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Old 11 Apr 2012
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Since I like smaller bikes it's nice to see that there are many 'normal' bikes here and not only the 'Charlie and Ewan' type of heavyweights.

I'm going on a 7000km trip through Europe on a Honda PCX 125.
I rode 950 kms on a PCX 125 last weeked (3 full days) in Spain with a couple of friends on Vespas (actually, one blew up his and ended up on a GS 1200, cheater). Nice bike, consumes very little (steep rise if you you pass 80 km/h on the clock), more than enough.

I felt kind of sitting in the toilet the whole day, hey that was fun as well. Wish you'll have plenty, that's the way to go!

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I rode 950 kms on a PCX 125 last weeked (3 full days) in Spain with a couple of friends on Vespas (actually, one blew up his and ended up on a GS 1200, cheater). Nice bike, consumes very little (steep rise if you you pass 80 km/h on the clock), more than enough.

I felt kind of sitting in the toilet the whole day, hey that was fun as well. Wish you'll have plenty, that's the way to go!

Esteban
Thanks Esteban, was the toilet sitting well for those 950 km's?
My journey is for the most part through Spain. Coming in Spain south of Biarritz and then I'm not sure if I should go down in a fairly straight line or take the west part through the Picos, a piece of Portugal and Sevilla. Going all the way down to Tarifa/Gibraltar and going up on the east side of Spain (Sierra Nevada, Barcelona). My real goal is Finestrat near Benidorm because that's where the ashes of my parents is buried.
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Thanks Esteban, was the toilet sitting well for those 950 km's?
My journey is for the most part through Spain. Coming in Spain south of Biarritz and then I'm not sure if I should go down in a fairly straight line or take the west part through the Picos, a piece of Portugal and Sevilla. Going all the way down to Tarifa/Gibraltar and going up on the east side of Spain (Sierra Nevada, Barcelona). My real goal is Finestrat near Benidorm because that's where the ashes of my parents is buried.
It was great, I enjoyed it a lot. I only missed a magazine to read! :-)
No, really, no worries, it'll be great.

You can make a loop around Spain. I'm not in Seville, my home town, but if you plan to get close to Geneva, Switzerland, just tell me, we'll arrange something! You're very welcome in here, so keep in touch and feel free to ask (I'll be "absent" for 2 weeks though)

Read this post as well for good ideas: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...e-advice-63630

I'd then go to Doñana, it's the Mediterranean nature at its most, beautiful. I love Portugal, so I'd go there as well, no doubt.

Hope you'll have a great trip, you've got a reason to do it, so wish you the best.
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It was great, I enjoyed it a lot. I only missed a magazine to read! :-)
No, really, no worries, it'll be great.

You can make a loop around Spain. I'm not in Seville, my home town, but if you plan to get close to Geneva, Switzerland, just tell me, we'll arrange something! You're very welcome in here, so keep in touch and feel free to ask (I'll be "absent" for 2 weeks though)

Read this post as well for good ideas: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...e-advice-63630

I'd then go to Doñana, it's the Mediterranean nature at its most, beautiful. I love Portugal, so I'd go there as well, no doubt.

Hope you'll have a great trip, you've got a reason to do it, so wish you the best.
I'm not going to Geneva, too far east for this trip. I was close twice last year, once Lausanne on a trip (3900km) through the Alps to Italy on a BMW F650. Later Nyon on a Honda Zoomer 50, brought with me to the Haut-Jura on a trailer. But I'm not a great fan of riding through big cities unless they are really worth it.
Seville, if I take the west Spain/Portugal route, I probably reach around July 20. Will be very hot I think so a short visit. Do you know very special places to see in Seville? Mostly I'm searching for nice buildings. Going inside churches, palaces etc I usually don't do because I don't want to leave my (soft) luggage unattended on my bike.

With Doñana you probably mean the national Park near Seville?

Thanks a lot for your nice response Esteban!
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It's going to be damn hot, it's the hottest time of the year, so I would remain close to the coast. You'll take nice pics of the urban thermometers if you come to Seville. It's a lovely place, beautiful buildings (Unesco Heritage site), but horribly hot at that time of the year.

Doñana is the national park.

Nice trip, bring swimming trunks and lots of sun screen! (Algarve in Portugal and Cadiz towards Tarifa have beautiful beaches, could give you tips). Hats off for your trip.

We are going too way from the topic here now, but you can PM whenever you want (I'll answer... whenever I can!)

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I´m using a F800GS.
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We did 2,100km around Vietnam on 110cc Honda's

Mind you, we were only doing on average 60km/h.

Reliable little rented things.

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My tool!

Didn't do so well in the Patagonian winds ... 3rd time blown off!!



Handled the Dalton Highway no problem tho :-)

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Yikes... that heavy bike doesn't look very fun to pick up.
how fast were you going when it got blown over?
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Yikes... that heavy bike doesn't look very fun to pick up.
how fast were you going when it got blown over?
LOL ... We were lucky, the three times we went over it wasn't long before another vehicle came along to give us a hand. The Ruta 40 isn't a very busy road in those parts, probably saw no more than 10-20 other vehicles in 700KM's.
Speed was down to about 40KMH at the best most of the time. We had been parked up in Tres Lagos for three days waiting for the wind to die down .. it did .. but not for long, we got about 5KM's out of Tres Lagos before it blew up again!! I'm sure we must have experienced close to 100KMH winds that day, took us 9 hours to ride 90KM's to Lago Cardiel
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Starting a semi, Trans Continental trip on her 2mro, may the force be with her............and I wont hit her too hard with the hammer when .....its not
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