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Has virus ruined your biker plans this year?
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WreckTangle
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PostPosted: 11:54 - 06 Mar 2020    Post subject: Has coronavirus affected your touring plans this year? Reply with quote

just wondering, I was planning to go do a europe tour this year, as this is first year in my life that I have a full bikers license...but ......the hell......I spend a wad of money doing the bike training and getting the license, and the fancy bike. Then, the one year that I have great plans, worldwide travel looks like it is going down the pan as at some point everyone will be in quarantine and borders closed, and it will be like the scene from mad max where everyone be having to survive by eating dog food from old rusty cans and ....ok, I maybe going a bit over the top there.

Anyway, have any of you been personally impacted (like me) by this lovely bug in to regards to biker trips this year? If so, how to plan to cope, do you plan to go in the hoter months (hope summer, by then the virus would have gone them) or are you going to wait to next year?
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dynax
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PostPosted: 12:03 - 06 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I currently only do daily ride outs so no it won't affect where i go unless the authorities decide to put some kind of curfew in place and put the country under severe quarantine Laughing
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PostPosted: 13:39 - 06 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe.... was planning to go down through the alps to corsica/sardinia towards the end of the year.... will have to see.
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Freddyfruitba...
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PostPosted: 13:55 - 06 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

At this rate I doubt it will be long before the virus fully rife everywhere, so there'll be no point in closing borders. And by the time the weather warms up - peak touring time - the infection rates will likely drop off dramatically (how often do you hear of people getting flu in the summer?)
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pepperami
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PostPosted: 13:59 - 06 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless it kills me, and itís still around in the late summer in Wales, it wonít affect me.

Even a virus doesnít want to hang around in Wales Laughing
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PostPosted: 14:29 - 06 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might stay away from Bradford.
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PostPosted: 15:18 - 06 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like my touring round Wuhan is off Sad
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MCN
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PostPosted: 09:18 - 09 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skudd wrote:
I might stay away from Bradford.


Its a SARS not paedo. 🙄
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linuxyeti
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PostPosted: 10:35 - 09 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only if it affects flights to Sweden, other than that, no reason why it should
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PostPosted: 15:34 - 10 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tdibs wrote:
Maybe.... was planning to go down through the alps to corsica/sardinia towards the end of the year.... will have to see.


italy closed off completely, yeah, good luck there... Shocked





Judging by all the stories in the mail/bbc/guardian etc I suspect we will all be staying in blighty this year
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wr6133
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PostPosted: 18:32 - 11 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Planning to go to Normandy in mid/late April. Still planning to go unless they stop the Poole - Cherbourg ferry. If that happens I'll might do Lands End - JOG on the Enfield, food won't be as good as Normandy though.
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linuxyeti
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PostPosted: 19:00 - 11 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

WreckTangle wrote:


Judging by all the stories in the mail/bbc/guardian etc I suspect we will all be staying in blighty this year


Hardly, the nipper has gone to Poland today, and we're still planning on the ice hotel in April, until the government of either country says no, we're all still going
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almostthere
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PostPosted: 22:36 - 11 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

got tickets for Jerez motogp can't see it going ahead now Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: 09:58 - 13 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Planning to the NC500 in May; probably quite significant virus impacts by then (potentially) but hopefully remote corners of Scotland will still want the business.
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MCN
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PostPosted: 10:32 - 13 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see these big mass tours around the place but we prefer to do our own thing.

In groups you tend to be pushed along by the group's agenda.
I'm not anti-social per se but that sort of adventure doesnt bode well with MCN or any of his crew.

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It gets a bit of lashing from press now a days too.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Coast_500
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Enduro Numpty
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PostPosted: 15:25 - 15 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the first time in years we've no plans to go to Europe. Normally we'd have had the ferries booked months ago.
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wr6133
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PostPosted: 16:11 - 15 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

wr6133 wrote:
Still planning to go unless they stop the Poole - Cherbourg ferry.


When typing the above didn't anticipate Le Frogs shutting Restaurants and Cafe's. Plans cancelled unless they are open again by mid April.
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Ash-69
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PostPosted: 13:48 - 16 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure yet but probably - Sad

Ferry booked for an early June raz through the Pico's and Pyrenees, unfortunately Brittany Ferries have taken the Plymouth-Santander boat off-line until end of April so anyone guess when it's reinstated Thumbs Down
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linuxyeti
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PostPosted: 15:12 - 16 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh, and so it came to pass, no ice hotel trip this year, now trying to get the booking transferred to the first week of easter next year..
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mapex
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PostPosted: 17:46 - 18 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a ferry booked to Holland in July.. Im going but its
whether things are open it's a few months so wait and see.
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Tdibs
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PostPosted: 18:20 - 18 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I think im going to give up on it and plan more time in Scotland, or see about the very end of the year for Europe.
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Freddyfruitba...
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PostPosted: 19:16 - 18 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

mapex wrote:
Got a ferry booked to Holland in July.. Im going

I really wouldn't bet on it...
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linuxyeti
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PostPosted: 19:17 - 18 Mar 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

linuxyeti wrote:
Ahh, and so it came to pass, no ice hotel trip this year, now trying to get the booking transferred to the first week of easter next year..


Well, looks like it's the ice hotel in 13 months time then Thumbs Up
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