pm
    December 14, 2021, 07:22:43 pm
    Hi All...had a good few bikes over the years plenty Yamahas,Kawasaki,Suzuki, Aprilia, Honda....etc etc and i have just bought my first BMW ..2018 XR1000 SE and love it so far and planning a tour in europe hopefully next year....only thing done so far is a Hi level MIVV Can and taken the pannier racks off...looking forward to picking up some tips and info on the forum....

    Cheers  Stu

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    Re: Hi from Scotland
    Reply #1 on: December 14, 2021, 08:06:47 pm
    December 14, 2021, 08:06:47 pm
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    Enjoy the bike. And keep us informed if you plan a Europe trip. Hopefully getting to the Pyrenees in May, but who knows ? :087:.
    Cheers :821:
    Andy
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    Re: Hi from Scotland
    Reply #2 on: December 15, 2021, 07:06:08 am
    December 15, 2021, 07:06:08 am
    *Originally Posted by stuggyzx10 [+]
    Hi All...had a good few bikes over the years plenty Yamahas,Kawasaki,Suzuki, Aprilia, Honda....etc etc and i have just bought my first BMW ..2018 XR1000 SE and love it so far and planning a tour in europe hopefully next year....only thing done so far is a Hi level MIVV Can and taken the pannier racks off...looking forward to picking up some tips and info on the forum....

    Cheers  Stu

     :400: on board, pretty new myself and followed a similar path to you, ending with my first BMW.. so far so good. Good set of peeps on here, been very helpful to me in the short time I've been on board..

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    Re: Hi from Scotland
    Reply #3 on: December 16, 2021, 08:00:35 am
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    *Originally Posted by Asw63632004 [+]
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    Enjoy the bike. And keep us informed if you plan a Europe trip. Hopefully getting to the Pyrenees in May, but who knows ? :087:.
    Cheers :821:
    Andy

    What's the snow situation in the Pyrenees in May (typically)?   

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    Re: Hi from Scotland
    Reply #4 on: December 16, 2021, 09:01:19 am
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    Been there twice round  that time of year - all the passes were clear . No problems with snow at all . Got caught in some flash floods in Andorra though ! That was an experience I wouldn't want to go through again . :156:
    Never been further East than Andorra , so can't comment on the mountains in that region. Look good according to Best Biking Roads  :028:
    We are hoping to do them this trip though - if we get there .  Ferry has been cancelled twice  . Brittany Ferries have been good to deal with regarding transfering the booking though .
    Cheers.
    Andy

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    Re: Hi from Scotland
    Reply #5 on: December 16, 2021, 09:31:32 am
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    Welcome to the forum Stu.
    Pyrenees end of May looks like the place to be.
    I'm all booked up.
    See you there.  :015:

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    Re: Hi from Scotland
    Reply #6 on: December 16, 2021, 11:50:16 am
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    *Originally Posted by Asw63632004 [+]
    Been there twice round  that time of year - all the passes were clear . No problems with snow at all . Got caught in some flash floods in Andorra though ! That was an experience I wouldn't want to go through again . :156:
    Never been further East than Andorra , so can't comment on the mountains in that region. Look good according to Best Biking Roads  :028:
    We are hoping to do them this trip though - if we get there .  Ferry has been cancelled twice  . Brittany Ferries have been good to deal with regarding transfering the booking though .
    Cheers.

    That is interesting to know, thanks.     I might look to there in May in addition to September next year. 

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    Re: Hi from Scotland
    Reply #7 on: December 16, 2021, 12:48:18 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
    That is interesting to know, thanks.     I might look to there in May in addition to September next year.

    It's a bit hit and miss really, had a mate try in early may a few years back, he was at the tail end of a 12 mile tail back getting in to Andorra because of snow, they turned back. :013:

    I was there mid May, again, a few years back. We made it from St Beat to Colliore but had to ride through snow and sleet.. oddly enough, when we got to Colliore we stripped off and went for a swim..  :028:

    You pays yer money.. etc tec.  :164:

    Fantastic area to ride though, I'd go back in a heart beat..  :020:

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    Re: Hi from Scotland
    Reply #8 on: December 17, 2021, 02:19:55 pm
    December 17, 2021, 02:19:55 pm
    Cheers Guys fingers crossed we get to Europe next year ....