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Old Yesterday, 05:44 AM   #1
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UK to Slovenia on an FZR400

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah8h9GDDQQg

A little video of my two week solo motorbike trip
(It's just a movie maker edit so don't expect anything too slick)
travelling down through France, Switzerland, Italy, then dipping into Slovenia before riding up through Austria, Germany and France.
The route was completely unplanned, I just rode then decided the next days destination the evening before. It seemed to work fairly well.

The bike struggled a little going up the Stelvio Pass, it wouldn't rev over 6k and would sputter under load! Not sure if this was caused by the thin air? would it be that sensitive? but it was fine for the rest of the trip.

The solo travelling thing was ok but you really need to keep yourself busy riding or sightseeing, if you have too much spare time it can get a little boring although I did meet plenty of nice people along the way.
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Old Yesterday, 07:13 PM   #2
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Great video. Makes me wish I took the trip with you. What part of the UK are you from? Have been over to the TT three times and toured Scotland and England by bike two of those times....Dave
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Hi I'm from Norfolk which is in the east of England, it has got some nice coast line and beaches but not many decent twisty roads.
Have never been to the TT but did a tour of the west coast and highlands of Scotland which was amazing apart from it rained constantly which I think is pretty normal for Scotland.
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Old Today, 09:49 AM   #4
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Bravo

Well done, young sir.

Smart, articulate, pleasant young lad exploring neighboring countries on his bike - youth being lived out well, and with great promise.



Reminds me of the bike tours I wanted to take - but couldn't. At that age, I was riding my Honda VF500 Interceptor, wanting to do the very same types of trip - but tours had to be confined to nearby, since I had neither enough army leave time for a Europe bike trip, and besides, most of the countries I wanted to see where "scheduled countries" - meaning if I travelled, I'd certainly lose my security clearance and likely get tossed out of the Forces.

Glad times have changes insofar as Eastern Europe is concerned, and until I get a chance to go, it's folks like you sharing experiences like these that'll motivate me out here on this side of the pond ...

Thanks for sharing.

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