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PostSubject: European Road Trip    Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:17 pm

Found this on another scooter site. Very interesting article.

http://www.go-faster.com/SS100.html

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PostSubject: Re: European Road Trip    Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:48 pm

Very interesting article...I seem to be following in his bike tracks, except that we now have motorways and very few border checkpoints. All the places bring fond memories.
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PostSubject: Re: European Road Trip    Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:18 pm

No border checkpoints at all in Western Europe - I have to remind myself to take my passport when we ride to Sluis as it's over the border in Holland.
Quite recently we rode into France on a back road we passed through an abandoned border-post. It was very eerie.
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PostSubject: Re: European Road Trip    Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:19 pm

I too found it very interesting.

Love the atmospere of the old black and white pics. Loved the bike gear too! tongue
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PostSubject: Re: European Road Trip    Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:37 am

Thank's for sharing. If you sit and think about it, that must have been an amazing trip. The time, the places, and the machines. I really liked the two little boys looking on as they repaired the puncture. They probably went to bed dreaming about what they had seen. applause
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PostSubject: Re: European Road Trip    Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:42 am

After WW 2 food was rationed in the UK until 1952 so it was probably still a luxury for them to brew tea when they fancied it. All this shirt and tie wearing is rather strange too, and any clothes washing done en-route would have been tedious, all heavy cotton and wool clothing by the look of it Even getting their photographs developed after the tour would have taken a couple of weeks back then. I've seen photos of other bike tours from that era showing bikes being loaded by crane onto cross Channel steam ships, and the riders wearing a mixture of tweed jackets and army surplus.


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PostSubject: Re: European Road Trip    Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:07 am

Very interesting. And I think the Brits had currency restrictions at that time.

I didn't get to Europe until 1958----bike touring fun then---I had no money and often slept where I stopped. Sometimes gas could be problem as gas stations used to close for breaks. Lunch cheap bread and piece of meat, luxury soup at the train station.
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PostSubject: Re: European Road Trip    Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:57 pm

And what may I ask was the purpose of your visit to Sluis, Mike O?

I remember making detours from Belgium when dashing back to the Channel ports for one reason only - and it wasn't to take photos of the undoubtedly pretty buildings and canal etc!
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PostSubject: Re: European Road Trip    Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:12 pm

Coffee and toiletries - they're cheaper there.

I know what you're thinking - we have a s*x supermarket just up the road. Laughing
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