Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Hi, Welcome to the Silverwing 600 Forum. We ask that you be polite and also introduce yourself on your 1st post. The members are friendly and helpful so just have fun. There is www.maxi-scoots.com site that is geared for all scooters and motorcycles.
 
HomeGallerySearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Malossi, Variator, Clutch, Belt, Exhaust, Contra Spring and new tire
250kms for lunch I_icon_minitimeby Cosmic_Jumper Today at 8:08 pm

» Riding Stateside
250kms for lunch I_icon_minitimeby Cosmic_Jumper Today at 8:06 pm

» Has anyone noticed how dead it is on the .org and yahoo sites?
250kms for lunch I_icon_minitimeby Cosmic_Jumper Today at 4:40 pm

» Driving Lights Not Working
250kms for lunch I_icon_minitimeby cello33 Today at 4:37 pm

» Howdy y’all
250kms for lunch I_icon_minitimeby Wnbasac Today at 9:48 am

» Selling my Silver Wing
250kms for lunch I_icon_minitimeby GoonerKev Today at 6:37 am

» The Catholic Daughter
250kms for lunch I_icon_minitimeby Dale N. Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:54 pm

» Trike Kit Installed
250kms for lunch I_icon_minitimeby kupid Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:14 pm

» Improved Backrest
250kms for lunch I_icon_minitimeby BlackSilver Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:35 pm

» Corbin saddle
250kms for lunch I_icon_minitimeby Easyrider Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:22 pm

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
 

 250kms for lunch

Go down 
AuthorMessage
robbo
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 15
Location : Nice, France
Points : 890
Registration date : 2018-06-17

250kms for lunch Empty
PostSubject: 250kms for lunch   250kms for lunch I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 29, 2018 2:56 pm

Still enjoying the Silverwing, and the plan was to ride across to the lavender fields near Valensole but spent too much time partying with friends last night, so decided to cut it down a bit. Rode across to Carces, which is around 80kms (50 miles) from us.
Wife still loves going on the back, so it was an easy job to convince her we didnt want to take the car.
Been surprised with the economy of the scoot, as we average 4 litres/100 kilometres, or 59MPG for USA members, or just over 70MPG for UK readers, not too shabby. The speed limits on the 'national' roads in France has been reduced to 80kph or 50mph recently, and the bike seems to relish this speed sitting at 4000rpm.
Definitely need to move the backrest back a bit or remove it though, but the allen screws seem to have been put in by Arnie Shwarzenegger,

Some photos here

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hnAxd9YBW1e15t9c6
Back to top Go down
Cosmic_Jumper
Site Admin
Cosmic_Jumper

Number of posts : 3553
Age : 77
Location : damn near Philadelphia, PA
Points : 8269
Registration date : 2009-06-12

250kms for lunch Empty
PostSubject: Re: 250kms for lunch   250kms for lunch I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 29, 2018 4:08 pm

After seeing the photo of your lunch on a previous ride I'm sure a few here are curious to see what's on the menu for this trip.
Back to top Go down
ItBeMe
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 169
Age : 73
Location : Carrollton, GA
Points : 1341
Registration date : 2017-09-29

250kms for lunch Empty
PostSubject: Re: 250kms for lunch   250kms for lunch I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 29, 2018 6:14 pm

Sounds like you had a good time. I went for a little over a 100 mile ride and you couldn't ask for better weather.
Back to top Go down
Meldrew
Visiting Curmudgeon
Meldrew

Number of posts : 3538
Location : York, North Yorkshire, England UK
Points : 7270
Registration date : 2010-11-16

250kms for lunch Empty
PostSubject: Re: 250kms for lunch   250kms for lunch I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 29, 2018 7:00 pm

The weeks of hot dry sunny weather ended just before the weekend and we've had lot's of thunderstorms and rain. So one day I'm out on the Silver Wing in hot weather wearing a cool vest and vented mesh suit round rural North Yorkshire.

A couple of days later I'm riding a new 2018 BMW C650 GT from the BMW Motorrad Roadshow demonstrator fleet round fast A roads and narrow country lanes in cold weather, blustery winds, and rain showers.

I found the BMW rather disappointing, it was comfortable enough, but there was a lot of wind noise and turbulence from the adjustable electric screen which didn't impress. Cross winds affected it more than my Silver Wing, and I felt cold draughts on my legs, and had water splashes on my boots after the ride.

None of which I was really aware of riding the Silver Wing to and from the venue in similar conditions.

Back to top Go down
robbo
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 15
Location : Nice, France
Points : 890
Registration date : 2018-06-17

250kms for lunch Empty
PostSubject: Re: 250kms for lunch   250kms for lunch I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 30, 2018 12:47 am

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
After seeing the photo of your lunch on a previous ride I'm sure a few here are curious to see what's on the menu for this trip.

Haha, well as luck would have it, I often take pictures of meals, so we can remember what we ate more than anything else. Starter (wife's) was Caillette or thick pate, which was lovely, I had the buffet start which was delicious, but not so photgenic :-)
250kms for lunch I-tj29q7g-XL
My main course was a steak tartare XXL, which is basically raw beef of excellent quality chopped by hand, not minced, then worcestershire sauce and a dot of ketchup added. Most of my pals back in Scotland think I'm mental eating this, but if you do get to Carces in Provence, and go to La Guingette du Lac, I'd highly recommend trying it :D

250kms for lunch I-SVWgGj9-XL

Wife opted for tarte tatin which was ordinary looking and I was fascinated by my chilled Tiramisu which again, was sublime.

250kms for lunch I-r2tfQkF-L

I think I'll start a little blog for you guys, "Days out in Provence on a Silverwing, eating fantastic food" hahaha

Oh can't forget the tipple, we shared a bottle of Rose, which if you pick it up at the vineyard locally, near the ancient abbey at Le Thoronet, it's a very reasonable 5.70EUR Domaine de Sainte-Croix le Manuelle

250kms for lunch I-M9R45j2-XL
Back to top Go down
Cosmic_Jumper
Site Admin
Cosmic_Jumper

Number of posts : 3553
Age : 77
Location : damn near Philadelphia, PA
Points : 8269
Registration date : 2009-06-12

250kms for lunch Empty
PostSubject: Re: 250kms for lunch   250kms for lunch I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 30, 2018 8:19 am

While I don't find the thought of raw meat exciting, that sure looks more appealing than stopping for a burger & fries. But, "What, eating lunch with a fork?" Shocked , why that's positively un-American. Our Mister Donald might not approve. Rolling Eyes
Back to top Go down
robbo
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 15
Location : Nice, France
Points : 890
Registration date : 2018-06-17

250kms for lunch Empty
PostSubject: Re: 250kms for lunch   250kms for lunch I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 30, 2018 8:55 am

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
While I don't find the thought of raw meat exciting, that sure looks more appealing than stopping for a burger & fries. But, "What, eating lunch with a fork?" Shocked , why that's positively un-American. Our Mister Donald might not approve. Rolling Eyes

Really? I thought everyone ate lunch with a fork? I'm deffo un-American, being Scottish, and living in France :-) I'm not anti-American though, I've got loads of pals from over yonder I love you
Back to top Go down
 
250kms for lunch
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Riding :: Rides and Stories-
Jump to: