Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Advancedbiker in Normandy - Day Three - 11th May 2014 -Last Training Day - Where shall we go.

After a very pleasant evening spent at a local restaurant in Arromanches and then a walk round it was time for our final training day - Free Sunday... 

I call it that as I had nothing planned and usually it was answered by the following - 'Where do you fancy going today?'

Answer.......

Can we do the D911 again.....

Oh go on then, some maps  out and sat navs sorted we were off heading inland towards Aunay....
Just need to organise Coffee - Tea stops.....

After Aunay, we revisit one of the roads we have used in the past that takes us to Vire.  A great place where we always park the motorcycles under the clock tower.


We arrive in time for dinner, but there is a problem, it is Sunday, nothing much open expect our usual bar....  To our surprise the host tells us if we go across the square there is a bakery that sell sandwiches and cakes.  You can eat them in our cafe...... 

Would you get that in the United Kingdom - I think not !

Well you guessed it after the damp start the sun was trying to break through the clouds and the roads were drying out, just in time for our run down the D911.  A completely different roads through the wooded section as it is down hill this time.... 
Time to get ready as I had been having a few technical with the remote on the HD Drift Ghost camera, so I was making sure everything was working this time.  So helmet camera on - Front mounted camera on and Dave eager to get going and film me as I head off with a client down the D911...
Mainly the D911 from Sourdeval to Brecey

We arrive in Brecey and we have a request - Can we do some slow riding, so the car park in the town was put to use, before change of rider and heading back up the D991 to Sourdeval.  When we arrived at Suordeval a debrief and then time to lead the 'squad' back to base......  So onto Vire for a coffee and quick map and sat nav check as I needed to find the D54 out to Tessy sur Vire........

My thanks to Kevin for this Video Blog as we headed back......


I lead most of the way to Tessy until that it I had an unfortunate incident.  My mobile phone flew out of my tank bag and appeared to shatter on the road.  Told the 'squad' to carry on to Tessy as I looked for the remains of my Samsung Galaxy 3.....  Found the battery and case in the roadway with a small dink in the battery and the main phone in the grass verge......Wait for it NO DAMAGE....  Put it back together, switched it on and it still works.......





A bit of a run from Tessy.....

Last day tomorrow - Run to the ferry
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