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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-25-2006, 05:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Valencia trip

On from my trip to the Valencia MotoGP thread, an update on where we are.

We are in Gibraltar and the hotel has the internet, so I thought I'd check in.

The weather was ok from Cherbourg to Gib, if a tad windy. In the UK it was torrential rain though and the ferry crossing was a bit choppy.

On the Malaga to Gibraltar road, two traffic police on bikes, slowed and rode alongside, which was a tad worrying, but were just admiring my brutale.

My son's, girlfriend's father, who is Gibraltarean, asked whether my bike was made by Ducati with a japanese, maybe yamaha engine. He'd never seen an MV.

Going to spend a couple of days chilling out now and then onto Valencia for the MotoGP on Sunday.
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Sounds like a magic trip, and enjoy the GP...or sure it will be historic!
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Glad to hear from you and thanks for the trip update

I guess you were lucky to get nice weather from home to Gibraltar.
Weather has been terrible here and i guess it hasn't been much better in south of Spain in this last days.
But they say it will get better form today on, so you might just be fine from there to Valencia
Don't forget to take lots of pics and post here when you get back home and be safe.
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It sounds great apart from the rain! I'm sure you must be very excited - both to visit family AND the race. How about a photo of a monkey on the Brute??

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We on our way tomorrow..... by plane tho

See you there

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Another one here going to Cheste. If you see someone with a Brutale jacket and a Ago cap...that's me
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Lucky, lucky people!! that is you guys and the other expected 250,000! Fantastic! enjoy!
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-02-2006, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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A few pics from the trip.

My mv in Spain. We got to my son's girlfriend's place in Spain, where I managed to wash my poor brutale. I'd forgotten what colour she is.
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-02-2006, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Stayed for two nights at The Rock Hotel in Gibraltar. The weather wasn't kind whilst we were there.

Despite a 'do not disturb' sign on the door, the phone rang in the first morning and the management requested that we vacate the room, so that the cleaners could do their work and go home. After 14 hours of travel and a very late night, not impressed. The second morning, first thing, although we didn't have to vacate the room until 11am, a knock on the door, from a member of staff wishing to check the mini-bar. The hotel I felt was more like a show home, where guests are not really welcome, but pay the bills, so have to be suffered.
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So, we left Gib a day earlier than originally intended, to make our way to Alicante. However, we missed the turning for the main road through Granada and ended up on the coastal route. Very pretty, but the long way round, so we only made it as far as a place called Lorca. This was more like it though. A fabulous 4* hotel, less than half the price of The Rock, wonderful service and staff and even iced beer glasses. Decided to stay there for 2 days instead. Took a trip on the train from there to Murcia. The idea being that we found the centre and a nice cafe/bar and chilled for the day. Asked a local where the centre was (or at least we thought we did) and was instructed on which bus to catch. We ended up here:
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