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    Trip from Portugal to Scotland
    on: Sep 01, 2015, 06.11 pm
    Sep 01, 2015, 06.11 pm
    Hi, me, my Crosstourer and a cocky friend, as every BMW owners, :008: with is BMW GS Adventure went from Portugal to John O´groats, all the Scotland north coast and down to the west coast back to Portugal again in 9 days. We took tents, food and a stove to cook, so this way we spent just about 1000 euros and 600 were on gasoline. Both bikes spent the same, because we ride in a average speed of 120kmh more or less. What do I have to say about the trip? Well if paradise existed, for me it was in Scotland, England would be for those that don´t behave so well...  :001: The roads are beautiful and the people is friendly, the problem was to change euros to pounds! Pounds are more expensive than gold maybe...  :112: I now undestand why mid class british people look like kings traveling in the rest of the european countries like mine!  :020: About the Crosstourer performance, well she behaved like a queen and not a snob one! I leave here a video of some highlights of the trip, and if you have any question, shoot...  :062:


    Last Edit: Sep 01, 2015, 06.13 pm by Trucker

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    Re: Trip from Portugal to Scotland
    Reply #1 on: Sep 02, 2015, 06.49 am
    Sep 02, 2015, 06.49 am
    Watched the video, looks like you enjoyed yourself.
    Interesting that you say that the running costs were comparable between the CT & the GSA for the trip, having owned both, I'd have thought that the fuel consumption would have been less on the GSA.
    I can see you travelled Dover-Calais, It would have been nice to see what route you took for your trip :002:

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    Re: Trip from Portugal to Scotland
    Reply #2 on: Sep 02, 2015, 10.22 am
    Sep 02, 2015, 10.22 am
    Nice one Trucker :046: :046: :046:


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    Re: Trip from Portugal to Scotland
    Reply #3 on: Sep 02, 2015, 07.45 pm
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      :028: thanks guys, enjoyed that.

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    Re: Trip from Portugal to Scotland
    Reply #4 on: Sep 02, 2015, 09.14 pm
    Sep 02, 2015, 09.14 pm
    Thanks for sharing Trucker !!

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    Re: Trip from Portugal to Scotland
    Reply #5 on: Sep 05, 2015, 07.19 am
    Sep 05, 2015, 07.19 am
    Thank you guys, I did enjoyed a lot GADGET, I was riding a Crosstourer  :007: I went to UK through Le Havre, then back through Dover... I avoided motorways Specially in England, they are terrible, the water has no draining and all the lanes are full. After maybe 100 miles I had to get off and set my GPS to shortest route with no motorways and then it was delightful! And what´s up with all the fences? It seems that every land is private, I am a enduro rider and I can´t understand how it is possible for enduro riders to have fun there! But you do have Jarvis and Lampkin, so it means that theres some kind of way...  :152: And yes the GS spent the same amount of gasoline as my Crosstourer, I think no matter the power and the engine configuration if you have a smooth and constant speed it is the same, after all they´re both 1200cc and heavy...
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    Re: Trip from Portugal to Scotland
    Reply #6 on: Sep 05, 2015, 07.49 am
    Sep 05, 2015, 07.49 am
    Thanks for the update Trucker, off road riding is positively discouraged, unfortunately, in England. In rural Norfolk, its bad enough finding footpaths!

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    Re: Trip from Portugal to Scotland
    Reply #7 on: Sep 05, 2015, 10.27 am
    Sep 05, 2015, 10.27 am
    You missed some of the best roads, you didn't go into Wales !!!!

     



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