Day 6: Saturday 6th July
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Waking up, I had the view of a blue sky out of my window on my first day in Verdun. The forecast was for sunshine. I had planned to spend most of the day at the forts and surrounding sights on the eastern edge of Verdun. My only concern was that being a Saturday, it might be too busy. So I did have a back up plan that would mean swapping visits around with Sundays plan. I had been to some of these sights before when I came here last year, but as I was passing through, I didn’t stay long and missed some of the sights and so this was going to be a more thorough visit.
Day Four: Thursday 4rd July
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I slept well and woke at six am to the sound of the ships Captain telling us how wonderful our trip was going to be. I hoped he was right. I gathered up my belongings and headed down to the vehicle deck and to my Lambretta. We watched the crew fix the ramps and the clatter of them being put in place did a good job of making sure I was awake.
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For a few years now, I’ve been riding my Lambretta to the Western Front (the First World War battle front through Belgium & France). This was instigated by my older Brother who’s been researching and studying The First World War and particularly our Grandfather, who fought with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on The Western Front for s long as I can remember.
When you’re riding in the Summer through beautiful countryside along twisty roads seemingly carefree, you can sometimes see the envy from people cocooned in their cars and rightly so, it’s the best feeling in the world. But it’s not always Utopia. It’s foolish to ride in shorts and T-Shirts. Especially when touring. So we don’t always escape the heat. Sometimes it gets very hot. For instance, Riding through France the heat can reach heights that make you feel like your riding gear is going to melt to your skin. Even when it’s bearable, when you stop the heat envelopes you with a claustrophobia that takes your breath away.
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A collection of 12 short GoPro footage of the Wild Atlantic Way Classic Scoot 2019.
Here’s the link to the GoPro footage on my YouTube channel
The write up and photographs can be found here.
The wild Atlantic Way is a route that covers nearly one and a half thousand miles of the west coast of Ireland from Malin Head in County Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork.
We decided to split the route into three stages. The first stage would be from Ballina in County Mayo to Cushendall in County Antrim. This would be ridden over 3 days. It would be called the Wild Atlantic Way Classic Scoot (Series One) and would attract scooters from all over Great Britain, Ireland & Belgium
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The weekend of 3rd & 4th of August saw the first Classic Bike Festival Ireland at Bishopscourt Race Circuit near Downpatrick, County Down. We (The Ulster Lambretta Club) were invited to display some Lambrettas. The Ulster Lambretta Club members own a range of Lambrettas so the offer was accepted and Friday saw the first Lambrettas arrive for the display. Saturday morning myself, Victor Currie and Gary McClurkin rode down with our tents and some wine.
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Oiltek have been steadily building their array of Lambretta tools and one addition is the Layshaft Holding Tool.
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An interesting and very relevant article by Scooter Lab UK on the issue of Ethanol in petrol and how it affects us Lambretta owners.
Scooter Lab UK Link
A number of people who own the GT186 have had their reeds break. There has been a number of theories as to why, but one cure is to double up on the reeds. Another solution is buy a set from Darrell Taylor of Taylor Tuning. He is supplying reeds for the GT kits.
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