Micha's Euro Star Days 2006

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The Plan
The Diary



This year's Euro Star Days are being organised by the Stars Association in France. They'll be held from May 25th to May 28th and will be at a bikers-only campsite at La Plaine Tonique near Lyon.

Some of the Great Bears are heading over to the mainland to show our land-locked cousins that we haven't sunk beneath the waves just yet. So I decided that this was a great excuse to finally take my Draggy over to the Continent, not only for the Euro Star Days but also for a bit of a road trip.

Hence I will be starting off after work on Friday the 19th and won't be returning to our Island until the 31st. This will give me plenty of time before Lyon to drop in on some family near Cologne, take in southern Germany with a friend, and go to the North Atlantic Coast at Biarritz after the Bikermeet. The full trip-plan is laid out below!


The Plan

As with all good things, there should be A Plan. This, then, is mine:

Map of Planned Route
[Thanks to ViaMichelin for a great online map.]
  1. Friday, May 19th - Saturday, May 20th
    After work on Friday I'll be heading down to my Girlfriend's place in Canterbury ready to catch the ferry from Dover to Calais early on Saturday morning.
  2. Saturday, May 20th - ~Monday, May 22th
    I plan to spend a few days in Cologne/Bonn in order to catch up with family whom I haven't seen yet this year. From there I will ride down to
  3. ~Monday, May 22th - Thursday, May 25th
    Heilbronn, and meeting up with Spacedani from the Deutsche-in-London forum. The plan is to spend a few days scooting around Germany's Black Forest and a circumnavigation of the Bodensee (Lake Constance). I'll then drop her back off home and continue on to
  4. Thursday, May 25th - Sunday, May 28th
    Lyon where I will spend the next few days at the Euro Star Days, camping. Here I will also meet up with the other Great Bears from the UK. Some of us will continue on to
  5. Sunday, May 28th - Wednesday, May 31st
    Biarritz for a long slow cruise along Frances' North Atlantic Coast. This will eventually lead me back to
  6. Wednesday, May 31st - Thursday, June 1st
    Calais in time for my ferry crossing back to Dover, where I will again spend a night at my Girlfriends' place. From there it's back to London for a clean-up (both Man and Machine) before a long weekend to Bakewell.


Here is a list of things which will need to get done before the trip:

  • Servicing
    • Basic Service - DONE
    • Rear Tyre and brakes
    • MOT
    • Adjust Headlight for Europe
  • Organise Europe Breakdown Cover
  • Check/renew Insurance
  • GPS Mount

The Diary

Here will be my trip diary..

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Last updated: 2006.03.23