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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Gadget View Post
    Thanks Phil
    ok it wasn't that cheap.

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    I've lived in Italy a couple of times - including the last year & NEVER seen a biker with a hi-viz vest. If I do, I'll know it's one of you guys. I'll be overseas at work when you're in-country, otherwise I'd see about meeting up.
    My nearest off was on a roundabout - I foolishly assumed I had right of way as I was on the roundabout. The car driver was obviously a local, and knew the road before the roundabout was built - giving him priority over any newcomers - that's how driving/riding is here - no point in arguing with it. The further south you get, the less predictable it is.
    Caeful on zebra crossings - if you stop, expect to get rear-ended or overtaken.

    Watch out for scooters - they get everywhere & only see you as another obstacle - legal from age 14. The standard lessons include discussion on why the pavement should not be used for overtaking, hazards of smoking while riding & why riders really should stop after making contact with another vehicle.

    Generally just be more aware - it really isn't that unusual to see people going the wrong way in one-way streets - sometimes on the back wheel.

    Blue lights on police, Carabinieri etc. means the vehicle is occupied - they'll let you know if they need you to pull over.

    Let me know if I can help.

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    Just come back from a tour of Italy - found some absolutely fantastic roads. Hope you have a good time

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSmonkey View Post
    Just come back from a tour of Italy - found some absolutely fantastic roads. Hope you have a good time
    Where did you go? Got any photos?

    I've been watching the Giro Italia & Moto GP on Eurosport, did you get caught in any of the recent bad weather?


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    Didn't take too many photos in Italy. Started in Bilbao, then down the Pyrenees, over at Andorra then made our way across to Cinque Terre, where we had a couple of days. Then to Pisa (for the obligatory photos) then picked up some good roads to Lake Bolsena, then across to just E of Spolento. Then finally a big day up to Lake Garda, where we found some of the best roads we've ever ridden.

    Cracking whether as well - warm, but overcast to stop it getting too hot. Dry.

    Only downer was that the Stelvio was shut, but we kind of knew that would be the case going in May. Still quite a bit of fun razzing up and down the open passes with 10' of snow piled up at the side.

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    Think this might be useful ..

    All the accommodation addresses in one place.
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    And this ...
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    Aldi

    Some kit at Aldi from Sunday 8th that may be usefull..

    Folding camping chair £5.99
    Wet wipes 99p
    Self inflating mat £9.99
    and more.

    http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers...24sunday08.htm

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    And from Lidl

    Quote Originally Posted by panzerphil View Post
    Some kit at Aldi from Sunday 8th that may be usefull..

    Folding camping chair £5.99
    Wet wipes 99p
    Self inflating mat £9.99
    and more.

    http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers...24sunday08.htm
    Lidl are selling sachets of Necafe coffee (enough for 1 cup) with whitener and with or without sugar.....pack of 10 for 99p

    Saves carring jars of stuff aound...doesn't taste that bad either!!

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    Swiss vignettes

    I'm going to Switzerland tomorrow, if anyone wants me to get their vignette in advance let me know. I can hand them over just before the border on Sunday.

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    How cool does that look

    Guess where this is
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    stolzy, me please for the vignette, I think we already spoke about this?

    pablo

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    Quote Originally Posted by stolzy View Post
    Guess where this is
    I'll guess at the same place as this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn View Post
    I'll guess at the same place as this
    Isn't it a real shame the way they spoil the roads by putting bends in them

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    A question for those stating in lodges/mobile homes - I'm working on the assumption that linen will be provided - is that true?

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    Question it would be nice to know

    Quote Originally Posted by stolzy View Post
    A question for those stating in lodges/mobile homes - I'm working on the assumption that linen will be provided - is that true?
    Not 100% sure.

    Anyone have this info?

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