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Yet another TdF gallery

guineaguinea Posts: 1,177
edited July 2011 in Pro race

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  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    Excellent work, Guinea. Some great pics there.

    The before and after shots of LTD :shock:
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  • Mac9Mac9 Posts: 134
    Well that was an absolutely fantastic read! Thank you very much for sharing.

    I feel like completely wasted my time sitting at home watching it on telly!

    Right that's settled it, I'm going next year! If you don't mind me asking, how much did it set you back for the month?
  • guineaguinea Posts: 1,177
    I spent about £5-600 on diesel, but the Landrover is quite thirsty. £100 on the ferry. Camping ranged from free on the mountain tops, to €19.50 in Bourg d'Oisans. Mostly about €12 a night.

    Didn't really have any other costs other than food which you can do as cheeply or expensive as you like. I did no hot cooking and mostly lived on pastries, breads, cheeses and salads. It's cheap. Remember this isn't extra money, you'd eat at home too :)

    I probably spent around £2-2.5k which included some cycling gear and souvenirs. And beer. You could do it far cheaper if you wanted, I spend money very quickly.
  • Mac9Mac9 Posts: 134
    Cheers, that's really good considering you got to see the whole of France!

    I'm going to start planning it myself when the route comes out for next year.

    Do you reckon it'd be much more difficult without a car?
  • guineaguinea Posts: 1,177
    I think it would be a lot harder without a car.

    Whilst not impossible, you'd need to plan everything far better. With the car, if a campsite is full, then you find another. Dunno if I'd fancy walking to the next town to see if they could fit me in.

    I like the freedom of having the motor, but it's doable without.
  • alan_aalan_a Posts: 1,417
    Nice to see Mr Millar getting some Scots encouragement. He was a true gent last year when this bunch of Scots verbally pushed him up to Avoriaz.
    Mac9 wrote:
    Cheers, that's really good considering you got to see the whole of France!

    I'm going to start planning it myself when the route comes out for next year.

    Do you reckon it'd be much more difficult without a car?

    We did it last year in a campervan. Until I saw Simon's hitchhiking efforts on ITV4 I would have said it was impossible without a car.

    If you can't get a car then my advice would be to make a week of it at a campsite in the Pyrenees or Alps.

    Horses for courses.
  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    Nice write up - sounds like a decent way to spend 3 weeks of the summer.

    Love this shot by the way........quality

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  • guineaguinea Posts: 1,177
    Thanks. The game faces are definitely on.
  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    Especially TV Tommy's :lol:
  • smithaaysmithaay Posts: 114
    great photos good too see some of us scots gettin to the tdf :lol:
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  • thomasmcthomasmc Posts: 814
    Great pics there & a nice blog of your trip.

    Especially like the bit at the end where you pretend to miss the wife so much you go home early. Good brownie point collecting there!! :D
  • durhamwaspdurhamwasp Posts: 1,239
    quality read! hope i can do it one summer too!
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  • Omar LittleOmar Little Posts: 2,010
    good photos and a really enjoyed reading the write up too
  • pottsstevepottssteve Posts: 4,043
    An entertaining read and some nice photos - thanks.


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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    cool
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