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post #1 of 10 Old 09-22-2014, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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My Small Euro Trip on the W800

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Seeing as I got myself a new bike I decided to go on a small Euro Trip with the better half.

I didn't take many photographs but I got some good ones.
I took my GoPro with me so once I get it all edited I'll post up the video.

Here is the bike at the Eurotunnel waiting to board the train to France:



First night we spent in Lille (North East France) with my friend Quentin.
We ended up at this little wine bar, 3 musicians playing great soul/jazz music on a piano and a trumpet. really set the scene!:



Here are some pictures of the Eiffel Tower when we made it to Paris:



Poor Jasmine out of breath after walking up 400+ steps in bike attire ha!

















We found a great camping place near the centre of Paris.
So we set up base for tonight ready for some wine and cards in the tent later:





After Paris we were heading to Luxembourg but due to a slight detour to Disneyland Paris we run out of time to get into Luxembourg before it was too dark so we settled in a campsite south of Luxembourg in France near Metz.
Weather wasn't great in the morning but the location was cool:



Finally we made it to Luxembourg, nice place, really relaxed atmosphere!
They also had some strange art in the middle of the town made out of foam and old tin cans:













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Next we moved onto Belgium, We headed to Sint Niklaas to meet up with my friend Hervé. Here we seend some cool streets and drank lots of Belgian Beer!
Had a really nice steak meal as well!





















Hervé's bike and mine:



After Sint Niklaas, we headed to Bruges. I've been here many times before but Jasmine had not. Its such a beautiful place. If you haven't watched it already, you should watch 'In Bruges' its a good movie!:









On the ferry from Holland back to the UK I made a friend, I call him Malcolm:



This lady 'Gilly Bee' (proper Pornstar name may I add) single handedly ruined ABBA and many other great artists ha!:



After we arrive back in the UK we head to Blackpool, its Scotland's favorite holiday destination ha!:







We went on the Blackpool Dungeon Show and Ride.... faces say it all really hahah!:



After this we had a good ride back to Scotland where the crap weather always lingers.

A week trip was worth it, and I cannot fault the little W800 for doing us proud.

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Have bike, will travel. I'm jealous, looks like an awesome trip.


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Looks like an awesome adventure!

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WOW Steve, your a real man of the world, doing it right.

Last year the Isle of man, ( I met Steve @ the IOM last year folks) then California, & now Europe.
Good going Steve, Great pics, & the new wife, lovely,very lovely. sorry I can't say as much for the new bike....lol

Thanks for sharing mate.
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Man that seems like a fun trip. I've always wanted to take a vacation and travel but I live in America... all we do is work

Btw... Ive had some of that Duvel beer and that thing is pretty bitter!
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Thanks guys.

Yeah OND, there is no other way to do it.
We buy bikes for the thrill and adventure, so getting out there is the only thing I know.

I've got a few more trips coming up but all based in Scotland so we may see some epic landscape shots (if its isnt raining at the time of the photograph haha).

I would love to do something similar in America as I find that place fascinating

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Cool trip and pictures. Thanks for sharing
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That trip looked very cool. Camping out is definitely the way to go (especially if the weather holds up). Looks like you two had a great time - thanks for sharing the story!

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