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cookysbmw
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Post BMW Garmisch
on: February 18, 2013, 10:03
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Further to all the stuff about trips, is anyone interested in the BMW Festival at Garmisch Partenkirchen 5-7 July? Admittedly a BMW weekend but if you have the best bike you get invited to the best party! Joke ! No please do not start a thread about the best bike.....

30,000 bikers all doing bikey things. Whats not to like. Let me know as this gets booked up very quick. Anyone been before please let me have any info.

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Post Re: BMW Garmisch
on: February 18, 2013, 11:07
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Yes I'm in (although will people laugh at my ever unpopular CrossTourer!!! - couldnt handle 30k Germans pointing at my bike and openly laughing)

Can we do Stelvio, Gross thingy, San Bernard before or after the weekend - we'll be close enough? Before may be better........

[email protected] (07979 365 728)

I would guess Neil Frame will be up for that aswell. Ticks all the boxes Neil?

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Post Re: BMW Garmisch
on: February 18, 2013, 12:09
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OMG, just explored the area on Google Maps and there's a place up the road from there called Wank - can we stay there please?
Already turning into the ultimate holiday, a biking tour staying at Wank - can it get any better?
Dont tell me, that's where they make the Crosstourer owners stay................
(Sorry, please excuse my school boy humour)

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Post Re: BMW Garmisch
on: February 18, 2013, 17:40
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I am REALLY interested BUT ....

I would need to leave reasonably early on the Sunday as I need to be near Cadwell by Tuesday evening! That shouldn't affect anyone else but just for info. According to Google it is the best part of 900 miles so making use of some of Sunday is probably necessary so I'm not wrecked for having fun on Cadwell.

I'm also up for additional riding but for me this would have to be before we get there.

With the prospect of 2 days of 400+ miles to get back I would appreciate a slightly less mile intensive ride to get there. I'm with Framey on not especially keen on 400+ miles (unless I have to - to get home in time for Cadwell)

As far as getting info on the event, I'm sure the local BMW dealer would have all the info needed. Cooky, do you know anyone with a BMW who could go into Lind?! 😉

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Post Re: BMW Garmisch
on: February 19, 2013, 18:52
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Would this be in a tent or b&b? I like a bed !

cookysbmw
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Post Re: BMW Garmisch
on: February 20, 2013, 22:03
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No tents!!!

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Post Re: BMW Garmisch
on: February 21, 2013, 09:07
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Woos!

Surely camping with 30,000 other bikers is the best way to savour the atmosphere of this event - oh, and not get much sleep! 😉

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Post Re: BMW Garmisch
on: February 23, 2013, 11:00
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Here's a link to the BMW Motorrad website with details of the event - including accommodation! 😉

http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/index.html?content=http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/fascination/bikermeeting/motorraddays2013/motorraddays2013_event.html

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Post Re: BMW Garmisch
on: February 27, 2013, 10:37
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I am at Lind this weekend so will try and remember to see if they have any suggestions. The BMW w/e they organise is a bit pricey. Oh, and NO TENTS pleeease! (Sorry for shouting).

cookysbmw
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Post Re: BMW Garmisch
on: February 27, 2013, 11:36
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NB if anyone wants to do this can they post the dates they are available PDQ.
For anyone unfamiliar with this type of run, one approach is 50 mile per hour over the ground equates to mostly fast roads at 80mph with 2 decent stops for breakfast and lunch and a few 20 minute petrol and stretch stops every 100 miles, equals a 12 hour day at 450 miles. Tiring but do-able without going nuts. In addition the ferry or train eats 1.5 hours and the clock goes forward when you get there. Thats two days each way. The iron butt approach doing more than that usually leaves me too bombed out when I get there. Then decide how much time you want at the venue. If the further passes are added sums are required to work out the times and distance as the wiggly bits eat time.

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