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Old 12-08-2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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Corsica for friends

To do at least SOMETHING motorcycling related, wintertime is planning time. Too often the bike remains in the garage lately and as the past few days have been quiet bad around here, I quickly set' up this trip which I did promiss to a bunch of friends quiet a while ago after I came back from one of my last trips to Corsica.

So, if any one of you FF's fanzy joining us, just feel free to let me know. In the meantime, there's lots to read and for those who intend to go to Corsica just somewhen but not now, there are half a dozen google-maps to find on page 2 which cover quiet some very fine ground of the place.



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Old 12-09-2008, 06:44 PM   #2
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Are you staying in one hotel during the entire stay?

If not, I can recommend...Hotel Mare e Festa in Solenzara which will cover your trips in the southern half of Corsica.

Although not the fanciest place I've stayed in, it was the most reasonable at €40 with a full breakfast back in 2006. And best of all, the Mediterranean was 5 meters off my back window.

This was the smallest cabin...


Other cabins were much larger and had a kitchen.

And the view from the window of my cabin...
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:34 AM   #3
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Cheers Alex,
the plan is to do a loop and not staying in one place more than one night. Indeed Solenzara has been the village which it gave me some hard time finding a cool place to stay. So I changed the trip a little bit to finally stay in Proto Vecchio at that night. I anyway find Pto.Vecchio qualifies quite good for a stayover as because it offers also some kind of a "nightlife".
What's up?! Don't you want to joine us....;-)

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Old 12-10-2008, 02:24 AM   #4
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ah.. Solenzara....
what sounds exotic and sexy to some may sound dreadful to others.....
When I did my army, one of the base was Solenzara.
Remote, empty, harsh..... a lot of words came to describe the base.
we were afraid to be sent there.
Hopefully, I didnt have to know the place !
So one day, yes, I'll go to Corsica and pay a visit to Solenzara....in a civilian way.
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:42 AM   #5
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LOL, there are "places" like this everywhere.... mine are not on Corsica, but who would guess that places like Andermatt, Schwyz or Davos can be connected to much worse than nice motorbiking-, hikeing or skiing memory's...;-)
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:10 PM   #6
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ah.. Solenzara....
what sounds exotic and sexy to some may sound dreadful to others.....
When I did my army, one of the base was Solenzara.
Remote, empty, harsh..... a lot of words came to describe the base.
we were afraid to be sent there.
Hopefully, I didnt have to know the place !
So one day, yes, I'll go to Corsica and pay a visit to Solenzara....in a civilian way.
Solenzara is a town...not the air base many miles north of it. When I had breakfast at Hotel Mare e Festa, I'd see the Mirages coming in for a landing.

Solenzara isn't big, but it isn't anything like "remote, empty and harsh".
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:37 AM   #7
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Solenzara isn't big, but it isn't anything like "remote, empty and harsh".
don't get me wrong here, GR, we were referring to the army base, not the town.
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Cheers Alex,

What's up?! Don't you want to joine us....;-)
Although not too early for Corsica, too early for me though as I will be in Europe in June.
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:12 PM   #9
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Thumb It is still there


I took my afternoon ride along the coast. If you look carefully you can see some mountains in the horizon.
In other words: Corsica is still there.

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Uff...fortunately...what a relief!!

Today It's D-54!
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:22 PM   #11
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:20 AM   #12
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Thumb Sunset at the Bay of Ajaccio



Corsica can be nice also without any bike in the picture.
Here from Bellavista, overlooking the Bay of Ajaccio.

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Old 05-13-2009, 07:29 AM   #13
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Thumb Sunset in Porto



The sun goes down also in Portu.

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Old 05-13-2009, 08:30 AM   #14
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Thumb Was there separation?



As we know, the rules say that unless there is separation, there is no fall. Or, in other words, if you choose to place
the bike horizontally for some reason, it is obviously not a fall. If you, on the other hand, is physically separated from the
bike because you, well, fall off, then we have a proper fall.
I am happy to tell you the picture shows.....a fall.

It takes some effort to get it back on the "feet" from a position where the bottom of the pannier is the
highest point on the bike.



Another question is this: If you have a severely leaking fork seal, and you "place" the bike in a position so that the seal no longer is above,
but rather below, the oil, then how much oil will leak out?
The answer is: Quite a lot.



As I carefully explained to Capa Superiore della Famiglia, I would never have fallen unless I had been lured
by bad company into trying to pass over a mountain on a "road" the hotel warned us was not rideable.

The picture shows where we understood we would not make it over the pass.

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Thumb Alps?



From the Alps? Or from Corsica?

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