TET August 2019 North Europe

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Maurice
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TET August 2019 North Europe

Post by Maurice » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:59 am

Hello

I'm planning to ride the TET this summer and could use a little company/help.
Here are the main details:

- From 4-5 august to 25 august (extendable to the 29)
- I'm starting from Switzerland
- I didn't choose the destination yet but the country on the list are:
Austria Belgium Denmark Estonia Finland Germany Latvia Lithuania Netherlands Poland Norway Sweden United Kingdom
(yeah that's a lot but I can't decide, so I'm open to suggestions)
- I'm 31 y.o. / good experienced onroad, little experienced offroad, speak french/english/german
- Currently looking for a bike to do the job (701,690/500/450fe)
- The idea is to pack light, soft luggage, camping gear (possible to stop in hotel sometimes)

Cheers
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fobatai
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Re: TET August 2019 North Europe

Post by fobatai » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:57 pm

Maurice,

I am thinking about doing the same route around the same time!
Maybe we could ride together.
Currently traveling with a XT660z.
My plan was to go north aswell(reach northcape).
Got no deadline
From the Netherlands, 32 y/o.

Maybe we can get in touch?
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Re: TET August 2019 North Europe

Post by Maurice » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:21 am

Hello

Thanks for your answer. Yeah why not team up for a while.
I've been to the north cap by the road once and I think that's not my goal for this trip but great destination!

I'm currently thinking of two options:

- Go up fast (road/highway) to Douvres. Ride the entire UK TET. Go back to Switzerland by small roads.
(great option for logistic, I could change tires arriving and living UK)

- Go up fast (road/highway) to Tallin. Ride down the Estonian Lithuanian Latvian TET. Go back to Switzerland by small roads.

I must also speak to a friend that is interested to come for a while.

I just bouht a 2017 exc 450 that I will farkle a bit. It will certainly involve one or two stop for oil change.

Let's see if our roads can cross
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Re: TET August 2019 North Europe

Post by fobatai » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:28 pm

Aah then i didn't understand you properly.
I thought you wanted to go around the Baltic sea. (since you mentioned finland, norway, sweden in FP).

But seeing you plan now, we could only ride together if you choose your "second" plan. And we would probably miss each other since you do a fast run towards Tallin and slowly back. So you will be there in early august.


Keep me posted if you change the plans :handgestures-thumbup: .
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Re: TET August 2019 North Europe

Post by Maurice » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:44 am

Yeah it wasn't so clear for me neither :P

I wanted to go north because August could be hot. I'm looking for some landscape and a bit of challenging trails. It appear that the UK TET is well develloped and has a lot to offer. That's why I'm leaning in this direction. Estonian Lithuanian Latvian TET look really cool and a bit more "exotic adventure" but it seam that the most of it composed of fireroads and not so challenging terrain.

That's my idea based on things I've read and watched on the internet but I certainly could be wrong.
If anybody read this and have a comment, do not hesitate.

I'll keep you posted anyway. :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: TET August 2019 North Europe

Post by eki_adv » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:32 pm

Dear Maurice,

from August 10/11th, I'll be on the TET southbound from central Sweden, heading to Trelleborg. If you please, give me a message and we'll get in touch.

Best regards, Eric
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T..
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Re: TET August 2019 North Europe

Post by T.. » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:16 pm

Hi guys,
Just an FYI I will ride Sweden/Norway:
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=1061
In case you are interested.
Cheers,
T.
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Re: TET August 2019 North Europe

Post by TriumphantTiger » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:05 pm

Maurice wrote:Hello

I'm planning to ride the TET this summer and could use a little company/help.
Here are the main details:

- From 4-5 august to 25 august (extendable to the 29)
- I'm starting from Switzerland
- I didn't choose the destination yet but the country on the list are:
Austria Belgium Denmark Estonia Finland Germany Latvia Lithuania Netherlands Poland Norway Sweden United Kingdom
(yeah that's a lot but I can't decide, so I'm open to suggestions)
- I'm 31 y.o. / good experienced onroad, little experienced offroad, speak french/english/german
- Currently looking for a bike to do the job (701,690/500/450fe)
- The idea is to pack light, soft luggage, camping gear (possible to stop in hotel sometimes)

Cheers
Hi Maurice,

I'll be doing the southern part of the Norwegian TET, heading north, starting on 17.08. and going until about the 24.08.

If those dates align with when you're there, let me know :)

Cheers,
TT
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Maurice
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Re: TET August 2019 North Europe

Post by Maurice » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:46 pm

Hi guys and girls (maybe..?)

Thanks for all your repliesI
So hier are the updates for today:

I'll be leaving Switzerland on monday the 5 august.
My buddy who was supposed to follow me for a while is finaly not.

And now I struggle with a new idea...:
why not head south TET, do the italian alps, cross the south of France and discover the pyrennee up to bilbao (spain part).

Will it be better than going up through France TET and do the UK TET?

I know the landscapes are just different but in term of pleasure of riding is there a real difference?

Cheers
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