Ringmeet MMXV August 7th-9th 2015: Planning thread

Ringmeet MMXV August 7th-9th 2015: Planning thread


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narf

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Presumably because their is a minimum speed limit?

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Technically, there are only a few short stretches of Autobahn where the left lane(s) have an actual minimum speed limit, so this being a discussion about Germany... get your Fakten straight!
 

MacGuffin

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Anyway, a B-road trip through Germany sounds tempting, even for me. If it only wasn't for my aversion against camping...

I doubt it will be as epic and long as the Scandinavian trip and there are certainly no Swiss mountain passes but there are other attractions and also lots of twisty roads in the numerous low mountain ranges, plus some really awesome landscapes. If the Black Forest and the Eifel are left out (for obvious reasons), the things that come to mind are regions like Bavarian Forest, Harz, Ore Mountains, Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Mecklenburg Lake District, the island of R?gen, the Baltic Sea coast, the North Sea coast, etc., etc.

Also lots of lovely towns, some of them in their original medieval state. I guess it would be a road trip for those not only interested in driving in the wildernis from dawn to dusk and gawking at breathtaking panoramas but also interested in cultural landscapes and sights along the way. Germany is often treated rather stepmotherly, when it comes to tourism and sightseeing but there are loads of amazingly beautiful areas here - and not just in Bavaria ;) Also great infrastructure and no lack of repair shops, just in case the road trip curse strikes again ;)

Would take a hell of an effort in planning, though...
 

rickhamilton620

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Hmm...if Ringmeet is held in august next year..and I save 50 bucks a week...

I'd have 2,400 bucks by August 1st. :hmm:
 

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nicjasno

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2 weeks. Would probably be better if 2017 though, so everyone could participate. The mini roadtrip is usually only a few days for ppl with limited budgets.
 

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Met up with Matt2000 at Dunsfold yesterday for Wings and Wheels so was able to pick up the rest of my gear from the back of the Disco. Including the Slivovica which GT1750 brought but nobody seemed that keen to try.

It's interesting. Like a diesel version of rakija.
 

Adrian

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I keep telling people but nobody will listen. Doing a Roadtrip in Ukania is a really bad idea, particularly at the traditional time of late July/early August when anything resembling a decent road will be chock full of caravans, motor homes and Zafiras bulging with whining, puking children.

This country basically has a few tiny enclaves of great roads separated by gridlock, there are Gatsos bloody everywhere, fuel and beer are not cheap and most campsites are full of the kind of people you really don't want to get into a conversation with unless you want to partake in line-dancing or wife-swapping.

See here for the expanded argument.....
Doing a Roadtrip through Norway is an equally terrible, and more expensive, idea. But you wouldn't know. We did it, and we had a fucking great time. I have no doubts touring the UK will be terrible from time to time - which roadtrip isn't. We had our miserable days this year but things like The View[SUP]?(fig.1)[/SUP] more than makes up for it. Caravans are everywhere, the UK isn't unique. But we have (somewhat, depending on how many buys ?500 crapcans) fast cars and dependable radios - the cameraderie is excellent as you know, good mates and some beer can cure the worst of days. We reject your reality of misery and cynisism and substitute our own.

Fig.1:

- DaHitch enjoying The View?
 
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