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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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Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Oftenlost » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:09 pm

Taken the plunge and booked my return ticket. I will head out Sunday 15th and return on the 27th. I am taking my time over to Jochen's as I am on holiday!
I am hoping to spend 3 nights around Thionville to visit The Maginot line Museum at Hackenberg. Should be at Geyern on the Friday and subject to change will take a southerly route home via Bregenz and The Vosges National Park. Should be fun. See you all there..... Ian
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Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Stuart » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:35 pm

We’re doing the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry at 11pm Tuesday for £42 & will push on hard for Gaschney event before doing Jochen’s bash.
I’ve been working on the Ruggerfield’s rear wheel just now in preparation. New bearings & shimming plus a new sprocket on order.
See you out there :D
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Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Diesel Dave » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:13 am

Excellent stuff, see you all down the road.
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Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Tetronator » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:53 pm

Oh man, this is going to be some event. :mrgreen:

I'll be joining in Saarbrücken!
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Re: Sommer DieselBike Rally

Postby Oftenlost » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:44 pm

Jochen has posted more details on his site....

http://www.motorradmanufaktur.de/index. ... reffen2018

Bad Google translate without map...

Welcome to our second summer diesel motorcycle rally in Geyern. We look forward to welcoming as many diesel motorcycles and their drivers as possible, friends and acquaintances.
The summer diesel motorcycle meeting takes place around the village community center in Geyern. For information, we have drawn a small map, so that nobody moves in Geyern.
Tents can be placed on the TELEVISION of the family driver around the apple trees. If this is fully occupied, so further tents can be set up behind the village community house on the Wechselerwiese behind the children's pool.
Please note that please do not drive motorcycles over the meadows, as the grass / hay is used as feed.
Campers, caravans and similar vehicles in which to sleep can be parked in front of and behind the football field. Also some cars. Other cars Please in the center next to the bus stop sign.
All motorcycles can be parked on the designated motorcycle parking lot.
There are washing facilities and toilets in and around the village community house. There is also an open-air shower.
For food is best provided.
On Fridays, coffee and fresh cakes from Geyer's kitchens are welcome. The catering Friday evening takes place at the inn Heustadl. There are three courts to choose from.
Saturday and Sunday morning, the best women in the area take care of a good breakfast. Saturday afternoon there are after the excursion tours again good cake.
Schäuferle with dumpling Saturday evening takes over again the inn Heustadl. There will be Franconian specialties this evening.
Fresh bratwurst with cabbage and shaker with dumpling.
If you want a shoppers Saturday night, please register with us, at least Friday evening.
Beers and drinks of the brewery rocks from the neighboring Thalmansfeld are served.
Lageplan Sommer Dieselmotorradtreffen 14.-16. July 2017
Trips:
On Saturday from 11 clock invites the motorcycle club Kaltenbuch to an exit. Four groups, each with about 15 motorcycles, are scheduled to start the second round trip to the Jura Rundtour. On the round trip there will be short stops at various sights.
A stop at the ruin Bechtal, at the Roman Burgus in Burgsalach, the Wülzburg, at the Brombachsee (with possibility of bathing) and at the viewpoint Geyern / Kaltenbuch is planned here in each case.
At about 16 o'clock all groups should be back in Geyern again.
All who are interested in the exit, please register on Friday in one of the then available lists 1-4.
Visitors who do not want to ride a motorcycle on Saturday can take part in a guided tour with Hermann Horndasch from about 11.30. Hermann shows Geyern with many stories and anecdotes and reported (and shows as far as possible), of course, the "seven wonders of Geyser".
We look forward to your numerous appearance and a nice weekend together.
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