Dumb and dumber ride to the nuda meet (the long way)

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Re: Dumb and dumber ride to the nuda meet (the long way)

Post by Ironzie » Tue May 31, 2016 11:16 am

Thanks again clik it does help to motivate me to update even when its difficult to do so
Ok so i wrote this bit last night but couldn't post it cos of internet or lack of

Ok so i haven't had proper wifi for a few days now so i can't post any pics unfortunately

Because of the French fuel strike i made new plans couple days ago and decided that we would stay another day at the nuda meet and miss out Italy and our return into France. I decided since we were having such a nice time at the nuda meet and it was very reasonably priced 38euro per day, that was a cracking breakfast and fantastic dinner

I will return back to our last day at the nuda meet when i get wifi because i have lots of pics to show

The new plan was to drop down into Austria for a day and then back into the black forest to finish off the rest of our route that we had ran out of time but in reverse this time

So we left the nuda meet a beautiful Sunday morning, said good by to new friends with enthusiastic hand shakes and hugs.the nuda meet had been more fun than i had ever expected and that was partly due to the beautiful sunshine and mountainous rattenberg location.

I wrote the list of places for Dave to load up the satnav so we had our route sorted for the next couple of days .watching Dave making a route in a satnav is quite some site ,you just know there is gonna be trouble when his head is bright red and shacking it from side to side saying things like "i don't know why this is doing this" and"i should be fit to do it like this" and "no no i can't find that i will just leave that out" and as sure as the sun goes down we were making wrong turns (getting lost) at least we made it to the Austrian border with out too much trouble but then things took a turn for the worst

First off just as we got close to the border it started raining and i knew by the sky it was on for the rest of the day then we filled up with petrol and i went foraging for some supplys for our dinner that evening and breakfast next morning.just as i lifted some bananas i heard raised voices ,Daves and the cashier lady ,now, Dave just talks to foreign people like he talks at home and because of our accent it can be difficult but this was a heated discussion and you know what i just couldn't be bothered getting involved so i just kept gathering supplys then Dave appeared with his head the colour of a tomato and said all flustered "they are at it again" what? I said ,any how there was some issue with petrol payment but i knew exactly how much petrol we put in as we both shared the same pump ,€15 Dave and €12.58 me ,now tbh the doll was a bit of a bunny boiler and she i think thought one of us hadn't paid for petrol and reported a drive off and Dave had just paid €28something that was actually the Chinese ladys petrol and i just thought FFS here we go again,Dave was raging and i asked had he paid for petrol and he had so i told him to go on out to the bike ,soon as Dave left the building the girl realised whatever was wrong was sorted now and wished me a pleasant journey

No davenav was flustered and when we started getting lost in the pouring rain Dave was almost at breaking point( thou he would not admit it ) i started laughing at him and then he saw the funny side of our situation ,anyhow after around 300 mls at least 200 in the rain in Austria we were soaked again but this time we didn't have Alans welcoming hand to help us

We saw some incredible things in Austria and took plenty of pics but the rain spoiled the experience for sure ,rain and motorcycles just don't mix well.around 10pm we had reached as far as i wanted us to be on the map and i suggested we find a hotel ,it was raining so hard that we had to open our visors for vision and the rain was hurting my face ,we were crawling along the road and some cars took silly chances to pass us.first hotel sat nav found us wasn't actually a hotel ,second was right in the middle of this beautiful cobble stone street town and it was cool to be riding around this empty town with the rain bouncing at night look at the beautiful accent buildings but we passed on that as i didn't want to leave my bike out on the street so we set off out of that town and into the countryside again ,i thought to my self i didn't carry all this camping crap to not camp and i started looking for a spot,god knows what time it was at this stage.the first spot i found would have been perfect sheltered by trees and level ground only it turned out to be someone's extended garden ,second i found was a twin track leading up into the forest so upbi drove with nuda sliding sideways in the mud ,i found this nice spot just off the twin track between two trees and in the pouring rain we erected our tents ,tied a rope between the two trees and threw the tarp over the whole lot ,it was actually quite fun except i had to get into my snugpac sleeping bag with my wet under coat on as i wanted my body heat to dry it out over night ,i took a pic just as we were about to set up our tents

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Re: Dumb and dumber ride to the nuda meet (the long way)

Post by Ironzie » Tue May 31, 2016 11:41 am

Could anyone advise a nice route up through northern Germany ,Luxembourg and Belgium ? way points if possible ,that will be tomorrow ride ,thanks

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Re: Dumb and dumber ride to the nuda meet (the long way)

Post by Ironzie » Tue May 31, 2016 9:12 pm

This is a pic of Dave in the Czech republic petrol station under pressure ,the first of two petrol station incidents
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Re: Dumb and dumber ride to the nuda meet (the long way)

Post by Ironzie » Tue May 31, 2016 9:21 pm

Pics of beautiful but rainy Austria
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Re: Dumb and dumber ride to the nuda meet (the long way)

Post by Ironzie » Tue May 31, 2016 9:29 pm

Austria
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Re: Dumb and dumber ride to the nuda meet (the long way)

Post by Ironzie » Tue May 31, 2016 10:13 pm

Austria

Wifi so bad at this campsite Im having to upload pics individual
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Re: Dumb and dumber ride to the nuda meet (the long way)

Post by Ironzie » Tue May 31, 2016 10:18 pm

Austria
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Re: Dumb and dumber ride to the nuda meet (the long way)

Post by Ironzie » Tue May 31, 2016 10:27 pm

This is the pic of me n Dave just about to set up camp in the pouring rain the the forest (somewhere)
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Re: Dumb and dumber ride to the nuda meet (the long way)

Post by Ironzie » Tue May 31, 2016 10:41 pm

Our camp the morning after
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Re: Dumb and dumber ride to the nuda meet (the long way)

Post by Ironzie » Tue May 31, 2016 11:17 pm

Funny how now one day seems to blend into another ,i can't really remember all what we did yesterday except for thinking "that's another 100miles gone and we need to fill up again then another 100 gone and anothere ,we were back in Germany again and it felt good as Germany had been very kind to us .Germany is a wonderful place so clean and tidy ,you will see a large steel bridge and you can be sure there will be workmen in high vis checking and maintaining it also you notice so many lorry s on the roads hauling large steel items going to some new factory or somewhere yeah manufacturing is still alive in germany
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