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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2009, 9:33 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks 748girl, I hope to repeat the trip and visit more places I didn't get to see this time but I have some other trips planned too...I hope it pans out
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Ok, I think this is the last of them. Man that was a lot of work! Well, until Desmobabe's next adventure anyway...
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I hope to repeat the trip and visit more places I didn't get to see this time
Well if you want to join us -a gang of four Ducatisti, one of whom being a girl-, we will ride the South of France the last weekend of October.
We are planning 2.5 days of riding around Cannes between Friday noon, October 30th and Sunday late afternoon, November 1st.

Weekend riding highlights will include the infamous Route Napoleon, the loop around the Verdon Gorge (the world's second largest gorge), the Gorges du Loup and the magnificent views from the ancient perched village of Gourdon, the track-like Route des Adrets (my favorite stretch of twisting asphalt on the French Riviera), the Golden Coast, the Corniches of the Riviera between Nice and Menton, etc.

Note that if you're tired of being a pillion rider, Ducati rental motorcycles are available at preferential rates at http://www.columbus-international.com/ in Cannes.

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Well if you want to join us -a gang of four Ducatisti, one of whom being a girl-, we will ride the South of France the last weekend of October.
We are planning 2.5 days of riding around Cannes between Friday noon, October 30th and Sunday late afternoon, November 1st.

Weekend riding highlights will include the infamous Route Napoleon, the loop around the Verdon Gorge (the world's second largest gorge), the Gorges du Loup and the magnificent views from the ancient perched village of Gourdon, the track-like Route des Adrets (my favorite stretch of twisting asphalt on the French Riviera), the Golden Coast, the Corniches of the Riviera between Nice and Menton, etc.

Note that if you're tired of being a pillion rider, Ducati rental motorcycles are available at preferential rates at http://www.columbus-international.com/ in Cannes.

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Max, thanks for the invite! Unfortunately I can't get away from work right now to return for some more Desmofun in France
From the places you mention I did the Verdon Gorge (it was such an amazing road going through there with the forest and river following us) and stopped at a few key points along there, I also went to Gourdon. I don't remember the names of all the places (hey, it was 15 days ok? ) so it's possible I saw some more places in your route plan.
Luckily I wasn't a pillion rider for all the trips but I definitely would bring my own bike next time or arrange before-hand to have a bike waiting for me there so I can ride ALL the routes myself!
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It's a charmed life you lead Desmobabe! Thanks for another great trip recap and sharing the photos.

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No kidding! What an awesome trip!! Thanks for sharing!
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Sorry it's mainly photos of me in places...
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I just got back from a street party at the classic motorcycle club of my city, I really wish I had an old duc to pull up with, a Pantah or an old 900ss. Who knows, maybe in the future... After all those beers though maybe it's best I didn't handle any heavy machinery hehe

Thanks for the feedback, I hope I have many more desmotrips to post in the near future

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