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Offline Mac-Kwack

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Re: Sweet Caroline
« Reply #10 on: Dec 10, 2017, 05:31 PM »
Thats some journey this time of year, but why not, I'm quite envious have a good trip and may the sun shine you.
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Re: Sweet Caroline
« Reply #11 on: Dec 10, 2017, 06:51 PM »
Wal, Mike....Enjoy and be safe.  :152: :152: :152:

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Re: Sweet Caroline
« Reply #12 on: Dec 10, 2017, 07:36 PM »
Have a fantastic time both  :biker1:
Safe journeys.
Will look forward to ride reports.
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Re: Sweet Caroline
« Reply #13 on: Dec 10, 2017, 08:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wal [+]
forgot to mention, you can get the Keis waistcoat like the one i got for around 110 at various places at the minute....and it includes the controller...which is normally about 35  extra     :028:




pictures request noted......

Hi Wal I've got the Keis jacket which is the waistcoat plus sleeves and I find it brilliant.  The jacket itself makes a good, warm middle layer that doesn't need the electric until below 5 degrees ; then by switching the controller on you get enough warmth to be toasty.  I'm currently in France and the temperature is higher than in U.K. Loads of bikes and scotters buzzing around.  But be careful,if you go high  - reckon the Alps passes will be very much snowed in this year. 

But enjoy and well done you and Mike.  :152: :028:

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Re: Sweet Caroline
« Reply #14 on: Dec 10, 2017, 09:13 PM »
not tried it on the roads, but i sat on the bike in the garage for 15mins at 1am this morning, at minus 3 degs.....seems warm enough :028:

yeah, plan is to stick to the valleys in Switz/Austria.......
« Last Edit: Dec 10, 2017, 09:16 PM by Wal »

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Re: Sweet Caroline
« Reply #15 on: Dec 10, 2017, 11:55 PM »
Have a good one Wal, may the weather Gods be with you  :biker1: :biker1:
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Re: Sweet Caroline
« Reply #16 on: Dec 11, 2017, 09:50 AM »
Wow! Enjoy the tour!

I feel bad now taking the tube and not riding to work this morning because of the snow yesterday :)


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Re: Sweet Caroline
« Reply #17 on: Dec 11, 2017, 09:55 AM »
I only just noticed this thread.
Have a great trip Wal and Mike.
I don't know where you are as I write but I've got a pair of heated socks that you are welcome to borrow if you want to divert via Cheshire.
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Re: Sweet Caroline
« Reply #18 on: Dec 11, 2017, 04:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]

 All the best for the weather from here too. Will be following with interest.
 Hope you get s. of the Alps/Pyrenees to thaw out  :2: .

  :biker2:  :biker1:

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Re: Sweet Caroline
« Reply #19 on: Dec 11, 2017, 06:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by bgp [+]
Typical Rob.
Closest place to Pyrenees is Basel on Wal's map. Roughly 1000kms. First I thought Rob is no good with geography, then I realized 1000kms is close to nothing from his perspective.  :002:

Wal did say he had about two weeks planed.  I mean, in two weeks you could be across the continent (our continent) and back...   :211:

Wal, any particular reason you chose the waist coat over a jacket with heated sleeves?  I find that I get cold in my arms faster than my core, which is why my heated jacket not only has sleeves, it's connected to heated gloves.

Keep the rubber side down and as TM said, we expect to see lots of pictures from this adventure.  If you get too cold, I'll post some pictures from my vacation to help you warm up.  I don't expect to see any icy or snowy roads...   :7:

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