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BARBIETOURS - XIII

Discussion in 'Biking Abroad' started by barbieboy, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. barbieboy

    barbieboy Fragmen Alienus Via Lex

    The last hotel has been booked and the stats of the tour/previous tours look something like this:-

    BARBIE TRIVIA

    2017 will be the thirteenth Barbietour, since the initial tour in 2003
    We have visited a total of 13 countries. (incl England and Wales)
    10 riders have participated (incl 2 Germans)
    This will be the longest Barbietour by a margin of 500 miles
    This years tour will add 3750 European miles to make a total of 29,313 covered in mainland Europe. This is 2.5 times the number of miles covered in the original tour.
    Add extra for getting lost etc.
    Total miles (incl UK miles) is 38,335 – That is the equivalent of riding from Edinburgh to Tokyo and back….TWICE !
    The equivalent circumference of Earth was breached in Barbietours XII day (European miles only)
    12 of those miles were on unpaved roads. !
    The total number of Barbietour miles now exceeds the total number of miles of Motorway AND Main roads in the UK.
    After Barbie, John has completed ALL Barbie days EXCEPT 2.
    This years trip will add 3,725 European miles making it again the longest yet and over the length of the first TWO tours combined.
    BT13 also involves 17 days of continental riding, three more than the previous longest trips.
    We have 1 x 2 night stays ie 1 days riding without luggage.
    The average daily mileage is 219 which is the slightly below the Barbietours average of 223
    12 of the 17 days will consist entirely of roads that we have not riden before.
    I would love to calculate the number of miles excluding roads we have done twice (or more) but life is STILL too short !
    We have previously stayed in 72 different European Hotels/ locations and this year will add 15 new venues.
    We have used 6 different Ferry routes
    Only 1 major 'incident' and ALL bikes have been ridden home.
    Still only 3 occasions where the group 'lost' a rider. (Ainslie, John and Mac in Paris)
    Numerous occasions where the group 'lost' the route.
    47 (approximately) Wiener Schnitzels and 3 rabbits eaten by JB to date.
    (UK miles, hotels etc have not been included in the Barbietour Stats unless stated.)
    The Statmeister
     
  2. njr58

    njr58 Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to the travelogue as usual Barbs, when do you leave for the adventure?
     
  3. barbieboy

    barbieboy Fragmen Alienus Via Lex

    16 September it's B-Day
     
  4. Edders

    Edders Well-Known Member

    Ride safe and keep us updated on your progress, is Ironic john attending this year?
     
  5. barbieboy

    barbieboy Fragmen Alienus Via Lex

    Yes, it is the dynamic duet again - although he is already complaining that I wont let him stop for coffee or lunch breaks !
     
  6. Edders

    Edders Well-Known Member

    Yes but the boy needs fuel you know..:rolleyes:, he has a hump that needs maintaining :p
     
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  7. barbieboy

    barbieboy Fragmen Alienus Via Lex

    In the words of BASIL
    ONE SLEEP TO GO !

    As usual I will try and update my BLOG site when internet access allows (most nights) rather than here

    https://barbietours.blogspot.co.uk/
     
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  8. barbieboy

    barbieboy Fragmen Alienus Via Lex

    Geronimo
     
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  9. SmudgerSmith22

    SmudgerSmith22 Well-Known Member

    Have a great trip BB and take care. Please pass on my regards to John, look forward to seeing your progress. :)
     
  10. barbieboy

    barbieboy Fragmen Alienus Via Lex

    John says anyone that can put up with me must be ok. Not clear if he was referring to you or himself ??
     
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  11. barbieboy

    barbieboy Fragmen Alienus Via Lex

    Blog site updated
     
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  12. Edders

    Edders Well-Known Member

    Nice write and pictures, there must be an opportunity for a stunning layby shot with that scenery!

    Ride safe
     
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  13. njr58

    njr58 Well-Known Member

    Yer ruddy obsessed man:confused:
     
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