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Offline Konepyrmies

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Spanish weekend
« on: 17 November, 2019, 11:35:14 AM »
I went for a motorcycle trip with my Finnish friend whos a sailor living in Spain during the weekend of 1-3. November. Direct flight on Thursday evening to Malaga, Friday morning motorcycle pick-up, weekend on Spanish roads, Sunday evening motorcycle drop-off to rental, and Monday morning direct flight to Helsinki. I tried to find a Triumph motorcycle at Malaga motorcycle rentals, but I couldn't find it, especially Tiger Sport. I decided to choose the Yamaha Tracer 900 for the weekend rides. It has been sold in huge numbers and motorcycle reviews say it is good value for money. Well, how was it...  quite OK for the roads in southern Spain, but much softer suspension than TS, and less power. Riding position about the same, six gears, ABS, three cylinder and 900 ccm. Motomercado Fuengirola was a very good experience: excellent service and Tracer was in perfect condition.

I compiled three separate videos of the weekend excursion. They are here - plus one bonus, when we didnt take the right direction on a roundabout in a small Spanish village  :001: :745:

Friday's video features our friend from Finland who happened to be in Fuengirola at the same time. He is having a long motorcycle trip to Europe.

Hope you don't mind: the video doesn't include Tiger Sport.
I would appreciate being informed of a motorcycle rental company in the Malaga or Fuengirola area that would rent Triumph motorcycles. Please, let me know. I am sure I will have similar weekends: there are great motorbike routes in southern Spain!

Friday 1st Nov.
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Saturday 2nd Nov.
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Sunday 3rd Nov.
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Bonus: Uups... no, no, no - turn left, dont ride there... :001:
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Re: Spanish weekend
« Reply #1 on: 17 November, 2019, 11:45:42 AM »
Looks wonderful and not so cold  :190:

Thanks for posting  :062:
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Re: Spanish weekend
« Reply #2 on: 17 November, 2019, 12:56:07 PM »
Great to see some rides in the good weather. We just have wet here.

That last vid looked a scary ride, that boy leading sure was going some through those back streets.  :005:
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Re: Spanish weekend
« Reply #3 on: 17 November, 2019, 01:09:43 PM »
Same here and riding season has been over in Finland for a while.
Waiting for snow and white Chrismas.

BTW. is there a certain time frame for modifying original text? Id like to do some updates (text and links to videos), but seems that its not possible.

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Re: Spanish weekend
« Reply #4 on: 17 November, 2019, 01:12:14 PM »
Love the videos and soundtrack.

Jealous... Me.... Oh yes.

Is the bonus footage speeded up?

That's looks scary for the terrain.

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Re: Spanish weekend
« Reply #5 on: 17 November, 2019, 01:16:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by gavuk [+]

Is the bonus footage speeded up?


Yep! It is.

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Re: Spanish weekend
« Reply #6 on: 17 November, 2019, 01:44:48 PM »
Great weekend adventure! In October I had the opportunity to ride for 5 days in the Spanish & French Pyrenees - great roads, spectacular views, warm people, excellent food. It check off all the boxes. Spain is definitely one of my favorite places to ride!

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Re: Spanish weekend
« Reply #7 on: 17 November, 2019, 01:51:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by Konepyrmies [+]
BTW. is there a certain time frame for modifying original text? Id like to do some updates (text and links to videos), but seems that its not possible.

I think we have an hour or so in which to modify, before that option goes.
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Re: Spanish weekend
« Reply #8 on: 17 November, 2019, 02:08:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by JohnnyWheels [+]
Great weekend adventure! In October I had the opportunity to ride for 5 days in the Spanish & French Pyrenees - great roads, spectacular views, warm people, excellent food. It check off all the boxes. Spain is definitely one of my favorite places to ride.

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I have only managed northern Spain near Santander and Pamplona. Can't wait to go back. Maybe next year.

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Re: Spanish weekend
« Reply #9 on: 17 November, 2019, 04:31:27 PM »
Me & missus rode the Pyrenees from Cadaques, on the Spanish side via Bonansa & Ochagavia then we crossed onto the French side to camp at St Jean De Luz. See link to our route.

https://goo.gl/maps/yFj2JzV19dtgnxuT6

Some chums & meself are talking of a Picos trip next year then a bit of a wander round Spain. Dunno if it'll come off yet. Got a Wales & Scotland trip to sort out first. Not easy when we are spread all over the country.
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