Two Islands, Two Volcanoes and a Heatwave

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Post by yorkie » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:18 am

Started recording our tips so in our dotage we can remember what we have done!

Report is below anyone is interested




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Post by Stella » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:52 am

Great report and pictures, thanks. icon_thanks
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Post by Cornishman » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:45 pm

icon_thanks l enjoyed reading that. Quite an adventure.
I stuck with the Bridgestone tyres on my Pan for a few years but have currently got Michelin’s fitted which I’m very pleased with.
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Post by wizzard » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:00 pm

Brilliant report , but how sad to see so much rubbish at the roadside.
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Post by ChrisD » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:52 pm

I echo the above, a very good and interesting report made more so by the fact that me and the missus have explored the Amalfi coast (but not by bike unfortunately). I also have great experience of Italian and Greek ferries having lived on Crete and ridden there and back. As you said a bit of string secured to overhead plumbing seems the norm to keep your bike upright.

As an aside yorkie we are flying out to Santorini and Crete in September from Nantes and planned to drive up to Nantes the day before and get some cheap accommodation (no prob) but cant find any cheap parking for the duration, it all seems very expensive around the airport.Knowing the area have you any recommendations?
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Post by yorkie » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:17 am

Cornishman, thanks for the tyre comment. The front tyre is good for another 10k or so, am changing the back this week. The Road Pilot 5 is out and I might change both front and back next time to these, if I can see some reviews.

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Post by yorkie » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:19 am

ChrisD. We are only 15 mins for the airport, so when we fly out we normally Uber, so don't know much about long term parking.

https://www.nantes.aeroport.fr/fr/parki ... er-parking

Might be of some use? I know at Rennes it was much cheaper if you got the ticket on line before hand.

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Post by Cornishman » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:38 am

yorkie wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:17 am
Cornishman, thanks for the tyre comment. The front tyre is good for another 10k or so, am changing the back this week. The Road Pilot 5 is out and I might change both front and back next time to these, if I can see some reviews.
I never had a problem with the Bridgestones but I was told that the Michelins might give me more life and, as you know, that’s welcome with a Pan. I always find it hard to judge the difference between tyres as the bike always feels so much better on new tyres than the knackered old ones that have been taken off. I like the comment that your front tyre is good for another 10k I can’t get the front tyre to last any longer than the rear.
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Post by divimike » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:56 pm

The rubbish position is the result of the local collection system being "controlled" by an organisation that begins with the letter M. They expect to get a percentage and so people take the decision to get rid of the rubbish by other means!!!! Seen the same thing in Sardinia on a trip we did there a couple of years ago. Needs to be sorted but I guess it will take some major political changes.

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