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Hey! Who's up for a ride from UK to Monacco? Maybe two or more groups from Europe could meet up somewhere like Lyon and then do the Alps or the Marseille route together. Race the TGV train... And when you get there the beaches are thronging with the babes in thongs and nuthin else, playing volleyball in the surf. Can't beat it! End May is usually really good weather. I have done the trip a couple of times solo but thought it would better with some company.

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Hi Buddy,



Every year me and a few buddies head south, either South of France or Spain. Usually about May, June time. Sometimes we do a couple of trips a year. If you want to hook up with us your more than welcome. I could do with the company. Last time I spent most of the trip sitting on the hard shoulder waiting for my mates to catch up. 170mph cruising is usually the norm.



Take it easy



Ninja Missile

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I hope to be in the Barcelona area around June16th 02, for the bike GP. On the 12 of course.

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Ninja missile,

Allow me to pass on a friendly word of warning for use on your highspeed continental cruises. In Spain the ‘Policia Guardia Civil’ (Spanish Paramilitary Police Force), now use mobile radar units. These are standard unmarked family cars with radar guns and cameras fitted. These vehicles normally work in conjunction with marked units located further up the road. They operate on all roads including privately owned toll motorways. The two methods used are for the radar unit to be parked on the hard shoulder (common), busy snapping all who pass or the second is for the radar unit to be mobile with the marked unit travelling up ahead. My advice is, treat all cars parked on the hard shoulder as suspicious, i.e. if your not sure slow down. Secondly, if possible on overtaking cars, take a look at the dashboard, if you see equipment there then slow down.

In my neck of the woods there are to such units a white Ford Mondeo and a Silver Renault Laguna.

The fines are steep and are expected to be paid on the spot!!, and should you wish to go to court your vehicle is immediately impounded until the outcome of the trial, (which will take forever).

According to new legislation for 02 speeds of over 200km may even carry a prison term and fines are expected to rise.

I met a couple of bikers on the way to the Valencia GP back in September who warned me of one of these mobile units which had just left the petrol station, but sadly, not before fining the two bikers for 50,000 pesetas each!!! (£200). I’m told that it is a fine of 10,000pts (£40) for speeding and a further 1000pts (£4) per km over the limit!!

I’ve also read (Performance Bike December issue ‘letters’) that the French also have and use the same equipment.

Remember the sun can come at a price

Take care

GibZX12



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Thanks for the warning mate. I`ve only been down to Barcelona a couple of times and to be honest in Spain I usually take it easy. I`m aware of the fines they impose. France is where I love to ride fast especially from Lyon to Toulon . I know I take a hell of a risk but the temptation is just to great. I have out run the law twice in France and each time made a clean get away. When your doing around 180 -190 mph they dont really stand a chance. I know my day will come when I will be made to eat my words but Fuck It!. You only live once and I plan to enjoy every second of it especially on my 12.



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Hi - Yeah,the beauty of the French is they just don't give a shit about speeding and parking tickets. In Nice nobody ays their parking tickets! Thanks for the tips about Spain. I guess we are going to get a ride together by the sounds of it. Maybe we can tempt Ted out too??? Hey Easy, why don't you offer to road test the 2002 model for Kawasaki Europe and join us? Really looking forward to it.

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French also make a really good croissants and as for the bread ughhhh...........(Homer Simpson impersonation). Seriously though, I've driven a fair amount in France (cars and a bus), and the roads and scenery are great.

Beautiful towns and villages, brilliant country roads, must be great on a bike.

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Guys

I'm going to have to reluctantly pass on this one. I'm saving to ship lock, stock and barrel out to the States, and Mrs Ted saw the bit about thongs and nothin' else!! She's also seen my Spring break "holiday" snaps of Daytona Beach!! Hence, the thong thing!! Hee! Hee!

Having seen Mach 2&3 I would have loved to have done it all the way to Monaco!! Hope you can pull it off!

Regards

Ted



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id heard the same thing were off on june 15th for two weeks france spain portugal ,an the reason the spanish police are shit hot on speeders is beacuse thay get to keep a %age of the fines thay take in so when in spain stay 5mph under posted limit .Now france is a differnt story zoooooooooooooooooom eigher ride or bike mag this month has good story about riding in france an bit that caught my eye is over taking froggy police at 95mph an getting a wave an a smile.....any one heard what thay are like in portugal?



REGARDS BADGER

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id heard the same thing were off on june 15th for two weeks france spain portugal ,an the reason the spanish police are shit hot on speeders is beacuse thay get to keep a %age of the fines thay take in so when in spain stay 5mph under posted limit .Now france is a differnt story zoooooooooooooooooom eigher ride or bike mag this month has good story about riding in france an bit that caught my eye is over taking froggy police at 95mph an getting a wave an a smile.....any one heard what thay are like in portugal?



REGARDS BADGER

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