Ready for summer

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Kentzroadster
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Ready for summer

Post by Kentzroadster » Wed 16 May, 2012 00:24

And a trip across Europe in July.

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New alloys (need refurb)
New roll bars
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CLEANED AND POLISHED!!
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Re: Ready for summer

Post by Kentzroadster » Wed 16 May, 2012 00:28

More pics

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Before bars
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Re: Ready for summer

Post by si-forks » Wed 16 May, 2012 09:49

Looking great any more information on the trip and the car

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Re: Ready for summer

Post by Kentzroadster » Wed 16 May, 2012 14:04

Just a simple 1.9 - only had it a year but love it!!!

Driving to south France via Grenoble. Few days down there before heading up to Milan via monte Carlo. Few days in lake como, then up to Switzerland via grimsel pass then through Switzerland to Rheims before heading up to Calais.
11 days all in and route not finalised yet so any suggestions appreciated.
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Re: Ready for summer

Post by micklaw » Wed 16 May, 2012 14:20

zeds looking in great shape kent have a great time :)

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Re: Ready for summer

Post by si-forks » Wed 16 May, 2012 15:13

I also have a simple 1.9 same colour , wow great trip you have planned looking forward to the pics
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Re: Ready for summer

Post by Desiro » Wed 16 May, 2012 16:37

Sounds fantastic, I wish I wish doing it again this year, but the wife wants a "proper" holiday.

You should take the route Napoleon from Grenoble to Cannes it's a great route.

From Cannes to Menton on the Italian border is another interesting route and Menton is a great place to stay (not so expensive)

Enjoy

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Re: Ready for summer

Post by Kentzroadster » Wed 16 May, 2012 17:03

Thanks all and for route tips desiro.

Think route napoleon is route was thinking of, other tips are good and will try and build them in.

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Re: Ready for summer

Post by Alfie » Thu 17 May, 2012 13:42

Looks like a great tour. The Zed will love it!
We've done most of those places, but not in one trip.

If you can venture a little further west whilst in southern France, try to spend a little time around Millau. The bridge is absolutely stunning, and the back roads and scenery round there are cracking. You have to take a trip over the bridge just to say you've done it, but it's best enjoyed from below....

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Whilst in Reims, get along to the old racing circuit grandstands and pits. They have recently been refurbushed and repainted, and the feel of the place is quite exciting and great for photo opportunities.

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And of course, you must visit one of the Champagne houses which are centred in and around Epernay. In town, Castellaine has a good tour and the bubbly is really nice, but there are a myriad small houses dotted around which are equally as fascinating. One small one we visited was called Tarlant which produces a particularly nice brew.

Anyway, I'm sure you'll enjoy the trip and I'm looking forward to seeing the photos.

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Re: Ready for summer

Post by ChrisS » Thu 17 May, 2012 22:38

To experience the champagne lifestyle, try http://champagnepiersonwhitaker.com/, a very welcoming B&B in a champagne house, with encouragement to visit the cellars, where it's much easier to understand the full process than in the major players in Epernay. The owners, French husband, English wife, are also keen motorcyclists. Just don't expect to find any atmospheric cafes in Avize village; the locals are all too busy making champagne and money!

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Re: Ready for summer

Post by Kentzroadster » Fri 18 May, 2012 11:58

Wow - thanks guys I cant wait to get started now!!!

Might have to divert to Millau and that Champagne B&B looks very nice!!! We are going to spend a few days in Rhiems so we can really enjoy the champagne!!!

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Re: Ready for summer

Post by jam_boy » Wed 30 May, 2012 09:19

Hi there,

We have literally just bought our 'new' Z3 yesterday, we are planning a european road trip also for late July, going through France, Switzerland/Italy to Tuscany. trouble we are having is finding an interesting route back up!

So far we have booked the Eurotunnel and bought the car! lots more planning to do me thinks! 8-)

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Re: Ready for summer

Post by jhb1 » Wed 30 May, 2012 12:25

If you get a chance check out the Gorges du Verdon. Some fantastic roads around there.

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Re: Ready for summer

Post by Kentzroadster » Tue 05 Jun, 2012 00:00

I am currently trying to decide between route napoleons which would probably include gorges du verdon or down to Millau and going across and under the amazing bridge. I probably won't have time to do both, if I do Millau I can then do a drive along south coast to Menton or Monte Carlo.

Thoughts people???

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Re: Ready for summer

Post by jam_boy » Tue 03 Jul, 2012 13:34

Im planning on Davos to Stelvio... Driving heaven according to Top Gear ;)

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Re: Ready for summer

Post by jam_boy » Tue 03 Jul, 2012 14:44

I have just been checking out the route that these guys use, it looks pretty good!

http://www.thegreatrally.com/the-route/

im going to have a better look tonight when I get home

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