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Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Diesel Dave » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:56 am

Chaps, is anyone else considering a trip to Yochen’s Rally this summer?

Dates are 20 - 22 July but I’m not sure of the exact location as my German is terrible but if it’s close to the shop then it will be near Bergen-Geyern.
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Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Oftenlost » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:54 am

Hi Dave,
I missed it last year due to work. I have the dates on my calendar and have looked at the route from Dieppe, about 550 miles. Could be a nice week away if the weather holds up. There is a chance to ride through the Vosges National Park. Google maps will take you to the village where he now lives and has his workshop, Bergener Straße 7 D-91790 Bergen-Geyern.
I popped in a few years ago whilst on a tour and he was good enough to sort out a gearbox problem I was having.
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Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Diesel Dave » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:27 pm

Hi Ian,

Now you mention it I think it was you that put this in my mind in the first place. :D

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Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Oftenlost » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:09 pm

Come to the dark side Dave... Jochen has a 1B50 with your name on it..... I think I get a finders fee? I am ready to sell friends and family for the cause and beer coupons....
I don't think I have talked with you since we necked a beer on the ferry home from Hook the other year, so don't blame me for this one.....
Oh! I did say nice things about the French Rally. though..... Ian
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Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Tetronator » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:25 pm

Yes, I'm thinking of making the trip!
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Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Diesel Dave » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:44 pm

Cool, looks like we have the beginnings of a Convoy......

Rubber Duck: Here's the plan: When we get to the pass, we're gonna put on our fish costumes, pass out the Vaseline® an' an extra ration o' rum for the men.
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Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Diesel Dave » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:58 pm

Right getting serious now (just need a MOT and new tyres - not necessarily in that order...)

We can either:

1) Do the Dover-Dunkirk crossing in the cheap wee hours and then beast out the 500 miles in a single hit that’s likely to take 12+ hours.

2) Take an overnight stop so we only have 250 miles per day and camp overnight somewhere.

Thoughts?

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Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Oftenlost » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:50 pm

Hi Dave,
I have not confirmed any dates with work yet so my planning is in the,"That would be a nice ride," stage.
If it comes off for me, I would probably book out a couple of weeks and make it my big Sommer ride (See what I did there?)
Running it as a 12 hour, "Iron Butt" contest from Dieppe sounds a bit brutal! I was thinking about a slow ride through the Vosge/Freiburg area taking in a few sites.
Then the weekend for the rally and a loop home via Austria/Switzerland. Easy days, good scenery and no haemorrhoids....
Each to their own,
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Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Diesel Dave » Fri May 04, 2018 4:40 pm

I’m seriously considering going down to the classic bike event the week before:

https://www.nouveau-moto-club-de-munster.net/28ème-course-de-cote-du-gaschney-14-et-15-juillet-2018/

Taking a slow route down - say 2 days to meet up with Arno in Saarbruken and then onwards to Gaschney.

Then take a 2 day route to Yochen event and 2 or 3 days for the ride home afterwards.
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Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Tetronator » Sat May 05, 2018 8:57 am

I'm considering joining you guys, if that's OK with you lot.

I can reach Saarbrücken in a day.
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Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Stuart » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:28 pm

Just a chance that I maybe up for doing both these events. If so then maybe I could tie up with Ian for the crossing to Dieppe & meet up with the others over there? Not sure I’d have the time for a slow ride back though as I need a few weeks for Hamm.
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Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Diesel Dave » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:37 am

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Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Diesel Dave » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:48 pm

Well I've booked my Eurotunnel crossing so that's 39 quid on the line to make the 05:00am checkin on 11th July.

I'm not going to book a return crossing 'till I know what I'll be doing for the return leg; might opt for a night boat from the Hook of Holland so I can have a mooch around the Netherlands on the return leg.
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