French Run 2010

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by TOG@Toil, Nov 23, 2009.

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    TOG@Toil Guest

    Right, stand by your beds.

    It's Champagne again, and the Hotel de la Place in Montmort-Lucy, near
    Epernay, once more. Friday 30 April and Saturday 1 May. Hotel can
    accommodate 50 people max, and allowing for single room sociopaths,
    that probably means 40.

    Deposit of 30% needs to be paid in about six weeks' time (early
    January), so the usual booking form will be going out in the next day
    or two, and dosh will be needed pronto. And yes, it'll be cheques.

    Anticipated cost is somewhere in the region of £185 per head, based on
    two people sharing a bike and a room. I'll know for sure as soon as
    the hotel gets back to me with their rates. That will cover the ferry,
    the usual four-course dinner each night, and breakfast. Drinks extra.

    Lots of nice champagne cellars to visit in Epernay or Reims nearby.
    Decent bar opposite the hotel, if I remember. Usual misbehaviour on
    and off the road guaranteed. First timers welcome, but you'll need to
    be nifty on your toes.

    Usual rules. The hotel can handle special dietary needs like veggie,
    Jewish, whatever, but I choose the menus and whines of "I don't like
    fish" will be treated with contempt. The only valid objection is "I
    don't like andouillette". It's money up front. Once the deposit has
    been paid to the hotel, there are no refunds. There may be a free
    place for the usual free give-away: can't remember who got one this
    year. The Doctor did, plus someone else. And it was Ogden last year,
    IIRC.

    I can be emailed at chateau dot murray at idnet dot com
     
    TOG@Toil, Nov 23, 2009
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  2. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, "TOG@Toil"
    <happy bounce>

    Emailed.
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Nov 23, 2009
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    'Hog Guest

    Emailed!
     
    'Hog, Nov 23, 2009
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    Krusty Guest

    Not emailed!
     
    Krusty, Nov 23, 2009
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    'Hog Guest

    The first time I met Adie was there and they managed to feed her.
     
    'Hog, Nov 23, 2009
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    Jeremy Guest

    @m20g2000vbp.googlegroups.com>, says...>

    and have been.
     
    Jeremy, Nov 23, 2009
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    CT Guest

    Up to a point.

    Sit next to her at dinner and you can have almost double rations. As
    long as you're quicker than Andy, of course!
     
    CT, Nov 23, 2009
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    Colin Irvine Guest

    My favourite food moment from there was SteveH's Katie looking at her
    veggie asparagus - neatly wrapped in bacon.
     
    Colin Irvine, Nov 23, 2009
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  9. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, CT
    "Never in the field of human Usenet posting have so many innuendoes been
    contained in so few words".
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Nov 23, 2009
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    Ace Guest

    Hehehe. A cunning ploy, eh?
     
    Ace, Nov 23, 2009
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  11. Well I guess that's me, and any other furriners out then.
     
    doetnietcomputeren, Nov 23, 2009
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    Ace Guest

    Ace, Nov 23, 2009
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    Colin Irvine Guest

    You can send me the dosh and I'll pass it on.
     
    Colin Irvine, Nov 23, 2009
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    antonye Guest

    Emailed. Now to decide which bike to take...
     
    antonye, Nov 23, 2009
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    Pete Fisher Guest

    DDs can be a bit tricky it seems:
    http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/publications/ombudsman-news/27/27-directdebit-guarantee.htm

    All much easier in these days of on-line banking of course. Can you
    still buy postal orders?


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    Pete Fisher, Nov 23, 2009
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    TOG@Toil Guest

    "Dis investment am 100% risk-free. My lawyer from the bank will
    contact you soon to explain de modalities..."
     
    TOG@Toil, Nov 23, 2009
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    TOG@Toil Guest

    I'm trying to think of truly memorable French Run moments, now you've
    mentioned this.

    SteveH's £80 wine, of course. Darsy trying desperately not to pass out
    in the bar. Being told by an irritated hotelier that Tim Crowther had
    wet the bed while pissed. Mike Carley's splendid Paraffin Moment.
    Champ deciding to "fix" the switchgear on Platy's Z1300 just before
    dinner, and being faced with a mounting pile of little screws and
    widgets.

    Any others?
     
    TOG@Toil, Nov 23, 2009
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    Adrian Guest

    You can! I had to get one a few months back. HIDEOUSLY expensive, though.
    Seem to recall it was getting on for 10% of face value.
     
    Adrian, Nov 23, 2009
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    'Hog Guest

    Ginge hitting a car?
     
    'Hog, Nov 23, 2009
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    TMack Guest

    Yippee! Emailed.
     
    TMack, Nov 23, 2009
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