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Breaking my ankle on my Triumph Bonnie 40 years ago last week. Only time I have ever broken any bones on a motorbike.
I was shagging my bird who was up front with her back to the petrol tank. Just as I was getting to the vinegar strokes the fecking bike fell off the centre stand and over we went. You try picking up a Bonnie with a, as it turned out broken ankle. Better still try kick starting it as well and riding it home.My Dad had to cut my boot off my ankle was so swollen.
Next day my girl friends Dad is round kicking off about her arms and knees being skinned and how I was never to take her on the bike again. If he only had known the truth about how his daughter was being taken lol.
« on: 19 March 2017, 08:00:51 PM »
Just back from a 10 day trip from were I live SW France to the Costa Blanca were I used to live. Why did I ever move away from Spain.
Anyway did my best to avoid the Toll roads and Motorways. Broke the run up down and back with an overnight stop in a cheap hostel **star used booking.com €25.00 basic but comfortable and clean. Decent enough bar /restaurant in Monreal del Campo about 100kms south of Zaragoza. Had a bit of a thirst on me so had 6 pints and a large whiskey to take to bed that and my menu del Dia € 24.00.
Had good dry and warm weather all the way down,. Great biking roads N 330 is a cracker s is the N284. Only day it rained was the Monday but seeing as I was having a day away from the bike with my mate did not bother me.
I had a couple of days getting re familiar again with the Bernia Mountains at the back of Benissa and Jalon valley. I love it up there and with the tourist not about one could misbehave.
Came back over the Pyrenees passing through Formigal and Panitcosa ski resorts again weather amazing. The only down side with the MT09 is the fuel tank size at 14 litres it is a pain as if you are giving it some you can be looking for a petrol station every 100 mils or so. This is my 3rd long haul tour in a year. Sw France to N Ireland last April, Sw France to N Wales in September and this run. Not bad for an old fart at 68.
Question I know the Ponderosa do B&B but do they have a bar in the B&B bit ? I have been to the Ponderosa many times. Let's face it on tour after a hard days riding one would want a beer or 3. As far as I know the closest pub to the there would be the Britannia Inn?
Lew - Can you send me a link that article please?
There you go BB, But I see someone has posted a more recent up dated link. I still filter here in France. My rule of thumb is if you see the locals do it and it is obviously not dangerous then go for it.
Completely agree BB The French are masters of tailgating but concerning how they behave on motorways they can show the Brits how to drive. Not often do you see them hogging the middle lane. Also if you are a biker the French will move over so you can pass. I can count one hand the number of times I have seen brits do that, Okay when filtering you see it but I have also seen it the other way were they move over to block you.
Just been reading an interesting article about filtering in France the article was dated 2011, Dirty police tactics, Filtering has been made illegal in France €90 spot fine + 3 points wtf, everyone filters in France.
This should get on my Goat section, sitting on the M1 & M6 average speed cameras and 50mph is the permitted speed so you are doing your 50, speed limiter applied and the next thing is you have some twat behind you tailgating and flashing there head light.
The over one restricted speed areas and cameras , ^60 MPH is flashing on the Gantries but the traffic is backed up so you are crawling along in second gear.
Why does it take a million years do carry out motorway upgrading on the M1&M6, I am spoilt living in France how can the French keep traffic moving at a decent lick and still do carriage repairs in weeks never months