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question Nürburgring - gauging interest

Post  BlueZed on Wed Jun 12 2013, 08:19

After the apparent success of the Alps trip this year I was wondering if anyone would be interested in going to the Nürburgring for either a couple of days, a weekend or longer?

I've been to the 'Ring a few times over the years and its always been great. Also the area surrounding it is lovely and ideal for bikes and the distance to the UK isn't too far either so you won't need over-night stays just to get there. Obviously I'd have to meet you at the Ring as I'll be coming from exactly the opposite direction.

Date-wise I was thinking either a week in June or beginning of September 2014.

Anyway... this is just to gauge interest and to see if its worth organising it officially in the "How About" section  wink thumb up

So how about it?


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I've added a Poll now to see what the most popular option would be. I would most likely go for a whole week and we could probably book a place for us all. If people want to go for shorter times we can probably arrange a swap-over mid-week or similar...

But let's see how the poll goes...

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Post  0ldcat on Wed Jun 12 2013, 08:47

Hi Thomas,

Funny Thing that Smile , Col (eccles), Matt (Lontarra), Pete (Mechy) and myself were only talking about the self same thing yesterday. Great minds and all that Very Happy great

Personally I think it's a great idea left thumb up . . . although I'm not sure if there'd be much uptake this year. 2014 , me thinks, would get the punters a sniffin and a planning green smile

I still have the details of the biker hotel we stopped at for the first combined Thundercat club de ~ Yamaha-thundercats dot org Treff, not more than 15 miles away from the ring and in the heart of the Eifel, if you be interested in making tentative enquiries to estimate costs, availability of rooms etc. etc. ?

But count me as a definite (maybe due to health issues), to get the ball rolling Thumb

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Post  weasley on Wed Jun 12 2013, 10:28

Definitely not this year, but I might be able to save some credits for next year! The hotel Tel mentioned was very good and nicely-located.

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Post  BlueZed on Wed Jun 12 2013, 10:43

I agree... 2014 is much better for planning and all.

In the past I've stayed at Sliders Guesthouse ([You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]) which is run by a Brit (Brendan) who also leads you round the Ring and does tours of the area.

Very nice chap and his place is reasonably priced too. Plus you can watch UK Sky TV there left thumb up
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Wed Jun 12 2013, 10:44

I def wouldn't be able to go this year...but next year could be done.....Would love to stay at the place we stayed on the Eiffel trip...that was a cool place..

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Post  furball on Wed Jun 12 2013, 13:31

I will watch this with interest..Very Happy




Quite a lot of interest actually..green smilegreen smile


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Post  Eddie990 on Wed Jun 12 2013, 13:55

In, but next year for me too. Always wanted to do a few sedate laps of the 'ring.....

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Post  Rosco on Wed Jun 12 2013, 16:08

Would love too.....just don't know if I've got enough holidays.

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Post  0ldcat on Wed Jun 12 2013, 16:31

June / July 2014 Thomas ??? Don\'t Know
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Post  BlueZed on Wed Jun 12 2013, 17:25

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:June / July 2014 Thomas ??? Don\'t Know

Yep... looks like that's what the voters call for.

Next question... how long do people want to go for? Just a long weekend or a whole week?
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Post  0ldcat on Wed Jun 12 2013, 17:33

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:June / July 2014 Thomas ??? Don\'t Know

Yep... looks like that's what the voters call for.

Next question... how long do people want to go for? Just a long weekend or a whole week?

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Post  BlueZed on Wed Jun 12 2013, 17:51

Well I'm inclined to make it a whole week... 2-3 days at the Ring riding and watching 2-3 days touring the area and that's the week gone already.

There's also attractions and a Kart track at the Ring for a bit of relaxation Cool

Though if people just want to ride round the Ring a few times a weekend is all you need really.

Decisions... decisions...
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Jun 12 2013, 18:06

Bit of a long way for a day or so ...
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Post  furball on Wed Jun 12 2013, 18:20

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Well I'm inclined to make it a whole week... 2-3 days at the Ring riding and watching 2-3 days touring the area and that's the week gone already.

There's also attractions and a Kart track at the Ring for a bit of relaxation Cool

Decisions... decisions...
This sounds very very very good to me🇬🇸..

Whats the dates????????????????

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Post  0ldcat on Wed Jun 12 2013, 18:38

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Whats the dates????????????????

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Post  Rosco on Wed Jun 12 2013, 18:45

Not exactly sure when and where thundercat.de are meeting next year.
When we met them at the Eifel there was a touring car event on so we couldn't get on :(

Quite a few variables to iron out.

Be nice if we can please everyone all the time......we'll just need to get as close as we can.
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Post  weasley on Wed Jun 12 2013, 18:50

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There's also attractions and a Kart track at the Ring for a bit of relaxation

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The Ring Boulevard is a massive white elephant though and a good part of the reason the Ring went bust.
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Post  BlueZed on Wed Jun 12 2013, 18:51

Yep... there're gonna be races and other events on throughout the year but I think if we go for a whole week chances are that a couple of days will be open to the public.
Even during race weekends they tend to open for a couple of hours in the evenings.

Also... actually watching those races is good fun too and its free if you just make your way through the forest to the track Wink
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Post  BlueZed on Wed Jun 12 2013, 18:56

undefined wrote:The Ring Boulevard is a massive white elephant though and a good part of the reason the Ring went bust.

Have to agree...
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Post  0ldcat on Wed Jun 12 2013, 19:16

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Not exactly sure when and where thundercat.de are meeting next year.

Christi Himmelfahrt 2014 Thursday 29th May to Sunday 1st June.

They use the same weekend each year (accept this year - being the proving rule). I believe we call it Ascension Day wink thumb up
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Post  ellie on Wed Jun 12 2013, 19:26

Sounds ace and would love to do this but I wouldn't be able to spare a weeks holidays.

Plus it's a tad close to BC.

Good luck with the arrangements.
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Post  BlueZed on Wed Jun 12 2013, 19:33

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Sounds ace and would love to do this but I wouldn't be able to spare a weeks holidays.

Plus it's a tad close to BC.

Actually... seeing as no dates have been discussed yet I don't think it will be close to BC Wink

I'm thinking end of June would be good for me... or beginning of September maybe...

Also if a week is too long maybe we can find people who want to share the week, ie. one lot the first half and then swap over mid-week?

Still a long time to go and this is just to see if there is any interest, which obviously there is wink thumb up
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Post  ellie on Wed Jun 12 2013, 19:36

Sounds ace, would love to do it.
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Post  Radar on Wed Jun 12 2013, 19:42

Definately interested for 2014
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Post  kwakkat on Wed Jun 12 2013, 20:05

depending on  the  dates  i,d  be up  for  this
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