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kktos 09-01-2008 06:08 AM

France: A 1200GS trip to Nice following the river Var
 
I did a little trip this week end to visit some friends.
But as the weather was fantastic and as I didn't wish to take the highway, I took a little shortcut of mine :D
And I drew my path following the river Var from its point of origin till its end.
Here is a map

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...ce/tripMap.jpg

aurel 09-01-2008 06:09 AM

Where are the pics ? :deal

Good to see a report from you mate :thumb :freaky

kktos 09-01-2008 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aurel
Where are the pics ? :deal

:D... on their way.... still uploading them... but this damned system started from the last one to the first... So I have to wait for the whole process to end....
okay, okay, I'm left handed.

kktos 09-01-2008 06:23 AM

I didn't take much pictures of my area...
I know it too well so I don't think about stopping for a pict....
So my first stop was in the village of Gordes, north west of Cavaillon.
Very nice place. I knew the place already, my sis rent a house for summer holidays.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060925.jpgGordes

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060926.jpgGordes, the valley and the mountain of Lubéron

kktos 09-01-2008 06:28 AM

Then I did a pilgrimage -sort-of- to the mountain Le mont Ventoux and to the village of Sault.

Why a pilgrimage ? hum.... in 1992, I was in the army here like a lot of other poor guys watching the french nuke missiles.......:huh

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060927.jpgThe Ventoux is the white mountain in the background

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060928.jpg

kktos 09-01-2008 06:31 AM

I blame myself as I was so amazed by what I saw that I forgot to take picture till my lunch stop at Sisteron.... bugger.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060930.jpg
Sisteron and la citadelle

kktos 09-01-2008 06:32 AM

Then on my way to the dam of Serre ponçon

Alone in a middle of nowhere. bloody great !
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060931.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060932.jpg

kktos 09-01-2008 06:38 AM

Then while I was climbing the mountain near the lake, I saw a lot of paragliders.
Need to be seen more closer...
So I went to Saint Vincent Les Forts.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060933.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060934.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060935.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060936.jpg

Do you see where I parked the bike ?
Guess what it was ?

bugger. this was the land area !!!

Would you mind moving your bike as quickly as possible, please ?
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060938.jpg

oops..... yes, of course !

kktos 09-01-2008 06:40 AM

okay, better here
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060939.jpg

Ever saw the face of a stupid happy biker ?
Here's one for your appreciation :D
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060940.jpg

kktos 09-01-2008 06:46 AM

As the time passed by and I was supposed to be in Nice in the evening and I still have some kilometers to do......
I moved on towards Barcelonette.
Then I turned left versus Le Col d'Allos and le Col de la Cayolle.
When I was thinking about my way, I thought maybe the col d'allos could be great but at some point I decided against it.
I think it was a good decision.
When I left the road to Barcelonette and took the one to the cols, I noticed a lot a groups of bikers coming down the col d'Allos.... :huh
not my cup of tea to ride with 10 bikers riding sporters.....
So I took the road to the col de la Cayolle:

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060942.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060944.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060945.jpg

kktos 09-01-2008 06:48 AM

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060947.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060948.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060949.jpg

know what ? I was in heaven !!

I have some movies of the trip and the remaining. Let me upload them and I'll be back to you.

/thierry

aurel 09-01-2008 07:01 AM

:clap

kktos 09-01-2008 08:05 AM

<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="http://s72.photobucket.com/flash/player.swf?file=http://vid72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/kktos/shortcutToNice/P1060950.flv" width="448" height="361">

Here, I'm at the top. I just turn around to see my surroundings.
Then I said something but as it was windy, I'm unable to understand.
Was something stupid certainly so we miss nothing :D
And When I'm pointing a direction, I'm saying the sea is in that direction....
So I should see the river Var soon

funny thing is the guy at the beginning of the movie coming towards my bike. looks like he only stopped to have a look at the ohlins shock :D
those bikers are mad !

kktos 09-01-2008 08:11 AM

<embed width="448" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="http://s72.photobucket.com/flash/player.swf?file=http://vid72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/kktos/shortcutToNice/P1060951.flv"></embed>

So I went down....
But where is the river ?
It supposed to start here......

kktos 09-01-2008 08:13 AM

I just stopped when I had a clear view of the valley.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/P1060952.jpg

Notice the pond ? guess what it is :D


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