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Old 12-17-2007, 05:34 AM   #1
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4th European Advrider Rally in the Pyrenees May 26-30, 2008

Hello Everybody – here we go again: for the 4th year in succession I would like to invite you to the

4th European Advrider Rally in the Pyrenees – May 2008

Location: Sort in the Spanish Pyrenees (maps of the Pyrenees, Sort, local weather forecast, web cam Sort)
Time: Monday 26th – Friday 30th May (with the weekends before and after to get there and back again).

Accommodation

Camping Noguera Pallaresa
Hotel Pey (where some of us stayed in May 2007)
Tourist Information Sort
More accommodation and restaurants in the area

Accommodation has to be booked by the attendees themselves - further details here (post #236).

Riding mainly off-road – can be quite technical in the area (and especially when there is still snow about…) but we try to keep the routes GS-able…

Have a look at the ride reports from the previous European Advrider Rallies (EAR) to get the idea:

1st EAR around the Stella Alpina (Northern Italian Alps) - 2005
2nd EAR in the Dolomites - 2006
3rd EAR in the Pyrenees - 2007

Participants so far (confirmed)

1) Bummer Denmark Transalp, Mobile Home whole week (6-7 nights)
2) Riderbob Australian living in the UK 1200GS, Mobile Home Saturday evening to Friday morning (6 nights)
3) Msgs1200 UK 1200GSA, Mobile Home Saturday evening to Friday morning (6 nights)
4) Jane (Mrs msgs1200) UK 800GS, Mobile Home Saturday evening to Friday morning (6 nights)
5) Bavarian Germany HP2, Camping
6) Foolonastrom UK Strom, Camping Monday to Saturday/Sunday (5 or 6 nights)
7) Possu UK 950SE, Mobile Home Saturday evening to Friday morning (6 nights)
8) Pumpy German living in the UK 1150GS, Mobile Home Saturday evening to Friday morning (6 nights)
9) GiorgioXT Italy XT600, Hotel
10) Atak Netherlands 950 Go!!!, Camping whole week (6-7 nights)
11) Benzine Netherlands 950S, Camping Sunday to Saturday (6 nights)
12) Aurel France 990 Adv, Camping whole week (6-7 nights)
13) Roeleke Belgium 990 Adv, Camping Sunday to Saturday morning (6 nights)
14) Marcin_gda2 Polish living in the UK Africa Twin, Mobile Home Saturday evening to Friday (6 nights)
15) Basil UK 640 Adv or Serow, Camping Sunday night to Friday night (6 nights)
16) Dennis990Adv Netherlands 990 Adv, Camping whole week (7 nights)
17) Blackbert Belgium Transalp, Mobile Home (5-6 nights)
18) RaphaelS French living in Ireland Caponord, Mobile Home Monday night to Thursday morning (3 nights)
19) MaxVert USA 990 Adv, Mobile Home whole week (6-7 nights)
20) Mrs MaxVert USA pillion on 990 Adv, Mobile Home whole week (6-7 nights)
21) Euskalherria Basque Country (Spain) 990 Adv, Camping whole week (6-7 nights)
22) Clint999 UK KTM Go!!!, Camping whole week (6-7 nights)
23) Windspirit British living in France R100GS, Camping Sunday night to Friday morning (5 nights)
24) Viatormundi Turkish-Swedish living in Spain 990 Adv, Mobile Home Monday night to Friday noon (4 nights)
25) Pyndon UK 950S, Camping whole week (6-7 nights)

Maybe’s

Wibble English living in France XT600, Camping
AllBallsRacing Australia XR650, Camping
Mate of AllBallsRacing Australia XR650, Camping
BikeBrother Netherlands 950S Adv, Camping
CosmoSquig Poland DRZ400, Camping
saobh_ie Ireland Varadero, Camping Monday night to Friday morning (4 nights)
Bill@Mission France TBC, Camping or Hotel? whole week (7 nights)
Stanbloke UK KTM 990S, Camping Sunday to Saturday (6 nights)
Spanish Bob
CosmoSquig's brother

What to bring for the trails

1. Tools for road-side repairs
2. Puncture Repair Kit
3. Spare inner tubes (also for tubeless tyres)
4. Whatever spares you think necessary (levers, cables, bulbs, etc)
5. Camelbak or similar
6. First Aid Kit
7. Arnica, Comfrey or Ibuprofen (in case you come off...)
8. Something to carry your lunch in
9. ...

Things to consider...

Foreign bikes & Spanish police (excellent advice from Dazzer )
Trails riding & regional restrictions (info from Pepepower)
...

See you in Sort!

Ela



P.S. I will keep this first post updated – so you won’t have to scroll through pages after pages of chit-chat and pishtaking to find the relevant information…
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:17 AM   #2
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What?! You and Possu going camping? With Loz? You sure you want to do that?

I'll take the soft option of warm showers and a comfy bed... in the hotel!

Cheers,
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:31 AM   #3
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What?! You and Possu going camping? With Loz? You sure you want to do that?
Pssst, Kev, it's not confirmed yet that Loz is coming to Sort...

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I'll take the soft option of warm showers and a comfy bed... in the hotel!
I've added you to the participants list - hope that you will actually ride with us this time...
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:46 AM   #4
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And here a few teasers - what you can expect at the rally:

Loads of great trails


Lovely countryside


Water sports


Entertainment...


Camaraderie


Interesting road conditions


Plenty of exercise


And great food to make up for it...


Free tyre fitting lessons (you have to provide the spares and tools though...)


Excitement


Stunning views


More excitement


Helping hands


Did I mention the delicious food?


And the stunning views?


And the great riding?


The Pyrenees have it all!
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:43 AM   #5
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What?! You and Possu going camping? With Loz? You sure you want to do that?

I'll take the soft option of warm showers and a comfy bed... in the hotel!

Cheers,
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:49 PM   #6
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:09 PM   #7
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Put me for sure .
This time, anyhow and anytime .

Will trace an interesting route through south France ...maybe with a stop to go see some rugby match.
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Hi Giorgio,

Good to see that you're coming to Sort, looking forward to seeing you again.

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Old 12-20-2007, 06:53 AM   #9
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Put me for sure...
Great news, Giorgio!

Who said we couldn't get you out of Italy?
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:38 AM   #10
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giorgio mate,i won't see you cos i ain't going but i hope to catch up when you do your thing in the summer

have a good un


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Old 12-22-2007, 09:36 AM   #11
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Hi,

until now my plan ist to leave on Sunday morning near Villach at the Austrian/Italian/Slovenian Border and ride in 2 Days to Sort so that i will be there Monday afternoon. I will draw the Hotel Option

See you all there.

@ Bummer and Necron
what happened with the Nordkapp Idea??

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Old 12-22-2007, 11:59 PM   #12
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Hi Michael,

Good to hear from you - and that you are coming to the rally this time!

I still have something from the Dolomites for you that I never posted...


We are off to Germany now until the New Year - with only intermittent internet access.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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If allowed, I would like to come also for the whole week. I will camp. Can you change tire's in the town? My bike? KTM GO!!!!!!!

Happy new year, Ad
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If allowed, I would like to come also for the whole week. I will camp. Can you change tire's in the town? My bike? KTM GO!!!!!!!

Happy new year, Ad
Unfortunately Sort lacks any type of bike tyre changing facility at all. Nearest place I can recommend is the Bridgestone Sam tyre place in Andorra la Vella, used them last year, good service.
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Good to see this in the official annual rallies section
Realistically I won't be able to come, hopefully next time.
Happy New Year to you all
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